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Name:An Ruadh-Stac
Hill number:988
Height:890.4m / 2921ft
RHB Section:13B: Applecross to Achnasheen
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Carron, Catchment Boundaries, Torridon
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
Grid ref:NG 92151 48048
Summit feature:rock by cairn
Col:563m  NG928483  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 25
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Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 255 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Climbed with Richard from Coulags, somewhat late start after staying at Cluanie Inn with Richard. However, we got back to the bealach well before dark. Windy on top , no snowamcculloch30/12/2019
Wouldn't say south ridge easier than east ridge but definitely much safer - rocky/stony ascent and not as steep as the slabs to the east.carole engel07/09/2019
Fine ascent up south ridge, great hill apart from the summit messalda18/06/2019
From Fuar Tholl. Skirted south of Mainreachan Buttress, then west, initially steep heathery / bouldery descent, then easier long grass. Forded Fionn-abhainn just south of the good path up to Bealach a' Choire Ghairbh. From point 587 it looked very intimidating, but as per the guides the angled slabby rock was straightforward. Steeper with clambering higher up following a rough path. Didn't fancy returning the same way so continued initially south then east to Loch Moin a Chriathair then back to the main valley path, an easier route off the top but pathless lower down. Very good but tiring day.Owen B12/07/2018
From Coulags. Cycled a short distance before deciding I was better off on my feet. Track then path north and west then up steep east ridge, OK at first but a scree scramble higher up. Down easier south ridge, west of minor 750m summit, then east and down to footbridge.Topographer5707/06/2018
Final corbett, with a large group of 10. Some went on to Maol Cheann Dearg, others (including me) opted for a swim in the lochan below the bealach.Grinner01/06/2018
Long walk in from Annat with Steves Smith & Lewis. Steep winter ascent. Ice axes deployed on the descent!jonglew08/02/2018
Third ascent.thenomad08/02/2018
Steady plod up to bealach and then impressive view of ridge. More straightforward and enjoyable than appeared. Cloud on top. Found intermittent path on descent. Reasonable views in all directions on return.MichaelF13/09/2017
A braw night in the bothy, before doing the Munro/Corbett combo.Robinho0812/05/2017
Glorious sunny dry day with Tom Oldham and Russell. Standard route from Coulags along Fionn-abhain to bealach then stiff bouldery ascent/descent of Maol Chean-dearg. Back to bealach and delightful ascent/ descent of slabby An Rubh Stac. 8 hours.alexmaclennan08/05/2017
Peter, Toby, Hattie, Tim, Brigitte, Ruth Blisco02/01/2017
From Coulags. Glorious day. What a brilliant hill. Thought I was in the Alps. Wouldn't like to do it in bad weather. Saw a Golden Eagle.ngthack11/04/2016
One of the best Corbetts I've doneduchally15/08/2015
From Coulags. On own.MorecambeMonkey15/06/2015
I was hoping for perhaps one view but no. Plenty of snow down a real winter expedition and fun finding its summit. A bit of a scary day with conditions. Company: Soloiandesbottes11/02/2015
Done after the Munro. Headed for the western edge of the wee lochan and easily gained the rocky ridge for the summit. Headed south-east across the wild and windy moor back to Coulags.Play2End12/10/2014
From Coulags on normal route and then made a direct route back with a thigh deep river wade as a reward.Martin R29/09/2014
Solo tripInvicta1408/06/2013
an ruadh stac and fuar tholl from coulags.robertphillips02/06/2013
From Coulags via Bealach a' Choire Ghairbh. Cloud broke occasionally to reveal views.davidpettit8424/08/2012
solo - from Coulagspeterstanding28/05/2012
2nd Ascent. With RB. Continued to Fuar Tholl. Cold, cloudy and wet.amswanston01/04/2012
Climbed this in combination with the Munro (which was Dave's final Munro; a well-chosen one). What a Corbett! The best I have yet done. Fabulous weather so it showed off its good side. Wow.AGWilliamson18/09/2011
with MichelleJamesSDonald01/09/2011
Second ascent.thenomad14/01/2011
gorgeous quite hard walk up this steep little conevegibagger30/05/2010
Solo.Dangerous Dave12/05/2010
CK SheilaS11/05/2010
MC JC. A firm favourite this hill. From Coulags on beautiful still day. Past bothy and quick ascent in growing heat to bealach. Entertaining slab bands and loose rock to summit. Excellent photos looking down. Sun burned. 5.5h round.Martin6601/05/2010
Climbed south from Bealach a'Choire Garbh after visiting Maol Chean-dearg. yorkie04/05/2009
Climbed with Stuart (junior) camped at the bothy. Low cloud no views from the top.brangie05/04/2009
With KJ (and JV)John Lee03/02/2009
From Achnashellach, on wider Fisherfield backpack w Jenx. Onto Beinn Damh and up Spidean East flank on first day, camp by burn above Torridon hotelnordicstar26/05/2008
1 of 2: From A890 at Coulags bridge.ChrisR14/09/2005
Track from Coulags past bothy, then up to Maol Chean-Dearg. Past nice lochan then slabby rocky slope to top. Returned S over minor tops then SE to Coulags.Aye Jimmy31/05/2005
Solo Blisco18/06/2004
Solo to An Ruadh-Stac by easy east ridge slabs scramble while RS & NB climbed Moal Chean-dearg. Fine sunny day with excellent panoramic views.Vin16/04/2004
see note to Fuar ThollIanHHill25/05/2003
With FS.amswanston01/03/2003
Round of An Ruadh-stac, Beinn Damh and Beinn na h-Eaglaise from Coire Fionnaraich bothy.Eddie11/11/2000
From CoulagsBLACKHILL03/06/1998
With TimRobF29/12/1997
From Coulags. Rapid progress on good path, over footbridge, past bothy, past stone to junction and up to bealach. Turned south over quartzite slabby uneven ground to slope of hill. Final 1000' up on slabs, then broken boulders. Left cairnlet to show my access point to final top area. 800m SW to top. 14.30. Skye, Hebrides, B Bhan, B Damph, Vurich, Rum and Eigg (50m).arranc15/07/1996
Solo. From Coulags. Walked up stalkers’ path to col between Maol Chean-dearg and Meall nan Ceapairean. There was much evidence of recent work on the path – nicely done – up to the bothy and a little bit done further on. Ascended the east shoulder to reach the summit of An Ruah-stac. Returned the same way, except for small deviations at col below An Ruadh-stac. Heavy rain before I started, and after I finished. Small amount of rain shortly after I started. Hail storm on ascent of final slopes which are very rocky, especially low down.pwbellarby27/04/1996