Name:An Socach East Top
Hill number:852
Height:906m / 2972ft
Section:11A: Loch Duich to Cannich
Col:874m  NH090232  
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Entry no.Date recordedGrid Ref.Feature / Observations / SurveyRecorded byStatusSubpointLatest review
2343114/05/2018NH 09340 23429  F: Rock
O: No cairn in summit area and no sign of an earlier cairn
S: Obvious summit
2774023/05/2019NH 09340 23430  F: OutcropDSM
-315211/06/2007NH 09340 23429  F: small cairn
S: obvious summit

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From end of minor road in Glen Affric, biked to Athnamulloch. For a round of NT, An Socach and Stob Coire na Cloiche.rhalstead11/06/2018
From Mam Sodhail. Solo.Dangerous Dave19/05/2018
Climbed solo. Cycle from Glen Affric Hostel to Allt Coire Ghaidheil bridge. Stalkers path to Bealach Coire Ghaidheil. Rugged but straightforward ridge walk over An Socach N top, An Socach, An Socach W top, Stob Coire na Cloiche, Stob Coire nan Dearcag, Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan E top to Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan main summit. The latter is a superlative mountain - vast, complex, remote and with a nice pointy peak! Returned to Bealach Coire na Cloiche, and thence down fine stalkers path to the hostel. Weather was fine with morning mist clearing to give a fine afternoon with far-ranging views from all summits. Caught in a heavy shower on descent around 6pm. Time ~ 8 hours.jamessteel10020/08/2016
Part of two-day backpack of Loch Mullardoch Munros.mikejacobs31/07/2016
Day 2 of Mullardoch roundvictimofmathema12/07/2015
On 2nd day of a 3-day backpack around the Mullardoch hills. Excellent views.alistairpooler12/07/2015
With Ian, looking over to Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan and other big Glen Affric hillsnickywood110/06/2015
With Climbing ClubJamesSDonald13/07/2013
2 of 7: From An Socach.ChrisR07/05/2013
From Affic YH, loop around An Socach, to Carn Eighe, Fhionnlaidh, Dheiragain and Ceathreamhan and back to YH, inc. all tops. Grand day out!nordicstar03/05/2008
after An Socach on five Munro dayvegibagger26/07/2007
CK SheilaS03/06/2007
first ascent, with 3 others, goc 2007, climbed from the hostel at cammus luinnie on way to a wild camp on the ridge. 2 munros and several tops, generally clear with the odd snow flurryrum doodle 12/05/2007
Staying with friends at Strawberry Cottage, which belongs to the An Teallach Mountaineering Club. We walked along the track going west to a ruin a little after Allt Coire Ghaidheil had been passed. The ruin is on the south side of the River Affric. Here we struck up the hillside northwards. We turned westwards to go up the nose of An Sornach and then NNW to reach the summit of Am Socach. Continued by going NE over the Corbett Top at 906m to Bealach Coire Ghàidheil, the last part to the Bealach being on a stalkers' path. We went down the stalkers' path, which is to the east of Allt Coire Ghaidheil. Initially this was good, but lower down the path was ruined by vehicle tracks which left the ground wet, muddy and slippery. It had been rather misty, very wet underfoot and with a little drizzly rain.pwbellarby24/10/2006
With Niel from Strawberry Cottage completing An Socach, Sgurr Nan, Mullach na Dheiragain + 7 Tops, 32km, 2130, in 12.0hrJamesSDonald17/06/2006
On way up to top of An SocachPeteF18/07/1999
see An Socachpwheeler25/05/1999
RS. Affric SYHA to An Socach, Mam Sodhail, Carn Eige, Beinn Fionnlaidh, then drop into Glean a'Choilich (to save retracing steps), to Mullach na Dheiragan & Sgurr nan Ceathramhanan. Affric SYHA. A cool fine day!Vin03/05/1998
Morning mist, took boat down loch, clear at summit, good views, all downhill after this one.iangalbraith22/09/1997
With CNDO, Jeff, Eric, John, Peter, Brenda, Ann and Mairi.Dugswell213/06/1997
With: hwt; Straight up from Alltbeithe YH to ridge the An Socach and N top. Back to Stob Coire na Cloiche then 'na Dearcag & Sgurr nan C E top & summit. Out to W top then down S ridge via Beinn an t-Socaich to YH. A wet & cloudy day.Ian Baines11/10/1996
Loch Mullardoch Circuit 3 day backpacking/wild camping. With Andymountainmunki29/06/1995
Pacing Hugh Symonds on his continuos Munro Round.Eddie06/05/1990
On bike to Athnamulloch. Coffee at junction of paths by waterfall and gorge. Gently uphill for 2 miles by stream to upper corrie and bealach. Uphill over moss to top. to t'other.arranc08/06/1989
GH Uisdean2506/12/1981
Ascended on the way to Carn Eighe.JohnW02/08/1978
Simon Winton27/07/2020
Alan Whatley13/05/2018
hill walker20/09/2015