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Name:The Cobbler [Ben Arthur]
Hill number:79
Height:884m / 2900ft
RHB Section:01D: Inveraray to Crianlarich
County/UA:Argyll and Bute (UA)
Catchment:Long & Goil
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman,
Trail 100
Grid ref:NN 25956 05815
Summit feature:rock pinnacle
Col:628m  NN261066  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 56
(1:25k) OL39S 364S
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A round of Narnain, Ime and Cobbler. First time to the Munros and first time at the central peak of Cobbler, complete with needle threading. A good retrospective of 5 years ago.iangpark21/10/2019
Ben Arthur and Ben Arthur North Peak from car park at Succoth. Fun, but not difficult scrambling through the needle.welshyboyo06/06/2019
The Cobbler and Beinn Narnain from Succoth. Early start, cloud drifting on and off the summit.Gary Heath28/05/2019
With M, from Arrochar. Nice day to start with, a bit misty at the top. The summit rocks were a bit greasy but managed it fine, despite stiff arms still.douglas_easton28/09/2018
With G. From Succoth car park > The Cobbler North Peak > The Cobbler [Ben Arthur] retracing route to start. Car park charges are a rip off are designed to cash in on The Cobbler. Signed petition against.RT197024/09/2018
From Ardgartan car park. It's difficult to locate the 'path' through the forest from the Cowal Way. Heavily overgrown and seems little used - fallen timber, conifer growth, etc. Not recommended. Came back via tourist route.Roblex07/09/2018
With Beinn Narnainquadbarrel22/07/2018
Revisit. With Dan Grammatica after our Liamamuil stac climb. Threaded the needle, also discovered can bypass window via an exposed scramble in front of the nose, in balance altho handholds not too positive. Quite a few folk getting up the pinnacle this hot sunny day. Then home after an inspiring long weekend.RHW01/07/2018
After descending Beinn Ime I couldnt walk past the cobbler without a visit. Path looked worse than it actually was but an extremely busy mountain. Lovely views and descended the same way heading back down to the weir and the path back to the car at Succoth car park. Fantastic round of 2 munros ( Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime) and a corbett, 11.6 miles and a trip time of 7 hours 46 minutes.Zoe Little28/05/2018
Succouth Car Park. Took the less steep route round the back of the Cobbler.dakk22/05/2018
From A83. Ben Arthur, Beinn Narnain, Beinn Ime and Beinn Luibhean. Ben Arthur with PM, rest solo.CJM22/05/2018
Easy parking by the bridge at 243060. Followed the track on the south side of the burn to 252067 then a direct steep ascent SE to the summit with CM. Sat atop this spectacular summit rock!bolton22/05/2018
Pleasant undulating path along the SE ridge, then steep up past the south top. Dry, bright, calm day, so threaded the needle, shuffled along the ledge, levered myself up the rocky slope to the left, spent a minute or two contemplating the best way to clamber over the large boulder below the summit before going for it, then stuck my head above the true summit, good enough for me. No. 97 of the Trail 100.Owen B13/05/2018
LUUHC Good skies, clear day, slight chill, frost on topsCallumS06/11/2017
With Neil and Skye, August 2017lauraann31/08/2017
Arrochar - Cruach nam Miseag - Beinn Narnain - Beinn Ime - Beinn Luibhean - The Cobbler N Peak - The Cobbler - An t-Sron - Arrochar. Threaded the needle - actually the scramble is easy compared to Skye - perhaps no more difficult than Crib Goch - but rather exposed.Mark Jackson20/08/2017
Bad visibilityCyclistno115/08/2017
A nice dry day, with a cool breeze for this splendid little scramble. No idea why I haven't been to the very top before, though on previous visits (1) it was all snowed up (2) it was raining and zero visibility and (3) it didn't quite seem the thing to do after the terrors of Punster's Crack.Gill02/06/2017
C/W round of an t sron, cobbler south peak, the cobbler, the cobbler north peak, beinn narnain, creag tharsuinn, a chrois west top, A, Chrois,robertphillips27/04/2017
with Lancashire walking group after Paul had decided to go back down i threaded the needle walk along the ledge in icy conditions climbed the 1st rock but unable to climb further touched top rock but not climbed further due to the conditionscolinfielding16/04/2017
With Charli and Owen Mills in the snow.Elwyn_Summers12/02/2017
41st Solo. From Succoth, through forest to weir, ascend SE ridge (tapped central summit rock with iceaxe, too dangerous to climb). Snow level down to 400m, 2ft deep higher up ridge hard work, cloud base between 500 700m all day, visibility OK, snowfall from 1pm. Deteriorating, so skipped second corbett.RGibbs07/02/2017
Weather fair (Clag at times).MountainMac19/10/2016
Started from Succoth path to col between Narnain and Cobbler, threaded the needle then scrambled to top, dry but windy, with Ed and Paul.Hutchie05/10/2016
Bright warm sunny day, climbed from Succoth, taking path up between central and N peak,then along to summit. Threaded the needle and fortunately the rock was dry for the exposed scramble to the top of the summit pinnacle. Returned to the col then an easy ascent of the N peak. Descended using path running N to reach col with Ben Narnain and follow path SE back to start. Great walk.RobertP29/08/2016
Ascent of the three tops with Conrad and Gregor in perfect clear sunny conditions!batrigg15/05/2016
Great path up from Arrochar through forest. Threaded the needle great views in good weatherAristotle Chip14/05/2016
Climbed with Kevin and Euan before he was diagnosed with Diabetes which explained a lot about his fitness level!ian.monaghan05/05/2016
Climbed via Glen Croe, up the spine, the gulley to the north west up from the waterfall on Coire Croe, tough going through deep snow but not too steep. I then thread the needle of Argyll's Eye and had lunch on the north summit before returning via Bealach a Mhaim and back down Coire Croe.Chris Mac30/04/2016
Snowy/icy ascent from Arrocharliljonb22/02/2016
solo from succoth cp, no trail visible in the snow so I made my own, magical on top, no other footprints. Way to icy to approach the summit. Back via the Glen Loin forest road, a superb walkbardolph09/02/2016
From Glen Croe to allow circuit including N top and Beinn Luibhean. Final climb after the needle fairly straightforward though it is exposed. S top left for another day when I have a rope and a climbing partner (this was sols). traverse around to Bein Luibhean and descent straightforward and a pleasant enough walk to make a good day. Initial ascent from Glen Croe not very inspiring. If there was a path at the start in the past it is now largely obscured by a boggy ATV track.dickscroop14/10/2015
Late afternoon fast walk up. A bit breezy meant I didn't stand on top, but I did touch it.Jhimmy03/10/2015
2 of 4: From North Peak.ChrisR16/09/2015
3rd Corbettlojzi86062115/08/2015
Denise McLellans' Last Corbett party - From Succoth car park. Rainy turning to sleet later on tops. Always fun threading the needle at top though! Celebrated with champagne then some of us went on to North top.zoob27/05/2015
The Cobbler and Beinn Narnain from Arrochar. Easy scramble up the summit block in calm, dry conditions.davidpettit8423/05/2015
From the Succoth car park in Arrochar. Up and down before the rain came for my father's Corbett completion. Fine hill and simple scramble to summit. Brian Cooper also in attendance.bowlesy15/05/2015
From the car park by Loch Long. A superb hill with a bit of scrambling through the eye and onto the summit at the end. This marked my compleation of The Corbetts so a great finale.Peterb15/05/2015
Walk with Ben Grovebyron230203/01/2015
from Arrochar. wonderful days walking. squelch aplenty in the col but what a view today. Came via Beinn Ime and Narnain. easy enough onto Cobblers head but having threaded the eye of the needle and onto the 3ft ledge i decided against that last 7ft or so. cloud blowing in and out.. but views stunning.stig_nest30/11/2014
with SueFrank28/10/2014
With Mora, from Glen CroeBLACKHILL22/09/2014
Afternoon walk with Roisin. Lovely weather with a couple of showers. First time threading the needle at the top!GravelMonkey06/07/2014
From Succoth. Up zig-zags, then around to South east ridge path. Cruach nam Miseag, Beinn Narnain, Belach am Maim, Cobbler central peak (including threading the needle, Cobbler North peak. Direct path down into the corrie then along valley back to Succoth. Mainly cloudy but dry.PaulH28/05/2014
went up with Kirsty on a miserable day. good stretch of the legs but no needle threading today.GravelMonkey17/04/2014
Murrays last CorbettClachaig29/09/2013
Peter Cottam's Corbett completion Galltywenallt27/09/2013