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Name:Beinn Dearg
Hill number:1117
Height:423.8m / 1390ft
RHB Section:16A: Cape Wrath Peninsula
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (North)
Watershed:Dover to Cape Wrath, Cardiff to Cape Wrath
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m)
Grid ref:NC 27975 65804
Summit feature:quartz boulder on sandstone plinth
Col:273.1m  NC 2780 6471  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 9
(1:25k) 446
Observations:ground inside large cairn at NC 27948 65785 could be as high or higher
Survey:Abney level/Leica Disto D510/Leica RX1250XC
Comments:promoted to Marilyn July 2018
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 29 users)ByDate of Ascent
A very windy ascent from Strathchailleach across reasonable terrain.Chris Peart04/11/2018
Second visit, somewhere in the wake of Chris Peart, in very windy conditions. Glad to drop back down to Strathchailleach bothyColin Crawford04/11/2018
Large cairn on large rocky plateau. After a night at the excellent Strathchailleach Bothy. Managed to cross the Strath Chailleach river by boulder hopping, then over pathless rough tussocky terrain to a windy summit with wild hazy views.For Richard, a recompletion of his Scottish Marilyns.Denise 11/10/2018
Early morning ascent (well, left at first light) from Strathchailleach bothy. Wind swept summit plateau with outcrops of red sandstone and small sand dunes, some grass with a little short heather. A constant 30/35mph SSE wind, Hazy views. I thought the high point was probably under the large shapely cairn as edge of base same height as the gneiss rock.RichardM11/10/2018
From high point in road above Inshore. Over Moavally, then across to Beinn Dearg, and back via Beinn an Duibhe. A fine trek around using the limited time between first and last ferry/bus.jenx25/08/2018
A good walk in from Carbreck following ATV track in part and keeping to the north side of the Allt Riabhach. Crossing of the Grundie would be problematic after wet weather.Tony S13/08/2018
Via Sandwood Bay. Richtea5040 was at the CP at the same time, so done together.mae08/08/2018
With MAE via Sandwood Bay.richtea504008/08/2018
Climbed with Jenx and Bryher 25/08/2018 (date preserves actual Marilyn completion). Used the first ferry and minibus to alight under Sgribhis-Bheinn, climbed Maovally and descended towards the promoted Hump Beinn Dearg and 5km of wet tussocky grass. Deer tracks, stream banks and the odd ATV line helped but a bit of a slog. The drier weather earlier in the summer would have helped. A fine sandstone top with interesting features, I'm sure the top block of quartzite could be moved if someone so wished so. A return line back direct to Inshore cott, then road and diversion to climb the last Hump in the CW area Beinn an Duibhe before a dash to the last ferry back that day. A good stroll round a memorable area.nordicstar25/09/2016
Up from Lock Keisgaig then slogged back to road bend at NC285715.Eddie21/08/2016
From campsite near Strathchailleach Bothy.Alan Moore13/05/2016
fine bare stone/rock summit, fine setting. 10 Hills of Wrath anticlock from A838 NE of Gualin Ho RHW20/10/2001
Martin R18/10/2018
Tom Mundell25/08/2018
Trekking toes25/08/2018
Sick Kid22/07/2017
Alan Whatley08/04/2012
Colin Crawford13/11/2010