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Name:Beinn a' Chreachain North Top [Top of Coire Dubh]
Hill number:121
Height:959.9m / 3149ft
Parent (Ma):104  Beinn a' Chreachain
Parent (SMC):104  Beinn a' Chreachain
RHB Section:02A: Loch Rannoch to Glen Lyon
County/UA:Perth and Kinross (UA), Argyll and Bute (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Awe, Tay
Watershed:Firth of Tay, Mull of Kintyre to Rattray Head, Ardnamurchan Point to Lowestoft, Cardiff to Cape Wrath, Dover to Cape Wrath, Lowestoft to Duncansby Head, Greater Loch Linnhe, Land's End to John o' Groats, The Lizard to Dunnet Head
Class:Subsimm, Deleted Munro Top
Grid ref:NN 37810 44907
Summit feature:rock 8m ESE of cairn
Col:939.7m  NN 3765 4469  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50
(1:25k) OL48W 377E 378W
Survey:Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 106 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at Pubil (end of public road in Glen Lyon) and cycled track along N shore of Loch Lyon to the ford in Gleann Meurain (NN394426) (easily crossed in current dry weather). Then up Beinn Mhanach and traversed across to Beinn a'Chuirn. Retraced to col between the two, and roughly followed the old fence line down to Lon na Cailliche (col to Beinn Achaladair). Then more or less straight up to Achaladair S Top and along ridge to main summit. Continued along ridge, down to col with Beinn a'Chreachain, ascended Meall Buidhe, then Beinn a'Chreachain. Retraced from there and along to the 961m top, before descending grassy slopes back to track in Gleann Cailliche, and return to Pubil.kdbennett11/05/2017
With Lynn, Peter, Gemmanix_snilloc06/04/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac20/07/2015
From tent at top of Glen Auch and crossed over to some of Glen Lyon tops before returning along loch side on good track not shown on map.dickscroop14/09/2014
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave01/09/2008
Bright and sunny. Lots of snow patches. Looked like I had both Munros all to myself as never saw another person in 8 hours.Jhimmy14/05/2008
1 of 7: From Achallader Farm.ChrisR03/08/2006
Completed Beinn Mhanach, Beinn a Chreachain, Beinn Achalad, Beinn an Dothaidh, Beinn Dorain +3 Tops. 35km, 2690m, in 12.0hrJamesSDonald14/07/2006
alone SheilaS18/06/2006
AMT Uisdean2504/07/2004
On York Alpine Club New year week of excellent weather, with Simon and Carmen a long walk in by the river, made more interesting by crossing a river in spate but at the same time half frozen: Simon opted for the socks-off-boot-on wading option, the others went for the walk-half-a-mile-upstream to a crossing point manouevre. Then it was up through a delightful patch of Scots Pine forest, and on to the main ridge by way of a fine corrie. A short detour to the first summit (later discovered to be on the list of sub-Murdos) was followed by Beinn a' Chreachain, a fine traverse of the long wide ridge of Meall Buidhe, then over Beinn Rannoch Moor Achaladair to begin the descent, again just as the sun was setting. Interest was maintained by the frequent water ice on the paths down the glen, particularly tough going in the fading light.vegibagger30/12/2003
Longish ascent from Achallader Farm via Crannach Wood, the West Highland Railway and Lochan a'Chreachain. yorkie20/08/2003
Dry, sunny, hot, good views.iangalbraith25/08/2002
Hammered straight up corrie from east and over top on way to main summit on my own during an ambitious attempt (obsession?) to try link 24 marilyns in 24 hours. Petered out a lot later in the small hours after a substantial effort. Going well at this early stage and a beautiful lonely corrie.Chris Pearson01/06/2002
On descent from main top, last of day along ridge from Achallader.PeterD01/05/1999
Cloudy but dry with tops clear most of time.Dugswell205/06/1998
With MVW/AB/LM - cycled up to north and did circuit around BC, BA, BM, plus tops. Came through this way too in LAMM 2007nordicstar11/10/1997
on nice way off Beinn a'Chreachain(qv)pwheeler02/06/1995
First summit reached on this Achaladair circuit.Aye Jimmy08/10/1994
a solo beautiful spring day, so unusual, often down to a T shirt. Beinn Achaladair South Top to Beinn a'Chreachain and all subsiduaryShutterlag11/04/1992
Evening round of Beinn Mhanach, Beinn Achaladair and Beinn a'Chreachain. But long way back along railway in the dark.Eddie24/07/1991
With: hb; Parked A82 by Achallader Fm. Walked through Fm & over railway. Up Allt Coire Achaladair to ridge & NE to top & summit. Descend to bealach & up to Meall Buidhe before ascent to Beinn a'Chreachain. Down by Lochan & Crannoch Wood. Dotterel on top.Ian Baines28/05/1987
With Sadie from Achallader Farm. On broad track by Water of Tulla, Through Crannach Woods, swamp, over railway and plod on steep tussock to end of ridge. to t'other.arranc31/05/1982
Up from Gorton bothy.ARM07/08/1980
Not logged. Date not known.ngthack01/01/1964
Hal & Rafe21/09/2019
Sick Kid02/09/2018
Neil Midgley19/09/2017
Nick Down114/06/2015
Paul and Terri07/06/2015
Gavin Theobald05/11/2014
Sick Kid18/05/2014
Owen B25/08/2011
Steve Q24/03/2011