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Name:Cruach Scarba
Hill number:1457
Height:449m / 1473ft
RHB Section:20A: Jura, Scarba and Colonsay
County/UA:Argyll and Bute (UA)
Island:Scarba
Maritime area:Scarba, Slate Islands & Firth of Lorn
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), SIB, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4,SIB,Y)
Grid ref:NM 69071 04457
Summit feature:rock 2m NW of trig point
Drop:449m
Col:Sea
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 55
(1:25k) 355N
Observations:rock 7m N of trig point at NM 69073 04460 is about as high
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 84 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
A tough climb on a very hot day but worth it for the views alone.Chris Peart28/06/2018
Third visit with Colwyn Jones organised trip with Farsain cruises.chalky195328/06/2018
Traverse of Scarba with Darren Gittins and Farsain Cruises. Rain, wind and no view sadly. Brutal following wall to close to summit in mist.Thearlaichdubh15/05/2018
On a Farsain Cruises trip out of Craobh Haven. Dropped off at the jetty at NE end of the island. Kilmory Lodge Hill first then dropped down to track; followed to the wall at NM 70460 04540 then straight up to summit.jonglew15/05/2018
Bagged on a boat trip arranged by Darren Giddins. Up the track, continued onto the path, then up the wall to its end at the lochan, then over a shelf into a dip and to the summit.Gill15/05/2018
After bagging various Tumps on nearby Lunga and tidal islands to the North, it was afternoon before we landed on Scarba. The rain had arrived so no visibility - I found this a tough wee hill perhaps due to my route-finding.NormanW15/05/2018
7th tump of 9 on the 2nd day of three boat trips I organised with Farsain Cruises out of Craobh Haven, first climbing Garbh Cheatramh and Bidein na h-Lolaire on Lunga before the tidal traverse North over Meall Mheadonach and Rubha Fiola before landing to climb the final Lunga tump of Barr A' Bhealaich. We then landed at the Jetty near Poll na h-Ealaidh, using the track then veerying off to climb Kilmory Lodge Hill before descending to an intersection of tracks, now finding Steve G, Charlie Scott and Peter Ridges, we kept together in the rain and wind, with limited views, veering off following the one Sw then veering off to follow a broken wall over undulating ground to the summit. I explored the obviously higher rocks near the Trig pillar, recording 449m @ NM 69069 04459 and 452m @NM 69071 04462. Balancing on the rock was difficult in the strong winds. Gill was nearby, having already summited. We set off for SE top, with an energy top-up en-route.Dazingdale15/05/2018
Groups of 11 arranged by Pete, private boat from Craobh Haven. Track up past house then headed for the north ridge, one boggy field/fence to cross. Return down the east side and sunbathing whilst waiting for boat. Finished by a cruise round the island through the Corryvrekan whirlpoolN.Morters08/08/2017
I organised a trip for 11 baggers with Farsain Cruises at Craobh Haven. Duncan is easy to deal with and very helpful. £30 per person for 6 hours on the island, returning via Corryvreckan Whirlpool and the Grey Dogs (a complete circuit of the island). Great day out.PGCE08/08/2017
Courtesy of Pete below.Up the north ridge on a superb day.ARM08/08/2017
From the boat landing at NM720060 - first Kilmory Lodge Hill, then Cruach Scarba via N ridge and finally Cruach Scarba SE Top before returning via the eastern pony path. Boat charter with Farsain Cruises (Craobh Haven) organised by PGCE. Excellent day; good company.summitsup08/08/2017
dropped off from friends boat,up from the south east corner near the bothy, wet boggy ground to the top.robertphillips20/06/2015
An island which I'd been wanting to visit for several years did not disappoint in the slightest.Alex C07/06/2015
Galltywenallt18/05/2013
rhb trip by fast rib from Crinanneimcv28/04/2012
With RHB baggers trip via rib from Crinan. From bay to SE and direct line to top on great weather day. Views to Mull and Jura amazingnordicstar28/04/2012
GR8 day cool and sunny via fast narrow RIB from Crinan with 17 on RHB trip organised by Alison Fox. First time Martin R, Jim B & Michael E have been photographed on a summit together, the top 3 on Hill-bagging currently.Dugswell228/04/2012
RHB collective grab. Boat from Crinan canal, Bagh Glean a Mhaoil and then up the hill via a P30 (Douglas's fault). Top got a bit crowded, that's the problem doing tourist honeypot hills.Martin R28/04/2012
after the siprtom smith23/05/2010
Revisit date. First date not recorded. fine multi-topped summit, diverse island. (1) landing @ 708029 via fast boat from Crinan; direct ascent, retn via Kilmory Lodge (2) Duncan Phillips, landed pier NE corner RHW25/04/2009
Trig visit.chalky195325/04/2009
Boat from Craobh Haven with Andre du Preez, Linda and 3 others. Followed paths recommended by boatman, well built and graded. Deer in small parties on horizon. Magical view down to Corryvrekan. Over tussock, heather and sludge to top at 12.30. Mull, Garvellachs, Seil, Kerrera, Luing, Shuna, Jura, Islay and Colonsay. Magic.arranc09/05/2007
PMI, PS (RHB) Uisdean2529/04/2007
From quay after AK transported us from Jura the day after the fell race.Eddie29/05/2005
on boat trip with Michelle and Jamie in backpack killing my shoulders at the first of the Marhofn gatherings I attended in Lochgilphead.vegibagger29/07/2000
Fine multi-topped summit, diverse islandRHW29/07/2000
Perfect clarity, views from Ben Nevis to Ireland! With West Coast Adventure youth group.AndrewFinnimore05/08/1993
govanah09/05/2019
Dave McG28/06/2018
Pete R15/05/2018
Tom Mundell15/05/2018
SteveG15/05/2018
carole engel08/08/2017
AndyS28/05/2016
hils16/09/2015
David Purchase07/06/2015
Campbell Singer07/06/2015
Jim.Fothergill07/06/2015
LizH18/05/2013
PeterAH18/05/2013
Alan Whatley04/04/2013
bertbarnett12311/08/2012
Gallovidian28/04/2012
assynt_bob28/04/2012
Louise28/04/2012
jimbloomer28/04/2012
mae28/04/2012
jenx28/04/2012
Tricky28/04/2012
Tony S28/04/2012