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Name:Garbh Bheinn
Hill number:185
Height:867m / 2844ft
RHB Section:03A: Loch Leven to Rannoch Station
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Leven (Loch)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 16930 60087
Summit feature:cairn
Col:535m  NN168595  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 41
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Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 278 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With Glasgow Hillwalking Club Sunny Huang Melanie Dave Angela CraigHuwel04/01/2020
Straight up and down on way to Fort Williamjustin99917/08/2019
Ascent direct by ridge, return same way before dropping down to stream to pick up stalkers path in return out.kenmorti16/06/2019
Wish Id climbed this one before now, clear trail up and dry underfoot once last the initial rocky outcrop. Great views all the way from Caolasnacon, stunning all round from the top. Sunshine and showers although settled, clear and warm for most part. With Ken. 5 1/2 hrs inc photos and lunch(es).niallp16/06/2019
With Ldnp volunteers Bern Helier and John Peel.batrigg14/05/2019
With Colin, based at Bunree. Wet and windy.iansm16/08/2018
With SRFrank07/05/2018
Me and SueTonyandsue08/04/2018
Second attempt after being defeated previous day by wind - not helped by mixture of ice and slush on lower slopes.From near Coalasnacon followed stream for about a kilometre to obvious grassy line up to ridge increasingly snowy as ascended ridge but in quite good condition higher up and only one tricky point when I got off the line and had to remake the ridge. A good short day.dickscroop01/01/2018
During a fairly wet week in Fort Bill with Shaky & Smithy. Unable to park in the usual spots near Caolasnacon, we drove about 3km further on to a layby at 172616. Tempted by an apparently feasible line on to what might be viewed as the hill's NNE rib, we quickly got mired on some very steep & slippery ground amongst deciduous trees. Still wet & steep further up but with views opening up, the view on suddenly reaching the top was quite stunning in every direction. Descended the WNW ridge but it was so slippery & loose that to properly appreciate the view along Loch Leven meant stopping which we did frequently. Shaky spent most of the descent on his backside. A nasty & slightly dangerous walk back along the B863 with very little room on the verge & various blind bends to the car. Great hill even if it would have been better done after a dry spell.NotReallyABagger13/09/2017
With DH and PS. WBMC meetJohn Lee23/02/2017
48th Solo. From Glencoe, take path through to B863, walk along road to Caolasnacon, then traverse Corbett West East, gain WHW to finish in Kinlochleven. Snowline at about 650m, dry clear day with any cloud above summit, wind picked up on summit.RGibbs14/02/2017
Dark on summit at 5 - footprints in snow helped me down. Nasty rock step above Kinlochleven avoided to R.davechaffey09/11/2016
Up & back down same route from B863. On own.MorecambeMonkey31/10/2016
Very cloudy at approx 750m. Lots of scree type rock, wore gloves on descent for protection. Confusing paths at top. No views what-so-ever. Path lower down was very boggy and water logged.Jhimmy18/10/2016
From Caolasnacon, track up glen then left and up to join ridge at 400m. Staircase to 550m then path becomes worn out and slippery. Gendarme 80m below summit passed on north side. Back all the way down ridge, views over Lochs Leven and Linnhe.Topographer5713/10/2015
Birthday mountain, wild and complete with Golden Eagle. Up from Caolasnacon, fine route described in SMC Corbetts guide, down to Kinlochleven- a real back-country feel to this part. Had some River Leven ale and watched climbers in Ice Factory while my brother retrieved the car- well it was my birthday!pwheeler26/05/2015
I left home in Surrey at 3.50am and arrived at the car park near Caolasnacon, after 20minutes gritting ready I took to the hill at 12.50pm. I took the standard route up on a good track and was up and down in around 4hrs 30 minutes. The sun was roasting but the views were outstanding. First of four days in the Highlands.Peterb22/04/2015
Via NW ridgedavidpettit8431/05/2014
A quick up and down 2.5hr cloud on summitNozzer25/05/2014
MMC walk with Drew Crawford, Robert Wight and Sally Ann Scott. Difficulty finding start of walk. Good ridge. Gale force winds on top. 4 hours.alexmaclennan16/03/2014
With Mora, from CaolasnaconBLACKHILL10/10/2013
Up and back from Caolasnaconrjf3525/07/2012
W Jenx from Caolasnacon. Fast up loose path in mixed weather, southern storms. Dry and some views. Down was tricky on loose steep path, care needed. Off for Islay ferry and RHB dinnernordicstar08/06/2012
Solo.Dangerous Dave25/02/2012
garbh bheinn morning and mam na gualainn, and tom meadhoin in the afternoon.robertphillips11/02/2012
With M (first)douglas_easton28/04/2011
2 of 2: From B863 at Caolasnacon.ChrisR28/11/2008
Rugged peak with good views of The Pap of Glencoe, Lock Leven and rear of Aonach Eagach. Dry, cloudy with watery sun.Dugswell221/05/2008
With Ramblers, traverse west to eastHighland Days16/04/2006
NUFWS Glen Coe Hogmanay. Alone, others at Ice Factor.Grinner02/01/2006
CK, Fiona, Nick later SheilaS31/12/2005
MB. Kinlochleven by Rive Leven to ENE ridge crossing spot 734m to Garbh Bheinn & return. Very cold winters day with cloud from 300m & snow covered roads by loch Leven.Vin30/12/2005
MC JC. Set of on a very wet day with the prospect of a good soaking. Objective achieved! Better hill than expected. Summit would be a fine VP on a good day.Martin6629/09/2003
Wet snow-less week at Ballachulish cottage. Disappointing for big winter climbing hopes yet again -never mind -peak bagging it is then. Climbed with Darren.Chris Pearson26/03/2003
SMMC Ballachulish meet, with Dave Coustick.clashcityrocker20/02/2002
FJB, ERB Uisdean2525/08/2001
From Caolasnacon followed burn and then climbed steeply N to summit returned by ridge then dropped back to the burn - with MWcelticrambler15/04/2001
Second ascent.thenomad12/06/2000
Nice peak at the back of the Aonach Eagachgman09/09/1999
First ascent.thenomad29/04/1999
From Caolasnacon. Soggy underfoot on lower slopes after very wet night.Aye Jimmy14/08/1998
Solo trip, with bus rideInvicta1420/06/1998
Up and down from south loch road.Eddie21/10/1995
Straight up and down from bridge over the Allt Gleann a' ChaolaisGallovidian21/03/1995