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Name:An Caisteal
Hill number:31
Height:995.9m / 3267ft
RHB Section:01C: Loch Lomond to Strathyre
County/UA:Stirling (UA)
Catchment:Leven (Dumbarton)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Munro, Murdo,
Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,M,Mur,Y)
Grid ref:NN 37876 19336
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:474m
Col:522m  NN397197  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50 56
(1:25k) OL39N 364N
Survey:obvious summit/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 708 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
DavyDavy31/08/2019
A&B. Sunny. Followed by Beinn a' ChroinMorning03/08/2019
From Glen Falloch up Sron Gharbh then Twistin Hill on to An Caisteal summit. After a break and amazing views it was down to Beinn a' Chroin and the tasty scramble up to the west top, then summit, then east top for a longer break and more photos. Back down Beinn a' Chroin's north ridge into Coire Earb for a boggy return to the track then car park. Two brilliant Munros with superb views of big hills all around!Chris Mac06/07/2019
3/6 Sron Gharb, Twistin Hill, An Caisteal, Beinn a Chroin West Top, Beinn a Chroin and Beinn a Chroin East Top. Perfect Munro bagging day on the way home from Harris. Nice to walk on a path, if a bit squidgy in the valley home.nickywood122/06/2019
Chris, FionaNHWC04/05/2019
From lay-by on A82, southwest of Crianlarich (NN 36852 23841). Under railway, followed surfaced track to 2nd gate then ascended Sron Gharbh; clear grassy path, occasionally boggy. Along the ridge past Twistin Hill to ascend An Caisteal. Steep descent to Bealach Buidhe followed by a steep ascent to the west top of Beinn a' Chroin involving a couple of awkward scrambles. Onwards to the Munro summit and east top before a straightforward descent down the north ridge to then follow the course of the River Falloch. Very boggy in parts before reaching the surfaced track.david23020103/05/2019
From a82, v windy at top, quite snow covered.Rodge05/04/2019
No visibility, 6inch fresh snow high winds. Compass saved the day to find onward route.cjo04/03/2019
Ben a Chroin and An Casteillittle al24/02/2019
Reached summit in the snow at 1130amsignyred16/02/2019
Alone. From the A82, with Beinn a' Chroin.Grinner-Munros206/01/2019
Cold clear day.wullclark02/01/2019
Crianlarich - Stob Garbh - Cruach Ardrain - Beinn Tulaichean - Beinn a' Chroin - An Caisteal - Crianlairich (via West Highland Way). Frozen ground and some snow, patches of blue sky in amongst the clouds.twg2704/12/2018
Climbed from the A82 layby 4km south of Crianlarich, followed by Beinn Chroin, returned via River Falloch. Misty in the morning then overcast with the clouds above the summits, 6:30 hours all in.chillyman811/08/2018
An Caisteal and Beinn a' Chroin and tops en route -Walkhighlands routeCrib Goch26/05/2018
Beinn Chabair, Beinn a Chroin, An Caisteal, Beinn Tulaichein, Cruach ArdrainHuwel17/05/2018
Beinglas Farm, Beinn Chabhair, An Caisteal, Beinn a Chroin, Beinn Tulaichean, Cruach Adrain, Stob Binnein, Ben More, Benmore Farm. Day 59 of 59 for all Munros. 25km, +/-3600m, 14 hours. This walk compleats: all the Munros for the second time, Munros in big days (59), and all 55 walks in the Big Walks book.PGCE30/04/2018
From the layby. Up hydro track then followed the path. Crampons needed up top. Stunning clear day with great views.liljonb23/02/2018
With ChristineKeith9928/09/2017
With keithchristine9928/09/2017
Weather fair.MountainMac12/08/2017
2nd of two with Tashpigerg18/07/2017
An Caisteal - Beinn a'Chroin - Beinn Tulaichean - Cruach Ardrain. Some views and mostly dry. A tough walk - particularly the down and up between Beinn a'Chroin and Beinn Tulaichean.wozzat22/06/2017
From Glen Fallochquadbarrel02/04/2017
yaclithosyork29/12/2016
17km route, from car park opposite Keilator Farm via track and then up onto An Caisteal ridge, dropped down to Coire a Chuilinn and then steep climb upto Beinn Chabhair, before dropping back into Coire a Chuilinn and joing the WHW back to the carpark. 3hr 30min route, walking and running were possible.gandrew05/11/2016
An Caisteal, Beinn a'Chroin and Beinn Chabhair from Derrydaroch, ascent via Twistin Hill, descent along Beinn Chabhair NW ridgekdbennett30/10/2016
KeithByTheC16/08/2016
Wonderful hill. Twisting ridge and rocky step. Flattish summit. Clear. Great views.Langbank 25/06/2016
12th Munrolojzi86062108/05/2016
On my own, sunny day. Ascent along North West Ridge. Descent from bealach back into glen and return along new hydro road.alwaysinshorts09/03/2016
Plenty of snow on top plus blue skies Great views:-))iannotts06/03/2016
an caisteal, beinn a chroin and tops from glen falloch.robertphillips13/01/2016
An Caisteal circuit in the cloudsjustin99914/08/2015
Up Coire Earb to Beinn a' Chroin, An Caisteal and Beinn Chabhair, then down by Allt a' Chuilinn and back along WHW and A82Gallovidian19/04/2015
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=49166basscadet31/01/2015
With Beinn a'Chroin from A82. Clear cold day (-7 deg at finish) and very icy on descent paths. 7 hourswychwood28/12/2014
faint boggy path up twistin hill great views easy path to follow on top. the layby to park in is on A82 towards ardlui at end of the forest. the path up twistin hill starts just before a brookAristotle Chip26/09/2014
GMC weekend Beinglas Campsite near The Drover inn. Neil Goeff T and Bryn. 2 days of a longer weekend jps66606/09/2014
7 of 8: From Beinn a Chroin West Top. With Tim.ChrisR03/09/2014
JMCS club.Eileen O'Neil13/07/2014
Climbed with Roisín after a great breakfast at Beinglas farm. First one of the day up twistin hill.GravelMonkey12/10/2013
A round of An Caisteal and Beinn a'Chroin and tops.rhalstead13/09/2013
Munro No5. Circular walk from car park on A82 near Keilator Farm to include Beinn a' Chroin returning via Coire Earb.SteveSmith10/09/2013
Great day out - trying to keep up with Amelia, who was motoring! Continued over Bienn a'Chroin. From there a very boggy walk back to the car! Attempted this a year before but was almost blown off the hill, even crawling was impossible!HornsOfAlligin27/07/2013
The big one. Crianlarich 9am - Coire Ardrain (bog, and deer fence!) - steep to S C Bhuidhe - Stob Garbh - Cruach Ardrain 12.20 - Beinn Tulaichean - col and rough traverse to Stob Glas - ugly descent to 500m - enormous pull onto Beinn a'Chroin 3.30 - W Top - An Caisteal (wonderful hill) - climb to Beinn Chabhair almost finished me 6.30 - W ridge, down to lochan then pelt along burn and down to Inverarnan 8.20 to catch last bus! V hot and sunny all day. 8 litres, lots of streams, much cake, 5 Munros, last day.Mark Jackson19/07/2013
2nd go at this which Julie B and did before on a winter meet but may not have got to the top of.Bookerdddd31/05/2013
Very cloudy, not much of a view.robertgn22/08/2012
Estimated date - done solo.Aimless Rambler13/06/2012
Parked in lay-by on A82 by Derrydaroch. Ascent by Sron Garbh. Descent to bealach below Beinn a'Chroin and via Coire a'Chuilinn.Man of Kernow105/06/2012