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Name:Beinn a' Chleibh
Hill number:75
Height:916.3m / 3006ft
Parent (Ma):65  Ben Lui [Beinn Laoigh]
RHB Section:01D: Inveraray to Crianlarich
County/UA:Stirling (UA), Argyll and Bute (UA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Awe, Leven (Dumbarton)
Watershed:Firth of Clyde, Mull of Kintyre to Rattray Head, Ardlamont Point to Fife Ness, Greater Loch Linnhe
Class:Hump, Simm, Munro, Submarilyn, Murdo,
Grid ref:NN 25058 25598
Summit feature:rock by middle one of three cairns
Col:775m  NN256258  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50
(1:25k) OL39N 364N 377E
Observations:ground by cairn 155m NW at NN 24921 25679 is 2.8m lower; small cairn 70m E at NN 25123 25583 is also lower
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica 530
Surveys of Beinn a'Chleibh and The Fara (Final).doc
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 628 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Just under the 5 hours for this walk with Ben Lui included.Anglostark21/10/2019
Me and Issy walked as a 2 Munro loop, very boggy so better in summer to climb.Kevthecat15/09/2019
Ben Lui NW Top > Ben Lui [Beinn Laoigh] > Beinn a' Chleibh from GR: NN 23885 27909Hippster25/08/2019
Ben Lui NW Top > Ben Lui [Beinn Laoigh] > Beinn a' Chleibh from GR: NN 23885 27909ronaldo33325/08/2019
Cononish (cycled from Tyndrum) - up NW arm of Coire Gaothach to Ben Lui - Beinn a’ Chleibh - traverse to Ben Oss - Ben Oss NE Top - Beinn Dubhchraig - down N ridge and over new bridge over river at Cononish.Mark Jackson23/08/2019
Centre Guly with Linda Sim, Loraine Cooper, Emma Watson & Chris Sital Singh Not the best hill walking day ever but the secone munro was a walk in the park after Ben LuiLizzieG04/08/2019
Followed walkhighlands route. Walked with WM. Day after a wedding so was a slow start. Wet feet straight away from the river crossing, but would have gotten wet further up because the bog was over ankle deep in places, we ended up walking through the trees rather than along the river. No views at all for what is apparently the best viewpoint in the area! But a great day!kateslattery9029/07/2019
With Joe doing Ben Lui too from Airigh nan CiochJonathanConey07/07/2019
Warm and sunny . Met Leone( Swiss)+ Cally her dog and Hugh from Montroseyounggl10/04/2019
Ben Lui and Beinn a'Chleibh. Wet, cold, windy, snow & ice. River crossing at the start, boots off.Huwel18/02/2019
From Glen Lochy CP, Walkhighlands route. Scorching day - river crossing easy after two dry weeksCrib Goch28/05/2018
From Ben Lui. Wih Paul Winterbottom & Andrew Dyson neil hutton16/05/2018
Along with Ben Lui from the A85 in full winter conditions.Geoff Briggs25/03/2018
With JW, OA and Matt. From Dalrigh, up Cononish Glen to ascend North East ridge of Ben Lui. Traversed over to Being a' Chleibh, contoured back round to ascend Ben Oss and Being Dubhchraig before descent back to carpark. Great views.robertgn07/01/2018
Climbed together with Ben Luizoedem2414/10/2017
39th Munrolojzi86062108/07/2017
Short up and down from Glen Lochy car park in poor conditions, river rising.rhalstead11/06/2017
From Glen Lochy car park on A85. Up through forest and Fionn Choiren to the bealach, then Beinn a' Chleibh, Ben Lui and back down the same way. Cloud free summits.welshyboyo31/05/2017
From Glen Lochy car park on A85, through forest than up on to NW ridge, Ben Lui, across to Beinn a'Chleibh, back to bealach, and return through Fionn Choirein and the forest. Path finding in forest not easy - areas of forest operations, new roads and fences not on the maps. Crossing the river Lochy currently very easy - some of the forest paths are wetter.kdbennett07/05/2017
Climbed with Rob after bike break down.. also climbed Ben Lui. Misty on top.david.walker4028/04/2017
Webteam walk to raise funds for the Beatson Pebble Appeal.Chris Mac16/09/2016
after long walk in to ben lui then drop down left rucksacks at bottom and climbed to top plenty of snow great views..iannotts09/03/2016
With Sam - Ben Luirobba_wag07/11/2015
Cycled to Cononish from Dalrigh then climbed the 4 Munros. On own.MorecambeMonkey17/08/2015
Ben Lui excursion.justin99912/08/2015
Big walk from camp sit in tyndrum. I ended up walking to Dalrigh as I could not cross the track at Tyndrum due to Network Rail enough said. In the coire gaothach I went to far south so ended up cutting across the snows of central gully and then up to a point just west of stone garbh. The North East ridge was easy but fun. I visited both summits, I then went over to Beinn a chleibh and returned to col with Ben Lui I then contoured round to the col with Ben oss. The North East ridge of Oss was fun as I glossed down the snow patches. It was then over the subsidiary top and up Beinn dubhchraig. I reversed to the loch and and went down the path to the north of the allt coire dubhchraig. Lower down this was boggy towards the bottom I turned south crossed the river cononish and picked up the outward path near the bridge under the railway. I returned on the West Highland Way to Tyndrum. I walked 17.5 miles in 9.25 hours with 1830 metres of ascent.isabelle15/06/2015
Parked at forest car park GR239 279. Waded across the river and stooped under the railway bridge. Followed the Northern side of the Eas Daimh. Totally missed the crossing, marked by a small cairn at GR2424 2748. Although this is a longer route, it is less muddy/boggy than the other route. Followed the N side of the stream all the way up to the gate at GR 253 275. Headed South a little to avoid the steepest slope and then up the grassy slopes to the summit of Ben Lui. Down to the bealach and up to Beinn a' Chleibh. Back to the bealach and down to the gate at GR 250264. Followed East side of stream all the way back to the crossing at GR2424 2748. Glorious day, T-Shirt weather, even at the top, great views.tsharp12/06/2015
GMC weekend Crianlarich Youth Hostel. Neil Goeff Pete M Kev Mc Lydsey descended in deep snow jps66605/04/2015
Ardlui-Inverarnan-Meall nan Tighearn-Meall nan Gabhar-Beinn a'Chleibh-Inverarnan-Ardluicampagvelocet03/07/2014
Short stopover at Crianlarich before Islay. Approached from NW, over River Lochy and up through forest - beware some forest paths marked on OS 1:25k no longer exist and new deer fence erected along forest edge - deer gate at NN 25375 27533. Once out on open hillside, faint track can be followed to gain ridge at NN 25608 25865, after which we did Ben Lui first then on to this one before back tracking to car park beside A85. A wet day and a slog on lost paths through forest - along with Ben Lui, not our favourite Munros!jonglew02/06/2014
Second and easiest Munro on a very long day.GravelMonkey25/05/2014
Solo Uisdean2519/04/2014
All three cairns were visited. Each one looks higher when viewed from its neighbour. A very easy 500ft ascent from the col after Lui.Roblex26/08/2013
Beinn a'Chleibhbasscadet24/08/2013
Climbed with Ben Lui, cloudy with no views...FCMark10/08/2013
From the A85 to the north. Crossed the River Lochy but had to wade through under the railway tunnel. Then a boggy trudge up through the forest into Fionn Choirein. Cloud was down on reaching the col. One of the quickest Munros, but not the easiest terrain-wise.Windy Corner14/07/2013
Scorcher. Done with Ben Lui 4. Nice wee hillakmilne12/07/2013
3rd attempt at this hil. First two resulted in lack of fitness. Ths ascent done o the first day of a winter meet Julie B and I having gone up a day early and stayed in a small house next to the farm. On descent there was a snow slope with cracks at the top which looked a bit dodgy but we got down OK albeit had kept too close to ether at the top.Bookerdddd16/02/2013
With Tim in heavy snow @ night :)Loz_mck13/01/2013
With Andy C., as a circular route from Dalrigh via Cononish, along with Ben Lui, Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhchraig. Fantastic weather. Beinn a'Chleibh is a bit of an afterthought to Ben Lui - subMarilyn rather than full Marilyn, although it is on the Munros list!milngavie_kenny26/05/2012
3 of 8: From Ben Chuirn south top.ChrisR20/05/2012
MMC walk but Solo walk of the 4. wet snow. Fantastic views as tops all clear.alexmaclennan21/04/2012
Climbed as part of circuit of "Tyndrum Munros". This peak presents no difficulty, but identitying true summit not obvious without GPSwychwood31/03/2012
Failed attempt due to lack of energy.Bookerdddd10/02/2012
5th ascent - with scottrekThearlaichdubh17/07/2011
Solo walk with bike from Dalrigh in hot dry conditionsbarnz4802/07/2011
Beinn a Cheibh, Ben Lui, Ben Lui NW Top with Jimtcrannoch14/05/2011