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Name:Sgurr a' Chaorachain
Hill number:990
Height:792m / 2598ft
RHB Section:13B: Applecross to Achnasheen
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Kishorn
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,Y)
Grid ref:NG 79666 41740
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:210m
Col:582m  NG784442  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 24
(1:25k) 428S
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 284 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With: hb; From the car park at summit of Bealach na Ba, up the track to Sgurr a'Chaorachain North Top the east over the wonderful unnamed top out to the Corbett summit of Sgurr a'Chaorachain.Ian Baines28/05/2019
From Bealach na Ba parking. Up track to mast, then along the interesting ridge. Good views all round. with Big JNozzer29/04/2019
What a day. With Nozzer.BigJ29/04/2019
CKSheilaS13/04/2019
Followed ridge from N summit. Great views to Skye, Eigg, Rum and Torridonsrurquhart13/07/2018
From Bealach na Ba parking. Up track to mast, then along the interesting ridge. Took a more direct line on the return bypassing the mast. 700th Marilyn.Owen B11/07/2018
Bright sunny morning, the mountains on the Applecross peninsula have at last appeared. We head out early to beat the crowds! parking at viewpoint on the Applecross Road. This hill has been on my to do list from the start of the holiday. Track to mast (still pockets of snow about). Then we follow ridge path (well trod) to summit 792m. Good views. Courting Tarmigans give quite a display, not bothered about us minds on other things I think. On our return we divert crossing road at hairpin the ascending Meall Gorm 710m to bag hill and trig. Weave through lochens to return to car.briandavies28/04/2018
From the Bealach na Ba (don't worry we ran it too)quadbarrel10/04/2018
ghaley26/09/2017
With Richard. Excellent sunny and clear day with low wind. Staying at LochCarronamcculloch25/09/2017
64th – With Allan. From minor road part way up pass to Applecross (by bend at 220m), easy scramble up SE face to summit (Sgurr a Chaorachain), follow the highest line around to Beinn Bhan (quite rocky ground), descend SE ridge of Beinn Bhan to minor road. Mostly dry, broken cloud occasionally lowering below tops building throughout afternoon.RGibbs25/09/2017
From Bealach na Ba car park, a quick dash across in 1 hr. Mist and drizzle but reasonable views. Deer, hare and ptarmigan on way back.MichaelF09/09/2017
SRFrank01/09/2017
With RuthDunlawyering21/05/2017
Will Blisco01/01/2017
A very pleasant afternoon stroll from the Bealach na Ba. Stunning views.Gill23/06/2016
Murky day, took the shortest route to summit.oatcake16/06/2016
From BnB. Snow showers.ngthack15/04/2016
Irene's last Corbett.Bobf19/09/2015
Short hill .not too difficult on a very windy day.tallblond05/05/2015
From Bealach nan Ba with Jon Foote.chriswatson23/05/2014
with Lionelbatrigg13/05/2014
corbett bagging squrr a chaorachainn and beinn bhan from bealach na ba.robertphillips17/07/2012
From na Ba, time short but still good walk. Cut to aerial and along ridge over tops to main summit. Weather clearing, dry and good views. Back cutting across hillside and back to car at high point.nordicstar16/06/2012
Jill - from the Belach na Ba road. Fine toppeterstanding25/05/2012
Viveca and Johntraighmhor28/04/2012
RoyJimA14/11/2011
selfdavidsbatty11/06/2011
Second ascent.thenomad17/01/2011
With Kate. Stalker at Bealach car park said OK for the walk. Up track to tower, then along long ridge to summit. Fine but rather hazy. Back by same route; car 12:55dbb03/09/2010
from viewpoint with ED. Early start, short 2hr 20 in mist and wind but dry. All the same, a cracking easy walk with a view opening once. Compass work to join and leave the ridge.niallp14/03/2010
Climbed with Theo. Followed Russel Burn and ascended via Coire a'Chaorachain. Golden Eagle at summit. Beautiful frosty day. Met other members SCHC on ridge and arranged lift from car park near mast down Bealach na Bà.Skerryvore28/12/2008
Hyperopic14/12/2008
7 of 7: From the north top.ChrisR08/10/2008
Staying at Kishorn. With Alan, Bob & Chris.Grinner04/01/2007
Track next to Russel Burn, and around Loch Coire nan Arr, then up into Coire a'Chaorachain. Grassy slopes led up through the crags to ridge. Followed this round to summit, and quite sizeable cairn.Aye Jimmy02/06/2006
Left Mom in car at Bealach na Ba for 2h 20min to this super summit and viewpoint. From a roadside tarn we went direct over slabs and grass to a little knoll at 786417 and to the summit, returned via top with masts and track back down to start. Sunny after very showery morning.pwheeler22/05/2006
During a week in Gairloch. With Shaky from the Bealach na Ba on a misty day with occasional rain. A bit of a waste of a fine peak which had been revisited since in better weather.NotReallyABagger03/05/2005
MC JC. 2h round trip from the Bealach na Ba.Martin6601/01/2005
First ascent.thenomad06/01/2004
actual date not knownclashcityrocker01/01/2001
Tour of Sgurr a'Chaorachain and top in snow squalls from road summit, nearly.Eddie12/11/2000
With DJB. Easy walk from top of Bealach na Badouglas_easton27/03/2000
Climbed last Easter.gman09/09/1999
Galltywenallt17/10/1998
With two friends. We parked beside the bridge where the Applecross road crosses the Russel Burn. We walked NE to join the ridge coming down from Beinn Bhàn. We ascended this ridge easily, going over a couple of minor tops with impressive views of A’ Chioch. We reached the summit of Beinn Bhàn where we had lunch. We went SW over a minor top and found a stalkers’ path going down to Bealach nan Arr. We followed the path which continued beyond the bealach under Carn Dearg. We left the path to go S to reach point 776m, and over two minor tops to reach the summit of Sgùrr a’ Chaorachain. We descended the steep slopes to the SE. They were easier than expected with small rocky steps, where difficulties could be easily got round. The weather held good all day in spite of the forecast not being all that promising.pwbellarby08/11/1997
From Bealach na BaBLACKHILL07/07/1997
in the mist from Bealach na Ba while John Fleetwood climbed it straight up the steep east ridge to meet me.vegibagger10/04/1996
From the bealach.grimjimm01/08/1995
from N top. half mile walk and east over boulder sandstone hillocks to a tump and then 2 others before the summit cairn at 11.20. Rain eased. Ptarmigan. Ouzel.arranc02/06/1993