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Name:Beinn Chaorach
Hill number:173
Height:818m / 2684ft
RHB Section:02B: Glen Lyon to Glen Dochart and Loch Tay
County/UA:Argyll and Bute (UA), Stirling (UA)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
Grid ref:NN 35888 32816
Summit feature:trig point
Col:638m  NN362340  
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(1:25k) 377E
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A beautifully sunny last day of the decade drew us to Strath Fillan. Did Beinn Chaorach and Cam Chreag from the wigwams and yurts of Auchtertyre - up the former from the Shieling village and down the latter via Coreheynan. Lovely walk, lovely company, lovely post-hike cafe in the former St Fillan's church. Here's to 2020 and more days like this!summitter31/12/2019
From layby on A82 just N of Tyndrum, followed track up Beinn Odhar, down to bealach between Alt Cumhang and Allt a' Chaol Ghlinne and up to Beinn Chaorach, then along ridge to summit of Cam Chreag, descending to Coreheynan, followed tracks down to Auchtertyre, then back to Tyndrum along West Highland Waykdbennett24/08/2019
Five Corbetts as described in the SMC guidebook.davidpettit8419/04/2019
Soloed the five.iansm30/08/2018
Round of Odhar, Chaorach and Cam Chreag. Climbed Odhar directly from the roadside and then down and up Chaorach. over. Very steep climbs in hot conditions. (24c), great visibility.Roblex24/07/2017
S ridge from Auchtertyre Farm. Easy grassy slopes. On way to Cam Creag.Winterfloodian20/07/2017
A glorious day's bagging of 3 Corbetts from Tyndrum. Clear views, sunny and a cool breeze. Beinn Odhar is easily the best of the 3 hills, a fine pointy cone, but Beinn Chaorach and Cam Chreag are also very fine. Perfect easy going, even on the steep ups and downs. I went out to the end of the Cam Chreag ridge (just in case of future resurveys), and this gives good views along Glen Lochay. I wouldn't recommend the direct descent from the 859m bealach. It's fine down to the fence, but then it's purgatorial going through the regenerating woodland, for which read lots of hidden holes containing dead saplings, misguidedly planted in a bog. It's only short though, and the going gets better once you find the ATV track. Back to Tyndrum on the West Highland way. Overall, an excellent walk. One of the few Corbett rounds where there is no stalking.Gill22/09/2016
Did after Beinn Odhar & before Cam Chreagduchally12/07/2016
Solo. From Beinn Odhair.Dangerous Dave04/07/2016
Second on 5 Corbett round.Lionel Bidwell13/05/2016
Anti-clockwise circuit of the two Corbetts and one Graham top fro A82 to south. Wet, thawing snow made for tricky going on the steep descent to the west of Beinn Chaorach - needed the axe. Ascents more straightfotwarddickscroop29/04/2016
CK SheilaS25/03/2016
Clockwise circuit of Beinn Chaorach & Cam Chreag from Auchtertyre Farm. On own.MorecambeMonkey13/03/2016
fa, 2 in party, sleet, snow and grim on top, 12km round trip from kirkton farm.rum doodle 21/02/2016
The 2nd of 5 on the Tyndrum Corbett round. Steep sided ascent with no real alternative.Jhimmy24/08/2015
Beinn Challium horseshoe.justin99910/08/2015
Round of 5 Corbetts. Afternoon start, with overnight camp at beallach between Beinn nam Fuaran and Beinn a'Chaisteil.RobertP25/07/2015
21st Solo. From Crianlarich, follow WHW to Auchtertyre, S ridge of Beinn Chaorach, descend NW, then W ridge to Cam Chreag, return to bealach contour round then direct ascent W to Beinn Odhar, WHW to Tyndrum. Dry, sunny day, but fairly cool.RGibbs19/07/2015
Auch Corbetts with Robert Wight from WHW carpark at top of Tyndrum road. Mostly in cloud but easy nav due to fenceposts. 10 hours.alexmaclennan04/04/2015
Hard work but great views. Company: Jake the Black Lab.iandesbottes12/10/2013
As part of the Auch 5. straight up from th.e A82. Fantastic viewsbowlesy25/08/2013
with Ken, 11.5 hr day on the Auch 5 Corbett round, warm sun, cold air, great views. Fantastic day and both in fine form. Highlights B Odhar summit and Beinn a Chasteil ridge descentniallp05/05/2012
round of 5 corbetts beinn odhar,beinn chaorah,cam chreag, beinn nam fuarn, beinn a chaisteil,robertphillips27/12/2011
Auch 3 only this time. Sunny spells, hot, slight breeze, good views, seemed vertical.iangalbraith30/07/2011
From Beinn Odhar and then on to Cam Chreag. Forked lightning in distance to east from summit.campagvelocet08/07/2011
En route from Beinn Odhar to Cam Chreag.Topographer5704/05/2011
Trig revisit. Flattish stony grassy summit. From S, Car pk at Auchtertyre. Good track then long easy grassy ascent. Nice firm snow, great views.RHW31/01/2010
Circuit from Auchtertyre camp siterjf3527/07/2009
2 of 5: From Beinn Odhar.ChrisR31/05/2008
done with beinn odhar and cam chreagbuggerlugs18/05/2008
from the south after Beinn Odhar, it felt like quite a slog.vegibagger17/02/2008
From Auchtertyre farmJohn Lee10/06/2007
Day 1 of 3-day backpack: Beinn Odhar, Meall Buidhe, Beinn Chaorach, Cam Creag, Beinn a'Chasteil, camped at col before Beinn nam Fuaran. Constant heavy rain.agentmancuso02/06/2007
W Jenx - circuit of the Five from nr. Chrom Alt, where old bridge over rail line to N of Tyndrum crosses. 2000m climbing.nordicstar01/07/2006
Beinn Odhar (NN 338338) & Beinn Chaorach (NN 359328) S/F NN330316 Cold, bright clear winter day on snow covered hills. Second ascent tiring in snow, so slower than anticipated. Planned route of discent into Crom Allt was observed to be very icy on ascent, and probably unsafe in failing light. Used alternative route of discent along S ridge of Beinn Chaorach to raod at NN348288. Bit late back to car but safe.John Young01/01/2006
NUFWS Tyndrum trip. With Jon.Grinner23/10/2004
Sharp drop and reascent from Beinn Odhar to the west following the fence posts. yorkie10/07/2004
MC JCMartin6615/12/2002
Jerry Cumminsdonmeister01/12/2001
From parking area on the A 82 at nn 328332, round of 5 marilys / corbettsBLACKHILL28/07/2001
A night ascent in poor weather with Bill Strachan.thenomad28/01/2000
Another one of the grassy mounds so common in the Southern Highlandsgman09/09/1999
Up Glen Coralan and Creagan Liatha to Beinn Chasteil, Beinn nam Fuaran, Cam Creag, Beinn Chaorach and Beinn OdharGallovidian25/07/1999
from Odhar. Gingerly down on moss and grass following old low double wire electric fence to bealach. Straight up for 1200' to ridge. Fierce W gale blew me off feet. To Vanessa 10475. Lay down to check map. to C Chreag.arranc10/04/1999
Last peak of a tough wintery solo ascent of Creag Mhor and Cam Chreag. 7 and half hours. Icy.Chris Pearson07/02/1999
Second hill on a five-Corbett day, after huge drop from Beinn Odhar.Aye Jimmy07/08/1997
Solo Uisdean2516/06/1996
SMMC meet Crianlarich, with Charlie Prowse, Ian Marshall, David Rhind and Val Meredith.clashcityrocker17/04/1996