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Name:Drochaid Ghlas
Hill number:243
Height:1024.3m / 3361ft
Parent (Ma):232  Ben Cruachan
Parent (SMC):232  Ben Cruachan
RHB Section:03C: Glen Etive to Glen Lochy
County/UA:Argyll and Bute (UA)
Catchment:Awe, Catchment Boundaries, Etive
Class:Simm, Munro Top, Subhump, Murdo
(Tu,Sim,MT,sHu,Mur)
Grid ref:NN 08335 30762
Summit feature:rock 4m SW of cairn
Drop:90.5m
Col:933.8m  NN 0771 3036  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50
(1:25k) 377W
Survey:Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 386 users)ByDate of Ascent
From Ben Cruachan, and a very short detour from the natural ridge line, before continuing on to Stob DaimhIsbjorn 3rd Round13/05/2019
From Falls of Cruachan, up track to reservoir, round W side of reservoir and up track Bealach an Lochain, up Meall Cuanail and back to Bealach, then up Ben Cruachan (12:25), out along ridge to Stob Dearg and return to Ben Cruachan (13:40) then contuining around horsehoe, over Drochaid Ghlas to Stob Diamh, Stob Diamh descending towards Lairig Torran before cutting off down to path on E Side of reservoir, back to dam and track to Falls of Cruachankdbennett28/04/2019
En-route between the Munros of Ben Cruachan and Stob Diamh. Perfect weather conditions.Windy Corner07/05/2017
Revisit for the munro tops, C/W round of meall cuanail, stob dearg, ben cruachan, drochaid ghlas, stob daimh, sron an isean, stob garbh.robertphillips29/04/2017
The Dalmally horseshoe, but with a detour out here from Stob Diamh. Less scrambly than the ridge from Ben Cruachan.Pete R17/09/2016
part of clockwise Cruachan loopjmmc27/06/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac16/10/2015
Cruachan horseshoe with sidebars.justin99913/08/2015
SelfHighland Days21/04/2015
From rail station, a round of Ben Cruachan, Drochaid Ghlas, Stob Diamh, Sron An Isean and Stob Garbh.rhalstead10/09/2014
Cruachan Falls-Meall Cuanail-Ben Cruachan-Stob Dearg (Taynuilt Peak)-Ben Cruachan-Drochaid Ghlas-Stob Diamh-Sron an Isean-Stob Garbh-Beinn a' Bhùiridh-Cruachan Fallscampagvelocet10/07/2014
Completed on traverse of Cruachan Horseshoe in snow. Nice summit with good views to Loch Etive and rest of ridge.quadbarrel24/11/2013
Anticlockwise round from Railway carpark. Beinn a' Bhuridh and Stob Damh in thin cloud and cold wind. Rest of the round included both outliers and Meall Cuanail in bright sun and light wind. 7 hours.alexmaclennan22/07/2013
Included in a great round of the horshoeRoblex17/06/2013
Ben Cruachan circuit from A85Geoff Briggs30/05/2013
on from B.C. descended into coire cruachan after member of party became ill. cant recommend it as an escape route..stig_nest02/05/2012
See Ben Cruachandickscroop27/03/2012
SHMCGrah-tfun10/03/2012
4 of 6: From Stob Diamh.ChrisR31/08/2011
Cruachan Horseshoe with Jimtcrannoch25/06/2011
Clockwise circuit of Cruachan horseshoe in good weather with excellent views.alistairpooler04/05/2011
MK, Uisdean2505/03/2011
Whiteout but certainly the top.signyred22/02/2011
alone Also with WOC SheilaS27/08/2010
self (Ben Cruachan)davidsbatty15/06/2010
With Clare Sharp as part of Ben Cruachan horseshoe (anti clockwise). Low cloud/ mist, windy. Some snow on groundalwaysinshorts11/04/2009
ran with paul r and peter wtom smith25/06/2008
Cruachan Horseshoe completed with John, Iain & Dave M in fine, dry conditionsbarnz4824/05/2008
second ascent.thenomad11/02/2008
Excellent day out! Great weather. Parked opposite power station.Jhimmy01/10/2007
On attempt of all Munros and tops in 2007ancient brit01/06/2007
3 of 7: From Ben Cruachan.ChrisR26/09/2006
With Ashley completing Ben Cruachan, Sob Diamh, Beinn a'Chocuill, Beinn Eunaich, + 5 Tops, 27.8km, 2725m, in 9.5hrJamesSDonald23/06/2006
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave30/04/2006
Third time on Cruachan, back for last tops. From power station, alongside loch and straight up steep ground to split Munro and top, back along ridge to pick off Taynuilt and final top.nordicstar30/12/2005
See Ben Cruachan dbb15/10/2005
46redcon01/08/2005
Second ascent 26/10/2009NormanW25/07/2005
NUFWS Tyndrum trip. With Ian, Thijs, Ben R & Jon.Grinner02/07/2005
Topped on the way to Stob Daimh. Scramble ridge and not too difficult.ChinnockC31/05/2005
first ascent, solo, light rain then heavy rain with gales by the second munro, climbed from the B8077, followed a faint path up the ridge to stob garbh then along the ridge taking in several tops and the 2 munros, vis crap in the mist and rain. conditions bad by the last munro - ben cruachan.rum doodle 26/09/2004
Steep climb up the ridge from Stob Diamh to the east. yorkie30/10/2003
Alistair Monkmanian-e13/04/2003
Climbed as part of Cruachan Horseshoe from Falls of Cruachan station on day trip by train.andy01/07/2001
Cruachan HorseshoePrawnFM17/07/2000
Date is made up. Solo ascent of Cruachan roundalexmaclennan01/06/2000
Blisco30/04/2000
Date unknown paulsross01/01/2000
with 2 otherslittle al16/10/1999
Only month/year knowncallumblack01/10/1999
With Nigel, Mark, Chris Pgrimjimm09/07/1999
With Jim M, Nigel S, Chris P, Brian L.bowzi09/07/1999
Solo walk. Second of six peaks. Some snow on the tops.mikejacobs02/05/1999
With: solo; Started from Power Station carpark where I left the family. Climbed quickly to dam them up to Meall Cuanail on to Ben Cruachan. I went out & back to Taynuilt peak then Drochaid Ghlas & Stob Daimh to Sron an Isean. Back over Stob Garbh & down.Ian Baines22/05/1998
From Lochawe, up road to dam, then Ben Cruachan and Stob Diamh and subsidiary tops, and over Beinn a' BhuiridhGallovidian24/05/1997
The Cruachan horseshoe walkhillsman13/05/1997
KT Uisdean2503/03/1996
solo, from stn, dam, summit, Taynuilt Pk and back over this and then down. nice weather.Again, with Gav 16/7/11 via M Cuanail round to S Garbh.niallp29/04/1995
Galltywenallt22/10/1994
From falls, clockwise circle, Warm, good views.iangalbraith07/08/1994
With two friends. We left the main road at NN035295 and headed uphill to the right of Allt Cruiniche, then going roughly eastwards to meet the SW ridge of Stob Dearg. Ascended the ridge to reach the summit of Stob Dearg. Followed the main ridge to Ben Cruachan, Drochaid Ghlas, Stob Diamh, continuing to Sron an Isean. We thought of descending the easterly ridge from here, but instead continued to Beinn a Chochuill and Beinn Eunaich, taking the opportunity to add scrambling bits. Descended via the south ridge to Castles Farm. The day was very misty initially, but clear conditions on the somewhat lower summits at the end of the day. A little rain and very windy at times.pwbellarby18/09/1993
On way to Stob Diamh from Ben Cruachan.Aye Jimmy05/06/1993
climb with brother Anthony, regretting retrospectively not going up Cuanail in the cloud, clockwise cicuit over the two Munros, plus going west to Taynuilt peak and finishing south over Corbett Beinn a' Bhuiridh.vegibagger01/07/1992
Evening round of Stob Diamh and Ben Cruachan.Eddie27/08/1991
From the Dam.BLACKHILL20/10/1990
With dad and Suziebdougherty01/04/1990
On round of Cruachan HorseshoePeterD07/06/1989
On my own rounf the loop clockwise but this time taking in the outlying tops and as I felt like it, the Corbett that finishes the loop. One of my best hill days. SS17/09/1988
KeithByTheC31/07/1988
2nd time - 07/08/2006.russell6110/08/1987
Along entertaining ridge, mostly on path from main Ben Cruachan summit. Solo. Set off in error next in cloud down N ridge from here rather than east. Felt too steep. Mist cleared and saw main ridge to right! Retraced my steps. Apparently I had fallen for an infamous trap, with onward ridge marked by cairn on my initial ascent path which I had half wondered about on the way up.Chris Pearson21/05/1986
See Ben Cruachangerrybowes08/02/1986
On the main Cruachan ridge with GB and C.bolton08/02/1986
With TimRobF23/04/1985
from Cruachan. Very tricky mile on craggy crest, boulders, slabs at acute angles, drops on N side. Mainly sandstone. 14.00. To S Diamh.arranc30/05/1983
Ben Cruachan, Drochaid Ghlas, Stob Diamh, Sron an Isean, Stob Garbh RHW29/08/1981
JFB, AB Uisdean2508/09/1979
On Cruachan horseshoe.douglas_easton04/09/1978
Ascended from Ben Cruachan. In the mist and rain it would have been easy to have descended the north ridge by mistake.JohnW30/05/1976
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