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Name:Stob Dubh
Hill number:263
Height:883m / 2897ft
RHB Section:03C: Glen Etive to Glen Lochy
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Etive
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,Y,P500)
Grid ref:NN 16642 48822
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:521m
Col:362m  NN180472  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50
(1:25k) 384
Observations:rocky ground 10m NE of cairn is highest visible ground
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 210 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
CKSheilaS11/04/2019
From SW, cycled up to Glenceitlein track ok then steep SW ridge with kahtoolas.Topographer5730/08/2018
From Coileitir and after Beinn Trilleachan in the morning. A steep ascent; crags at the top can be turned quite easily but care required on the descent.Badrallach 30/04/2018
Up NE ridge from Alltchaorunn via An Grianan; down N ridge to bridge near Dalness; back along road.daviemore12/08/2017
From Alltchaorunn, on the day the weather and midge count started to revert to type. But what a stunner of a hill...superb views all the way, enhanced by interesting cloud effects and a nice rainbow at the end. Up stupidly steeply to the col at An Grianan, but a more sensible descent via Coire Dubh Beag, to ensure maximum preservation of knee cartilage. Similar common sense applied to the final climb to Stob Dubh; nice scrambling upwards and gentle grass downwards.Gill14/05/2017
Stob Dubh by NE ridge. An Grianan, Beinn Ceitlein, Stob Dubh from Alltchaorunn bridge. Cloud down over tops so no views.RobertP06/04/2017
Solo. Up SW ridge.Dangerous Dave05/07/2016
From Glencietlien, climbing south west ridge. Steep until 750 contour. Little in the way of paths. Didn't fancy descending by ascent route as it was slippery, so walked to Beinn Ceitlein and descending by grassy bank north wards, as didn't fancy the descent by SMC Corbett book due to some snow covering.Jhimmy05/05/2016
There and back ascent from Glenceitlein Cottage up SW ridge with Lily. Baking hot in sun despite starting at 8am. 4 hours.alexmaclennan22/07/2014
Start: Glen Etive. Notes: With Alasdairraffemeister16/06/2013
Mostly sunny, hot, some wind, good views, including ctc and sgt.(once you're up there...)iangalbraith30/05/2013
with Alex Thomsondavidsbatty11/03/2013
Up the SW ridge. A very steep climb.Alan15/11/2012
beinn trilleachan in the morning stob dubh in the afternoon from glen etive.robertphillips11/11/2012
Climbed from Kingshouse, chest feeling better already. With Jenx, a great outing over the former fortified bridge.nordicstar22/01/2011
Very stepp ascent to single summit with good visibility all round. Discovered an unusual insect on the summit. Later identified as an Oil Beetle.gercal5307/06/2010
v. steep ascent!douglas_easton16/06/2009
3 of 3: From Beinn Ceitlein.ChrisR02/06/2009
solo hike clockwise after coming up the northerly NW ridge. Gorgeous sunset. Summitting about 30 mins after sunset. Gingerly descent by headtorch down the NW ridge that comes off the summit.vegibagger19/02/2009
AloneSpudGunn02/06/2008
From Glen Etive (09:30), crosed br near Coileitir, walked along track, then up SW ridge. V steep at one point, no difficulty. No path; made small cairns. Cloud arrived on summit; folowed cairns back to steep bit, and back to car (13:25) dbb10/05/2008
JBSimonK28/08/2006
MC JC. First peak back after knee op. Deep snow to glen level. Superb day with intermittent snow showers and bright sunshine. Steep SW ridge felt alpine in character.Martin6609/04/2006
NUFWS Glen Etive Weekend (actually Kingshouse roadside camping). With Housechild, Susanna & Sarah A.Grinner26/10/2003
With Alan Dawson & Darren. We explored a challenging direct steep gully on Beinn Ceitlen facing Glen Etive as a way up -others veered out to pick their own ways up whilst I persevered up the increasingly 'interesting' nasty loose gully - glad to escape at the top and to regroup.Then round to Stob Dubh. or maybe other way round and steep gully was on Stob Dubh - my log from time doesn't say. Certainly remember getting a bit too committed in that gully whichever hill it was on !Chris Pearson28/02/2003
actual date not knownclashcityrocker01/01/2001
Galltywenallt18/03/2000
Steep bugger!gman09/09/1999
KT Uisdean2530/01/1999
From Glen EtiveBLACKHILL29/11/1998
From Glen Etive to Stob Coir an Albannaich, Meall nan Eun and Stob DubhGallovidian13/06/1998
After staying at Crianlarich YH Cairngorm Club weekend meet. Solo. I went to Glen Etive and ascended Stob Dubh, Beinn Ceillein. I started at NE end by climbing over locked gate on bridge at NN198512. It was very difficult with close mesh construction and barbed wire. The day was misty on top so the compass was used. I passed over various summits of Beinn Ceitlein and then on to Stob Dubh. I descended S and SW down steep ground to Glen Ceitlein and walked out to the road and along the road to my starting point.pwbellarby23/11/1997
Solo trip, in rainInvicta1405/09/1996
Poor weather, mist down to 600m so decided to do this Corbett from Coileitir in Glen Etive. Descended via Beinn Ceitlein N top and quite a long walk back.Aye Jimmy29/06/1996
In the hot weather: Beinn Mhic Chasgaig and Stob Dubh.Eddie29/07/1995
Corbett bagging: Meall Lighiche, Beinn Maol Chaluim and Stob Dubh RHW25/12/1994
Parked at small quarry in Glen Etive. Across the river on bridge and left up the valley. Stonechats. To ruined Glenceitlein and on faint path through bracken and direct climb on grass, dodging boulders and crsgs. Always steep and incredibly steep in places and to top at 12.15.arranc29/07/1994
Route 44 in Cicerone guide to be published in 2012ancient brit29/05/1994
solodonmeister01/10/1992
With Linda.grimjimm01/05/1992
With Jim.linda01/05/1992
JimT03/12/1990
Cycled from Glencoe and ascended from Dalness over Beinn Ceitlein. Good weather with some snow on the ground. Failed attempt February 1989 due to gale force winds.JohnW21/02/1990
M.R.Glenford23/04/1989
Descent to Glen Ceitlein in dark. Landrover picked us up.AJR23/11/1985
scoob18/05/2019
Fi18/05/2019
Kevin2903506/05/2019
Toril28/04/2019
BlackPanther20/04/2019