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Name:Balcnock
Hill number:3985
Height:693m / 2274ft
Parent (Ma):94  Beinn Chaorach
RHB Section:01E: Loch Long to Loch Lomond
County/UA:Argyll and Bute (UA)
Catchment:Leven (Dumbarton)
Class:Hump, Simm, Graham Top, Yeaman
(Hu,Tu,Sim,GT,Y)
Grid ref:NS 30309 91417
Summit feature:small cairn W of fence
Drop:116m
Col:577m  NS295916  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 56
(1:25k) OL38 347
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 55 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked on the old road in Glen Fruin, up over Beinn Tharsuinn, then across to Balcnock. Good views of surrounding hills. Pleasant walking. Contoured below Beinn Tharsuinn from the col on the way back.LizH08/08/2019
MMC walk with Jon Moss and Donald Irving. 4 hour round. better weather than the dreadful forecast though did get 20 minutes of freezing rain.alexmaclennan15/12/2018
From lay-by on A817 nearest the A82, walked up road to Glen Finlas Resevoir, crossed the dam and then clockwise circuit of Craperoch, Balcnock and Creag nan Leinibh.benalder28428/10/2018
4th hill of 14 today on an epic horseshoe of the Luss Hills starting at the Alderdale B&B and climbing Cruach Dubh, Beinn Ruisg and Creag an Leinibh, following fenceline aorund Nw, getting very windy before reaching the summit just over the fence. I found the small cairn, recording 700m at NS30304 91428 and 695m@ NS30306 91423. Continued WNW to Beinn Tharsuinn.....Dazingdale03/10/2017
Good parking on old road at Auchengaich. Climbed Auchengaich Hill (546m) and then skirted under Beinn Tharsuinn to the small summit cairn. Solo.Dangerous Dave12/11/2016
Beinn chaorach and graham tops.robertphillips17/11/2015
See beinn Mhanaichdickscroop13/05/2015
very good day with Jamie but slow and not anything like as much done as hopedvegibagger23/09/2012
Tiny cairn on grass, 699m GPSr (to 3m). Caorach from SSW via resr track, then E over the 3 GTs, a bit of a slog in soft snow and into a strong squally headwind on the way back. RHW18/03/2011
Second attempt, first beaten off by deep snow. High cloud, dry, cold wind, good views.iangalbraith21/11/2010
Parked at 305 874.chrisbien07/11/2010
Came along ridge from Beinn Tharsuinn and later went on to Creag an Leinibh before retracing my steps and then descending to the west.campagvelocet14/04/2008
Clockwise from Finlas Dam, Balcnock, Creag an Leinibh, Beinn Ruisg. With Fiona, Chalmers No.32.agentmancuso06/05/1995
Evening Luss round from Beinn Ruisg to Beinn Chaorach.Eddie11/03/1993
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PeterAH08/08/2019
cmac12/07/2019
weaselmaster14/02/2019
russell6106/05/2017
mae10/02/2017
Alan Whatley28/12/2016
Kiltie01/08/2016
Martin R10/05/2016
AndyS23/05/2014
Colin Crawford18/04/2014
neilsan23/01/2014
iaindbrown08/01/2014
alda08/07/2013
IainK06/04/2013
hillhunter16/03/2013
Tricky01/02/2013
Jim.Fothergill02/04/2012
Gavin Theobald10/03/2012
Machyde30/12/2011
ajwxyzt10/12/2011
Adrian05/11/2011
dc9625/08/2011
interloper03/05/2010
jimbloomer15/03/2009
fasgadh30/09/2006
chalky195315/11/2005
daviemore17/08/2003
GordonAdshead00/06/2003
Kevin2903501/01/2001
andrew.allum01/01/2000
bertbarnett12302/05/1999
Colin Crawford09/04/1999
IainT12/04/1997
Colinmac200508/09/1996
FionaC06/05/1995