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Name:Beinn Chaorach
Hill number:94
Height:713m / 2339ft
RHB Section:01E: Loch Long to Loch Lomond
County/UA:Argyll and Bute (UA)
Catchment:Leven (Dumbarton)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Graham, Yeaman
Grid ref:NS 28747 92363
Summit feature:ground 2m WSW of trig point just W of fence
Col:332m  NS270955  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 56
(1:25k) OL38 347
Observations:ground 30m N at NS 28745 92394 is as high
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 213 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Glen Fruin via Balcnock & Tharsuinn.sclater13/04/2020
Trig by fence on grassy ridge line with tiny snow patches. From Glen Fruin to SW and onto Beinn Tharsiun, traversed around on ascent. Great views on clear sunny day.Denise 19/03/2020
Self. Up Auchengaich Hill, descent by BalcnockHighland Days14/01/2020
From road head in Glen Luss, along glen, over bridge to Glenn na Caorainn, then up north ridge. KeithByTheC30/08/2019
3of4: From B. Tharsuinn.ChrisR18/11/2018
From start of track to reservoir at NS274900. Solo. Warning signs and sight of three bulls caused me to deviate into the field to the east of the track. From near reservoir easy climb to the summit of Beinn Chaorach. Weather really nice so excellent long distance views to Arran and Ailsa Craig. Went over Beinn Tharsuinn and on a track towards Auchengaich Hill before descending down to the reservoir track. Met another walker who assured me the bulls were docile so used the track all the way to the car. The bulls did not budge at all!pwbellarby30/04/2018
Beinn Tharsuinn, Beinn Chaorach, Beinn a' Mhanaich from old road to S. Pleasant route but clouds down over tops for much of time. Nice descent down S ridge.RobertP20/12/2017
6th hill of 14 today on an epic Horseshoe of the Luss hills starting from the Alderdale B&B and climbing, Cruach Dubh, Beinn Ruisg, Creag an Leinibh, Balcnock and Beinn Tharsuinn, descending and then re-ascending NW to reach summit close to the TRig pillar, I recorded 717m at NS28744 92371. Very windy! Did not dally long so continued NW towards Beinn A'Mhainich.Dazingdale03/10/2017
From old road in Glen Fruin. Then on to Beinn a Mhanaich.ngthack08/05/2017
Brilliant weather apart from a brief cloudy interlude when at summithillsman02/04/2017
Parking space for a few cars on the little road up to Auchengaich reservoir, NS275905. Dry, sunny, slightly icy, fierce wind, great views.Pete R01/01/2017
Solo.Dangerous Dave12/11/2016
From military/high road above farm. Dry, sunny, slightly icy, fierce wind, great views.iangalbraith06/11/2016
sololittle al01/08/2016
CK SheilaS24/03/2016
Carried on to Beinn a' Mhanaichduchally13/01/2016
Beinn chaorach and graham tops.robertphillips17/11/2015
With Jenx, from the head of Glen Luss road, walked the old track all the way to the lonely farm that was Gleann na Caorainn. Followed the Scottish Rights of way track up to col and hacked up the fenceline to summit of a'Mhanaich. Back over neighbouring Graham Beinn Chaorach steeply and out down the top line into the Glen and out all way to Luss village, a good walk.nordicstar08/10/2015
See Beinn a'Mhanaich.dickscroop13/05/2015
beinn chaorach and beinn mhanaich with renee from bend in road to dam.robertphillips29/09/2012
with Jamievegibagger23/09/2012
Afternoon walk with Susan, Holly and Jenny. Light snow falling on the top.alexmaclennan06/05/2012
With Jim Bloomer cool bright with minor snow flurries.Dugswell227/04/2012
Alone, from Glen Fruin road.Grinner29/01/2012
Ran up from Glen Fruin, past reservoir and down via Ben Tharsuinn.stever01/01/2012
My 100th Graham!!Cuillin28/06/2011
From SSW, parking just off busy road at track and gate. Walked up valley to dam, then up to Beinn Tharsuinn, then to Beinn Chaorach. Cairn short distance from trigpoint. Continued to Beinn a'Mhanaich from there. Could hear action on firing range to West.Aye Jimmy04/05/2011
Trig revisit. From SSW via resr track. Continued E over the 3 Graham Tops, a bit of a slog in soft snow and into a strong squally headwind on the way back.RHW18/03/2011
ran from glen fruintom smith04/01/2011
Steep ascent from col below Beinn a'Mhanaich. Then along ridge to Beinn Tharsuinn.campagvelocet14/04/2008
done withbeinn tharsuinnbuggerlugs01/04/2007
Beinn Odhar & Beinn Chaorach 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
JW, JG Uisdean2511/10/2003
And again with Denise on 19/03/2020 in fine weather, a few snow patches around.RichardM09/02/2003
From Tharsuinn. Down to swamp and by wire fence to top at 10.45. No view - mist. to Mhanaich.arranc03/08/2002
From Glen LussBLACKHILL13/10/2001
Afternoon ascent from Glen Luss.JohnW10/05/1999
Solo tripInvicta1414/06/1998
Date is first visit. Notes from later...least interesting of the group, adequate. glenmollochan in glen luss: anticlockwise RHW03/05/1998
Carrying FraserColinmac200508/09/1996
From the pre-MOD road nr Ballevoulin, up Auchengaich ridge. On to Beinn Chaorach, down to reservoir. With Fiona, Chalmers No.31.agentmancuso14/05/1995
Evening Luss round from Beinn Ruisg to Beinn Chaorach.Eddie11/03/1993
With parents and sister.islamidget01/07/1992
Up track to dam, then zigzagging up very easy ground to summit ridge. Spectacular views south over a carpet of cloud at 1000' to Arran and Ayrshire hills and east to the Ochils and Campsies. (NB this log was for 21/12/2017)AndrewFinnimore21/10/1984
Evening climb Cairban clubdonmeister14/07/1983