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Name:An Staonach
Hill number:998
Height:516m / 1693ft
RHB Section:13B: Applecross to Achnasheen
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Catchment:Kishorn, Catchment Boundaries, Torridon
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Highland Five, Yeaman
Grid ref:NG 83002 48083
Summit feature:outcrop 3m from cairn
Col:287m  NG816467  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 24
(1:25k) 428N
Observations:rock tor 90m ESE at NG 83091 48066 is just lower; cairn 55m NW at NG 82956 48112 is 2m lower; cemented cairn 160m SSE at NG 83063 47933 is 2m lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 92 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked due East of the hill on A896, then just climbed the hill avoiding the rocky ledges. Easier going up than down as you cannot see the little cliffs from above. Beautiful view across to the Applecross peninsular and Beinn Bhan.Simon Winton21/03/2020
A quick up and down from the roads high point.Peterb30/10/2019
From layby/old road 84632 48499.Through notch at 841481 on An Ruadh-Bruach then through rocky bands to summit. Descended SE to avoid crags and weaved through crags. Back at car and on to Ben Shieldaig.NormanW28/10/2019
From road just before high point up easy but steepening slopes and the odd rock step. Cloudy summit no views above 400m. Onto Ben ShieldaigN.Morters10/08/2019
Up from high point on road on a fine day. As mentioned elsewhere the fish farm track on map does not appear to exist, certainly it does not appear to join road. Fine stony summit.willyross28/06/2019
Here's an easy way, with a bit of zig zagging. Park at the high point on the road, where there's a pull in next to a passing space. Contour up below crags to join the stream and follow it SSW until below An Ruadh-bruach. Keep following the stream on the W side up to the watershed, then cut W over the low ridge between the two streams (which flow into the Allt Meallan Gobhar below). After crossing the ridge, head N a little way up the second stream and cross the stream at a flat boggy section, where there's a crag to the E and a tiny waterfall to the W, very roughly 839474. Head W over 2 easy rock bands onto a flat section, above which is a sort of ridge giving an easy way onto the ridge, then stroll to the top.Gill06/04/2019
From the east, starting at road HP.Topographer5705/06/2018
From roadside (NG 8299 5135) with Steves Smith & Lewis. The 4 Ben Shieldaig hills first. Dropped to the road at NG 8370 5013. Picked up a faint track until hitting the main path at NG 8364 4965. Nice rocky top, best of the day.jonglew11/02/2018
Parked at the start of the road to Inchnadamh Lodge.. Followed the burn up towards Loch Meallan Gobhar and then turned north west and up easy slopes to the rocky top. Great viewpoint.Campbell Singer24/10/2017
4 of 4: From A896 at 848481ChrisR18/09/2017
Parked at high point on road. Up the ridge line then a direct route to top threading then stone outcrops. Undulating ground. Better to park further down toeards Shieldaig and climb up through the coire.nordicstar17/08/2016
Rocky steps much of the way up. Easier but less interesting route down.jenx17/08/2016
self (at Newton)davidsbatty22/05/2016
MC JC O. From high point in road through shallow, broken cliff bands. Very wet underfoot. Grey day but stayed dry.Martin6617/11/2015
Great view from this hilltallblond07/05/2015
from high point on road up to small lochan then through crags to the summit.robertphillips15/11/2014
Track shown on map from A896 to fish farm not apparent on the ground. Parked in layby at NG84632 48499. The hill well defended by crags which can all be bypassed or tackled as whimsy allows.Martin R27/09/2014
From the east. Track to fish farm on map doesn't exist!AndrewFinnimore10/05/2014
With Mora, from the A896 to EastBLACKHILL06/04/2013
Steeply uphill over dry deer grass to cross dips involving several downs as well as ups, scrambling through 5 or 6 sandstone cliff-lets to boiler plate covered sandstone top. Many cairns. Highest boulder had a few stones in a heap on top. 10.30.arranc05/06/2009
Overcast, good views, shattered top, visited lots of bits, checked coords with gps.iangalbraith12/06/2008
From the road over frozen ground.Eddie18/02/2006
Ascended from high point on A896.JohnW30/06/2005
Approx dateRHW01/01/1999
Johnny Corbett18/06/2019
Dave McG04/06/2018
Tom Mundell05/04/2015
Trekking toes05/04/2015
Norrie Muir14/11/2014
Lionel Bidwell16/05/2014
Tony Rogers11/05/2014
Dee Rogers11/05/2014
Tony S30/08/2013
Lorna S30/08/2013