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Name:Beinn Chaorach
Hill number:173
Height:818m / 2684ft
RHB Section:02B: Glen Lyon to Glen Dochart and Loch Tay
County/UA:Argyll and Bute, Stirling
Catchment:Tay
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,Y)
Grid ref:NN 35888 32814
Summit feature:embedded rock 1m SE of trig pillar
Drop:180m
Col:638m  NN362340  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50
(1:25k) 377E
Observations:almost as high as flush bracket
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 386 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With M. Steep descent from Beinn Odhair and even steeper climb up, but straightforward.douglas_easton30/05/2024
Beinn Chaorach & Cam Chreag from Dalrigh. 1 of 3thekirkie pirate23/10/2023
From A82 lay-by, 2nd of 5 Corbett’s and 2nd steep climb of day after decent From Beinn Odhar.PeterD06/06/2023
Straight up from Auchtertyre, where there is a walkers car park. Gorgeous day 24C and not a cloud in the sky.Robertgee30/05/2023
DRC walk from Auchtertyre Farm: Beinn Chaorach, Cam Chreag and its South Top.TRG31823/04/2023
Beinn Chaorach, Cam Chreag and CC South Top from Auchtertyre. Along the track under the railway, past the shielings to the top opf the zig-zags, up BC's south ridge, across the bealach on a small path south of the peat hags, and along the toplets running South from CC as far as the one beyond the lochan east of the South Top. I descended WSW to arrive at the initially very marshy track along Gleann a'Chlachain at around 368333.Nick Down118/09/2022
From the A82 layby for a round of Beinn Challuim South Top, Cam Chreag and Beinn Chaorach.rhalstead16/09/2022
Clockwise round of Beinn Odhar, Beinn Chaorach and Cam Chreag, starting in the dark from the Dalrigh car park (just off the A82 partway up between Crianlarich and Tyndrum). Walked the WHW to Tyndrum and onwards over the railway bridge to head up Beinn Odhar. From Beinn Odhar, nearly a 500m drop down into Glen Cumhang, and a ~400m steep pathless re-ascent up Beinn Chaorach. However, after that, a fairly easy going ascent over to Cam Chreag finished the main ascents for the day - down to Glen Clachain and out via the track (initially quite wet). Good wee day out on the Tyndum hills - total time 6h 5min.mproudfoot06/09/2022
Climbed with Tim on a nice clear but cloudy day easter weekendamcculloch16/04/2022
Mirek and DuncanMunroist393523/09/2021
With Sunny. Beinn Chaorach (C), Carn Chreag (C) Stob nan Clach (MT)Huwel13/09/2021
From Auchtertyre CP, up track to shielings, straight up ridge to Beinn Chaorach, round to Cam Chreag N & S Tops, descending west to pick up track down the west side of Gleann Chlachain back to start.TRG31827/05/2021
From Beinn Odhar. Fairly good terrain but pathless and steep in places.Owen B22/05/2021
From A82 at Auch via Beinn Heasgarnaich, Creag Mhor and Cam Chreag. Along the ridge from Cam Chreag on ascent, then descended N then NW to hit hydro track in Glen Coralan. Very steep but fun and grassy.quadbarrel17/04/2021
a runTamCollie06/09/2020
14 miles 2708ft walk, Start at By-The-Way campsite Tyndrum, follow West Highland Way to Auchtertyre up track along Alt Gleann a' Chlachain up and along ridge to Beinn Chaorach and Trig follow old fence post south back onto track the West Highland Way back to Tyndrum.stephenbuda16/08/2020
Solo fr Auchtertyre parking after driving north fr Lakes. 2h up & down, low cloud, cold NW breeze & some light rain, grass and sheep! Very dull hill, no views.NorfolkPT2115/07/2020
A beautifully sunny last day of the decade drew us to Strath Fillan. Did Beinn Chaorach and Cam Chreag from the wigwams and yurts of Auchtertyre - up the former from the Shieling village and down the latter via Coreheynan. Lovely walk, lovely company, lovely post-hike cafe in the former St Fillan's church. Here's to 2020 and more days like this!summitter31/12/2019
From layby on A82 just N of Tyndrum, followed track up Beinn Odhar, down to bealach between Alt Cumhang and Allt a' Chaol Ghlinne and up to Beinn Chaorach, then along ridge to summit of Cam Chreag, descending to Coreheynan, followed tracks down to Auchtertyre, then back to Tyndrum along West Highland Waykdbennett24/08/2019
Very steep ascent from low col. Veryhappybunny06/07/2019
With Mick & Mary.MickyRoss27/05/2019
Five Corbetts as described in the SMC guidebook.davidpettit8419/04/2019
Soloed the five.iansm30/08/2018
Marygarbo110330/06/2018
The 5 Corbetts from the summit of the A82 between Tyndrum and the Bridge of Orchy. Beinn Odhar, Beinn Chaorach, Cwm Chreag, Beinn nam Fuaran, and Beinn a' Chaisteil. A major undertaking in one day, being 27km with 2150m ascent, taking 9h30m.silveracorn_alan20/08/2017
Round of Odhar, Chaorach and Cam Chreag. Climbed Odhar directly from the roadside and then down and up Chaorach. over. Very steep climbs in hot conditions. (24c), great visibility.Roblex24/07/2017
S ridge from Auchtertyre Farm. Easy grassy slopes. On way to Cam Creag.Winterfloodian20/07/2017
A glorious day's bagging of 3 Corbetts from Tyndrum. Clear views, sunny and a cool breeze. Beinn Odhar is easily the best of the 3 hills, a fine pointy cone, but Beinn Chaorach and Cam Chreag are also very fine. Perfect easy going, even on the steep ups and downs. I went out to the end of the Cam Chreag ridge (just in case of future resurveys), and this gives good views along Glen Lochay. I wouldn't recommend the direct descent from the 859m bealach. It's fine down to the fence, but then it's purgatorial going through the regenerating woodland, for which read lots of hidden holes containing dead saplings, misguidedly planted in a bog. It's only short though, and the going gets better once you find the ATV track. Back to Tyndrum on the West Highland way. Overall, an excellent walk. One of the few Corbett rounds where there is no stalking.Gill22/09/2016
Did after Beinn Odhar & before Cam Chreagduchally12/07/2016
Solo. From Beinn Odhair.Dangerous Dave04/07/2016
Second on 5 Corbett round.Lionel Bidwell13/05/2016
Anti-clockwise circuit of the two Corbetts and one Graham top fro A82 to south. Wet, thawing snow made for tricky going on the steep descent to the west of Beinn Chaorach - needed the axe. Ascents more straightfotwarddickscroop29/04/2016
CK SheilaS25/03/2016
Clockwise circuit of Beinn Chaorach & Cam Chreag from Auchtertyre Farm. On own.MorecambeMonkey13/03/2016
fa, 2 in party, sleet, snow and grim on top, 12km round trip from kirkton farm.rum doodle 21/02/2016
The 2nd of 5 on the Tyndrum Corbett round. Steep sided ascent with no real alternative.Jhimmy24/08/2015
Beinn Challium horseshoe.justin99910/08/2015
Round of 5 Corbetts. Afternoon start, with overnight camp at beallach between Beinn nam Fuaran and Beinn a'Chaisteil.RobertP25/07/2015
21st – Solo. From Crianlarich, follow WHW to Auchtertyre, S ridge of Beinn Chaorach, descend NW, then W ridge to Cam Chreag, return to bealach contour round then direct ascent W to Beinn Odhar, WHW to Tyndrum. Dry, sunny day, but fairly cool.RGibbs19/07/2015
tickchazzyboy1909/04/2015
Auch Corbetts with Robert Wight from WHW carpark at top of Tyndrum road. Mostly in cloud but easy nav due to fenceposts. 10 hours.alexmaclennan04/04/2015
Hard work but great views. Company: Jake the Black Lab.iandesbottes12/10/2013
As part of the Auch 5. straight up from th.e A82. Fantastic viewsbowlesy25/08/2013
selfdavidsbatty04/09/2012
with Ken, 11.5 hr day on the Auch 5 Corbett round, warm sun, cold air, great views. Fantastic day and both in fine form. Highlights B Odhar summit and Beinn a Chasteil ridge descentniallp05/05/2012
round of 5 corbetts beinn odhar,beinn chaorah,cam chreag, beinn nam fuarn, beinn a chaisteil,robertphillips27/12/2011
Auch 3 only this time. Sunny spells, hot, slight breeze, good views, seemed vertical.iangalbraith30/07/2011
From Beinn Odhar and then on to Cam Chreag. Forked lightning in distance to east from summit.campagvelocet08/07/2011
En route from Beinn Odhar to Cam Chreag.Topographer5704/05/2011
Trig revisit. Flattish stony grassy summit. From S, Car pk at Auchtertyre. Good track then long easy grassy ascent. Nice firm snow, great views.RHW31/01/2010