Name:An Cruachan
Hill number:1273
Height:435m / 1427ft
SMC/RHB Section:17B: Minginish and the Cuillin Hills
Topographical area:SK01 Alasdair-gillean
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NG 38177 22503
Summit feature:trig point
Col:212m  NG394230  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 32
(1:25k) 411
Survey:obvious summit
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Beware Fairy Pools CP (NG424258) is £8. I parked for free at NG419251 (sp ht 49). Track then old atv from NG 39546 23070 helped across bad ground. Truagh Mheall (surprising hard to get off), An Cruachan, Beinn Staic, Beinn A Bhraghad. Began descent from NG407249 - S then SE - to logging track (full of brash) at NG410 246, leading to good track at NG409244carole engel02/06/2023
From the higher fairy pools car park 423263. Straight across road and over a gate onto the track. Turned right. Left up 3rd firebreak (417267). Bit of a path up left hand side of stream, until out of trees, going underfoot not bad but it was dry. Followed ridgeline ti trig, then around crater, to summit. Followed ridge down to Bealach Eadar Da Bheinn, a bit rough underfoot in parts but not too boggy, then followed bits of animal tracks up Beinn Staic. Followed ridgeline down grassy slopes to Bealach Brittle. It is possible to descend avoidng the trees. Up track to high point and ATV track over a gate then followed bits of animal tracks and ATV track to An Cruachan. Back down to Bealach Brittle then followed higher path around back to gate opposite car park and across gate and back to car park. Pleasant 8.9mile circuit with good views of Rhum, Eigg and the Cuillins.JulieB21/05/2023
Parking in forest gateway NG419250. Track SW to Bealach Brittle, bog to broken gate at pt214, moderate veg to top, though it seemed to take forever. Back same way.Isbjorn17/02/2023
with Sue HardenC03/06/2021
Park up at FP car park and followed forestry track from the car parkMatt290129/12/2020
Following Beinn a’Bhràghad and Beinn Staic. There is an obvious firebreak gap off Beinn Staic. Fine hill and great views.N.Morters11/10/2020
From Eynort. Up forest tracks to Coire Mor, then followed firebreak shown on OS Explorer due S out of forest. Really tricky going until cleared the treeline. Descended NE ridge to Bealach Brittle - had to be careful to avoid cliffs in thick cloud.quadbarrel13/07/2020
The standard route up the forestry track from Glen Brittle. Set off in a stiff gale, which somehow stopped completely after I had gone a short way up the track, so that I could loaf around in the sun on the top admiring the splendid view of the Cuillins, Long Isle and Small Isles.Gill04/10/2019
From 419250.Met another walker at the summit and we both sat watching a pair of golden eagles.NormanW10/06/2019
Bike from Glenbrittle Hut to bealach and easy ascent from there. Good views but Ridge in cloud.fasgadh04/01/2019
3of4: From Beinn Staic.ChrisR26/11/2018
Sunny round while Cuillin stay in gradually rising cloud till about 5.30pm when they finally lifted off the summits. clockwise round from Glenbrittle Memorial hut where staying with York Alpine Club for the week. Beinn an Eoin, Truagh Mheall, An Cruachan, Beinn Staic, Beinn a Bhraghad W top, Beinn a Bhraghadvegibagger14/05/2017
From NE via Bhragaid and Staic. Archipelago viewpoint and perfect views of Black Cuillin from return track.Topographer5707/05/2017
park 412 237 cross river over lower track up to upper track to bealach to top, 1.5 hours.robertphillips08/10/2016
Great views of the snow clad Cuillins. Easy up from the high point on the track.jenx13/02/2016
From high point on track, drivable and parking just for a car off the road, simple ascent then with superb Cuillin views with Jenxnordicstar13/02/2016
Parked at junction with minor road at 419250, up track to summit then went across to Bhraghad and down firebreaks to car.AndrewFinnimore08/07/2014
Eynort,Beinn a'Bhraghad, Beinn Staic, An Cruachan, Kraiknish, Eynort.tim74713/09/2013
With Mora from minor road in Glen Brittle at ng 423258BLACKHILL07/10/2012
From footbridge near Bualintur, bagged Truagh Mheall on the way (not inentionally, mind you). And then broke my rule not to go Humping and went for Beinn Staic as well. Very wet and windy.Martin R06/03/2012
With: hb; We climbed this starting from Glen Brittle whilst the boys were cycling. Straight up the side from Bualintur then across the moor to the top. I took an impressive panorama of the west side of the Cuilins. We returned by the same route.Ian Baines21/07/2011
With: ib; Helen Baines21/07/2011
Week in Skye with Clare College RockclimbingMark Jackson06/07/2011
Combined this with a coastal walk from Glen Brittle to the sea stack at Stac Tuill and then cut in land to make a circular walk. A Golden Eagle flew over the summit as we reached it. With Reg Clucas.BobKelly10/06/2010
Park at start of forest road. Gentle gradient to bealach, then off track for very rough 400m crossing to a gate onto grassy hillside. To first rise of ridge. Faint path developed with odd footprints. Vanessa 9766 cemented to boulders. 12.40. Mist.arranc09/10/2007
Revisit. Fine rock & grass summit, impressive NE ridge, despite wind & rain. Visited the 2 Marilyns plus intervening Yeaman, with Ali Wilson, Alan Dawson and Brent Lynam during a week at Portree.RHW27/12/2006
Sunny afternoon jog from Glen Brittle after giving up The Ridge in puring rain at Sgurr Mhic Choinnich.Eddie04/09/1999
Date is first visit. Notes from later...fine ridge & summit. brittle road @ 419249, clockwise bypassing beinn staic RHW04/06/1999
NB BP & IVin25/03/1986
Ascended from Glenbrittle in clearing weather.JohnW09/04/1985
Dave Geere17/05/2022
Simon Winton19/01/2020
Lindsay M11/05/2019
Janet M11/05/2019
Sick Kid15/06/2018
Tom Mundell07/01/2018
Trekking toes07/01/2018