Name:Stob a' Choin
Hill number:43
Height:867.2m / 2845ft
SMC/RHB Section:01C: Loch Lomond to Strathyre
County/UA:Stirling
Topographical area:HS09 Ledi-choin
Catchment:Forth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Corbett, High Hills of Britain,
Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,C,HHB,Y)
Grid ref:NN 41724 15968
Summit feature:cairn on outcrop
Drop:478m
Col:389m  NN451141  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 56
(1:25k) OL46N 365N
Observations:this is the S top which is 1m higher than N top 120m away at NN 41678 16074; outcrop 50m W is 0.5m lower
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 329 users)ByDate of Ascent
From free CP to NE. Track to NN 427175 then made way up to gate at NN 422166 and suddenly out of clag into blue sky and sun - a cloud inversion - magnificent. Crossed ravine/stream NN 421165, where W to begin final climb to top from NN 417165, avoiding any scrambling - steep grass all the way. Down E/SE ridge picking up SIMs to col at NN 441144. Up to An Stuchd and onto Graham (picking up sub-SIMs on route) to Stob Breac. Chose shortest option of three descents - due S - very steep and crags. Luckily I happened upon a deer trod into a ravine which I descended on my backside clinging on for dear life - this was the only crag I could not avoid. Steep descent continued, eventually to reach track at NN 446178. This 0.65 mile took me an hour. Right on track to hole in deer fence at NN 4469 1783. S to track at NN 446182 and relief.carole engel15/06/2024
With John from car park at Inverlochlarig. Followed track W along river until footbridge then aimed SSW steeply up to the shoulder of Stob a' Choin south of Amar Stob a' Choin. After reaching summit, descended and re-ascended E up to Meall Reamhar and continued E to Meall Reamhar's N top, before descending NNE down Creag nan Saighead to about 400m, then headed NW, descending back down to footbridge, and followed track back to car park. Dry, and warm down low, but cold wind on exposed tops. Total time 4h 13min.mproudfoot01/04/2024
From Inverlochlarig. Lower slopes very boggy, good going wending through the crags to reach the N ridge, then extremely sketchy soft snow on very steep grass. The summit was reached with relief, and the views were extensive. Over Meall Reamhar and Creag na h-Iolaire and down the ridge of Creag nan Saighead. Lovely and sunny in the glen. 12.5km, 4h 30Rockdoctor31/03/2024
Solo from Inverlochlarig Farm. Good track along River Larig and over excellent new bridge. Heavy rain and poor visiblity. Very steep SW then up N ridge to Stob a'Choin summit. Along the ridge in very limited visibility, over Meall Reamhow North Top, Meall Reamhow, and Creag na h-lolaire. Descent to N via Creag nan Saighead and back to the bridge.John Lee15/07/2023
Standard route from Inverlochlarig, rising more steeply than planned from the footbridge to avoid cattle. Otherwise no problems, steep but good grassy going, avoiding the ravine section of the stream by crossing at 450m asl. Cloud base at 750m unfortunately. Then onwards to Meall Mor.Owen B19/09/2022
Parked in the car park and followed the farm road through Inverlochlarig and on to the splendid new footbridge. Then followed the SMC route up the desperately steep ascent of the Stob a' Choin. Then along the ridge visiting Meall Reamhow North Top, Meall Reamhow, and Creag na h-lolaire; before a tricky steep descent to Creag Chaorannach, and on to the pleasant little bump Cnoc na Nathach. Then S to N along the Stob Breac ridge, where the going is much easier. Visited outlier Beinn Mheadonach, An Stuchd, Sob Breac Far South Top, Stob Breac South Top, and finally Stob Breac. I did not fancy a lengthy steep descent after so many steep sections already. So, I backtracked to the col before the south top, turned west, taking a gently graded grassy rake with a stream much the way to the top of the forest. I then went down the gap followed by the stream with a dog leg to the grassy forest road. Much of the route was slow going, so a 9 hour trek trek covering 20km with 1400m of ascent.silveracorn_alan25/08/2022
Steep up and steep down the otherside to bag the Graham next to it.Jhimmy23/04/2022
Lovely day. Though going on the NE ridge. Tricky descent in the maze of outcrops to see bridge. With Janice and Brian.Play2End22/03/2022
Came in round Stob Breac. New bridge in place to get you back over the River Lairg to the track.JimT16/10/2021
From Inverlochlarig, circuit of Stob a Choin, Meall Reamhar N & Main, Creag na h-Iolaire, Creag Chaorannach and Cnoc na Nathrach, returning down Glen Sgionie. The ladder stile visible from Cnoc na Nathrach is not a good entry point to the glen - I would try the following the burn from the SE corner of the forest next time.TRG31814/04/2021
From Inverlochlarig by the old forest track in Glen Sgionie and a steep, boggy exit SW, a traverse to Cruinn Bheinn and superb views over Loch Katrine, back over the boggy col to Creag Chaorannach, a rising traverse above Coire an Laoigh to the bealach E of Stob a'Choin and steeply to its three summits. Tired and with protesting knees, I abandoned my plan of returning over the two tops of Meall Reamhar and Creag na h-Iolaire to descend the NE ridge, and instead picked and slid my way down the N ridge and NE grassy gully, crossing the Larig on stones and following the Inverlochlarig track back.Nick Down103/04/2021
Stob Breac (G), Stob a'Choin (C), Meall Mor (G), 25km, 10hrsHuwel03/02/2021
with skyeGrimpeur123407/10/2020
Circuit from car park at Inverlochlarig via Stob Breac. Found a way off somehow to the NE. Bridge over River Larig at 427175 is washed away so I forded the river.sclater07/02/2020
Anticlockwise around the horseshoe from Inverlochlarig.davidpettit8418/04/2019
7 top round from inverlochlarig C/W along track then along side of burn to open area, cnoc na nathrach, cruinn bheinn,creag chaorannach, creah na h lolaire, meall reamhar, meall reamhar north top, stob a choin revisit.robertphillips10/11/2018
Not sure which summit is the highest, so we did both. First snow of the winter fell last night adding to a spectacularly clear day and fab views all around.summitter05/11/2017
Veryhappybunny09/08/2017
From N with Martin Groom. Good views to N and axe useful for remnants of snow.davechaffey09/03/2017
From Inverlochlarig, taking very steep direct ascent of Stob a'Choin,joining N ridge above the crags and visiting the slightly lower tops as well as Stob a'Choin. Along ridge to Meall Reamhar,Creag na h-Iolaire then descent N along pleasant ridge with slight path and less steep ground. Clouds covering the tops.RobertP19/02/2017
Biked in from just east of the hotel and a quick circuit of Stob a Chroin and Creag na h-lolairedickscroop07/11/2016
Gosh! What a jolly steep Corbett! A good walk though, with enjoyable thrutching up the grassy ramp onto the ridge. The ridge home over Meall Reamhar is a very enjoyable walk, nice ups and downs, and glimpses of good views through the mist.Gill14/08/2016
Set up camp in Glen to east of Stob a'choin walked up a slog up to summit. Grand views and a a bit of food taken at peak. Fine peak. Then descended to Stob Breac. Conditions deteriorating. Company: Martin Stewartiandesbottes16/07/2016
SoloVin30/04/2016
Carried on to Stob Breacduchally13/05/2015
From Inverlochlarig car park. Very, very steep!bowlesy08/05/2015
Climbed from Inverlochlairig with ChrisPeterb08/05/2015
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave11/04/2015
At last finished region 1 Marilyns. Second attempt and had already got the subsidiary tops so just did a full frontal assault threading through the crags. No time to be sentimental.Martin R18/10/2014
Circuit from Inverlochlarigrjf3523/07/2014
Solo from Road end. Cut over bridge to old farm, burn ok but tree cover made for hard going. Track and bridge faster if less interesting option. Steep up through wet grass to gain North ridge. Both tops to ensure summit. Both look same height. Onto sub Hump and other tops to Graham Stob Breac ridge.nordicstar11/08/2013
Stob a Choin (NN 416159) S/F NN 402105. 4th attempt to climb this one!! Very hot and humid day, really quite knackered by it. Paddled across Loch Katrine from jetty to camp site for overnight camp. Walk up valley following previous attempts then long traverse to gap at 402156. Double sumit, hard to say which is true one. Good visibility all day but just below cloud at topJohn Young01/05/2013
from carpark inverlochlarig track then across foot bridge, up to bealach then summit.robertphillips03/01/2013
A gem of a hill with Jim Bloomer& Johnny Corbett on a direct ascent.Dugswell205/06/2012
1 of 11: From Inverlochlarig CP.ChrisR12/05/2012
RHW28/04/2012
CK SheilaS20/09/2011
From Inverlochlarig car park and footbridge at 428174. Steep but nice short grass. Views from summit to Galloway hills. Continued to Stob Breac.Topographer5709/08/2011
Richard Cooper's last Corbett Galltywenallt26/02/2011
Solo fr Inverlochlarig. Up NE ridge and down directly NNW/N from summit (of Stob a' Choin). Bright day, cold W wind, I had to wait & try to avoid sheepgathering at farm when returning east along tracks in valley.NorfolkPT2125/10/2010
R On way to SOC Tulloch w/e Full winter good Richard Tait10/02/2010
Alone.Grinner12/09/2009
From Inverlochlarig to Stob a'Choin, Stob Bread and Beinn StacachGallovidian25/07/2009
With Mora from InverlochlarigBLACKHILL14/07/2009
And 08/06/2020chrispine12/02/2008
With DJB and BAH. Good weather, quite tiring as we hadn't been on the hills for a while.douglas_easton01/06/2007
climbed from inverlochlarigbuggerlugs26/05/2007
AloneSpudGunn21/03/2007
MC JC From Inverlochlarig. Steep wet slopes with snow on top 500'.Strong wind from NW with occasional snow. Interesting shieling t=remains beside R, Larig including a circular storage structure. Surrounding slopes heavily covered in snow.Martin6619/11/2000
On way home after very wet week. Circuit from Inverlochlarig as per SMC Corbett guide.Aye Jimmy28/10/2000
Very steep wee hill which provides a great viewpoint of the Trossachs and aroundgman09/09/1999
sololittle al18/07/1999
Sun, sleet, average views from top.iangalbraith29/11/1998
From Inverlochlarig My first Scottish hillcelticrambler16/05/1998
From end of road beyond Loch Voil. 1 mile beyond Inverlochlarig crossed river and 800m frther to sheepfold complex. On steeply on swamp and grass towards bealach and SW grassy trod to grassy knoll and N ridge. 650' climb on very hard snow. steps cut probably yesterday. Crampons on for 700 plus steps to N top and final gentle trod to S top. On descent right crampon came off 1/2 way down. Continued without, lost footing, slid on back for 100', smashed crampon into snow to act as brake. Stood up. Scragged two fingers on left hand, right forearm under anorak and outside of right calf. Blood on snow. Gently down to car.arranc06/04/1996
With Ken From Inverlochlarig Farmfergie03/04/1996
Solo HFB17/12/1995
Evening rin up Stob a'Choin from Balquidder roadside.Eddie01/08/1995
Self and Taffy (with permission from farm)Invicta1417/06/1995
From InverlochlarigGallovidian17/04/1994
Route 21 on Cicerone guide to be published in 2012ancient brit24/10/1993
Ascended from car park at Inverlochlarig.JohnW04/06/1993
Jackdonmeister11/08/1992
Might only have visited north top, so not ticked.russell6125/04/1992
Corbett bagging: Stob a'Choin, and Meall an t-Seallaidh & Creag MacRanaich (two walks) RHW01/06/1991
sclater02/01/1991
With six friends. From car park at the end of road at NN445184. Went up the NE ridge from Glen Sgionie, then NW and W to Stob a' Choin. I and another member of the party went back to col to east and descended south, then contouring round to east. Others descended steeply to the west. Much snow on ground. Bright, clear day with good views.pwbellarby03/01/1986
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