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, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
sarahk13/07/2024
patrick25/06/2024
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
Sick Kid09/06/2024
weaselmaster09/06/2024
davezeking28/04/2024
GavinTheobald 322/04/2024
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
Capt Malbec01/04/2024
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
ThickIce01/09/2023
LesH26/08/2023
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
Chris Mac04/06/2023
chazzyboy1919/04/2023
Tricky15/04/2023
Robinho0825/03/2023
TommyG07/01/2023
weaselmaster02/12/2022
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
langskill14/07/2022
NickF07/06/2022
Steep up and steep down the otherside to bag the Graham next to it.Jhimmy23/04/2022
geoffreycurnock29/03/2022
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
 yorkielad21/03/2022
SunnyAdventures03/12/2021
Came in round Stob Breac. New bridge in place to get you back over the River Lairg to the track.JimT16/10/2021
Am Bodach18/08/2021
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
Stavanger Toestub11/10/2020
with skyeGrimpeur123407/10/2020
Crawford Lindsay26/09/2020
wintergreen26/09/2020
TamCollie23/08/2020
saas08/06/2020
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
Sick Kid25/10/2019
weaselmaster25/10/2019
bogdodger24/10/2019
Bisquitine13/07/2019
Ralph23/06/2019
MuckleG19/04/2019
Anticlockwise around the horseshoe from Inverlochlarig.davidpettit8418/04/2019
Wayne Morris18/02/2019
andrew brown19/01/2019
GavinTheobald 203/01/2019