Name:Creag na h-Iolaire
Hill number:5721
Height:834.9m / 2739ft
Parent (Ma):43  Stob a' Choin
RHB Section:01C: Loch Lomond to Strathyre
County/UA:Stirling
Catchment:Forth
Class:Simm, Corbett Top
(Tu,Sim,CT)
Grid ref:NN 42733 15378
Summit feature:outcrop
Drop:30.2m
Col:804.6m  NN 4264 1542  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 56
(1:25k) OL46N 365N
Observations:rock 25m N at NN 42728 15403 is as high
Survey:Abney level/Leica RX1250
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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 Lee14/07/2023
Parked at Inverlochlarig for a circuit of 5 Simms and an HF (and a few subs). 5/6. Visited both tops.PGCE20/05/2023
From car park, along track to new bridge and the up north ridge. Iron fence posts guide the way along summit ridge.BaggerGutt18/11/2022
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
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
Straightforward route up break in forest from car park at Inverlochlarig to Stob Breac, An Stuchd, Beinn Mheadhonach, Creag na h-Iolaire, Meall Reamhar and Stob a' Choin.sclater07/02/2020
A detour on a drive up from Glasgow to Glen Lyon. In cloud with rain almost all the way. From Inverlochlarig along track to bridge then more or less straight up north ridge. In the conditions of zero visibility not worth visiting other two tops both of which I had done before and time was pressing.dickscroop31/05/2019
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.robertphillips10/11/2018
Swings and roundabouts. The last update granted me an armchair Marilyn tick but robbed me of a Simm and Stirling completion. Now rectified, an ascent on a grim morning of low cloud and drizzle; there was no incentive to continue over the CorbettColin Crawford04/08/2018
Bit of a slog up the ridge from the north, but well worth it for the view south.summitter05/11/2017
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
Stroll along ridge to corbett. Company: Martin Stewartiandesbottes16/07/2016
SoloVin30/04/2016
With Stob a' Choin, Meall Reamhar & Stob Breac.duchally13/05/2015
With Ian Soulsby.Dangerous Dave11/04/2015
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. Onto sub Hump and other tops to Graham Stob Breac ridge. Mist and rain after the CTs.nordicstar11/08/2013
Continue to sCT with Jim Bloomer again lovely spot. Then descend ridge back to bridgeDugswell205/06/2012
4 of 11: from Meall Reamhar.ChrisR12/05/2012
Circuit from Inverlochlarig RHW28/04/2012
on descent from Sob a' Choin 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
On circuit including Stob a'Choin.Aye Jimmy28/10/2000
Solo HFB17/12/1995
Evening rin up Stob a'Choin from Balquidder roadside.Eddie01/08/1995
Simm top up 2018,although I think I might have done this with Liz and Muddy when we did Stob a' Choin on a spectacularly foul day. I remember a discussion as to which was the top so we probably did both it and Reamhar but not certain so needed a revisit. Much better day today, great views.IainT03/09/1958
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