From there, it’s plain sailing back down to Loch Earn and your car. However, a much more satisfying route can be had by combining it with the lesser frequented Ben Our and then ascending by its north west shoulder.… The two peaks are separated by a bealach at over 700m so you can easily bag them both in one outing. Stuc a’Chroin (peak of danger) is one of three Munros in the Crieff & Loch Earn range. I mean we just basically recreated what we were told was a Sly Stallone classic before walking through ground which could summon up some swamp monster any second. Although once we hit our lovely flat part through “the bowl” of the hills things went a little downhill again. Ben Vorlich is a very popular hillwalk from Loch Earn and a fine viewpoint, whilst the continuation to Stuc a'Chroin is a more serious walk with steep, rocky ground. A clear well-maintained path to the summit of Ben Vorlich, from where the link to Stuc a' Chroin is on rougher ground. Or the expert mountaineering style route down the rocky side of Ben Vorlich, essentially taking you to the cliff faced side of Stuc A Chroin which would definitely define “climbing”. Climbing Ben Vorlich from the bealach. We kept just looking for previous boot prints in the mud. To climb or not to climb? The Contour Collection - Stuc a'Chroin & Ben Vorlich Print Like so many people during the lockdown, I turned to the great outdoors to escape from all the madness! Length 8.3 mi Elevation gain 3,700 ft Route type Loop Stuc a’Chroin from Ben Vorlich. I’m a former waiter and manager for Pizza Hut, now an adventure seeker and travel consultant. Lets just say Ailsa wasn’t the only of us to suffer from wet feet from this point on. Ben Vorlich is located just south of Loch Earn and the two of these mountains (or one in our case) make for a … Stuc a’Chroin (peak of danger) has been my Moby Dick this year and I’ve finally bagged it. So lets just say, we absolutely smashed it out the park! Maybe I can help. Ben Vorlich & Stuc a'Chroin By Colin Hogarth. Be sure to stay on the right, the path does fade an re-emerge but you don’t want to find yourself in amongst the rocks. We celebrated at the summit, delighted to have finally got there. < Back to Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Chroin summary page < Ben Vorlich and Stuc a' Chroin 1st story < Back to Scotland page with links to other walks < Back to Crieff and Strathearn intro page. Once you’ve reached the summit of Ben Vorlich and ready to continue on to Stuc a’Chroin, there’s a faded path to the West. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. We found ourselves off the route a few times, it’s scary how easy it can happen. From there, continue the path West and you’ll see some sort of path heading downhill. Closer up, they are more different. ( Log Out / Now I’ve never seen Cliffhanger, Stuart has never seen Cliffhanger, Ailsa has never seen Cliffhanger. Often it is combined with Stuc a'Chroin by those want to tick off as many munros as possible. I’ll just continue the route from the Ben Vorlich summit. Solid ground at last for the home stretch. 16/06/2019. ( Log Out / To reach the Ben Vorlich at Loch Earn, follow the A84 from Callander. Stuc a'Chroin is a steep and rocky peak, involving a scramble when ascended (as is … Ben Vorlich itself gave its summit and its views reasonably well! Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’ Chroin are in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. It’s a steep descent but no where near as bad as the ascent! Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorlich are neighbours with almost parallel SE ridges and they are connected by the Bealach an Dubh Choirein. Welcome to Alzos Adventures! Which was nice enough to still be a few hundred metres away from the actual summit, but thankfully was all flat along the way. We walked down towards … Followed the path, a little boggy at times so we had to find a drier route around. But their is an easy enough path to fallow all the way to the bealach. Living in Scotland, I started climbing Munros and the map contours inspired me to start 'The Contour Collection'. Much more than meets the eye on this monstrosity. We walked down towards … So let me clarify…apparently there is 2 routes to Stuc A Chroin. Route description: Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin Munros included on this walk: Ben Vorlich (Loch Earn) , Stuc a'Chroin Time taken: 6 hours Distance: 13.5 km Ascent: 1145m Ben Vorlich is a very popular hillwalk from Loch Earn and a fine viewpoint, whilst the continuation to Stuc a'Chroin is a more serious walk with rocky ground and scrambling.… A Stùc a' Chroin északi oldala sokkal sziklásabb, és meredekebb, mint az északkeleti szomszédjáé, hagyományos módon mégis innen, a Ben Vorlich csúcsán keresztül közelítik meg. Once you reach the more level surface, make your way across the bealach and then the fun begins. The path was clearly outlined (for most parts) so it was simple enough to follow. Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’ Chroin are in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Poor Ailsa suffering trying to handle the bogs in a pair of trainers made it a slightly less enjoyable experience for her, but one issue was slowly arising in all of our minds. I’ll definitely not hand your details to anyone either! The full walk around the side of Ben Vorlich was just one long continuous ongoing bog! Spirits were high knowing that Ben Vorlich was a steady enough climb and all pathed (see previous post) however, would these spirits continue towards the cruel mistress which was Stuc A Chroin (translated to Peak of Harm or Danger). I still have no idea if this is a good or a bad thing but if anyone wants to let me know if he was filling us with hope or fear I’d be happy to find out. To a Chroin (9 miles total) head down the west side from the summit of Ben Vorlich, veering to a south westerly direction and onto to the bealach (Bealach an Dubh Corrien) then follow the track leading toward the ominous looking broken buttress of Stuc a Chroin. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. We enjoyed our time at the top of what was possibly one of the toughest climbs I had experienced so far. We did eventually make Stuc A Chroin in the end! Ben Vorlich / Stuc a'Chroin / Beinn Each 13 October 2015 on #runslessepic Alongside Ben Lomond, Ben Vorlich and Stuc a'Chroin are perhaps the two Munros easiest accessible from the central belt, which makes them very popular. Ben Vorlich and its sister Stuc a’ Chroin come as a pair and a double Munro ascent is popular, summiting Stuc on the way down. The photos are below for a wee gander if you fancy it and the August competition is still live for subscribers. Nice and simple right? Got our photos and a well earned rest, then it was time to head back down. Stùc a' Chroin is a mountain located in the southern part of the Highlands of Scotland. 2020/10/22 Life’s twists and turns can take you to some unusual places and a recent walk of the two Munros, Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’Chroin, from the shore of Loch Earn, near Lochearnhead, gave me plenty to think about and ponder. I was getting my legs swallowed up to my shins at point (Geo’s hips) and it just never ended. Creagan nan Gabhar. All 4 of us powered our way to the top! Photoshoot number one was done and dusted and we ventured towards peak number 2. I can finally say I’ve done all the Crieff and Loch Earn Munros! Well in our typical fashion we still managed to mess it up and get lost! ( Log Out / That’s all for another adventure. I want to come clean on one thing before I continue. But just like the cliff face of Stuc A Chroin we persevered (as if we had a choice, we wanted to get home) and we eventually made it out the far end and back to the solid, dry path leading us back to the car down Ben Vorlich. It didn’t look too far off, and we were armed with great weather, and a bit of knowledge about an easy bypass path. It was an interesting start to say the least. Well this was a boggy yet hilarious venture to say the least. A hegy csúcsán át húzódik Perth és Kinross és Stirling megye határa, ugyanakkor a Loch Lomond és Trossachs Nemzeti Park területén található. Geein ye' fitness tips, recipes and tales of adventure fae the bonniest country in the world. As I said previously, I’m delighted to finally have Stuc a’Chroin in the bag. I knew there was a path up through them and there was nothing too technical involved. But I will admit that it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Ben Vorlich (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn Mhùrlaig) is a mountain located in the southern part of the Highlands of Scotland. With the weather decided to hold out once again three days later Caddy and I opted to grab some more fresh air and make a stab at the summits of Ben Vorlich (985m) and Stùc a’ Chroin (975m), just to the south of Loch Earn. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. We tried finding solid ground or the driest parts but their was no avoiding it. Enter your e-mail address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by e-mail. Stuc a’Chroin (peak of danger) is one of three Munros in the Crieff & Loch Earn range. I remember that day clearly, as only a few days later I drove down to Stranraer to get the ferry over the Irish Sea to get married! Instead of repeating myself, the directions to these Munros can be found in the Ben Vorlich post. Decision set to go for it, the scramble was on. The route off Ben Vorlich was the same as this morning, except I tended right to the Graham Top ridge of Ben Vorlich instead of left to Stuc a' Chroin. Essentially we had to scramble down a messy complex of boulders. It can be tackled on its own but it is certainly worth allocating time to visit its near neighbour Stuc a' Chroin (975m). Reunited with the original planned route home. The view from the summit was spectacular. The summit of Stuc a' Chroin sits at the NW end of a 4km ridge which terminates at Meall Odhar (646m) from where a path leads down to Arivurichardich steading. Of course with the definition of the Munro lingering and just looking at the narrow ridges and scramble ahead of us it sparked quite the debate “It’s just not worth it eh?” I believe was the original consensus, but in our typical fashion we took the less than sensible option and decided to give it a go regardless. A nice steady slope down and around till we were to reach our original path on Ben Vorlich for a smooth descent. Ben Vorlich & Stùc a' Chroin is a 8.3 mile loop trail located near Lochearnhead, Stirling, Scotland that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Get new content delivered directly to your inbox. My plan was to include Stuc a’Chroin on the walk as well but my friend didn’t seem too keen on the crags. As you make your way further up, there are parts that are more like steep, muddy stairs which makes it easier but no less daunting if you look down. It didn’t look too far off, and we were armed with great weather, and a bit of knowledge about an easy bypass path. As soon as our muddy, soaked boots touched it we seemed to all lift ourselves up and hold a solid, comfortable pace all the way to the end. With the sheer incline though, it doesn’t take long to reach the final and more level part of the ascent. 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