Stùc a' Chroin

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Stùc a' Chroin
Stuc a Chroin northern ridge - - 102481.jpg
Northern ridge of Stùc a' Chroin, November 2004
Range: Crieff and Loch Earn Hills
Summit: 3,199 feet NN617174
56°19’43"N, 4°14’18"W

Stùc a' Chroin is a mountain in Perthshire, which reaches a height of 3,199 feet at its summit, and so it qualifies as a Munro. It stands to the south of Ben Vorlich, which is itself bounded to the north by Loch Earn, and to the west by Loch Lubnaig. The town of Callander lies to the south.

Its name is Gaelic for "Peak of harm" (or danger).

Stùc a' Chroin is most often climbed in conjunction with Ben Vorlich from Ardvorlich to the north. There are two normal routes of ascent. The first is over the summit of Ben Vorlich and followed by a descent of that mountain's south-west ridge to the Bealach an Dubh Choirein. The second skirts around the north-east ridge of Ben Vorlich and traverses to the Bealach an Dubh Choirein. From this bealach the simplest ascent to the summit cairn is by way of a rough path that cuts up the northern corrie of Stùc a' Chroin. A steeper alternative ascends the eastern corrie.

An alternative, but longer route of ascent to Stùc a' Chroin from Arivurichardich ascends the mountain's south east ridge.

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Munros in SMC Area SMC Section 1 - Loch Lomond to Loch Tay

An CaistealBeinn a' ChleibhBeinn a' ChroinBeinn BhuidheBeinn ChabhairBeinn DubhchraigBeinn ÌmeBeinn NarnainBeinn TulaicheanBen ChonzieBen LomondBen LuiBen MoreBen OssBen VaneBen Vorlich, Dunb.Ben Vorlich, Perth.Cruach ArdrainStob BinneinStuc a' Chroin