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Ascent of Creag nan Clag on 2017-09-27

Climber: James Stone

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Creag nan Clag
    Location:UK-Scotland
    Elevation:1335 ft / 406 m

Ascent Trip Report

After my ascent of Stac Gorm earlier in the afternoon I went to the other end of Loch Ruthven to tackle this Marilyn. There must be easier ways up than the one that I chose!

I parked at the end of the dam that forms the south west end of Loch Duntelchaig. A bit further up the road a track forming a part of the Seven Lochs trail leaves the road. This was quite muddy and took me to an open grassy area where I made a right turn to a post and wire fence. I followed this for a short while until it intersected with another fence and crossed this. I was now into waist high bracken.

I followed this other fence rightwards until it turned towards the conglomerate cliffs that form the most interesting feature of this hill on its east side. Again it was necessary to cross the fence. From there it was a 15 minute battle up steep bracken and heather covered slopes. Eventually the trace of of a trail was found. Being wet it only partially eased the way. I was effectively following a broad north east ridge.

Eventually a cairn was reached that seemed to serve no useful purpose other than to announce that you are about to come to the undulating plateau of a summit. There are a couple of contenders for the summit with no human markers on any. So I visited them all. Another good viewpoint, particularly of a myriad of lochs (including parts of Loch Ness). The grey weather prevented clear views of a wider area.

Returned the same way.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:620 ft / 188 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:620 ft / 188 m
    Start Trailhead:715 ft / 217 m
Descent Statistics



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