Buachaille Etive Mor from Blackrock Cottage

Stob Dearg, Buachaille Etive Mor

Highest summit and Munro peak on Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe

Stob Dearg is the northern summit and highest peak on Buachaille Etive Mor, the iconic mountain guarding the entrance to Glencoe.

Stob Dearg

  Map base ©OpenStreetMap
Meaningbig shepherd of Etive - red peak
ListsMunro, 109
LocationEtive Mor, Strath Orchy to Loch Linnhie
Grid RefNN223542
Lat/Lon56.64613, -4.90095

When driving towards Glencoe from the south, the intimidating northern summit of Etive Mor dramatically comes into view. This iconic and craggy peak is Stob Dearg, often photographed from Blackrock Cottage and a favourite with hill-walkers and climbers alike.

Stob Dearg is not as invincible as first appearances suggest with a fairly direct and straightforward hillwalking route to the Munro summit heading up from Altnafeadh through Coire na Tulaich.

There are many rock-scrambling and climbing routes up the north face for Stob Dearg, the most well known is Curved Ridge, a grade 3 scramble in an airy aspect.

Hillwalking routes up Stob Dearg

1. Shepherds of Etive »

The rugged mountains and iconic peaks of Buachaille Etive Mor and Etive Beag guard the entrances to Glencoe. Long high-level ridges between Munro summits and some easy scrambing make for a classic hillwalking route.

Ascent : 1875m (6150ft)
Distance : 19km (12m)
Time : 8hr

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