Stob Choire Claurigh in the Grey Corries from the east

Stob Choire Claurigh

Munro peak and highest mountain in Grey Corries

Stob Choire Claurigh is the highest Munro peak in the Grey Corries and sits at the eastern end of the range. Topped with quartzite rock, Stob Choire Claurigh is a complex mountain with several minor tops.


Stob Choire Claurigh


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Height1177m
Prominence442m
Meaningpeak of the brawling corrie'
ListsMunro, 15
LocationGrey Corries, Loch Linnhie to Loch Ericht
Grid RefNN262739
Lat/Lon56.82365, -4.84998


Sitting at the eastern end of the Grey Corries ridge, Stob Choire Claurigh is the highest Munro peak in the range. Its higher ground is of quartzite rock which gives the Grey Corries range its name.

There are 3 spurs to Stob Coire Claurigh, one to the north, one to the south and another to the west. The northern spur is long and grassy and makes for a fine direct approach from the forests above Coirechoillie. The southern spur leads down to a bealach above Coire Rath which connects to Stob Ban and this approach is the best if intending to bag all 4 Munros in the Grey Corries range in a day. The western spur leads along to the ridge to aim for the Munros of Stob Coire an Laoigh and Sgurr Choinnich Mor and other summits in the Grey Corries range.



Hillwalking routes up Stob Choire Claurigh



1. Grey Corries from Corriechoille »


The 'Grey Corries' is the name given to the superb range mountains to the east of Ben Nevis and the Lochaber 4000ers. The Grey Corries are probably seen at their finest from above Spean Bridge with the quartzite rock shimmering in sunshine and framed with the Commando Memorial in the foreground.

Ascent : 1800m (5910ft)
Distance : 25km (16m)
Time : 9:15hr

2. Ben Nevis, Lochaber 4000s and Grey Corries hiking route »


Combining Ben Nevis, the Lochaber 4000s and the Grey Corries into one route makes for a long fairly challenging route hiking on vast plateaux and narrow ridges while taking in vast views. Ideal preparation (and recci) for a Tranter Round or longer Ramsay Round !

Ascent : 3200m (10500ft)
Distance : 32km (20m)
Time : 13:30hr



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Stob Choire Claurigh from Stob BanStob Choire Claurigh from Stob Ban
Sgurr Innse from Coire Rath below Stob Choire ClaurighSgurr Innse from Coire Rath below Stob Choire Claurigh
Stob Choire Claurigh from Stob Coire EasainStob Choire Claurigh from Stob Coire Easain
Looking west along the Grey Corries from Stob Choire ClaurighLooking west along the Grey Corries from Stob Choire Claurigh
Looking along the Grey Corries from Coire RathLooking along the Grey Corries from Coire Rath
Grey Corries from the Commando MemorialGrey Corries from the Commando Memorial




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