The Stob (Meall na Frean)

Jen and I chose a dander up The Stob (Meall na Frean), a quiet hill above the Monachyle Glen, today as it was a bank holiday. The recent dry weather made this pleasant going, but the ridge south from the summit would be very boggy in wet conditions.

Jen with Stob Binnein and Ben More behind.

We descended via Stob Caol and the Braes of Balquhidder, which gave me a chance to quickly check out the crags there. It’s worth noting there was a raptor around the higher crags, so we gave them a wide berth in case it was nesting. The routes on the lower crags seemed fairly bold; quite gear specific and were also a little lichen covered, so I’d tend to climb with a few grades in hand or perhaps pre-inspect/clean if climbing here.