Stob Coire a’ Chairn is the second Munro in a round of 4 known as the Ring of Steall which form an arc round Allt Coire a' Mhàil and the impressive Steall falls. The summit is the intersection point of 3 ridges forming a fine but rather rounded peak. The NNE ridge connects with the first Munro in the round An Gearanach. The SW ridge leads across a knobbly ridge to Am Bodach. The eastern ridge connects to the eastern block of Munros of the Mamores via a low col. This is the best crossing point if you are covering more than just the Ring of Steall in one day or a bivvy out overnight expedition.
Stob Choire a’ Chairn is not the most well known Munro in the area due to the fact its neighbouring Munros to the north and South outclass it with there ridge structures and sheer faces.
If not attempting Stob Coire a Chairn as part of the Ring of Steall it is probably best to start from the south in Kinlochleven with parking available at Mamore Lodge (at a cost unfortunately) You will summit Am Bodach via its South ridge before crossing over the NE ridge to Stob Choire a’ Chairn.
Overall probably the best aspect Stob Choire a’ Chairn has going for it is the views. Views of the Nevis Range to the north and both east and west to the other Mamore Munros is a superb sight.