A spectacular scramble meandering around the West Face of Aonach Dubh. Ascend B Buttress beyond the Middle Ledge, making use of superb rocky ribs with a few exposed moments. Then traverse the Rake down into the Amphitheatre and cross No.4 gully (steep, loose, smooth slab--tricky when wet).

Find F Buttress, then ascend sharp aretes and slimy gullies to the top. The crux is a pinnacle which much be either abseiled or traversed on sloping edges (very insecure in the wet). The climbing on the arete is of good quality although there are many loose blocks. The gullies are an exercise in climbing lush vegetation!

Easier options exist alongside most of the crux sections, which reduce the overall grade to 2 if taken.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
Hidden 04/Jun Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jun Solo O/S
glenngordon 22/Jul/12 -

AMI shortroping workshop with alan halewood

Hidden 30/May/10 Solo
Only a hill 09/Oct/08 Solo

An exciting route in the wet! Protected the crux pinnacle with a bomber belay and sling runner. The rest is easily solo-able.

Rachael Murphy
Iain Thow 10/Jun/91 Solo
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