Aonach Dubh, East Face Argyll and Bute, SCOTLAND
Climbs 90 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 400m a.s.l – Faces SE
The most westerly of the Glencoe Three Sisters has five crags on its East Face all facing south-east. The Lower West Face offers Freakout(E4) and Spacewalk (E5) both Glencoe 3-star classic routes. Barn Wall offers easy climbs and Weeping Wall offers excellent harder routes. Terrace Face contains the classic Archer Ridge a classic 3-star Severe. The uppermost, the Far East Buttress, is more of a walk and so much quieter. It offers some good climbing, including the very pleasant Nirvana Wall (Severe).
Park opposite the lower nose of Gearr Aonach at the lower of the two car parks, and drop down to the path that leads directly across the footbridge and heads steeply uphill towards Stob Coire nan Lochan. A smaller path breaks off to cross the river and reach the foot of the crags (30-40 minutes).
Scottish Winter Climbs (2008), Glen Coe (2001), Rock Climbing in Scotland (1990)
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lots of mistakes on here|
submariner - 29/May/12
Curved Crack Severe** and Quiver Rib Diff on the East face - interesing climbs which an even more interesting descent route. Not for the faint hearted!
Angela McGuckin - 16/Oct/06
You can also scramble down and left along the the ledge from the tree. Again, care required.
Jamie B. - 14/Jul/05
The dilapidated tree above Weeping Wall mentioned in the guide for abseiling off (as alternative to top pitch of Spider) looks well dodgy and totally unsuitable for abseiling. Best top out and combine with some great routes above.
Jon Earnshaw - 22/Apr/03