Aonach Dubh, West Face

Climbs 85 – Rocktype Rhyolite – Altitude 250m a.s.l – Faces NW

Crag features
A complex face split by 6 gullies flanking Coire nam Beith on Bidean nam Bian. Two horizontal ledges form the buttress into two tiers the lower tiers providing the best climbing on steep rock.

Access notes
Where the main road crosses the River Coe near the Clachaig road go over a stile and follow the path.

Scottish Winter Climbs (2008), Scottish Rock - South (2008), Rock Climbing in Scotland (1990),
Out of print: Scottish Winter Climbs (1996), Glen Coe (1992)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2No 1 GullyI 2
3Dinnertime Buttress1 *38
4Dinnertime ButtressI/II *69
5No.2 GullyI 7
7No.2 Gully Buttress AreteD 3
8OzVS 1
9Rose InominateHVS 5b **1
10Rose LateD 1
11SteptoeS 4a *1
12The VergerS  
13Hidden Wall D 1
15Left EndVD 1
16The ShakeVS  
17BumblebeeVD **1
18BumblebeeV 7 ** 
19The North WallS  
20Silent RunningV 5  
21Direct RouteS **4
22CyclopsIV 5 *2
23The Pinnacle FaceVD **12
24The Pinnacle FaceIV 4 *6
25No.3 GullyII/III 16
27The SmearIII 4
28C ButtressII  
29The ScreenIV 5 *20
30C-D ScoopII **6
31The LidS  
32The FluteV 5 * 
33D ButtrressII/III  
34D Buttress Upper TierII  
35Amphitheatre ScoopIV 4 ** 
36Amphitheatre Scoop DirectV 5 ***1
38Original Route (E Buttress)S *1
39ConsolationVS 4c *4
40ConsolationVI 7 * 
41Blind PewE1 1
42The Big TopE1 5b ***73
43SalomeE5 6a  
44Prophet of PurismE6 * 
45BannockburnE4 5c * 
46TrapezeE1 5b **69
47SideshowE1 5b  
48PerformanceE2 5b * 
49The TumblerE1 5b  
50HamburgE4 6a ** 
51Hee HawE1 5b *10
52The Fly ManE2 5c  
53The Girdle TraverseE2  
54SerenadeVS **1
55SticklebackHVS * 
57No.4 GullyIV 4 3
58Christmas CouloirIV 4 2
59Christmas EavesIV 4  
60E4F5 RouteM  
61B-F Buttress Route3 *4
62Shrike RidgeD **5
64North RidgeM *4
65North RidgeII/III *1
66North Ridge, South WallS ** 
67The SlotII  
68Bell's PinnacleD  
69Central RidgeVD  
70Rear ExitVD  
71Buzzard Ridge D *1
72Amphitheatre Escape Route 3 2
77Southern death cultV 5 ** 
78Original Route (F Buttress)VD  
79Original RouteIV  
80No.5 GullyIII 2
81Elliot's DownfallVI 6 ***2
82No.6 GullyIV 4 ***170
83No. 6 Gully Direct FinishIV 5 **6
84Chaos ChimneyIII *5
85Squaddie's ClimbII/III 2
86Middle Ledge TraverseII/III  
872B ScoopII 3
88No 3 Gully *2 2
89Number 3 Gully Rib *II/III 1
90Archie's Ridge *M 2
91Archie's Ridge *III 4 *1
92Where's the honey *V 6 ** 
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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