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

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
2No 1 GullyI
3Dinnertime Buttress1 *
4Dinnertime ButtressI/II *
5No.2 GullyI
7No.2 Gully Buttress AreteD
9Rose InominateHVS 5b **
10Rose LateD
11SteptoeS 4a *
12The VergerS
13Hidden Wall D
15Left EndVD
16The ShakeVS
17BumblebeeVD **
18BumblebeeV 7 **
19The North WallS
20Silent RunningV 5
21Direct RouteS **
22CyclopsIV 5 *
23The Pinnacle FaceVD **
24The Pinnacle FaceIV 4 *
25No.3 GullyII/III
27The SmearIII
28C ButtressII
29The ScreenIV 5 *
30C-D ScoopII **
31The LidS
32The FluteV 5 *
33D ButtrressII/III
34D Buttress Upper TierII
35Amphitheatre ScoopIV 4 **
36Amphitheatre Scoop DirectV 5 ***
38Original Route (E Buttress)S *
39ConsolationVS 4c *
40ConsolationVI 7 *
41Blind PewE1
42The Big TopE1 5b ***
43SalomeE5 6a
44Prophet of PurismE6 *
45BannockburnE4 5c *
46TrapezeE1 5b **
47SideshowE1 5b
48PerformanceE2 5b *
49The TumblerE1 5b
50HamburgE4 6a **
51Hee HawE1 5b *
52The Fly ManE2 5c
53The Girdle TraverseE2
54SerenadeVS **
55SticklebackHVS *
57No.4 GullyIV 4
58Christmas CouloirIV 4
59Christmas EavesIV 4
60E4F5 RouteM
61B-F Buttress Route3 *
62Shrike RidgeD **
64North RidgeM *
65North RidgeII/III *
66North Ridge, South WallS **
67The SlotII
68Bell's PinnacleD
69Central RidgeVD
70Rear ExitVD
71Buzzard Ridge D *
72Amphitheatre Escape Route 3
77Southern death cultV 5 **
78Original Route (F Buttress)VD
79Original RouteIV
80No.5 GullyIII
81Elliot's DownfallVI 6 ***
82No.6 GullyIV 4 ***
83No. 6 Gully Direct FinishIV 5 **
84Chaos ChimneyIII *
85Squaddie's ClimbII/III
86Middle Ledge TraverseII/III
872B ScoopII
88No 3 Gully *2
89Number 3 Gully Rib *II/III
90Archie's Ridge *M
91Archie's Ridge *III 4 *
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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