Climbs 109
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 1200m a.s.l
Faces E

Nearly there! © Sean Kelly

Crag features

In winter the Aonach's provide great climbing and due to the altitude are fairly reliable and the Gondola makes access easy.

East Face

Coire an Lochain forms a perfect bowl and features a prominent buttress (The Prow) and a series of grooves (Ribbed Walls). Note that cornice build up can be huge and potentially quite dangerous, particularly during a thaw or later in the season when the east face catches a lot of sunshine.

West Face

Despite the proximity to the ski area, the West Face feels remote and adventurous. Most of the route lie directly below the summit of Aonach Mor, and finish just by the summit cairn. Routes are often in condition through the winter, and recover quickly after a thaw. Many variations exist on all the routes, which follow long and continuous granite ribs or gullies.

Approach notes

From the Gondola car park follow a path up to a forest track, turn right to a small dam, and then head up to the Gondola station (or take the Gondola to this point).

East Face: Follow the line of ski-tows to the end and drop down Easy Gully to the crag.

West Face: Take the path west from the bottom of the Quad Chair, before dropping steeply to the Allt Daim. The Summit Ribs are approx. 2km to the SW.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Aonach Mor summit
-
summit 342
2Lord's GrooveIV 4 1
3DownstairsIII 1
 North East Face 
5Sprint GullyIII 1
6President's ButtressIII  
7Hidden Gully
-
II *8
8Ribbon On EdgeIV 6 * 
9SidelineIII 4
 The Prow 
11Unnamed (Short Groove)III 1
12RiptideIV 4  
13Back Street BoogieVI 6 * 
14The BetrayalIV 4 1
15The WaveV 5 1
16The Guardian
-
IV 5 *10
17Stirling Bridge
-
VI 7 ***30
 Homo Buttress 
19Ribbon GrooveIV 4 *2
20Ribbon VariationIV 4 2
21Gowan HillVI 7 *1
22Homo RobusticusVI 7 **1
23PiranhaVII 8 *3
24The Human BobsleighII 3
25The Web
-
II/III 55
26Nausea
-
II/III 26
27Spider Rib
-
II 19
28History Won't MindIV 5 *2
29Easy GullyI 151
 The Ribbed Walls 
31Muddy WatersIII 13
32Groove ArmadaIV 4 4
33Barrel ButtressIV 4 2
34Nid AreteIV 5 *4
35Temperance Union Blues
-
III *29
36PernilleIII 8
37Aquafresh
-
IV 4 *39
38White SharkIV 4 ***131
39Tinsel Town
-
V 4 **10
40RemoraIII 4 1
41Gondola With The WindIV 5 *5
42Maneater
-
V 5 **11
43Hammerhead PillarVI 6 **4
44Tunnel Vision Left BranchIII 4 11
45Tunnel Vision
-
III *95
 Central Buttress 
47Shelf RouteIII 1
48Morwind
-
III 4 ***111
49Turf Walk
-
III 4 *30
50Roaring Forties
-
IV 4 *15
51TyphoonIV 4 ***37
52Hurricane AreteVI 7 **4
53Alien AbductionVII 8 ***3
 Twins Area 
55Left Twin
-
III ***342
56Siamese TwinIV 4 31
57The SplitIV 4 **19
58Lickety SplitIV 5 **6
59Slick Mick's GrooveIV 5 * 
60Forgotten Twin
-
II *144
61Siamese Butress
-
II *15
62Right Twin
-
II ***234
63The Lost BoysIV 5 2
64White HorsesV 6 1
65The SleverIII 4 1
66PepperpotIII 4  
67Golden PromiseVI 7 * 
68Muck n' BrassVI 6 * 
69Molar CanalIII 4
 North Buttress 
71Grooved Arete
-
V 6 ***15
72Icicle Gully
-
III 4 *36
73Icicle Gully DirectIII 5 3
74Gentle Breeze FinishIV 4  
75Force Ten Buttress
-
III 4 *6
76Force Ten Buttress Direct Finish
-
V 6 1
77Solar Wind
-
IV 4 *12
78Jet StreamIV 4 ***54
79Jet Stream Direct FinishIV 5 22
80Guides VariationIV 4  
81North Buttress RouteIII 8
82FoosyerneepsIV 5 **2
83Lemming RidgeI 7
 West Face 
85Downhill GullyI 7
86Golden OldyII ***393
87Western Rib
-
III ***118
88Easter GullyII *7
89Daim ButtressIII **38
90Solitaire
-
II *11
91Unnamed Route - Aonach MorIII *1
92Nid Ridge
-
I 8
 Moved climbs 
94Gendarme Ridge
-
II 27
95Spare Rib Gully
-
III *7
96Western Rib (summer)3 **2
97Un-named icefallIII 4 1
98RuthII *2
99Unnamed gully/ribII 6
100Gully 2II/III 1
101Gully 3AII 1
102Unnamed (suggest Plan B)III 4 2
103Pro Libertate
-
V 6 **1
104The ProwVIII 8 **1
105PerplexedIV 4 2
106Silver SpeciousI *1
107Random RibI/II *1
108Unnamed 3II/III 2
109Cave GullyII *3
110Cor-nice day for it.III 4 1
111Temperance RibII *4
112Left Hand RidgeII  
113West Ridge2 **1
114Solitaire (summer) *D 1
115An Cul Choire Headwall *3 **1
116Route 1, Aonach Seang (summer) *D * 
117Aonach Seang (winter) *III  
118Genderme Ridge *II 1
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