Climbs 39
Rocktype Schist
Altitude 1234m a.s.l
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Aonach Beag inversion © Mike-W-99

Crag features

In winter the Aonach's provide great climbing and due to the altitude are fairly reliable and access is easy via the Gondola. The North Face of Aonach Beag provides several excellent ice routes in a remote setting with difficult to find protection, Raw Egg Buttress has excellent summer and winter routes Chanderelle (E3) and Salmonella (VII).

Approach notes

From the summit of Aonach Mor (see that crag for access) reach the col connecting Mor to Beag in about 15 minutes.

Guidebooks

Ben Nevis (2002)
Out of print:
Ben Nevis (1994)
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Aonach Beag summit
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summit 323
  North Face
3 Wipeout
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V 6 *  
4 Highway Robbery III 1
5 Whiteout
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II 4
6 Time Warp V 5 1
7 Blackout
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IV 5 * 2
8 Aquaphobia
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VI 6 *  
9 Stand and Deliver V 6 ** 43
10 Sellout Direct
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IV 4 * 1
11 Camilla V 5 ** 2
12 Excalibur
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VI 6 **  
13 Monarch's Crown
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VI 6 ** 1
14 Royal Pardon VI 5 *** 35
15 Mean Streak
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VII 6 * 1
16 King's Ransom VI 6 ** 11
Climb name Grade
17 Queen's View III * 7
18 This Sceptred Isle
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II ** 4
19 The White Queen
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II 1
20 Away from the Crows II * 1
21 The Black Prince
-
II  
22 Dragonfly
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III  
23 Mayfly
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III 2
24 Northeast Ridge (Summer) D * 16
25 Northeast Ridge (Winter) III ** 34
  West Face
  Broken Axe Buttress
28 Twinkle
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IV 5 ** 7
29 West Central Route
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II 3
30 Anaconda
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V 7 **  
31 Aonacrack IV 5 ** 3
Climb name Grade
  Central West Face
33 Eggsclamation II 2
  Raw Egg Buttress
35 Raw Egg Buttress IV 4 ** 7
36 Top Gun V 6 * 2
37 Salmonella
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VII 8 **  
38 Chandelle
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E3 5c ***  
39 Pirates
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E2 5c **  
40 Ruadh Eigg Chimney
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IV 5 * 2
41 Axiom III * 1
42 Santa V 5 ** 1
43 Bottleneck Gully Right Branch VII 7 ** 1
44 Aonach Wall * V 6 ** 3
  Routes Added from Rockfax Book
  Aonach Beag - North Face
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