A spectacular scramble meandering around the West Face of Aonach Dubh. Ascend B Buttress beyond the Middle Ledge, making use of superb rocky ribs with a few exposed moments. Then traverse the Rake down into the Amphitheatre and cross No.4 gully (steep, loose, smooth slab--tricky when wet).

Find F Buttress, then ascend sharp aretes and slimy gullies to the top. The crux is a pinnacle which much be either abseiled or traversed on sloping edges (very insecure in the wet). The climbing on the arete is of good quality although there are many loose blocks. The gullies are an exercise in climbing lush vegetation!

Easier options exist alongside most of the crux sections, which reduce the overall grade to 2 if taken.

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
DougieWilkinson ??, 2018 -
Hidden 4 Jun, 2015 Solo O/S
Kevin Woods 4 Jun, 2015 Solo O/S Superb. In the wet. Went up side of B buttress for training, back down, traversed foot of rhyolite cliffs (SPECTACULAR), up gully below E buttress, breaking out up the Rake then over the pinnacle (unexpected) to top. Descent Coire nam Beithach.
with Andy, Iain Smith
Superb. In the wet. Went up side of B buttress for training, back down, traversed foot of rhyolite cliffs (SPECTACULAR), up gully below E buttress, breaking out up the Rake then over the pinnacle (unexpected) to top. Descent Coire nam Beithach.
with Andy, Iain Smith
glenngordon 22 Jul, 2012 - AMI shortroping workshop with alan halewood
AMI shortroping workshop with alan halewood
Hidden 30 May, 2010 Solo
Only a hill 9 Oct, 2008 Solo An exciting route in the wet! Protected the crux pinnacle with a bomber belay and sling runner. The rest is easily solo-able.
with Rachael Murphy
An exciting route in the wet! Protected the crux pinnacle with a bomber belay and sling runner. The rest is easily solo-able.
with Rachael Murphy
Iain Thow 10 Jun, 1991 Solo
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