Rocktype UNKNOWN
Altitude 1221m a.s.l
Faces N

Nearly there! © Sean Kelly

Summit of this hill

This summit is listed in Munros, Scotland's 4000ers hill lists.

This summit has been climbed in 463 logbooks.

Hill 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 carpark 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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Scrambles and Easy Climbs on this hill

Climb name Grade
1 Aonach Mor summit
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summit 463
2 Sprint Gully III 1
3 President's Buttress III  
4 Hidden Gully
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II * 9
5 Sideline III 4
6 Unnamed (Short Groove) III 1
7 The Human Bobsleigh II 3
8 The Web
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II/III 59
9 Nausea
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II/III 26
10 Spider Rib
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II 19
11 Easy Gully I 179
12 Muddy Waters III 16
13 Temperance Union Blues
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III * 30
14 Pernille III 9
15 Remora III 4 1
16 Tunnel Vision Left Branch III 4 11
17 Tunnel Vision
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III * 100
18 Shelf Route III 1
19 Turf Walk
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III 4 * 33
20 Left Twin
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III *** 329
21 Forgotten Twin
-
II * 157
22 Siamese Butress
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II * 15
23 Right Twin
-
II *** 221
Climb name Grade
24 The Slever III 4 1
25 Pepperpot III 4  
26 Molar Canal III 4
27 Icicle Gully
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III 4 * 38
28 Icicle Gully Direct III 5 3
29 Force Ten Buttress
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III 4 * 7
30 North Buttress Route III 10
31 Lemming Ridge I 9
32 Perplexed III 4 3
33 Unnamed Gully/Rib II 6
34 Ruth II * 5
35 Gully 2 II/III 1
36 Unnamed (suggest Plan B) III 4 2
37 Unnamed 3 II/III 4
38 Gully 3A II 1
39 Silver Specious (aka Random Rib) I * 6
40 Un-named icefall III 4 1
41 Gendarme Ridge M 1
42 Gendarme Ridge (aka Temperance Rib)
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II 37
43 Downhill Gully I 8
44 Golden Oldie 2 ** 7
45 Golden Oldy II *** 464
46 Cave Gully II * 3
Climb name Grade
47 Western Rib 3 ** 3
48 Western Rib
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III *** 207
49 Easter Gully II * 11
50 Daim Buttress III ** 60
51 Solitaire (Summer) D 1
52 Solitaire (Winter)
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II * 12
53 Unnamed Route - Aonach Mor III * 4
54 Nid Ridge
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I 10
55 An Cul Choire Headwall 3 ** 1
56 Aonach Seang (Summer) D *  
57 Aonach Seang (Winter) III  
58 Downstairs III 1
59 Spare Rib Gully
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III * 10
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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