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 478 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 478
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
-
II/III 59
9 Nausea
-
II/III 26
10 Spider Rib II 19
11 Easy Gully I 182
12 Muddy Waters III * 16
13 Temperance Union Blues III * 30
14 Pernille III 9
15 Remora III 4 1
16 Tunnel Vision Left Branch III * 11
17 Tunnel Vision III * 100
18 Shelf Route III 1
19 Turf Walk III 4 * 33
20 Left Twin III 4 *** 332
21 Forgotten Twin II * 158
22 Siamese Butress II * 15
23 Right Twin II *** 224
24 The Slever III 4 1
25 Pepperpot III 4  
26 Molar Canal III * 4
Climb name Grade
27 Icicle Gully IV 4 * 39
28 Icicle Gully Direct III 5 4
29 Force Ten Buttress IV 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 *** 467
46 Cave Gully II * 3
47 Western Rib 3 ** 3
48 Western Rib III *** 207
49 Easter Gully II 11
50 Daim Buttress III ** 60
51 Solitaire (Summer) D 1
52 Solitaire (Winter) II * 12
Climb name Grade
53 Unnamed Route - Aonach Mor III * 4
54 Nid Ridge
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I 11
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
60 Streamline III  
61 The Red Eye Routine III  
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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