Name:Aonach Dubh
Hill number:2990
Height:889.9m / 2920ft
Parent (Ma):191  Bidean nam Bian
RHB Section:03B: Loch Linnhe to Loch Etive
County/UA:Highland
Catchment:Leven (Loch)
Class:Simm, High Hills of Britain, Corbett Top
(Tu,Sim,HHB,CT)
Grid ref:NN 14997 55841
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:35m
Col:854.9m  NN 1497 5573  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 41
(1:25k) 384
Observations:rocky knolls 40m NW at NN 14969 55862 and 40m N at NN 15013 55877 and all other points are lower
Survey:Leica Disto D510/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 116 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
A circuit from the A82 car park via Coire nan lochan. Fabulous views.BaggerGutt29/06/2023
9am, sunny, rising to 20 degrees Glencoe, calm. Via Coire nan Lochan with Adrian. Sat at summit to rest and admire the view. On to Bidean Nam Bian west top.Wycombe Wanderer29/06/2021
superb ridge walk and views from Gearr Aonach and Stob Coire nan Locahan then down to valley back to Glencoe. impressive buttressesDenise 27/05/2021
From NE as per Steve Smith, path R at 640m, first visited the viewpoint cairn to NE (P3m!) at NN 15197 56037 which is excellent. 0700 start empty car park, fairly full by 10, cool clear morningRHW22/05/2021
Started from Pass of Glencoe viewing point car park then up Coire nan Lochan. Broke off to right NE of Pinnacle Buttress to pick up this Sim on the way to MT Stob Coire nan Lochan. Incorrectly went to HP within 880m contour ring at NN15147 55983 first but was rewarded with excellent view of Loch Leven towards Ballaculish bridge, before going on to summit marked by a cairn.mntainman26/08/2020
Last hill of the day. Good views down to the road if you walk a bit further on from the cairn. With Gavin Rees.Dangerous Dave25/08/2018
From Loch Achtriochtan CP, via the path to the ridge between An t-Sron and Stob Coire nam Beith, SCnB, Bidean nam Bian, Stob Coire nan Lochan and Aonach Dubh.Nick Down107/07/2018
ACW Round of gearr aonach, ascent west side aonach dubh, stob coire nan lochan, bidean, stob coire nam beith,stob coire sgreamhach, beinn fada east top, beinn fada ne top, beinn fada far north top descent west side beinn fada to lost valley.robertphillips10/09/2016
Round of Stob Coire nan Lochan- great snowemily18/02/2016
(Walkers with) Torun Mcmoran & Gary Dean (Parking/Start point) A82 Alt-na-reigh - Coire nan Lochan - Aonach Dubh - Stob Coire nan Lochan - Bidean nam Bian - Stob Coire Sgreamhach - Allt Coire Gabhail - The Lost Valley - A82 Alt-na-reigh.redbob15/08/2015
With Dad, DW & SL. This summit is WELL worth including on a Bidean nam Bian circuit, especially for its views of the Aonach Eagach and down into Glen Coe. Don't miss it out!AGWilliamson09/06/2013
Up Dinnertime Buttress, along rhyolite band (shelf) up to Aonach Dubh. WetMorning18/09/2011
From car park near Hamish's cottage. Very hot, making a new path, sunny, excellent views.iangalbraith10/05/2006
Summited after climbing Dinner Time Buttress.Eddie19/06/1999
Approached from Coe road, climbed (rock) via weeping wall to summit. In search after the cavern scramble in Stob Coire nam Beith, but in wet decided simply to walk out down 'lost' valley.nordicstar14/10/1995
Climbed via Dinnertime Buttress with Tim 747 then on to Bidean Nam BianShutterlag09/05/1992
PB & VA. A fine winter climbing day via Rhyolite Romp, No2 Gully, Aonach Dubh, Stob Coire nan Lochan, Central Gully, Bidean Nam Bian, Stob Coire nam Beith & Ant Sron from Loch Achtriochtan.Vin23/03/1991
Est. date. Dinnertime Buttress, Ossians Cave,Stob Coire nan Lochan and Gearr Aonachlordtonult12/07/1990
petey01/01/1990
first ascent date not known, lost guide / log book :-(. 3 in party, fine weather, climbed after a rock climbing route and then descended for a pint in the clachaig.rum doodle 01/01/1990
W/MP - via the Dinnertime Buttress.Sedge02/07/1986
With Richarddickscroop01/07/1986
MM HFB01/08/1982
Visited as a there and back extra on the way to Stob Coire nan Lochan (qv for log)pwheeler17/05/1981
Ascended with companions, heading for Bidean.JohnW30/05/1974
With party from CHA Guest House, Onich. From Achtriochtan. After a struggle crossed the swollen River Coe. We went up the route via Ossianís Cave to Stob Coire nam Lochan. Some of us attempted to climb into the cave itself but it was too wet and slimy. Continued to the top of Bidean nam Bian and then Stob Coire Sgreamhach. At the Col between these two about half the party descended scree to the Hidden Valley. The rest of us continued to the tops of Beinn Fhada before descending to the Hidden Valley.pwbellarby01/09/1970
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Pete R28/05/2023
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Dave McG24/09/2022
weaselmaster23/09/2022
Sick Kid23/09/2022
iainwalton01/09/2022
Simon Winton21/10/2021
Adrian29/06/2021
RichardM27/05/2021
Toril04/06/2020
mae13/12/2018
David-Guenot22/06/2018
Gallovidian26/03/2018
chrispine20/08/2017
gary198116/07/2017
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interloper07/06/2016
Fletch07/06/2016
alda30/09/2015
Swindon Bagger24/02/2015
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RobertP18/05/2014