OverviewNot a major 'mountain' in Scottish terms but one of the most accessible from the major cities for decent ice climbing.
For those who do not speak Gaelic the best pronunciation is 'Ben Ooley'.
The hill is not a major summit but does take some good drainage; in a decent winter that drainage can create some nice, medium grade, ice routes. There are between 30/40 routes here ranging from a couple of straightforward grade II gullies to some Scottish VI.
The main face has a range of routes named on a Peter Pan theme - 'Peter Pan', 'The Croc', 'The Land of make Believe'. The classic on this section is probably 'Quartzvein Scoop', a Scots 'IV,4'.
Getting ThereFrom the A82 (the main road from Crianlairich up to Glencoe) leave just South of Bridge of Orchy. Take the minor B80745 down Glen Orchy to where the Allt Daimh stream joins the road. Some parking here or near Glen Orchy Farm.
Fairly straightforward walk in along decent tracks - about an hour from the car.
Red TapeNone. Take nothing away; leave nothing behind.
CampingThere is a free 'wild' camping spot down at Inveroran (down minor road from Bridge of Orchy). Wild camping at the crag not encouraged.
Best base for accommodation either Bridge of Orchy or Tyndrum