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Nirvana Wall*** HS 4b

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[Nirvana Wall (R) & Eastern Promise (L), 3 kb]One of the great unsung classics of all Scotland. Follow the crack system all the way up the biggest section of wall.

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Photo: Nirvana Wall (R) & Eastern Promise (L) © daWalt
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This climb is in 42 logbooks, and on 24 wishlists.

Stunning top pitch! Why isn't this more of a classic?
Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Alan Verona, Emma Tivey

Lead pitch 1. Pitch 2 is one of the best pitches anywhere!
holly138 - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Tom B

cam1401 - 2nd - 25/Aug/13 with Andy G, Andy O

First pitch direct start is about HVS 5a then VD to ledge. Second pitch is excellent
jfmchivall - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Karen Whitfield

A second ascent of this three star route
John Workman - AltLd - 14/Jul/13 with Lex

DougSt - AltLd - 2013

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/12

Top pitch is probably the best easier pitch in Glencoe..
Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Sarah Laing

On this cold day, it felt like sustained 4b and so one of the best VS's I've climbed in a long time. Our crux was the steep moves on to the loose block at the start of P1, which requires great care.
Jim at Craigdhu - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Mary Doll

keith hal - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Iain Mckenzie

Pitch 2 is excellent, lovely route.
tompilgrem - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/12 with Dad

Lead P2- 3 stars-fantastic crackline - and also well protected !
bobpilgrem - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/12 with Tom

morsy - AltLd - 02/Jun/12 with peter berwick

Pete23 - AltLd - 02/Jun/12 with Stephen Mors

Climbed along with Weeping Wall, Archer Ridge then Nirvana Wall - three brilliant routes and good old Aonach Dubh kept the best 'till last. Kurt Cobain - eat your heart out. Oops sorry - he already did.
John Workman - AltLd - 29/Apr/12 with Mark II

CouchSurfer - 2012

In 2 pitches. Top pitch has exposed and exciting crux. Very good route.
IanMcC - AltLd - 17/Aug/11 with Jimbo

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Aug/11

Liz Miller - AltLd - 23/Jul/11 with Lynda Fenton

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/11

Good value route!
Moonstone Hippy - AltLd - 02/May/11 with Tony Barton

Hidden - 2011

1st pitch is poor, P2 is excellent.
daWalt - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Lisa

lead 2nd pitch
Nic DW - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Robyn

Hidden - Lead - Aug/10

The top crack felt like 4b, great exposed climbing, the bottom half is a bit scrappy though.
mikemartin - Solo - 03/Jun/10

Very Good. Spoilt only by escape opitions near top.
alan moore - Solo - Mar/10

A gem of a climb. I led the first pitch, which I found sustained for a few moves but well-protected. Jack led the exposed upper pitch which was simply magnificent.
Only a hill - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/09 with Jack Eadie

jack_eadie - AltLd - 09/Jun/09

Hidden - 2009

niallk - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/07 with Ross

Captain Solo - AltLd - 30/Jul/07 with Mark

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/May/07

Auld mick - AltLd O/S - Apr/07 with wylie

abbeywall - 2nd - Jul/04 with K

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/04

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 20/Sep/03 with Carolyn

Superb route, thrillingly exposed at the grade with a stiff pull right at the top.
Sankey - 2003 with Andy E

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 25/Aug/02 with Laura

Jamie B - Lead - Jul/02 with Jamie Hagemann

gypsy3006 - Lead - 2000

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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 42 (4.8%)
Lead11 of 42 (26.2%)
Followed3 of 42 (7.1%)
Alt Leads22 of 42 (52.4%)
Unknown4 of 42 (9.5%)

'Climbed'25 of 42 (59.5%)
clean O/S16 of 42 (38.1%)
clean rpt1 of 42 (2.4%)