The Path to Nirvana
The path to Nirvana is steep and rocky. It's hard work and seems to go on forever but it comes good in the end. This particular Nirvana lies way up the path to Coire nan Lochan in Glen Coe and we're very grateful to National Trust for Scotland for maintaining the path so well. Far Eastern Buttress was the destination for Mike and me today and Nirvana Wall was certainly worth the hard work to get there.
The first pitch is bold and slabby mostly, the second steeper and with better holds but the third pitch is the real winner. The crack continues straight up the blank wall on the highest part of the crag and heads for the overhangs at the top. The moves are really nice and the position is fantastic. The climb has a big feel to it and requires a positive approach. Nirvana Wall is well worth seeking out. Well done Mike, another great day on Aonach Dubh.
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