The Spirit Wall

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Home of some high quality Extreme trad climbs.

Descent notes

Abseil from the holy tree at the top of the obvious diagonal fault.


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Climb up to a ramp, turn left to cracks towards the fault, which is overpassed via a jammed block. Use a flake to go left and up to a second flake. Overcome a series of bulges and a scoop. Traverse right into a hard groove and jugs to finish.

Start Jarldom Reach, and quickly go left to punch up towards the fault, pulling out of it via a flake and climb up to a horizontal crack. Traverse right slightly to gain a groove.

Follow the crack lines directly below the abseil tree.

After climbing Arial for 15, take the crack line to the right of that. Climb those diagonally right until joining Spirit Air.

4 Fabulous route following the crack to the left of the overhanging arete. Avoid the temptation to join Arial when the diagonal crack escapes left. Instead continue up in good holds until the abseil tree is reached.


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Author(s): Andy Nisbet

Date: 2013

ISBN: 9781907233159

A comprehensive sport climbing guidebook for Scotland, including 3 dry tooling areas, describing over 1,300 routes across a wide range of grades from F3 to F9a.

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