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Making "The Goat" leap!

Description 

Norway has an incredible variety of climbing, from fjord-side sport crags to polar alpine epics.
The highlight of alpine climbing in the country is an ascent of its "national" mountain, Stetinden. The standard route weighs in at YDS 5.6, while the enticing South Pillar Route tallies in ~5.9.
The Lofoten Islands are a popular climber's destination, and offer everything from hard bouldering to long alpine routes.
Climbing potential exists at almost every turn in Norway, so don't despair if your journey doesn't take you to one of these locales. Drop by the local outdoor sports store and look for a partner and information. Great climbing can be had close to almost every major city, including Bergen & Oslo.
Keep in mind that the weather plays a significant role in Norwegian climbing. It will rain at some time during your stay, if not the whole time. Norwegian climbers take a philosophical view of rain, classifying showers in two types: those wherein you can still climb, and the ones that are too drenching to climb in!
Not all cliffs are "good" for climbing, though in Norway, very little doesn't get climbed regardless. The infamous Troll Wall for example, is a 5000' high chosspile, but it is also one of the most sought-after faces on the planet.


Getting There 

By air from the New World; by train, ferry, or auto from Europe.
While public transport excels in Norway, the backwaters have very limited schedules. Travel to Stetinden, for instance, is possible via public transport, but if your travel time is limited, consider renting a car.


138 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Norway:
Bare Blabaer   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches, 550'   Lofoten : Djupfjord
Forsida   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 450'   Lofoten : Svolvaergeita
Vestpillaren   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 12 pitches, 1300'   Lofoten : Presten
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Featured Route For Norway
Looking at Store Festvag from the main trail (while descending from Presten).  The route Lundeklubben starts from the top of the blocky tower at the base of the cliff, then heads straight up the long corner system to the top.  The steep reddish wall on the right is where Skiloperen is found.

Lundeklubben 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b  Europe : Norway : ... : Store Festvag
This route follows a nice series of cracks up through the obvious right facing dihedral with the small roof in it in the center of the crag.P1: (5.10b, 35m) Start up the thin crack to the left of the mossy gully. Fun climbing up the featured crack in the beginning leads to a delicate step over to the right into the main corner. Continue up the main corner to the base of the main crack, then climb it up to a nice belay ledge. Build a belay.P2: (5.10b, 35m) Climb up the widish crack, mostly u...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By M Sprague
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From: New England
Oct 8, 2012

Flatanger? It would be nice to see information and photos.