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Routes in Presten

Korstorget T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Vestpillaren T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Ypperpresten (The High Priest) T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Elevation: 441 ft
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Shared By: Todd Miller on Aug 5, 2010
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Description

The profile of Presten dominates the view along the road to Henningsvaer. A clean sweep of granite rising about 1300 feet almost directly out of the ocean, its hard to not want to climb it. The barrel shaped wall has several different aspects, but most of the popular routes, including Lofoten's most sought after route, "Vestpillaren", are on the center/right section of the nose. This section of the wall is in the shade most of the morning and early afternoon, and goes into the sun in the afternoon and stays sunny late into the night when the midnight sun is shining.

Getting There

From the camping area beneath the Gandalf Wall, walk up the road until at the parking area on the right side of the road directly below Presten. It takes about 5-10 minutes to walk from the camping area to the parking area, and another 10 - 15 minutes from there to the base of the wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Presten

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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Vestpillaren
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Vestpillaren 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 12 pitches
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Phenomenal route did it June 2010.I think we started it around 9pm 24 hours of daylight is the shit.Easy for the grade very fun and casual.The walk off is amazing,the most beautiful hike down ever overlooking hennigsvaer and the sea.This is a must do for anyone in the area. Nov 28, 2010

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