Svolvaergeita Rock Climbing
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Svolvaergeita ("The Svolvaer Goat") is a clean granite spire topped by two blocks, or horns, rising straight above the town of Svolvaer. The tradition is to jump from the higher spire to the lower one. The lower summit block is weathering away, and in the winter of 2006/7 a chunk of the inner edge fell off. The guidebook states that the jump is "no longer recommended", but people still do it. Have at it, if that's your thing. The graveyard below adds encouragement. The views from up on the spire are spectacular.
From Henningsvaer, drive to Svolvaer. When arriving to town, you'll go through a tunnel - go left at the roundabout after the tunnel. Turn left into Nyveien (sign for Melkerdalen/Nybyen. Follow the road around to the right, then right again, then make a left on the road at the graveyard, then turn left again and drive downhill. Park in front of the school. The trail leaves from here and is marked "Svolvaergeita”
Head up the newly installed (2020) stone stair path (passing the old slab with chains, which is to the left of the path as you start up) to the shoulder above, then cut right off the path and over towards Svolvaergeita (the cut off is also signed).
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