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Outta the cave, into the light


This is it. The main event. This is why you come to Flatanger, no matter what grade you climb.

The magnitude of this cave is absolutely difficult to comprehend, even when standing inside of it. Change (9b+) only goes 2/3 of the way out to the lip, and doesn't even start in the back. An NFL quarterback would have a hard time throwing a football from the back of the cave out to a plumb line dropped from the lip.

However, the routes in the cave are hard. The easiest complete,established line starting inside the cave is 5.13a (7c+), and it can only be accessed by ascending a fixed rope. Don't expect complete enduro jug hauls as most of the climbs seem to have a distinct bouldery crux, followed by, you guess it: an enduro jug haul.

Don't be disheartened though, the climbs on the periphery are just as extraordinary, simply for their length and the quality of the rock. There are routes from 5c (5.9) and up on both sides of the cave, and more are going in every year. The 5.12b-5.13d range is especially loaded with 4 star classics. I've found that the routes on this section of the wall tend towards endurance climbing, with a ton of liebacking, jamming, and technical sections separated by *ok* rests.

Bring an 80M rope, as many of the classics and extensions are 40M long, though with shorter ropes you could get away with rethreading. However, when you see how steep this cave is, your biceps will start cramping at the thought.

Getting There 

Start at the parking at the farm in Strom. Say "hei, hvordan har du det" to Olav, and hike west down the road, following posts with red-painted tops. There is a path leading between fields to your left. The cave should be obvious now.

20 min. Its fine to stash your gear, just be unobtrusive. Be respectful of the land owner.

Additionally, there is a toilet at the cave.

Climbing Season

For the Norway area.

Weather station 4.3 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Espen Askeladd Soker Lykken 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Europe : Norway : ... : Hans
Local classic and one of the best of its grade. Climb the sweeping and beautiful arete and face to a cryptic crux midway up. Fight the pump and tackle the second, higher boulder....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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