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Hornaksla Rock Climbing 


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Location: 62.47635, 7.78261 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Phil Lauffen on Jun 16, 2017
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Description 

Hornaksla is the huge massif that appears til høyre (on the right) as you drive towards Åndalsnes. It is the largest, most impressive looking wall rising out of the valley floor, until you see Trollveggen that is. However, the climbing on Hornaksla is about a million times more inviting than on the troll wall.

Hornaksla offers fantastic, long routes on superlative granite. Climbers flock to Romsdalen to climb HERE. This wall holds some of the very best multi-pitch granite routes I have climbed in Norway.

Hornaksla faces south, so it gets full sun. However, the narrow valley can act as a wind tunnel so be prepared to be blasted up high if you can feel a gentle breeze down low. The best time to climb is in the summer.

Descent: There are three main ledge systems. They all have chain and bolt anchors that take you down the wall (between ledge systems). You need double 50ms to make these rappels. With double 70ms you can rappel from the highest ledge to the bottom in 4 rappels, but you have to know where you are going. In general, find the one sport climb up the face (Sagrada Familia) and follow it down, stopping at each anchor.

Getting There 

Park as close as you can get. The road was under construction last time I was there, so I don't know where the nearest parking is. Should be available within a few hundred meters. You can't miss the wall.

Climbing Season

For the Norway area.

Weather station 8.3 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Shangri-la 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  Europe : Norway : ... : Hovedveggen
Wow. Just fantastic slightly less than vertical granite grabbing. Nearly every pitch offers something unique and just plain old fun. This is the best multipitch route I have done in Norway.P1. Clamber up awkward trees to a loose set of L-facing dihedrals before it eases out and you can move slightly left to below below a large left facing dihedral. 5.8P2. Climb the dihedral (nice!) until it ends on a small grass ledge. Keep going up and slightly right until you are on a large grass ledge. Walk l...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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