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Kjerag Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Kjerag and Lysefjord


The Kjerag massiv, which is located in Lysefjord, is ca. 5 km long and about 1,000m reaching straight out of the water. Kjerag is made up of high quality granite and is home to numerous big wall routes along with some of the worlds longest ice/mixed routes. The area is best known for Kjeragbolten and for BASE jumping and high-lining above the abyss.

Getting There 

Either drive from Stavanger (ca. 2 hours) but note that the road is closed in the winter. Or take a ferry to Lysebotn. It is usually possible to hire a boat to the bottom of the wall, or bribe some BASE jumpers to get you there.

Climbing Season

For the Norway area.

Weather station 16.9 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Kjerag

Skjoldet (The Sheild) 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c A3  Europe : Norway : ... : Vestlige Bastion (Western B...
The first ascent party used 4 days on the wall with 3 bivis.An impressive line up one of the most exposed walls in Norway. The route is mostly clear of water seepage, and is dry for most of the summer. The route follows a system of dihedrals and cracks that start on the grassy ledges approximately 200 yards up and to the right of Geitaneset. High quality granite starts at about the 6th pitch. The hardest pitches (both free and technical) are well protected in solid rock. The technical crux ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Kjerag Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Kjerag from Nesatind
BETA PHOTO: Kjerag from Nesatind
Rock Climbing Photo: Kjerag as seen from Kjeragbolten
BETA PHOTO: Kjerag as seen from Kjeragbolten
Rock Climbing Photo: Kjerag during the winter.  Picture was taken by th...
Kjerag during the winter. Picture was taken by th...
Rock Climbing Photo: Overview of walls in Lysebotn
BETA PHOTO: Overview of walls in Lysebotn
Rock Climbing Photo: View of Kjerag from a good bivy spot at the base.
BETA PHOTO: View of Kjerag from a good bivy spot at the base.

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