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Oppdal* Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Kristian Starheim on Aug 31, 2014
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Oppdal is a village and a municipality in Norway. It is mostly known for skiing, but it also holds some of the best ice climbing in Norway, and many good rock climbing crags.

Oppdal village is flanked by Trollheimen in the west, and Dovre (with the fantastic Snøhetta Traverse >2000m) in the south, and vast high planes in the east.

The elevation is generally high, and the climate is inlands-climate, giving good conditions for ice formation.

Short distance from Trondheim, and easy access and short approach to ice climbs (many of the classic routes are lined up roadside along the E6 in Drivdalen south of Oppdal village) makes Oppdal a popular destination for alpine and climbing.

There are two new guide books for Oppdal, covering summer and winter climbing respectively. These can be ordered from, or aquired at the local outdoors-shop Vertical Playground (

Getting There 

Oppdal village is located next to the E6. From Oslo its 400 km north (5h30min). From Trondheim follow the E6 119 km south. The train line Dovrebanen Oslo-Trondheim also stops at Oppdal, but it will be hard to get around without a car. From the west: drive to Sunndalsøra and follow E70 to Oppdal.

Climbing Season

For the Norway area.

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Last section of Kongsvollsfossen. The standard top...

Kongsvollsfossen WI4  Europe : Norway : ... : Kongsvoll
This is a large ice flow that goes all the way from the mountain plain at 1270 meters to the valley floor. It builds up fat through the winter. It offers many possibilities, and can take several parties. A really good outing with great views over Dovre. The big local classic.The whole flow can be climbed, but as days are short, most people bushwack up climbers right of the flow, and start the climbing where the flow steepends. There are good ledges for racking up. "P0"@SEMICOL...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Kristian Starheim
From: Trondheim, Norway
Aug 31, 2014
This area is situated in Trøndelag. So if there is any way to move it to a sub-area under "Trøndelag", it would be easier to find on the page.

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