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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
May 4, 2013 - 01:52pm PT
Hoka Hey at Kjerag is known to be a great climb if you're able to find your way and if the rock is dry. 7a if dry.

http://hannavirrpanna.blogspot.no/2010/07/fargglatt-pa-kjerag.html

"Hoka Hey is to live life in such as way that one has done all that one should upon one’s last day, so it is indeed a good day to die."

Kjerag and surroundings as seen by tourists from the top.
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Kjerag and Lysefjorden - texted in English:
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Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
May 4, 2013 - 02:59pm PT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
May 4, 2013 - 03:35pm PT
And after the last day:
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
May 4, 2013 - 04:03pm PT
Romsdalen - Marlow from the tourist Office - which I work for. For which I work.
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A walk along Romsdalseggen
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Larso

Boulder climber
Trondheim
May 22, 2013 - 09:22am PT
Hey, I live in Norway and have done a bit of climbing. If you have any questions about climbing in Norway just ask.
pneame

Trad climber
Tampa, FL
May 22, 2013 - 02:41pm PT
Seconded for Romsdal - rock a trifle sketchy sometimes, but stunningly beautiful and some nice long moderate climbs. Not very fashionable these days.
Norway is really a fantastic country with a great variety of outdoors activity.
Not been to Lofoten or Stetind - both have been on my "list" for a long time
Anonym Astmatiker

Ice climber
Trondheim, Norway
May 28, 2013 - 06:30pm PT
North: Lofoten (Around Svolvær and Henningsvær). Granite, ocean and midnight sun.
Western part: Romsdalen (Åndalsnes City) with the Troll Wall. Sunndalen (Sunndalsøra City). Jotunheimen around Turtagrø is the most historic climbing place i Norway.
South West: Prekestolen and Kjerag.
South: Nissedal. Granite domes and bouldering. Big lakes with nice beaches.
Norway is not that big. But some places driving will require twize the time as in the states due to poor roads. Still if the weather turns against you, better weather might not be too far away. So being flexible is good.

Oslo is situated in the least interesting part of Norway. Bergen super. Lofoten up north is gold with the smell of sushi.

Some images from Lofoten in winter: http://olsendriver.blogspot.no/search/label/Lofoten

Romsdalen (scroll down a bit): http://olsendriver.blogspot.no/search/label/Romsdalen

Sunndalen: http://olsendriver.blogspot.no/search/label/Sunndalen

Jotunheimen: http://olsendriver.blogspot.no/search/label/Jotunheimen

Telemark (south around Nissedal): http://olsendriver.blogspot.no/search/label/Nissedal

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 28, 2013 - 07:57pm PT
Seconded for Romsdal - rock a trifle sketchy sometimes

Bwa Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha! Jo visst!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jul 15, 2013 - 04:19pm PT
Bouldering in the Northern part of Norway - Mjelle, Straumvassbotn, Andkilen, Gjerdalen.
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BMcC

Trad climber
Livermore
Jul 15, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
Looks like you're getting some good rock climbing suggestions from locals, Melissa. I can't add anything there, but it was possible a few years ago to find uncrowded water ice if that interests you and if you're still there come winter and good conditions.

Some ice pics:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bill-mcc/sets/72157624328289782/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bill-mcc/sets/72157624166782550/

aliebling

climber
San Francisco, CA
Jul 15, 2013 - 07:32pm PT
I know collecting guidebooks is a mini-hobby in and of itself, but if you're really only going to visit an area once and are an AAC member, you can check out up to 10 books mailed to you for FREE (you pay only the return shipping).

It is a brilliant service.

http://americanalpineclub.org/p/library
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jul 15, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
Melissa, we want some news about your trip!
Phyl
BMcC

Trad climber
Livermore
Jul 16, 2013 - 11:14am PT
ditto what phylp wrote - post some stories and pics on your Norway climbs.

Have fun!
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 18, 2013 - 05:27am PT
Anonym Astmatiker

Ice climber
Trondheim, Norway
Jul 18, 2013 - 09:04am PT
good weather on its way:

http://www.yr.no/place/Norway/Nordland/V%C3%A5gan/Svolv%C3%A6r/long.html
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
sawatch choss
Jul 18, 2013 - 09:28am PT
Melissa I'm so glad to hear y'all are getting up there! Always wanted to go to Lofoten...Tell J to stay dry and have a great time.
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jul 18, 2013 - 12:59pm PT
Yay! You're there. Happy adventuring! I hope there will be some photos with sunshine too.
:) Phyl
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jul 18, 2013 - 01:07pm PT
Anonym Astmatiker has posted a weather forecast. The weather is gonna be great except for Saturday.
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 18, 2013 - 05:18pm PT
^^Good thing we're in sunny Setesdal now: no good weather to mess up our sense of epic struggle and two weeks of daily rain in Lofoten! Seriously, it was beyond amazing up there even w/ the rain. The rock was rough enough to climb anyway if it wasn't too bad. yr.no lied a lot while we were there though...
LiadB

Sport climber
Jul 21, 2013 - 11:24am PT
Hey,
I'm planning to get to Lofoten on next week (alone), I wonder about two things:
1. Are there lots of sport routes or just trad ones?
2. Is it easy to find people to climb with? Is there a special place I should go to hook up with other climbers?

Thanx,
Liad.
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