/ Fabrikfossen - Rjukan. Ice Screw lost.
A lot of the climbs are climbing a little harder than the guidebook grades. Talking to a group who have climbed in Rjukan before they told me that some of the climbs were steeper than usual.
Krokan has fat ice everywhere yet Ozzimosis is a little wet in places and not very pleasant to climb.
Lipton has touched down but I only saw it from the road above the gorge. Juvsoya also looked fat as did all the climbs in the upper and lower gorge.
The climbs I climbed above Rjukan were all good and on all I found excellent ice.
Overall a mega week but just be aware that some climbs are a little harder at the moment.
Thanks for the update, I'll be there in 9 days (count 'em!). Any info on Mael? That's on my ticklist, I feel like visiting some of the outlying areas this year.
Nothing on Mael sadly but we did the a pitch and a half of Bolgen. Good ice again but in places it was climbing a little harder than WI3. Came back off because of time but still a good day out.
Enjoy whatever you get done, I'm already looking forward to next year!
Mael looked good from the road when we drove back to Oslo on Sunday. Given the aspect and the conditions elsewhere, I'd say the lines there will be in decent enough condition. Pretty much everything we climbed was fat, save a couple of sun-baked lines. Felt tough though, but I guess that's water ice for you.
Few pics at http://www.facebook.com/LakelandAscents
PS: hope you get your screw back. We lost 2! I reckon Rjukan in April with a metal detector would be a fruitful trip :)
Just driven back to Oslo and Mael looked good, especially the grade 3 line to the left.
I think the drainage lines underneath the frozen falls must be a gold mine for kit!
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