/ THE LOWDOWN: Flatanger, a sport climbing mecca in the making

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Björn Pohl - UKC - on 27 May 2011
The Flatanger cave, 4 kbSummer is here and many boulderers escape the heat either by heading south to Rocklands or up on altitude somewhere in the Alps or Rocky Mountains.

But where are you supposed to go if you want to sport climb?

Sure, there's Céüse of course and some other places around the Alps, but the list is...

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Arms Cliff - on 28 May 2011
In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC: Looks amazing, but I wonder what the black fly situation is like; don't they get really bad there in the summer?
Morgan Woods - on 28 May 2011
In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC:

so what kind of rock?
eivindf - on 28 May 2011
In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC: It's gneis. Here's a nice shot from some Swedish blog.. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_-xOwV3pPiiw/TGIynzXXmJI/AAAAAAAAAWg/2n_-E4F1fTU/s1600/best+of+(32+of+47).j...

Been there once and did some fun bouldering. There's also a nice trad crag close by. There's also a grade 6 or 6+ 3 pitch trad route going all the way up left of the cave..
In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC: I linked to pictures of that place on a Finnish climber's blog months ago. Glad to see I am just SOOOooo down with the kids! :-)
Jonas Wiklund - on 28 May 2011
In reply to Arms Cliff:
> (In reply to Björn Pohl - UKC) Looks amazing, but I wonder what the black fly situation is like; don't they get really bad there in the summer?

Hardly, the crag is by the ocean.

I have never seen a more brutal crag than Hanshelleren. I've only climbed there for half a day, but I hope to spend some time there this summer
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Arms Cliff - on 28 May 2011
In reply to Jonas Wiklund:
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> Hardly, the crag is by the ocean.


Thanks, in that case, awesome!

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