/ Bergen Norway - Sport climbing for beginners / intermediate

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longol - on 23 Aug 2013
Hi All,

will be in Bergen next week for 3 days and would love to try and get a days climbing in somewhere.

could anyone recommend the crags with easy and mid grade sports routes fairly close by which are not be missed!?

Thanks,
dan.
Rog Wilko on 23 Aug 2013
In reply to longol: You could try this place. It's on one of the islands where the weather is often better.
http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=18009
This is a good easy route to get you started:
http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/c.php?i=230373
Nordie_matt - on 23 Aug 2013
In reply to longol:

Helleneset or Hellens Festning, both very local, with a range of grades. decent quality granite too.

http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=9172

http://www.bof.no/Omrader/Bergen/BilderBergen/Helleneset_klatring.jpg


http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=9148

or head to Loky on Sotra (30 mins outside bergen)

http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=16881
longol - on 25 Aug 2013
Thanks ever so much for taking the time to respond guys. This is just what I was after.
Nordie_matt - on 25 Aug 2013
In reply to longol:

No problem, if you wanted I can scan the topos for a few of the crags in and email you them?

The guide for bergen is about 300kr or 30 quid otherwise ( you can buy it in Ute - Near the YMCA just off of Kong Oscars Gate, or at Platou. The guys in Ute are really helpful and nice guys as well)

Drop me a pm with your email if you want the topo's.

Matt
johnhowell - on 25 Aug 2013
In reply to longol:
Matt and Rog seem to have it pretty well covered, the only thing I would add is check out the Bergen Climbing club website (some of its in English and google translate does a reasonable job on the bits that aren't)
They have the option to get a digital version of the guide book for 10 which is pretty good value and its nice to support the locals http://www.bergen-klatreklubb.no/englishinfo.php

If you can get access to anyone with a car then I would suggest Gjorkeride
or the other crags on the island of Sotra, they are great. Really nice climbing, well bolted, west facing (evening sun) and just very pleasant.

Also not mentioned above is that there are some good walls in Bergen if its raining (which it does occasionally). There is one at Bergenshallen (where all the cool kids hang out, quite hard) also just down the road is one at the student hall (Fantoft) and there is also a nice one in the NW of the city called Lemkulen. For any of these you will need to pass a test (Brattkort) which involves being patronised by a kid who will tell you you can't belay properly, but it only lasts about about 15 mins and then you are free to climb in any of the walls.

Have fun

longol - on 25 Aug 2013
thanks for the info john. much appreciated.
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Nordie_matt - on 28 Aug 2013
In reply to longol:

Just found your mail in my junkmail, sorry about the delay - I'll see if I can get them over to you tomorrow.


Matt

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