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Lofoten Rock from Rockfax
ROCKFAX, May 2008
The new guide to the Lofoten Islands in Norway is the most colourful and beautifully produced Rockfax guidebook yet. Over 320 pages packed with inspiring routes, crag shots, action shots, historical details, and hidden puffins!
The Lofoten Islands have an almost mythical status in Norway, and despite their remoteness, most Norwegians feel they have to visit the place at least once in their lives. For climbers the same could be said to be true, a remote stronghold of traditional climbing, on great rock, amongst marvellous scenery. The atmosphere of the islands is magical and weaves its spell on all who visit - trips are inevitably too short and returns are planned as soon as the peaks slip over the horizon.
The new guide covers all the many new routes that have been put up since the production of the last guide in 1994, and these cover the full gamut from huge multi-day outing on the massive Storpillaren, to the tough and steep sport routes at Eggum. The guide also gives details of the bouldering and some of the easier peaks in the area. The routes are illustrated with large full colour photos and the most detailed route descriptions available.
Read the UKC Review of the Lofoten Rock
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