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Open air
© Jonas Wiklund, Jul 2008
Route: Golden Shower (7b+)
Climbers: Joakim Söderström
Camera used: Nikon D50 with dirty sensor
5*VOTING: number of votes 84
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Just shy of 70 degree North, Joakim is getting close to the top of "Golden Shower", 7b+, Kvaløya.
All routes at Gullknausen start from a ledge system traversing the mountain some 200-300 meter above the ocean. At the point Joakim has reached in this photo he has a good deal of air under his feet and behind his back only a few barren island -- then nothing but the North Atlantic.
Mårten Blixt has got the lowdown on Gullknausen, and Kvaløya in general, on his website www.blixt.no/KvaloyaArchives/
Jonas Wiklund - 30/Sep/08
Stunning location !
mr mills - 01/Oct/08
Awesome pic, just a shame the pre-placed gear above him is visible. Sort of takes away from the wilderness of the scene.
rusty_nails - 02/Oct/08
Awesome route name! And a damn fine pic. Just a shame the horizon is blatantly on the wonk.
Calder - 02/Oct/08
This is an amazing place, we where fortunate to be up at Hollenderan during the summer. Unforunately missed out on this gem!!! Great picture by the way.
datoon - 06/Oct/08
Hollendaren is where it's at. Gullknausen is mostly sport. Quite a few people think it is super-good there. If you ask locals they recommend Hollendaren and Gullknausen. I thought Hollendaren was world-class, miles better than any crag in Lofoten, but thought Gullknausen was so-so, too much laybacking for my taste.
Jonas Wiklund - 10/Oct/08
Fantastisk! It looks amazing!
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 23/Oct/08
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