Finlandia*** VI+
[Matt at the bottom of Via Finlandia, 3 kb]140m.

Rockfax Description
A classic route, combining a strenuous corner with technical face climbing on small pockets and crimps.
Start at the base of a short wall below the corner, marked with red grafitti 'FIN' by the first bolt of Clarissa.
1) IV, 10m. Climb a short crack then move easily left to the base of the prominent corner.
2) VI, 35m. Climb the well-protected corner with steep three-dimensional climbing, moving onto the right wall for one awkward move, then exit left and make a short traverse to a belay.
3) VI+, 20m. Climb steeply for 5m then make a short rightwards traverse on pockets. Continue a few metres direct then move back diagonally left to an uncomfortable stance.
4) VI-, 30m. Climb a shattered crack then make an awkward diagonal traverse right. Climb another crack right then move back left following a black slab before climbing direct to reach a small ledge.
5) V+, 30m. Continue in the same line, following a black slab, then pull through a small roof to reach a scree ledge. Continue direct then step right to the summit. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
5 Pitch trad route - French grades: 2, 6a, 6b, 6b, 6a. Note, a lot of the pegs have been removed

W. Gstrein, M. Jokinen 27/Jul/1959

Photo: Matt at the bottom of Via Finlandia © islandlynx
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This climb is in 57 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

QuentinSu - 2nd rpt - 16/Sep/15

I lead P2-4, Simon lead P1, P5-6 (P5 split into 2). Such a shame the route is littered with so many bolts and pegs and so it was practically a clip-up. Without them, it would be the absolutely first-class E3/E4 for sure. The crux P3 involved a 6a move for (very) shorties like me. A massive flake in P4 was wobbling; be warned! The hardest move for me in the entire route was to take out a cam for the P6 belay, which Simon had placed just by stanging on the camping-pitch-size belaying ledge, but I couldn't possibly reach. The abseiling off from the top of the tower was a bit of experience in the middle of 4 towers!
masa-alpin - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/15 with Simon P

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Aug/15

Lead even pitches. Good route although totally unnecessary that pitch 2 has a few bolts.
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/15 with Tim Newton

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/15 with rachel slater

dodfoster - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/15 with esther seddon

Superb and memorable route. Solid climbing on all the pitches. Great exposure on pitch 3. I led 2,3 and top of 4. Guidebook description of the abseil is wrong. Fails to mention the initial 20 metre abseil.
DubyaJamesDubya - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/15 with Jim Daly

Led P1, 3 and 5. Cracking route, really good climbing on all pitches.
Oli - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/15 with Tats

Led pitches 2 and 4, incredible climbing, incredible position, incredible route!
tatz45 - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/15 with Oli Lewis

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/15

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jul/15

Great route!!!
RonnydeWeerd - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/15 with Marin spoelder, Tom ten Voorde

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/15

In 2 minds about this, is it a sport route or a trad route? Would be better as a trad route I think, but it is not with all the metal work along the way.
Kevster - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/15 with P Ecton

Great climbing but so many pitons and bolts that it is basically a sport route. I did pitches 2 and 4. I reckon pitch 2 would be around E1 5b without the bolts.
Matt77 - AltLd O/S - 28/May/15 with Shane

Led p2 4. Very well protected with bolts and pitons when we did it. felt 6a+ to me.
islandlynx - AltLd - 27/May/15 with matthew beals

tuukka - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Erik

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/14

Great climbing. No need for the bolts on the first pitch. worth the 3 stars.
james1978 - AltLd - Sep/14 with pam

Luis SD - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/14

bede.west - AltLd O/S - Aug/14 with Henry Francis

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 11/Jul/14

ian d f - AltLd O/S - Jul/14 with Steve Robinson

stevorobs3 - AltLd rpt - Jul/14 with Ian Faulkner

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13

Decided to leave my two German friends (who I'd originally met in Yosemite) to lead this as they had just arrived and arranged to meet up with me at the end of my trip! Both were climbing on top form!
Chris Sansum - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Kathi Wagner, Vali Manhardt

Hidden - 05/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/12

williamsd79 - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Andy Woolston

Really good route, you can do it without any gear, it is practically a sport route.
centurion05 - AltLd O/S - Aug/12 with dyl

far more zig zagy than the classic dolomites climbs suggests! and far less protected also! had to ab off after pitch 3.
stevorobs3 - AltLd dnf - 09/Sep/11 with Giovanni Milandri

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/11 with richard lade

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/11

Peter Holder - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Josh Legg

josh william legg - Lead - Jun/11 with peter holder

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Sep/10

Pegs and bolt belays. Top route!
nathanlee - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/10 with Dom Lee

dominic lee - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/10 with nathan lee

michaelja - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/10

french 6b
david morse - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Peter Rhodes

Good first Dolomites route but exciting as we approached in a thunderstorm while everyone else was leaving! Easy for VII-, second proper pitch is the crux.
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Emily

Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/09 with Harry

Kopo - Aug/09 with Emmi

khawk - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/09 with DT

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/07

WB - Lead O/S - Sep/06 with Guy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/04

simon kimber - AltLd O/S - Sep/03 with Paul Burren

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - Jun/03

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 09/Sep/02 with Steve Wells

Lead pitches 2 & 4
adamwesthead - AltLd dog - 15/Jun/01 with Hoult

gergosantha - Jul/94

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