Tjonnstadbergfossen*** WI4
[High above Rjukan with Tjonnstadbergfossen bathed in sunshine on the other side of the valley., 3 kb]4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Three or four pitches. The wide waterfall directly above Rjukan Centre. Follow the waterfall straight up for three pitches. Continue up leftwards under overhanging rock if the ice has built here. Descend by abseils to the right. © ROCKFAX

Photo: High above Rjukan with Tjonnstadbergfossen bathed in sunshine on the other side of the valley. © Dave Williams
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This climb is in 97 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/15

Jackislav - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/15 with nickstephens

Nice route. 50 metre (2nd) pitch with 4 screws and brittle ice. Nice .
Richy boy - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/15 with Nick, Jack Gray, Andy bowden

Lead pitches 1-3 awesome climb! Good gully to finish.
Andy bowden - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/15 with Richy boy

nickstephens - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/15 with Jack Gray

Lead pitches 2 & 4
neilwiltshire - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Simon Kemper, Nick Dedekind

Led p1 and the pillar on 3, plenty of numpties climbing directly below us. Very brittle ice throughout the route and lots of water on the last (4th) pitch. Walked up and left to descend by the DNT footpath.
GarethSL - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/15 with Eugene Kiltenik

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/15

lcullum7 - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/15 with Caspian James

ecromwell - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/15 with Alison Cromwell

BLodge - AltLd - 10/Jan/15

In 4 pitches. Led P1 (thin) and P3 (steep). Last pitch was stunning, mushrooms of ice and incredible stalagmites!
alexm198 - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/15 with Simon Smith

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/15

Paul Hastwell - 2015

plain kitten - Lead - 2015

Rebs - 2nd O/S - 21/Feb/14 with Declan

James Thacker - 20/Feb/14

guy757 - 19/Feb/14

Piers led P1 and P3, I led P2, Emma led P4 (1st ever ice lead!!!) Lovely route and fun day out but quite snowed on gentler sections. 60m ropes better than 50m ropes for this one!
Happy Wanderer - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/14 with Emma Fulton, Piers Fulton

tuckey234 - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/14

tuckey234 - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/14

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Feb/14

Lead pitch 1, 3 & 4, climbed left hand fall on pitch 3 good at the base but water running through at the top, pitch 4 was in excellent condition. Ab off the top pitch then follow the right hand side.
benny_m - AltLd rpt - 18/Feb/14 with Su

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/14

Crux nice, rest shite
MrRiley - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/14 with Andy Harrison, Debbie Lee

Little AndyH - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/14

Tdavy01 - AltLd - 16/Feb/14

Rickrick - 16/Feb/14

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Feb/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/14

brices - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/14 with Sash

AdamH - 02/Feb/14

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/14

guy757 - 11/Mar/13

mark32 - AltLd - Mar/13

Pay Attention - 16/Feb/13

benny_m - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Paul

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Feb/13

Hidden - Lead - 11/Feb/13

Sparrowmonkey - 2nd - 10/Feb/13 with Climb inn

First WI multi-pitch and a superb to do first; also first attempt at WI4 lead. Sustained climbing over, in effect, three large tier with fairly significant ramps in between, finishing on up into a gully then exiting right via a narrow chimney. By no means an easy climb; very sustained both through the steep pitches and the in-betweens. Was spent by the 3rd tier, and after attempts at both siege tactics and sports style/aid climbing, ended up accepting a TR up to the 3rd belay stance. Admittedly we did appear to have climbed the hardest line, however, this ended up sapping energy very early on in a long climb; easiest line appears to be via the tree/rock line on the RHS. Route was a 30 min walk-in from parking and the climb ended up taking just shy of 7 1/2 hrs.
speedymccreedy - Lead dog - 07/Feb/13 with Barry Jacks

barryjacks - 2nd - 07/Feb/13 with Pete McCreedy

Brilliant route - even better than Fabrikfossen yesterday. superb plastic ice on P2 & 3. Jim P1,3. me P2 & 4. P3 had the steep pillar - superb!
stratandrew - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/12 with Jim Symon

Last two pitches after traverse from lysloypa.
Braintax - 2nd - 08/Feb/12 with pyromantic

Did 3 pitches. Led short steep pitch at top RH of main fall.
HIGHTOWER - AltLd rpt - 19/Jan/12 with Sam (Kinloss)

groovy_nut - AltLd rpt - 03/Mar/11 with Ben, Dave W

Awesome 4 pitches of perfect ice in glorious sunshine!
gilbert - 2nd O/S - 01/Mar/11 with Paul ?, Rob Johnson

Tim Bateman - AltLd - 27/Feb/11 with George Bird

This time a line to the left, me 1 and 3
clive-greenwood - AltLd rpt - 26/Feb/11 with Keith

Julli - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/11 with Hanna Pihlajaluoto

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Feb/11

Led 1 & 3. Italians abbed in to last pitch & stole the best line from Clive. Very unsporting.
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/11 with Clive Greenwood

Me 2 and 4
clive-greenwood - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/11 with Keith

Only area of the week to get any sun.
Dibdawg - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/11 with Jason Roberts

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/11

Led P1 & 3
jjclarke70 - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/11 with Frank

4 pitches.
frankcp87 - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/11 with James Clarke

simonward - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/11

Mr Wild - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/11 with Tom Adams, George

P1 and P3
Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/11 with Pete Nugent

Led p.2 & 4 - excellent - tricky to find the descent down the trees on the lhs (looking out. Didn't want to ab down the route as other parties were climbing.
Pete Nugent - AltLd - 02/Feb/11 with Oscars Dad

Goose4 - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/11

Hidden - 01/Feb/11

efetunc - AltLd - Feb/11 with Andrew Asaam

DundeeDave - 2nd dog - 25/Jan/11 with Bill White, Ewan Gourlay

Ross Young - 2nd O/S - 19/Jan/11 with Mark from Glenmore

Left steeper line.
joeydurkin - AltLd rpt - 18/Jan/11 with Dave Gleave

mark88 - AltLd - 18/Jan/11 with Brian Smith

joeydurkin - AltLd rpt - 15/Jan/11 with Maddy

HIGHTOWER - AltLd O/S - 13/Jan/11 with Martin (Leeming)

Multi pitch route with Andreas leading. Terrified as losing my axes as going leashless for first time. Luckily apart from smacking myself in nose pulling out axe, no mishaps!
Claire Molloy - 2nd - 05/Jan/11 with Andreas, Noelle

alpinestar_no1 - AltLd β - 05/Jan/11

NoelleG - 2nd - 05/Jan/11 with Claire Molloy

alan1234 - Lead O/S - 2011 with Andreas Spak

patsaunders - 2nd - 2011

Lead pitch 1 and 3.
supos - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/10 with Sune Buur

No harder than WI3.
DanielJ - Solo O/S - Mar/10

P2 and 4
groovy_nut - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/10 with Patrick

joeydurkin - AltLd - 28/Jan/10 with John R

John Roe - AltLd - 28/Jan/10 with Joey Durkin

cham749 - AltLd - 27/Jan/10

I led odd number pitches. Very warm and slushy but still very soft for WI4
Gustav - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/09 with James H

Having only started ice climbing the week I lead this and having top roped a fairly solid WI4 I dont believe this to be WI4. Nice route all the same though.
telemarker - AltLd - Feb/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/09

cham749 - AltLd O/S - 18/Jan/09 with David Jones

Lots of snow.
KevB - Lead - 18/Jan/09 with Henry M

xcellent climb with Steve Burgon in the party. Bruce led the odd nubered pitches and I led the even.
John Roe - AltLd - 16/Jan/09 with Bruce Radbourne

jarriz - AltLd - 15/Jan/09

breithorn4164 - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Jackson

Simon Palmer - AltLd O/S - Feb/08 with Hallvar

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jan/08

andysroom - Lead O/S - Jan/08

Hidden - Lead - 15/Mar/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/06

French Erick - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/06 with Jim Hall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

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