Bakveien*** WI4
[Dave aproaching belay on second pitch, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
Three pitches. This is a variation to Nye Vemorkfoss sharing its first and last pitches. The middle pitch avoids the free-hanging pillars on the left via a narrow hidden ice chimney. This gives a more balanced climb. Early in the season the second pitch can be rather thin so bring short ice screws and some rock gear. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Dave aproaching belay on second pitch © JimLake
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This climb is in 116 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Led pitch 1 and 3. 1 was quite steep, 3 was easy ground but slightly snowy and thin ice. Gave led pitch 2 up the interesting chimney. Little tricky move around a rock bulge but easy ice up the chimney with bridging up the rock.
ClimbingGlen - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/15 with Gavin Peach

Led pitch 2. Nice climbing up the iced up chimney and an interesting first pitch. After the chimney slushy ice and snow with better ice higher up. Abseiled back down Sabotorfossen which had deteriorated since tuesday. Lots more rock visible on pitch 2 and more steps on pitch 3.
gavinpeach - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/15 with Glen Dickson

SPD224 - AltLd - 24/Feb/15 with Rhiannon Lawrence-Francis

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Feb/15

Very thin today. Steve P1, me P2, Jim P3.
stratandrew - AltLd rpt - 22/Feb/15 with Steve Graham, Jim Symon

pretty thin conditions
Menna Pritchard - 2nd - 22/Feb/15

Second day of +6C. Water was pouring down the route and pieces of ice were falling down on top of us. In hindsight wasn't wise to climb. Vladimir lead all as we were a three and swapping was faff.
Eireannach - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/15 with Kevin Cheung, Vladimir Zholobenko

KCheung - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/15 with Vladimir Z., Michael Campbell

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

Led the 2nd pitch. Very good route. The 2nd pitch is one of the best pitches of climbing I have ever done. Deserves all 3 stars.
Richy boy - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/15 with Nick, Jack Gray, Andy bowden

Lead first and third pitch! Fricking awesome 2nd pitch! First ever WI4 multi pitch!
Andy bowden - AltLd - 14/Feb/15 with Richy boy

nickstephens - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/15 with Jack Gray

2nd pitch chimney, lovely climbing!
Jackislav - AltLd - 14/Feb/15 with nickstephens

Charlie Zephyr Booth - AltLd - 12/Feb/15 with tim millen

Lead the back ... thin but good ice on left that takes screws.
Braintax - AltLd - Feb/15

Ran P1 & 2 together because the belay in the cave looked rubbish. Ice in the chimney was great - a rarity, so I'm told. Very pleasant route.
Pete_Frost - AltLd - 23/Jan/15

Thin the whole way but excellent time.
IJHunt - 2nd O/S - 09/Jan/15 with Fiona

HP9 - 2nd - Jan/15 with Paddy cave

superb route, first pitch was thin and hard to step across the pillar to gain entry onto the ledge.
ritid - 2nd O/S - Jan/15

Paul Hastwell - 2015

plain kitten - Lead - 2015

Led first and third pitches
chrisicles - Lead - 2015 with Kora

BushwackerBritz - 2015

BoulderyDave - 25/Feb/14

Hidden - 25/Feb/14

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Feb/14

SPD224 - 2nd - 25/Feb/14 with Martin Smith

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/14 with Debbie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/14

planetmarshall - Lead - 19/Feb/14 with Nicola Jackson

guy757 - 18/Feb/14

James Thacker - 17/Feb/14 with Kris Hill

Stu block lead first 2 pitches, I climbed the last pitch, quite a lot of fresh snow but great route
benny_m - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/14 with Stew

Pay Attention - 13/Feb/14 with Ian smith

jamesgr87 - AltLd O/S - Feb/14

Led middle pitch. Great route.
HIGHTOWER - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/14 with woody (leeming), Ben Thynne

me p1, p3, smiler p2. p2 thinnner than usual at the moment.
pebbles - AltLd - 21/Jan/14 with smiler

guy757 - 12/Mar/13

Scott Rankin - AltLd - 05/Mar/13

edmitchell - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/13 with Emma Rowe

emmarowe - 2nd - 21/Feb/13 with ed mitchell

I led P1 35m and P3 30m. Gareth led P2 60m. Great climb.
stratandrew - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/13 with Gareth Williams

gw3285 - AltLd - 13/Feb/13

Sophie Nunn - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/13 with Sarp, Floris

Led pitch 2, pitch 3 was the most fun and interesting bit with a chokstone obstacle and verglas finish.
sarpedon - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/13 with Strong Sophhie

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Feb/12

Dirty Knees - 2nd O/S - 18/Feb/12 with Matt Alexander

Very nice! Steep first pitch, then cruisey.
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/12 with Ben Warrick

guido led first steep crux pitch and pitch 2, I led pitch 3. really enjoyable and memorable route
pebbles - AltLd - 06/Feb/12 with guido

robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 05/Feb/12 with Lawrence

wence - AltLd rpt - 05/Feb/12 with Rob

bengt - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/12 with Dom

Braintax - 2nd - 2012 with pyromantic

A potentially nice route spoiled by the insane amount of hook placements - it was literally like walking up a ladder.
supos - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/11 with Lars Fjendbo

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Feb/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/11

Col Kingshott - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/11

wence - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/11 with Rob

robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 13/Feb/11 with Tom

tomdude - AltLd - 13/Feb/11 with rob

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/11 with John Sealey

jon22 - AltLd - 08/Feb/11 with The Bad Cough

timjones - AltLd - 07/Feb/11 with Neil McLean

Mr Wild - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/11 with George

P1 and P3
Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/11 with Pete Nugent

p.2 -straightforward
Pete Nugent - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/11 with Oscars Dad

mschmude - Feb/11

Hidden - Feb/11

simonward - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/11

Hidden - 30/Jan/11

Ross Young - 2nd O/S - 17/Jan/11 with Mark from Glenmore

joeydurkin - Lead rpt - 16/Jan/11 with Brian S

mark88 - AltLd - 16/Jan/11 with Dave Gleave

arduff - 2nd - Jan/11

alan1234 - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

DanielJ - Solo - Mar/10

Led Pitches 1 and 2.
BorisVBlade - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/10 with Neil Dowse

Henrik - 2nd - 23/Feb/10 with Josef + Joakim

The best way to get to the Vermork museum.
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/10 with Phil Tomaszewski

icescrew - AltLd - 10/Feb/10 with Jim slater

More like WI3 on this ascent.
Mild Matt - 2nd - 09/Feb/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/10

First pitch banked out so first belay beneath the large overhanging rock. Climbed in 2 pitches from here. Felt more like a WI3.
Big Lee - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/10 with Stewart Young

Dill broke a crampn on the second pitch. Wayne and I lowered him off, I downclimbed/lowered to strip the gear. We then finished up the optional lefthand exit which provided a coupole of steep vertical steps.
timjones - Lead - 31/Jan/10 with Wayne Penzer, Phil Lewis

joeydurkin - 2nd - 21/Jan/10 with John R

John Roe - Lead - 21/Jan/10 with Joey Durkin

sgw2342 - 2nd - 04/Jan/10

Drapes - 2nd - Jan/10 with Richard Bentley

richardlong78 - AltLd - Jan/10 with Dave Gleave

ig248 - AltLd O/S - Dec/09 with Hauke Harms

DanielJ - 2nd rpt - 07/Mar/09 with linus

Led middle pitch, James P1, Neil P3
Gustav - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/09 with James H and Neil

first ice multipitch. nice
tomdude - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/09 with lard

DanielJ - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/09 with rafael

KevB - 2nd - 20/Jan/09

Led all three pitches, excellent route, very consistant for the grade, worthy of its three stars
John Roe - Lead - 19/Jan/09 with Andy Townsend, Bruce Radbourne

The pillar of nye vemorkfoss not in condition with lots of water running down, so did this instead, nice climbing all the way.
adw07 - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/09 with Trevor

alexrafferty1986 - AltLd O/S - Jan/09 with Ryan Perry

Great Climb.
GScot38 - Lead - Jan/09

Tim Bateman - Lead - 25/Feb/08 with George Bird

Hidden - Lead dnf - 03/Feb/08

centurion05 - Lead O/S - Jan/08

datoon - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/07 with RT

Took pitch 2. Felt more like WI3.
Smelly Fox - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/07 with Campbel Forbes

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Mar/07

Neilm18 - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/07 with Stuart Kenndy

Mike Hall - Lead - 01/Mar/07 with GGraham

feilx - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/07 with Seb

charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/07

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Feb/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/06

Boistelle - AltLd O/S - 0000 with Guy Stevens

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