Bakveien*** WI4
[wow, 2 kb]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

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This climb is in 106 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

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

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

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

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

Hidden - 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, Simon Ward

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

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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