Bølgen*** WI3
7 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Four pitches. The classic of the area. Bolgen is easy to spot from the road despite the fact that the 3rd pitch is hidden by rock. The first pitch offers sustained (and good) ice to a belay on the right. The second pitch goes up to the point where the waterfall narrows. The third pitch is quite easy and this pitch can be stretched with a mobile belay, saving you one pitch. Follow two pillars to the top. Walk off to the right (west) and abseil from the trees. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Beware, pretty sustained for a WI3 and we did it in 7 pitches - not the guidebook 4.


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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 42 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Lead pitches 1 & 3
neilwiltshire - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/15 with Simon Kemper, Nick Dedekind

plain kitten - Lead - 2015

BushwackerBritz - 2015

Warm, wet and thin. But still fun, definitely one of the best easy routes Ive climbed. Placed a handful of nuts and a cam. Glad for tree abseils, woulda been sketchy to rap on abalakovs. Led 150m followed 50. You could probably climb two more pitches of easy ice with a step or two.
DanielJ - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/14 with Kaj

Lots of snow!
RobEdwards - AltLd - 25/Jan/14 with Maddy

steve p1, me p2, smiler p3. p4 didnt have much ice so we finished at the third pitch. rest of pitches had lots of ice and were excellent - fantastic day out
pebbles - AltLd - 24/Jan/14 with smiler, steve j

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 23/Jan/14 with steve gould

danJBA - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/14

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jan/14

chris smith - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/14

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jan/14

Braintax - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/13

Lead 2nd and 4th pitches. Went too far left on the last pitch and ended up finished on a sketchy root which we had to abseil from, rather than the proper belay.
neilwiltshire - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/13 with Richard

Brittle conditions. Awkward ab back down.
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/13 with Scouse

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/13

completed 4 full pitches on 60m rope, ran out of daylight and descended in the dark
barryjacks - 2nd dnf - 08/Feb/13 with Phil Milne, Andrew Maddison, Pete McCreedy

Sophie Nunn - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/13 with Al G

BorisVBlade - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Gonzalo, Murray Cutforth

Five long pitches on 60m ropes. Some fun an quite sustained sections for a III. Following a group of three, so plenty of time to relax and admire the surrounding. Thin ice in the upper pitches. Top route.
Poco Loco - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/12 with Will Wykes

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 19/Feb/12

We did three pitches up to the icy slab and then abseiled down off trees. Pretty sustained climb (especially 2nd pitch). Great route ***
Tomek S - AltLd dnf - 19/Feb/12 with Grzesiek Weychan, Wojtek Polkowski

Wojttek - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/12 with weychan, Tomek S

Backed off second pitch to go for a pint.
Braintax - AltLd dnf - 11/Feb/12 with pyromantic

muzz44 - AltLd O/S - Feb/12

charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - Feb/11 with Anette

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/10

Great climb, looonger than guidebook says.
ollie1 - Lead β - 04/Feb/10

lead all 4 pitches, descended in dark. note guide states 4 pitchs, but there could be two easir pitchs above at WI2
twodada - Lead O/S - Feb/10 with Bill Thurston

Awesome climb but 4 pitches??? More like 5 with a 60m rope.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/10 with Stewart Young

cham749 - AltLd - 26/Jan/10

DvO - 2nd O/S - 04/Feb/09 with Andy Parsons, Adam Billing

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jan/09

jarriz - AltLd - 15/Jan/09

andysroom - Lead O/S - Jan/09

First Pitch with pack solo. Then alternate lead with Julia Ciba
Jamie Degel - Solo O/S - Jan/09 with Martin Fricke (DAV Hamburg)

Adi Hooper - AltLd - 17/Feb/08 with Roger Ward

Smith42 - AltLd - 06/Mar/07 with Davie, Kevin

Mike Hall - 2nd - 03/Mar/07 with GGraham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/06

Awesome, but more than the guidebook no of pitches - it just keeps going..
shazbat - AltLd - Mar/06 with SCC

Hidden - 2006

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