Gaustaspøkelse*** WI4
[Nifty footwork on Krokan's Gaustaspøkelse, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
Easily recognised by the tree frozen inside the ice at top. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Just to right of corner (or in the corner) or further right is harder still (may not touch down so start can be energetic)

Photo: Nifty footwork on Krokan's Gaustaspøkelse © Dave Williams
View all 6 photos or Submit a new photo of this climb.

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 226 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

bonoid - Lead - 05/Mar/15

Great route to end the day. Ice was delicate.
gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/15 with Glen Dickson

Challenging route, ice very hard. Gav dropped an axe on lead right at the top! Nice root to hook with the axes at the top.
ClimbingGlen - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/15 with Gavin Peach

Matt1234 - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/15

excellent route.
stratandrew - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/15 with Stuart Hurworth, Steve Graham

Fun climbing, short steep sections with good rests. Top section is very steep but gives good bridging. Third ever ice lead, using pre-placed screws.
Stuart Hurworth - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/15

MaccMark - TR - 21/Feb/15 with James Williams

Quick dash up after visiting kong vinter, very stepped out due to the ice fest.
OllieF - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/15 with Charles, Andy Hitchings

Menna Pritchard - TR - 21/Feb/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/15

manbat - TR O/S - 18/Feb/15

Steep line onsight in the dark, great line!
Jackislav - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/15 with nickstephens

Torchlight adventures :)
nickstephens - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/15 with Jack Gray

Very good ya!
Richy boy - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/15 with Andy bowden

Charlie Zephyr Booth - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/15 with tim millen

partz - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/15 with Matt Woodfield

matt.woodfield - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/15

Bart Vaganée - Lead - 06/Feb/15

Mountain Llama - Lead - 05/Feb/15 with Paul S

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/15

Hidden - TR O/S - 04/Feb/15

budchawla - TR O/S - 02/Feb/15 with Justin Rennie

charles.austin - 2nd - Feb/15 with Ollie Footit

first time I'v lead this, have seconded on previous occasions
pebbles - Lead rpt - 22/Jan/15 with stephen blackman

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jan/15

Wet and thin at the top but great fun
dantheoptimist - 2nd β - 01/Jan/15 with Dez Hajdu

Dino Dave - 2nd - Jan/15 with Steve Gibbs

Curly Rich - Lead O/S - Jan/15

HP9 - 2nd - Jan/15

plain kitten - Lead - 2015

zcsharp - Lead rpt - 29/Dec/14

steve_gibbs - 2nd O/S - 29/Dec/14 with Jamie Roberts

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/14

Blackthorn - 2nd - 05/Mar/14 with Ollie

Really hooked out - most of route covered in slushy ice, but decent ice beneath. Top really slushy.
andy dunn - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/14 with J

Took the far right hand line
SPD224 - 2nd - 28/Feb/14 with Martin Smith

BoulderyDave - 28/Feb/14

Hidden - 28/Feb/14

KevB - Lead - 28/Feb/14 with Carl Sunley

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/14 with Debbie

SPD224 - 24/Feb/14 with Andy Bunnage

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Feb/14

paulmck - 22/Feb/14

Led gentler slope 5m to left of main ice pillar. Mixed top section with adjacent rock face. WI3
Happy Wanderer - Lead - 21/Feb/14 with Emma Fulton, Piers Fulton

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Feb/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/14

jasoncash - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/14 with Ashley Sayers

Ash Sayers - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/14

Pay Attention - Lead - 16/Feb/14 with Murilo Lessa, Stewart Young

guy757 - 16/Feb/14

Murilo Lessa - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/14

James Thacker - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/14 with Kris Hill

Fantastic pitch!
MrRiley - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/14 with Richard Hines, Debbie Lee

Tdavy01 - Lead - 13/Feb/14

Rickrick - 13/Feb/14

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Feb/14

Good route quite wet up till half way, lots of snow on the top out
benny_m - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/14 with Su

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Feb/14

Karl Wooffindin - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/14 with JG

brices - 2nd O/S - 06/Feb/14 with Sash

Hidden - 2nd β - 04/Feb/14

AdamH - 01/Feb/14

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/14

Little AndyH - Lead O/S - Feb/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Feb/14

reima - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/14 with Juuso M


pebbles - TR - 25/Jan/14 with smiler, michael j, steve j

Ben led
John Roe - 2nd - 23/Jan/14 with Ben Thynne, Rob "Woody" Wood

Pulled the rope through and led with Maddy's gear in situ
John Roe - 2nd - 20/Jan/14 with Andrew (Maddy) Maddison

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jan/14

danJBA - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/14 with Dan Brockwell

chris smith - 2nd O/S - 19/Jan/14

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jan/14

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jan/14

bonoid - TR - 16/Jan/14

HIGHTOWER - Lead β - 12/Jan/14 with Jocky

jezb1 - Lead - 08/Jan/14

Led with placed gear
Jo sumner - Lead - 08/Jan/14 with Chris Andrews

Better conditions than 2 days ago, good ice (except at top).
pash - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/14

pwb1981 - TR O/S - 06/Jan/14

sdmunday - TR - 06/Jan/14 with paul bennett

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jan/14

Got cold below the final steep bit so took my time on a ledge before getting on with it. Enjoyable
jezb1 - Lead - 03/Jan/14

Jo sumner - TR O/S - 03/Jan/14 with Chris Andrews

hamishjfk - 2014 with Michael witt, Andy Wilson

KatOstrich - TR - 29/Dec/13

zcsharp - TR - 29/Dec/13 with Ollie Stevens

Hidden - Lead - 29/Dec/13

Thin line with brittle ice towards the top
damob123 - TR rpt - 08/Dec/13

guy757 - 10/Mar/13

guy757 - 10/Mar/13

tjmillen - 2nd - 02/Mar/13 with Charlie

SPD224 - 2nd - 26/Feb/13 with Andy Bunnage

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/13

neilwiltshire - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/13 with Richard, Ted Rudd

Andrew Wilson - Lead rpt - 16/Feb/13 with cliff shasby

gw3285 - Lead - 09/Feb/13

stratandrew - TR - 08/Feb/13 with Gareth Williams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/13

Robin Woodward - Lead - Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/13

jarriz - Lead - 30/Jan/13

johnmctighe - TR dog - Jan/13 with Austin

6aPunter - 2013

Hidden - TR - 03/Dec/12

Jo sumner - TR - 03/Dec/12 with Chris Andrews

Theeni - 2nd - 13/Mar/12 with Mike Kennedy

Awesome, overhanging ice bulge at top. Chris finished in dark with head torch!
DannyK - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/12 with chrislgk, Katie

guy757 - 06/Mar/12

davidbird63 - 2nd - Mar/12 with David Adcock

ten4dave - Lead - Mar/12 with David Bird

kenneM - Lead rpt - 21/Feb/12 with John McEvoy, Henry Crosby

tomwheeler - 2nd - 20/Feb/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 19/Feb/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 14/Feb/12

Great route. Massive pump by the time I got to the top!
Cornish boy - TR - 14/Feb/12 with Ian, Sean, Lee

wence - Lead rpt - 10/Feb/12 with Chuck

yashvi - 10/Feb/12 with Edwin Mitchell

bengt - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/12 with Dom, Rob

robertmichaeladams - 2nd - 06/Feb/12 with Lawrence

Steve Hillier - 2nd O/S - 05/Feb/12 with Ben Warrick

muzz44 - 2nd O/S - Feb/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/12

HarryB - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/11 with Ollie

Hidden - TR O/S - 29/Dec/11

Very thin, overhung ice in the chimney. Scary.
groovy_nut - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/11 with Dave W

mikecollins - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/11 with stg

Hidden - Lead β - 23/Feb/11

robertmichaeladams - Lead - 15/Feb/11 with Lawrence

wence - 2nd O/S - 15/Feb/11 with Rob

Peter Holder - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/11 with James Dunn

jjclarke70 - 2nd - 08/Feb/11 with Simon V

frankcp87 - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/11 with Doug Smith

Top section is awesome..
mol - 2nd - 03/Feb/11 with Jesse

efetunc - Lead O/S - Feb/11 with Andrew Asaam

Andrew Wilson - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Chris Vernon

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/11

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jan/11

Ross Young - 2nd O/S - 18/Jan/11 with Mark from Glenmore

joeydurkin - Lead rpt - 17/Jan/11 with Mark P

mark88 - Lead - 17/Jan/11 with Dave Gleave

willson - 2nd - 09/Jan/11 with Wills

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/11

susan1234 - TR O/S - Jan/11 with Alan Cooney.

alan1234 - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - TR dnf - 14/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10

Lenny - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/10 with Jim Rjuk

BorisVBlade - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/10 with Neil Dowse

Harder this year than the last time I did it
Tim Bateman - Lead - 21/Feb/10 with George Bird

Entertaining chimney on the left hand side at the top.
groovy_nut - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/10 with Patrick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/10

tuukka - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/10 with Juha

AdrianP - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/10 with Matti L.

juhah - Lead β - 07/Feb/10 with Tuukka Holopainen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/10

Awesome route, particularly the top section.
Big Lee - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/10 with Stewart Young

John Roe - Lead - 27/Jan/10 with Joey Durkin

joeydurkin - 2nd - 27/Jan/10 with John R

patsaunders - Lead - 2010

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

Totally different route to last time, good hard ice this time
KeithW - Lead β - 08/Mar/09 with Guido

Hidden - Lead - 08/Mar/09

MonkeyDawson - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/09 with Si Mann

brilliant fun, mixed finish
tomdude - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/09 with lard, mark

ended up sitting in part of the tree!
Gustav - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/09 with James H and Neil

DvO - Lead dog - 06/Feb/09 with Adam Billing

top section very thin and delicate.Some bridging and mixed moves required. Great climb
Kaiser999 - Lead - 02/Feb/09 with Andy Ashton

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jan/09

Gained some air time close to the top of the final steep section, no harm done other than to my pride. got back on an d completed the clime without further event.
John Roe - Lead - 20/Jan/09 with Bruce Radbourne

Last climb of the day. Took a couple of swinging falls off the top pillar in showers of sparks before giving up.
Mr. K - 2nd dnf - 20/Jan/09 with Jon Hauser

graniterocks - Lead - 18/Jan/09

adw07 - 2nd rpt - 09/Jan/09 with Scott Becker

CalumC - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/09 with Sean Crombie

twodada - 2nd - Jan/09 with Bill Thurston

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Dec/08

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Mar/08

My first WI4 lead (equivalent to Scottish V). Very chuffed about it. Touch and go near the top though. Good place to practise. Fantastic trip.
Skinny Kin - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/08 with John Flitcroft

Awesome pillar at top with great bridging moves.
adw07 - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/08 with Scott Becker

Best climb at Krokan, fresh ice and left hand line.
adw07 - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/08 with Scott Becker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/08

Took the steep pillar at the top to the right of the line marked in the guidebook (the marked line was thin and very wet)
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/08 with Carmen

MoWalker3 - 03/Mar/08

Ollie B - Lead O/S - Mar/08 with D.Hardacre

Tim Bateman - Lead - 26/Feb/08 with George Bird

Hidden - Lead dnf - 14/Feb/08

My first time ever climbing on ice, in fact the first time wearing crampons or holding ice axes.
JWB - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/08 with Charles

Left hand variation, easier than my first climb.
JWB - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/08 with Charles

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/08 with John Beardmore

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/08

Drapes - 2nd - Feb/08 with Rosie Goolden

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 31/Jan/08

Daniel Armitage - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/08 with Charlotte Armitage

John Roe - Lead - 21/Jan/08 with Marcus Littler

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jan/08

alpinestar_no1 - Lead β - 15/Jan/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jan/08

centurion05 - Lead O/S - Jan/08

centurion05 - Lead O/S - Jan/08

davidgent - 2nd - Jan/08 with Kilian

DanielJ - 15/Dec/07 with jon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/07

lithos - Lead - 11/Mar/07 with TonyM

Hidden - Lead β - 10/Mar/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/07

datoon - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/07 with MJ

dmoir - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/07 with Dan Barbour

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/07

Fultonius - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/07 with Andy Inglis

Hidden - Lead - 03/Feb/07

Rotton ice was getting very thin at the top...
Jamie Degel - Lead - Feb/07 with Tim Plasberg DaV Hamburg

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Feb/07 with Floris, Steve Binder, Sion

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/07

Did both variations, led & seconded; at some point in the 3 days we went there!
KeithW - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/07 with SteveM

The right-hand gulley variation
Rampikino - TR - 03/Jan/07 with Cat

Left-hand variation
Rampikino - TR - 03/Jan/07 with Cat

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/06 with Ben Gilbert

FrankW - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/06 with Iain H

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - Lead - Feb/05

Hidden - Lead - 2005

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Anhibian, subflux

Voting
Total votes cast 39
hard WI4+0 of 20
WI4+0 of 20
easy WI4+1 of 20
hard WI43 of 20
WI412 of 20
easy WI43 of 20
hard WI3+1 of 20
WI3+0 of 20
easy WI3+0 of 20
3 Stars7 of 19
2 Stars11 of 19
1 Star1 of 19
0 Stars0 of 19
Bag of .....0 of 19
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent
Lead
Followed
Toproped
Alt Leads
Unknown
Climbed
Clean O/S
Clean β
Clean repeat
Dogged
DNF
info