Ypperstepresten** n6
162m, 5 pitches. 60m across Storhylla). (The High Priest) An indifferent start leads to superb climbing on the black dyke that splits the sheets of white granite below the Big Roof. Start below the left-hand end of the Big Roof at the base of a crack-system that runs up the face. The start is up an open groove 20m right of the tall right-facing corner that is the start of Korstorget. 1) 6-, 45m. Bridge the groove (hard at the start) and continue for 20m, then traverse awkwardly right across a short face and follow more cracks up leftwards to a high belay ledge. 2) 5, 42m. Follow a left-facing chimney, or the more solid and easier cracks to the left, then continue up cracks up to a small stance (awkward belays) below the wide basalt overhang. It is worth considering belaying a little lower down (no real stance) and using the higher gear as runners to protect the next section. 3) 6, 30m. Either climb directly through the overhang (bold though good holds soon arrive), or traverse left to a grass ledge (same grade - different style), then move back right into the basalt dike. Continue up this by lovely climbing to a good ledge. 4) 5-, 45m. Continue up the basalt ladder which gives steady climbing with spaced protection in an amazing setting to a stance just below the big grass ledge of Storhylla. 5) 3-, 60m. Traverse right along Storhylla, (don't forget the protection) around a rib, then across a slab before descending to the fixed anchor at the top of the Vestpillaren Direct Start. Four abseils lead back to the ground. © ROCKFAX
Bengt Nilsfors, Aart Verhage May/1992
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Chris Craggs - AltLd - Aug/06 with Colin Binks

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/03 with Andy Hyslop

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