Altitude 271m a.s.l
Cragging in Oslo, Norway © Arne
The most popular crag in the Oslo region. High quality gneiss with many classics. There is a good mixture of sport and trad at all grades, although the sport routes are considerably more popular. It can be very popular at weekends. Particularly if there are courses happening.
The crag is East facing, therefore offers afternoon and evening shade as well as tree cover shade in some parts. Mosquitos can be a problem during the summer months but not to an extent as to detract from visiting.
A couple of ice lines also form on Hovedveggen during cold winter periods.
Take the T-bane from central Oslo to Ulsrud or park at Ostmarkasetra. The walk-in takes around 30 minutes. Cycling the first part can speed this up to 15 mins.
Reaching Veslefeltet and sector further north is most easily done by following the paths above the crag then descending either at Veslefeltet or just north of Bolt junkie. Use the lake and freestanding rock features as a reference point as to what part of the crag lies below.
Currently the whole of Hovedveggen is off-limits due a nesting peregrine falcon pair
Gamleveggen (Gråveggen) og Sjøveggen are not affeted by the bird ban
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