In August this year Adam Pustelnik and Andreas Klarström climbed a new route on the north face of Vågakallen, Lofoten islands in Norway. Named “The Corner kick”, the climb follows an incredible line of dihedrals on the prominent pillar in the middle of the north face.
When we were putting together the Lofoten Rockfax I had some conversations with Twid Turner and Pavel Jonak about their ascents up this incredible pillar of rock. The impression I got was how massive an undertaking any route is on here. Multi-day ascents, poor bivvys and gear hauling put Storm Pillar and Freya up with some of the hardest big wall climbs in Europe, but this new route has cranked up the difficulty level to a whole new level.