6 pitches.

Rockfax Description
3 pitches. This one is impossible to ignore when you arrive in Rjukan. It gives sustained climbing for 3 pitches with a hard middle pitch. Descend by abseiling from the trees to the left. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A great route but like many down this side of the valley the number of pitches are more than suggested in the guide book. Be prepared for 6/7 pitches but escape is always possible down through the trees to the left.

Keith Lambley 18/Feb/17 Lead dnf

This climb is not 3 pitches as described in the guide book. There is very little snow at the moment so more ice is visible, but we started in a similar position to that shown in the guide and we climbed three 40/50m pitches of grade 2 to get to the start of the difficult pitches. The ice above was thin and wet and looked more like 5 than 4. Looking at the scale of the icefall and the team in front of us we thought it would take 4 more long pitches to get to the top. As we had underestimated the route thinking it was 3 pitches and time was ticking we backed off.

with Kate R
HelenB 18/Feb/17 AltLd dnf

Led the first easier pitch. Ice looked was too delicate higher up to finish the route, abseiled down from a cave halfway up the 4th pitch. It looked like there was at least one more pitch after the 4th one, so definitely not the 3 pitches described!

with Chris
plain kitten ??/2015 Lead
Hidden 27/Jan/13 2nd
w-watson 07/Jan/12 Lead dnf
Julli 24/Feb/11 AltLd dnf

Had to retreat from the main wall due to time constrains.

with Hanna Pihlajaluoto
clive-greenwood 22/Feb/11 AltLd dnf

In the conditions we had it was a long WI5, which we started to late and underestimated.

with Keith
Hidden 03/Feb/11 -
alan1234 ??/2011 Lead O/S
w-watson 15/Dec/10 AltLd
Tim Bateman 20/Feb/10 Lead

Great route, did 7 pitches in total

with George Bird
CalumC 06/Jan/09 AltLd O/S

NOT 3 pitches! We skipped the first pitch and it still took 4 pitches.

with Mike Coppock
s kennedy 02/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
s kennedy 02/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with tris fox
Smelly Fox 02/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
DanielJ 16/Dec/07 AltLd O/S

Solid for the grade, at least early in the season. We soloed quite a bit and pitched 150m, still one ropelength to go.

with jon
French Erick 28/Jan/06 AltLd O/S
with Jim Hall
High WI-4+
Mid WI-4+
Low WI-4+
High WI-4
Mid WI-4
Low WI-4
High WI-3+
Mid WI-3+
Low WI-3+
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