400m, 7 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The most popular route on Hægefjell, and one of the best introductions to multi-pitch climbing in Europe. Plenty of protection, good rock and easy climbing mean that this incredible route gets lots of ascents during the season and must be Norway's most popular multi-pitch route. There is no fixed gear on the route (except for stuck gear). Bring a full rack and big gear will come in very handy.
Approach - From the campground/parking area follow a well-worn path rightwards along the base of the mountain gradually rising, passing some very good boulders. Then follow the path that leads along the start of the slabs to a ledge.
Note: You can add two easy pitches to the start of the route by walking lower and further in the forest. Locate the crack system of Via Lara from the very bottom of the slabs.
1) 50m. From the ledge at the end of the path, climb diagonally along some flakes towards the main crack system. Belay on a ledge when you reach the crack system.
2) 50m. Continue up the unmistakable crack to another ledge.
3) N3, 50m. This pitch gradually steepens, but holds and protection are plentiful. Belay on very nice ledge
4) N3+, 50m. Continue up the crack in the steepest part of the route. This is the crux pitch of the route. Belay on narrow ledge where the angle starts to ease off.
5) N3+, 50m. A surprise pitch as this one is trickier than you might expect. A little bulge is negotiated, but as always with this route it is well protected.
6) 50m. Continue up lower-angled terrain to a belay either at a flake on the left, or on top of a block on the right.
7) 25m. Continue up above the block to the top. 25m worth of climbing, but you will need to walk some metres to find suitable cracks for the belay.
Descent - Either abseil down one of the adjacent routes (tricky to locate from above and you will need 60m double ropes for this) or walk off. If you walk off, continue up slabs to the very top and, from the top of the mountain, follow the ridge west (plenty of cairns) and pass one steep section before you head down a slab into a gully that cuts across your path. Turn right and descend more steeply, down a very well-worn path through the woods. This path joins a blue-marked path that leads down to the road beneath Hægefjell. Follow the road back to the camp. The descent takes approximately 1.5 hours. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The long, easy angled crack climb on the east side of the crag. Polpular, including with climbing courses.

Grad 3+ in the Rockfax guide, UIAA 4 in the Gå Telemark guide, and n4+ in the online guide.

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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
hlinde 24 Jul AltLd O/S Rødt kryss!
Rødt kryss!
Vidvandre 25 May -
Stefan Jacobsen 31 Aug, 2018 AltLd rpt Vi gik ad stien ned.
with Annette Vilen
Vi gik ad stien ned.
with Annette Vilen
JBuckby 25 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Heidi
with Heidi
Nikolay C.K. Tjøstheim 25 Aug, 2018 AltLd rpt Visste ikke at det var klatrefestival. 4t
with Christian Tjøstheim
Visste ikke at det var klatrefestival. 4t
with Christian Tjøstheim
wiibaker 17 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Daniel Armitage 10 Jul, 2018 Lead
Pandemonia 1 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
blacha7276 1 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 18 Jun, 2018 Lead dnf
Climbsfree 11 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
TheFasting 22 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Bit of an epic. Started 1230 from camp because we had to wait until the wall dried out. It's definitely 10-11 pitches (a short slab before the official beginning of the route where a fall would be bad, and a running belay possibility right before the top of Hægefjell). Ended up taking us so long (inexperience lead to inefficiency) we climbed through the night and ended up at the summit at dawn. In total about 16/17 hours with descent. Also dropped my boots and nut tool. Found the boots the next day on the first pitch of Via Linn.
with Henrik, Johan
Bit of an epic. Started 1230 from camp because we had to wait until the wall dried out. It's definitely 10-11 pitches (a short slab before the official beginning of the route where a fall would be bad, and a running belay possibility right before the top of Hægefjell). Ended up taking us so long (inexperience lead to inefficiency) we climbed through the night and ended up at the summit at dawn. In total about 16/17 hours with descent. Also dropped my boots and nut tool. Found the boots the next day on the first pitch of Via Linn.
with Henrik, Johan
paaljt 19 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
davewragg 25 Jun, 2017 AltLd 2 pitches. 1 hour.
with Matt Steffensen
2 pitches. 1 hour.
with Matt Steffensen
Hidden 15 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
Thorbjørn 26 May, 2017 AltLd
with Malwina, Nadja
with Malwina, Nadja
Baconparty69 14 Oct, 2016 -
with Peter Klättring
with Peter Klättring
Hidden 28 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
Nikolay C.K. Tjøstheim 28 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
with sjarnes
with sjarnes
Hidden 31 Jul, 2016 AltLd rpt
guhj 24 Jul, 2016 AltLd dnf We did the first three pitches, starting as the fifth team on the wall (sunny sunday, not the best day to climb). The fourth pitch was slow for some of the teams ahead of us, so we sat and waited for an hour, and listened to the team of three Norwegians behind us singing beautifully. Realising that the British leader two teams in front of us was not nearly as fast as he tried to convince the other teams, we bailed, in order to not have another late return to base camp.
We did the first three pitches, starting as the fifth team on the wall (sunny sunday, not the best day to climb). The fourth pitch was slow for some of the teams ahead of us, so we sat and waited for an hour, and listened to the team of three Norwegians behind us singing beautifully. Realising that the British leader two teams in front of us was not nearly as fast as he tried to convince the other teams, we bailed, in order to not have another late return to base camp.
frotveit 10 Jul, 2016 AltLd
with Britta
with Britta
Hidden 19 Jun, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 3 Jun, 2016 AltLd
Tdavy01 3 Jun, 2016 AltLd
Fredrik Brödje ??, 2016 -
Thorbjørn ??, 2016 AltLd O/S
Jacob Jutrem 17 Oct, 2015 2nd O/S 69 minutter løpende forankring
69 minutter løpende forankring
Big Lee 5 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S Began to rain midway up the route but the climbing was easy enough to persevere.
with annak
Began to rain midway up the route but the climbing was easy enough to persevere.
with annak
annak 5 Sep, 2015 2nd O/S Double points for doing it in the rain?
with Big Lee
Double points for doing it in the rain?
with Big Lee
yakov ?Aug, 2015 Lead rpt
yakov 6 Jul, 2015 Lead
Dorte Bjerre Steensgaard 15 Jun, 2015 2nd Fantastic day out!
Fantastic day out!
LaAnnaPurna 1 May, 2015 Lead O/S
cathymiller 3 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S Good fun, nothing too difficult.
with Rich Sullivan
Good fun, nothing too difficult.
with Rich Sullivan
frotveit 23 Aug, 2014 AltLd In heavy rain and approach shooes.
with Merete
In heavy rain and approach shooes.
with Merete
EspenK ?Aug, 2014 Lead With Emmi. (Maybe 2013?)
With Emmi. (Maybe 2013?)
Hidden 29 Jul, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 29 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
Droyd 12 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S Did it in 6, led 1, 3, 5. Very few 4a moves, and HVD seems more accurate considering the angle and the fact that it's so easy to protect throughout.
with Nathan Magnall
Did it in 6, led 1, 3, 5. Very few 4a moves, and HVD seems more accurate considering the angle and the fact that it's so easy to protect throughout.
with Nathan Magnall
namagnall 12 Jun, 2014 AltLd
with Droyd
with Droyd
bridget143 7 Jun, 2014 Lead rpt Took Randi and her 8 year old daughter up this classic.
with Oda, Randi
Took Randi and her 8 year old daughter up this classic.
with Oda, Randi
PhilipO ?Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
alicee 1 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S Another really enjoyable long route
with Didrik Kristiansen, Emily Bridger, ned_85
Another really enjoyable long route
with Didrik Kristiansen, Emily Bridger, ned_85
erbridger 1 Aug, 2013 AltLd
with ned_85
with ned_85
ned_85 1 Aug, 2013 AltLd
with Didrik Kristiansen, erbridger, alicee
with Didrik Kristiansen, erbridger, alicee
Siobhan McGowan 27 Aug, 2012 2nd
Marko Viitanen 28 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
with Koukka Matti
with Koukka Matti
Hidden 7 Apr, 2012 AltLd
TreseB ??, 2012 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2012 Lead
csab1978 20 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S Rain the day before. Route was quite dry, but the cracks were wet. Great route,easy climbing,ran out some long distances between pro. Walked back down.
with Arild Wifladt
Rain the day before. Route was quite dry, but the cracks were wet. Great route,easy climbing,ran out some long distances between pro. Walked back down.
with Arild Wifladt
bridget143 2 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Simen
with Simen
davewragg ?Jun, 2011 Solo O/S Unforgettable evening solo (OK, I forgot the actual day I did it, but I'm pretty sure about the month and year, and it was a Saturday night). I felt a bit tense at the beginning, but as soon as I got into the crack system I relaxed completely and became totally absorbed in the climbing and the place.
Unforgettable evening solo (OK, I forgot the actual day I did it, but I'm pretty sure about the month and year, and it was a Saturday night). I felt a bit tense at the beginning, but as soon as I got into the crack system I relaxed completely and became totally absorbed in the climbing and the place.
franksnb ?Oct, 2010 AltLd O/S cold and wet till we climbed through the cloud. amazing day
with Odin
cold and wet till we climbed through the cloud. amazing day
with Odin
Hidden 15 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 24 Jun, 2010 AltLd
cali1001 ?Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S very easy climbing, we climbed it when the route was wet.
with jocke
very easy climbing, we climbed it when the route was wet.
with jocke
Hidden 4 Jun, 2009 AltLd
auld al ?Jun, 2008 AltLd
Jody 12 Jun, 2007 AltLd O/S Great climbing and loads of protection.
with TonyB
Great climbing and loads of protection.
with TonyB
Hidden 12 Jun, 2007 AltLd
Stefan Jacobsen 27 May, 2007 AltLd Min første lange rute. Vi gik ned.
with Rasmus Barfod
Min første lange rute. Vi gik ned.
with Rasmus Barfod
Erkke ??, 2007 Lead O/S Led all pitches
with Arno
Led all pitches
with Arno
givemetea ?Jul, 2006 AltLd O/S Not sure we did this route ... be we were somewhere close to it. Finished in the dark and abbed down in the middle of the Norwegian night (not very dark at all). Terrible midges!
with Ann Chong
Not sure we did this route ... be we were somewhere close to it. Finished in the dark and abbed down in the middle of the Norwegian night (not very dark at all). Terrible midges!
with Ann Chong
frotveit 29 May, 2005 -
with Gunnhild
with Gunnhild
frotveit 28 May, 2005 Lead
Hidden ?Aug, 2004 AltLd O/S
fellgazelle 23 Jun, 2001 AltLd
charlesmfrench 23 Jun, 2001 AltLd O/S
with Ian _Haigh
with Ian _Haigh
astrange 23 Jul, 2000 Lead Heidis first long route
Heidis first long route
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