Climbs 26
Rocktype Ice
Altitude 420m a.s.l
Faces N

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Cliff Shasby having one of those 'Oh F*ck' moments on the last day in Rjukan... © Lightweight_2005

Crag features

The Lower Gorge offers a gentle introduction to the climbing at the Rjukan area. The waterfalls are usually single pitch and the setting is less intimidating than the Upper Gorge and the Vemork Bridge area. When you climb in the Lower Gorge there is more of an atmosphere of a cragging venue, similar to that experienced at Krokan. This is also a great place for courses or your first lead on ice, since many of the waterfalls are relatively easy with reliable ice.

One particular hazard in the Lower Gorge is the ice which covers sections of the river. This ice can break and the river underneath flows all year round. Going through the ice is not something you want to contemplate! It is also worth noting that the longer waterfalls in this area have approaches which can be demanding in deep snow conditions.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Kaminfossen Area
2 Kaminfossen WI-4 *** 10
3 RĂ„nabergfossen WI-3 ** 4
  Hjemreisen Area
5 Unnamed WI-2 4
6 Kursruta WI-3 40
7 Kort og Godt WI-4 * 37
8 Trippel WI-4 * 46
9 LP-plata WI-3 *** 149
10 Hjemreisen WI-4 *** 113
11 Verdens Gang M6 1
Climb name Grade
12 Squeezy WI-3 ** 2
13 Knerten WI-3 * 73
14 Lillebror WI-3 * 51
  Central Area
16 Skrotfossen WI-3 83
17 Pentium WI-3 * 62
18 Swiss Army (Left Start) WI-4 ** 54
19 Swiss Army (Right Start)
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WI-4 ** 26
20 Unnamed WI-3 8
21 Salt er rute WI-3 * 21
22 RouseKeeble WI-3 * 6
Climb name Grade
23 Camillas Foss WI-3 *** 182
24 Scottish Gully WI-2+ * 7
  Jungelboka
26 Jungelboka WI-2 8
  Soloisten
28 Soloisten WI-2 16
  Twin Ice Area
30 Twin Ice One WI-4 * 1
31 Twin Ice Two WI-5 **  
32 Ett konstverk ar ett korn av naturen sedd genom ett temperament WI-5 * 5

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