Climbs 9
Rocktype Ice
Altitude 1134m a.s.l
Faces N

Gaustatoppfossene, two English lads from Lincoln and the Lakes were the only climbers on the crag when we arrived. © Jonathan ford

Crag features

These waterfalls lie directly beneath the peak of Gaustatoppen and the trio of climbs under the name Gaustatoppfossen are usually the first in the area to come into condition each year due to their high elevation and shadowy location. Despite this lofty situation above Rjukan, the Gaustatoppenfossene is not very exposed but does have splendid views over Hardangervidda. In contrast, the Høgfoss Area is tremendously exposed even though it is situated lower on the hillside of Gaustatoppen.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Gaustatoppfossene
2 Gaustatoppfossen Øst WI-4 * 30
3 Gaustatoppfossen Midtre WI-4 * 50
4 Gaustatoppfossen WI-4 * 46
5 Gausta Slabs Left WI-3 8
6 Gausta Gulley WI-1 2
7 The Gausta Ramp WI-3 * 12
  Høgfoss Area
9 Hogfoss WI-4 *** 4
10 Frihetssoyla WI-5 ***  
11 Pussig Is-skrue WI-4 *** 1

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