Climbs 20
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 100m a.s.l
Faces N

Looking down the crux pitch 5 of The Colibrien, Lofoten Islands © GazzerM55

Crag features

Easily seen when driving towards Kalle from the E10, the Trolls' Fortress is a big shady crag sat high on the south side of Trolldalen, the valley that runs parallel to Øvredalen over on the opposite side of the ridge. The main buttress of Trollfestningen is split in two by a grassy ledge at half-height. The lower section only has a couple of lines which need to be followed to gain the ledge. Above this, the upper section is formed from massive sheets of granite and has remarkably few natural lines, although the corner of Odins bue is the obvious feature. By far the most popular route here is the long line of Colibrien which can get congested since the lower pitches are also the common access pitches for the upper routes. Nipping up the crack of Fingerrisset is a useful distraction, and Spurven and Havørnen make worthwhile alternatives, albeit at a more difficult grade. Also covered in this section are a few outlying climbs on the other quality rock faces in Trolldalen.

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Guidebooks

Lofoten Climbs

The second Rockfax guidebook to this spectacular and beautiful area, the first 2008 volume won the Banff Guidebook of the Year Award and put Lofoten very much on the map. The information has been updated and expanded with a completely new set of crag photographs, plus some fantastic maps and all the new developments from the nine years since the last book was published. For the first time the astounding set of peaks around the Stetind area on the mainland have been included.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Trolltrappen 
2Majskolbenn6+ ** 
3Hungry MooseA2 * 
4Øldarrisn6+ * 
5Trolltrappenn7 *** 
 Trollfestningen 
7The Approach Pitchn3 6
8Colibrienn6- ***28
9Swedish Highway Bluesn6+ * 
10Fingerrissetn6- ***19
11Odins buen7 ***2
12Cmelák? ** 
13Nemesis trollkirka? ** 
14Kingfishern7- ** 
15After Workn7- ** 
16Spurvenn6+ **1
17Spurven/Colibrienn6- ***2
18Havornenn6+ **1
19High Rollern6 * 
 Outlying 
21Tranedansenn5  
22Anachronismn7- ** 
23Til ungdommenn6+ * 

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