Climbs 42
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 9m a.s.l
Faces NW

Nearing the end of the runout on pitch 2 of Thiras Mirith (E2 5b), Lofoten Islands. © ali k

Crag features

The road to Henningsvaer crosses the narrow neck of Djupford on a causeway, and a quick "eyes left" will reveal a mountain side of high quality granite running along the eastern side of the fjord. These are the flanks of Budalstinden. Beyond the end of the fjord, and rising above the freshwater lake of Djupfordvatnet (hidden from the road) is the great spur that forms the north-west buttress of Vagakallen which terminates in Point 713m, and is known to climbers simply as Pillaren (the Pillar), it is home to one of the most sought after routes on Lofoten, the great classic of Bare blaber.

Crags get the sun from about mid afternoon onwards and the majority of routes will require a few settled days after rain to drain.

Approach notes

Bare blaber and the routes of Pillaren and the eastern side of Budalstinden are approached by following the path along the north-western shore of Djupford to the terminal moraine that cuts across the valley-allow about an hour. The Two Faces Face and Sjosvaet (the Sea Slab) are reached from parking by the bend on the Henningsvaer side of the causeway.

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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
 Coley Smoke 
2There is to Don6- * 
3Job to Don5+ * 
4Coley Smoken5 ***20
5Children Playingn5 * 
6Child's Playn5+ ***15
7Very Expensive Ticketn7 ** 
8Rännesnärjan5- **1
 Bare blåbær 
10Whale Meet Againn7-  
11Bare blaveisn6+ ***1
12Filling in the Blanksn6- ***1
13Bare Blåbærn5- ***212
14Thiras Mirithn6 **4
15Triumfbuenn6 * 
17Bare Bacalaon7+ ** 
18Der König Hat Gesprochenn7- *** 
19Haakon's Restless Crackn4+ *1
20Celebriann6- **2
21Goodbye High Schooln7- *** 
22Høstgulln7- *** 
23Elgfestenn6 ** 
24Danske Rutan6+ ** 
26Budals pillarenn6+ ** 
27Skvisn6+ * 
28Kjære frøken Johanssonn6+ * 
29Bibel hjørnetn5+ ** 
 Djupfjord Wall 
31Lady of the Laken9- *** 
32Norwegian Woodn7 *** 
33Dorisraffsetn8- *** 
34Rataxesn7+ *** 
35Henry-Expressenn7- ** 
36Trapezium Walln8+ *** 
 Djupfjord and Two Faces Buttresses 
38Fish Restaurantn5+ **7
39The Best of Nothingn5 * 
40Djupfjord Buttressn5+ **4
41Mandragoran6 ** 
42Dr. Jekylln6 **8
43Mr Hyden6+ ** 
 Sjøsvaet (The Sea Slab) 
45Lay-bye Laybackn7+ * 
46Ørnens Brødren7 ** 
47Solens sønnern6 ***32
48Manens Døtren6 ***13
49Skåningenn5+ * 

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