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Altitude 326m a.s.l
Bollywood, Kolsås © Lee Harrison
Oslo's oldest climbing area and the most developed in the area with over 200 routes. Predominantly trad routes with a selection of good sport climbs.
The routes range in height from 12 to 60m with the Østveggen containing the longest routes. The most popular area is Øvre Sydstup, which has the best rock, although the sport climbs at the left end of Nedre Sydstup are also becoming popular.
Øvre Sydstup - All the way to the top. Single pitch routes around 25m height. Popular and excellent trad climbs on solid rock. Sometimes there are courses at weekends in vicinity of Hollywood.
Nedre Sydstup - Long wall below the top wall. Loose trad routes, and more recently developed sport routes at the left hand end. Good topo here. The crag becomes very busy at weekends due to the broad range of low and mid grades and closely spaced bolting.
Østveggen - East facing wall. Primarily long trad routes, including multipitch. Also some sport routes (mainly n7- upwards). Some suspect / loose rock but some good routes nonetheless. Expect some adventure on some of the less-travelled trad routes.
Dalbokollen - An isolated buttress north of Østveggen. East facing. Rarely visited due to loose rock. Multipitch trad routes.
Den Skjulte Veggen - Take a right after stairs on the way to the top by the creek. Good topo here. Redeveloped, with a good selection of routes that get afternoon shade.
For all sectors except for the left-hand end of Nedre Sydstup: Take the T-Bane to Hauger on the Kolsås line. Or park at the top of Toppåsveien. Elsewhere on a lot of streets the parking is forbidden. Follow the path that continues from Toppåsveien.
For the left-hand end of Nedre Sydstup: Take the T-Bane to Kolsås and cut into the woods on Mosebakken by the stadium and carpark. Parking here is fine, although can fill up at weekends
Dalbokollen is bird banned between 15th March and 15th July.
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