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3 pitches. A classic waterfall that is also an important historical ascent in Rjukan. The first pitch follows wide and good ice. Usually the best belay can be found to the left. Continue up the second pitch on increasingly narrow ice to a belay inside a cave. Continue up the ice wall at the back of the cave and branch out left onto an icy slab. Follow this slab to a low-angled chimney and climb out of the chimney on the left (thin or no ice) when you reach the chockstone (a large cam is useful here). © Rockfax

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European Ice Climbing

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DanielJ 2 Feb, 2008 Show βeta
βeta: Totally agree with previous posters. The setting is amazing and the route is more than well worth doing. Main difficulties 20th january was the clearing of snow and somewhat thin ice and unnerving waterflow, not too bad though. There is an old sling at the chockstone. We climbed the two first pitches in one with a 70m rope.
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βeta: Totally agree with previous posters. The setting is amazing and the route is more than well worth doing. Main difficulties 20th january was the clearing of snow and somewhat thin ice and unnerving waterflow, not too bad though. There is an old sling at the chockstone. We climbed the two first pitches in one with a 70m rope.
ian bryant 23 Nov, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: excellent route and worth going into the amphitheatre even if you don't want to climb there as it is stunning. reasonably hard for the grade when you come onto the icy slab but otherwise straightforward. DO IT!
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βeta: excellent route and worth going into the amphitheatre even if you don't want to climb there as it is stunning. reasonably hard for the grade when you come onto the icy slab but otherwise straightforward. DO IT!

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