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Climbs 10
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 943m a.s.l
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Vagakallen © Drexciyan

Crag features

With its huge rock precipices on almost every side, Austvågøy's dominant and most beautiful mountain presents an impressive and daunting challenge. Any ascent to its remote summit is an experience not soon forgotten, especially if the climb is made in clear and sunny weather, as it should be for safety. The summit panorama of sea, sky and neighbouring peaks, with the islands of Vestvågøy, Flakstadøy and Moskenesøy to the south west, and the Norwegian mainland to the south, is truly unforgettable. Attempting the peak in poor weather is a bad idea; route finding on the upper sections of the mountain is difficult enough even on clear days. The peak offers a variety of technical routes as well, ranging from the standard classic scramble of Sydveggen, which is also the normal descent. To the Yosemite-like (always excluding the weather of course) Storpillaren, up the North Face. This latter route set the standard for many years but this has now been eclipsed by the huge lines of Storm Pillar and Freya over to the left.

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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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More Guidebooks:
Out of print:
Lofoten Rock (2008)
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