• Grades: NWG
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  • Aka: The Troll Wall


The Troll Wall is the largest vertical rock face in Europe. The rock is a type of rock called gneiss. The rock has been formed into a broken rock wall with huger corners,concave roofs and cracks, with a number of spires and pinnacles on the summit rim. The rock is loose and prone to rockfalls


You can catch a train from Oslo to Andalsnes, which is just a few kilometres hike from the Troll Wall.

Where to stay

There are many hotels and guesthouses at Andalsnes, just a few kilometres away from Troll Wall. There are also a few mountain huts in the surrounding mountains.


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The first ascent of the Troll Wall was in 1965 by a Norwegian Team consisting of Ole Daniel Enersen, Leif Norman Patterson, Odd Eliassen and John Teigland who summited one day before the Great Britain Team. Over the years, many different routes of various difficulty have been established, with grades ranging from the A3 Sleepwalkers route to the A4+ Arch Wall.


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FA: Leif Pettersen, Odd Eliassen, John Teigland & and Ole Enersen, 1965

FA: Yves Boussard, Jerome Brunet, Patrick Cordier, Claude Deck & Jean Frehel, 1967

FA: Ed Drummond & Hugh Drummond, 1972

FA: O. Vadla & L. Magnusen, 1985

FA: L.G. Johansson & T. Hilsson, 1978

FA: P. Xavier Porta, J. Grau & and JC Castevelli (Spanish), 1986

FA: 1986

FA: A. Howard, J. Amatt & B. Tweedale, 1965

FFA: HC Doseth & Masakuzu Fujiwara (Japanese climber who seconded the whole route), 1982

FA: Hans Christian Doseth, Choe Brooks, Havard & Sjur Nesheim, 1982

FA: Aslak Aastorp, Oyvind Vadla, Bernt Pedersen & and Oystein Bardsnes, 1986

FA: Halvor Hagen-Kyrre Ostbo, 1996


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