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Lofoten

  • Grade context: NWG
  • Photos: 144
  • Ascents: 852
  • Aka: De magiske øyene

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Description

There´s separate guidebooks available for the trad & sport, bouldering & skiing. For information on winter climbing, a combination of the facebook group & TheCrag are your best resources.

Where possible, please support businesses which contribute to the local climbing scene. Guidebooks and equipment are available in Svolvær from Skandinavisk, locally based & certified guides from I Fri Natur and Bergtagen and shoe resoling from the Kabelvåg based Artic Soles.

Approach

Prime rock climbing season is May to late September.

Because of it´s coastal climate, ice conditions vary wildly. When the ice gods are kind, December to February is the best time to swing an axe. If the gods are mad, more stable continental conditions can found around Narvik & Abisko.

Peak ski touring conditions kick in when the polar storms subside & mørketid is over (February to April).

Where to stay

A good start for general trip logistics can be found on the

Tourism Bureau Website

History

History timeline chart

A dirty little secret of Lofoten trad climbing is things generally aren´t so steep & grades are a little soft. For visiting climbers searching for a challenge, here are some suggested, well protected, testpiece routes at the grade

N6
'Den siste viking'
N6+
'Vågarisset'
N7-
'Housewives'
N7
'Elvis'
N7+
'Ormen Lange'
N8-
'Dorisraffset'
N8
'Stålormsrisset'
N8+
'Thundra'
N9-
'Minnerisset'

Areas

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Style
Routes
Ticks
Height
Grades
 Bouldering,  Trad climbing and other styles
117
15
330m
13
 Bouldering,  Sport climbing and other styles
252
81
100m
68
 Bouldering,  Trad climbing and other styles
1,133
750
140m
203

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