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A Lofoten Classic – Vestpillaren of Presten

By on Aug 18, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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After another summer of trying to scratch a living and very little rock climbing fun, I came across this video of one of Lofoten’s classic climbs. Vestpillaren of Presten. Over the years I’ve heard a few people mention this as a classic route – one to do. Overall it appears that the grade is around E1 5b for the cruxy bits, with a few bolt belays on the first 3 or 4 pitches. In total the route is about 470m tall and goes in 12 pitches. It looks as if there is really good quality granite on the route, so that trad ropework should cover everything.

Descent is via a scramble off to one side. fetching up on a beach with blueberries!!
Not sure who the 2 norwegian lads are but it looks like they had a fantastic day out!

18/08/2011

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