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My fourth time multipitch climbing in Nissedal, Norway

During the Swedish midsummer weekend Sylvia and I took off to Nissedal, Norway, to do some multipitch trad climbing.
This was the fourth visit to the area for me, but Sylvia's first. We had three days of climbing in perfect weather.


Sylvia on the classic 'Via Lara'.

Every time I've been to Nissedal I've started with this route.

We were fast so we rappelled down and did Sternschnuppe on the same day.

The following day we did a route right next to Via Lara. Here you can see the typical 'Via Lara' traffic jam.

We did 'Gone with the weed' 6-.

The route was ok every now and then...

When there were cracks to climb in...

And features to hold on to...

But mainly it was just flat slabs...

With no grips or foot holds, just friction climbing.

Sylvia on one of the last pitches, one of the few that did not include a featureless slab.

Some picthes were ok, but I don't think I'll be doing this climb again.

Now we are on 'Mot Sola', graded 6. A very nice climb which was totaly dry. The last time I did it the entire route was soaking.

Sylvia seconding one of the finest pitches in the area.

I hate hanging belays.

A nice corner and crack pitch.

Sylvia getting close to the belay.

Sylvia coming up to the traverse after the crux of the route.

A belay in the middle of the traverse...

But I made the next belay higher up than the intended spot because I did not want another hanging belay.

Sylvia comming to the belay before the final pitch.

The last grassy part, then it's a one and a half hour walk back down.

Sylvia with the line of 'Mot Sola' in the background.

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