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This is the historical epicenter of Kvaløya climbing. The situation, the walls, the climbing cabin and the air, speaks climbing. Although it might be argued that vertical crack climbing on dead-solid granite is grossly out of date -- you hardly can't beat the feeling of cruising a 50 meter hand crack. And here you find exactly that.

Routes ranges between one to ten pitches (most around five to six). The walls are on average fairly steep, especially the south face of Baugen, where you also can find slightly overhanging passages. Most cracks ranges from finger to hand size. All routes, with a few exceptions, are very well protected.

Lanterna is a very distinguishable pointy top tucked away between Kjølsvinet and Styrhuset. The Lanterarenna is the obvious aproach and return gully, which should be treated with respect as it is fairly steep. Bring sturdy shoes when there is snow in the gully.

1. Tollepinnen 90 m trad 5+ topo
Arild Meyer and Sjur Nesheim, 1981-08-08
Start on huge boulder to the left of an almost closed diheadral. Beautiful climbing, steep and airy. The approach/descent via Lanternerenna may be sketchy when the snow is hard.
2. Lanterna 200 m trad 5- topo
Arild Meyer and Sjur Nesheim, 1976-08-02
An easy and airy classic. Be careful on the approach/descent via Lanternerenna, it is steep and the snow may be hard (only snow free in the late summer). First winter ascent by Magnar Osnes and Christian Korvald, 1986-03-24.

This file was last modified 2008-6-19