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granite is grossly out of date -- you hardly can't beat the feeling of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
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
and return gully, which should be treated with respect as it is
fairly steep. Bring sturdy shoes when there is snow in the
|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.
|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.
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