UPPER GORGE


The Gorge is a very special place to be. The steep surrounding walls ensure that the place has a unique atmosphere which may feel claustrophobic for some, but for most it will just add to the fine climbing experience. Coupled with these good routes are some sensational waterfalls that give some of the best climbing at Rjukan. Just look at the number of stars in the Upper Gorge and you will understand why you just have to go down here to do at least one of them. Chances are that you will return again and again, to bag classic after classic.

Routes

Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Nye Vemorkfoss
No description as yet.
3
Winter
Sun and shade
Downhill

15 mins

Sabotørfossen
No description as yet.
2
Winter
Sun and shade
Downhill

15 mins

Der Graue
No description as yet.
1
Winter
Sun and shade
Downhill

15 mins

Blindtarmen and Juvsøyla
No description as yet.
3
Winter
Sun and shade
Downhill

20 mins

Trappfoss Area
No description as yet.
3
Winter
Sun and shade
Downhill

20 mins

Abseil
Lipton
No description as yet.
2
Winter
Sun and shade
Downhill

20 mins

Abseil
Rjukanfossen
No description as yet.
2
Winter
Sun and shade
Downhill

20 mins

Abseil
Verdens Ende and Juledagsfossen
No description as yet.
2
Winter
Sun and shade
Downhill

20 mins

Abseil
Svingfoss Area
Svingfoss is situated outside of the Gorge, along the road to Krokan area and climbing this...
3
Winter
Sun and shade
Downhill

20 mins

Lettvann Area
This is an area on the northern side of the Gorge, below the road.
3
Winter
Sun and shade
Downhill

15 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For UPPER GORGE

    Nedre Svingfoss
    "Or use double ropes." 08/Mar

    Tracy's Eyes
    "First pitch is very easy and can get banked out in heavy snow. In 2009 the seco..." 01/Mar

    Sabotørfossen
    "Few years since I climbed this, but can echo the comments above. Good conditions..." 09/Aug top50

    Svingfoss
    "Its so popular it may well be chopped into a staircase making it more like WI3 b..." 27/Feb

    Rjukanfossen
    "Totally agree with previous posters. The setting is amazing and the route is mor..." 02/Feb top50

    Trappfoss
    "Did it in 3 pitches on 60m ropes. Belays are logical and obvious. Good route" 14/Feb top50

    Sabotørfossen
    "Great Route. 1st pitch contains lots of circlar wire sticking out of the ice...s..." 19/Aug top50

    Tracy's Eyes
    "A very easy route more like WI2 than WI3 at end of March 2006. A good route for..." 31/Mar

    Nedre Svingfoss
    "longer than 30m, so prepare to downclimb the gulley on the left. Good climb thou..." 08/Feb

    Juvsøyla
    "Nice route, conditions define how hard or serious undertaking you are facing. do..." 22/Jan

    Nye Vemorkfoss
    "A fantastic climb. Climbed it early Feb 05. Would say second pitch was the har..." 28/Nov top50

    Trappfoss
    "great route, much quieter up the end of the gorge and the snow slopes to get to ..." 23/Nov top50

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