LOWER GORGE


The Lower Gorge offers a gentle introduction to the climbing at the Rjukan area. The waterfalls are usually single pitch and the setting is less intimidating than the Upper Gorge and the Vemork Bridge area. When you climb in the Lower Gorge there is more of an atmosphere of a cragging venue, similar to that experienced at Krokan. This is also a great place for courses or your first lead on ice, since many of the waterfalls are relatively easy with reliable ice.
One particular hazard in the Lower Gorge is the ice which covers sections of the river. This ice can break and the river underneath flows all year round. Going through the ice is not something you want to contemplate! It is also worth noting that the longer waterfalls in this area have approaches which can be demanding in deep snow conditions.

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
Kaminfossen Area
These two waterfalls are situated high up on the south side of the Gorge.
2
Winter
Sun and shade
Uphill

45 mins

Hjemreisen Area
This small area features several good quality single pitch climbs all closely packed together.
8
Winter
Sun and shade
Downhill

10 mins

Central Area
The central area of the Lower Gorge contains a series of single pitch routes above the river...
4
Winter
Sun and shade
Downhill

10 mins

Jungelboka
This lone route is situated on the slopes above the Gorge.
1
Winter
Sun and shade
Level

25 mins

Soloisten
There is a further waterfall starting from the base of the Gorge on the southern side.
1
Winter
Sun and shade
Downhill

10 mins

Twin Ice Area
A pair of waterfalls starting from the base of the Gorge, and a further roadside waterfall above.
3
Winter
No sun
Downhill

10 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For LOWER GORGE

    Rånabergfossen
    "Exactly the same thing here. Still, I thought it was a great day out." 01/Apr top50

    Camillas Foss
    "Heavily pocketed in March 2010, lots of good hooks to pull on. Full of holes fr..." 08/Mar top50

    Rånabergfossen
    "Ditto the comment above, it is a looong way up from the top of the ice to the 'r..." 10/Dec top50

    Skrotfossen
    "Piss - not 3 may be 2 at a push." 25/Mar

    Pentium
    "The position of this route and Skrotfoss are the wrong way round on the diagram ..." 27/Feb

    Soloisten
    "This waterfall is on the opposite side of the river to that shown in the guidebo..." 10/Mar

    Jungelboka
    "There is 2 new routs on the left and right side Icecycle near Jungelboka icefal..." 09/Mar

    Hjemreisen
    "25/1/08 this route looked quite different to the photo and was easier so I think..." 27/Jan top50

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