SVADDE AREA


Driving into Rjukan, there are three main waterfalls which attract your attention - this is the Svaddefossen Area which offers a trio of classic climbs which are very popular. This is probably because they are easy to access, have good ice and nice views but also because they are tantalisingly visible to every climber who comes to Rjukan!
Also in this area you have the option to extend your day by tackling one of the shorter waterfalls of the Jans Foss Area. For those after full-day outings, the two Gausta Marathon waterfalls are worthy of attention.
Of historical interest is the ascent of the Svaddefossen which was done by an unknown British team of soldiers in 1980. We have not been able to find out who this was, but it is one of the earliest ascents of a waterfall in the Rjukan Area.

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
Jans Foss Area
Not really a destination in itself, the Jans Foss Area is a great complement to the other near-by...
4
Winter
Sun and shade
Uphill

30 mins

Svaddefossen Area
No description as yet.
3
Winter
Sun and shade
Uphill

45 mins

Gausta Marathon
The two Gausta waterfalls rise over 800m giving a long day out for most. The climbing is never very...
2
Winter
Sun and shade
Uphill

45 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For SVADDE AREA

    Svaddefossen
    "Climbed Svaddefossen on 22/1/08, the first people for a few days any how. modera..." 27/Jan top50

    Svaddefossen
    "We climbed Svaddefossen a couple of days ago. I think it´s customary to solo up ..." 19/Dec top50

    Svaddefossen
    "It's hard to believe it's 3 pitches. We had 2 pitches full length of 60m ropes a..." 15/Mar top50

    Gausta Halvmarathon
    "Be pepared for a long outing ! When we did it the last few hundred feet were ice..." 25/Nov top50

    Gausta Marathon
    "fantastic, but WI3?? if this is the route we did and i'm pretty sure it was, th..." 23/Nov top50

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