GAUSTA AREA


These waterfalls lie directly beneath the peak of Gaustatoppen and the trio of climbs under the name Gaustatoppfossen are usually the first in the area to come into condition each year due to their high elevation and shadowy location. Despite this lofty situation above Rjukan, the Gaustatoppenfossene is not very exposed but does have splendid views over Hardangervidda. In contrast, the Høgfoss Area is tremendously exposed even though it is situated lower on the hillside of Gaustatoppen.

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
Gaustatoppfossene
These three waterfalls form early in the season and offer reliable conditions. There are numerous...
3
Winter
Sun and shade
Uphill

45 mins

Høgfoss Area
Three superb and long waterfalls with a long approach.
3
Winter
Sun and shade
Uphill

60 mins

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