THE WEST


Lofoten's western island of Moskenes°ya is well known for its superb scenery of magnificent jagged granite peaks. Despite this the amount of climbing that has been done is very limited and in reality Moskenes°ya is a better destination for mountaineers and hillwalkers than rock climbers. The are a few exceptions; the big roadside slab found on Reinesvaet, (the Reine Slab) and a small collection of major routes scattered around the spectacular peaks of Kjerkfjord. In general the rock isn't quite as good as elsewhere and the stubborn vegetation can be a bit of a nuisance though doubtless there are many more high quality routes and venues waiting to be discovered.

Routes

5 trad routes (N5...N7)
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
Helvetestinden
The magnificent west facing slabby wall that looks out over the Bunesstrand and out into the...
5
Trad
Afternoon sun
Up and down

60 mins

Merraflestinden
The conspicuous flat-topped peak on the left at the head of Kjerfjorden and only a short walk from...
2
Trad
Morning sun
Uphill

10 mins

Breiflogtinden
The amazing spire of rock that lurks just over the col from Kjerkfjorden and which can clearly be...
2
Trad
   
Maslitinden
The big slabby wall up and right of the settlement of Kjerkfjord has a single route up the...
2
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

20 mins

Seepage
Vinstad
This peak is west north west of Vinstad and has one hard route on it currently.
1
Trad
Morning sun
Uphill

30 mins

Olstinden
The huge slabs overlooking Kjerkfjord have a solitary route. Approach by boat from Reine and...
1
Trad
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

20 mins

Ølkontinden
This peak lies to the north of the village of Hamnøy (which is 3km north east of Reine. About 3 km...
2
Trad
Morning sun
Uphill

120 mins

Reinesvaet (The Reine Slab)
A huge barrel shaped buttress right above the road, just north of the small town of Reine. Those...
2
Trad
Sun to mid-afternoon
Roadside

1 min

sheltered
Ramberg
Just to the south of the lovely little town of Ramberg and its superb beaches is a fine and steep...
1
Trad
   
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Stortind
Stortind (Big Peak) is the impressive pointed peak which stands to the west of the Flakstadpollen,...
2
Trad
   
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  • Latest Comments

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    Borr i Bekkmørtna
    "An Excelent route worth to climb! From pitch 3 goes straight up, following crack..." 18/Jul

    Permit to Åsgård
    "Rob Lamey roblamey@hotmail.co.uk Top quality route, a must adventure up the ..." 27/Jul

    Sea Breeze
    "I just want to add some usefull information. There is a tunnel under the cliff. ..." 15/Jul

    Recht Rinne
    "This route - or a variation of it - was climbed by Svein Smelvær and Bjørn Hanch..." 31/Jul

    Norwegian Sheep Ranch
    "Pitch 1 is a somewhat runout (7- ish) and longer than 60 m. We had to simul-clim..." 29/Jul

    Sørvest pillaren
    "Did this in early August 08 - this is now three months later so the details are ..." 11/Nov

    Sea Breeze
    "I agree with the comments above. The two final pitches were bold and quite hard..." 13/Oct

    Sea Breeze
    "Would agree with comment No2. Overall feeling is fluttery alright, but great fri..." 29/Jul

    Sea Breeze
    "A few things to say. It is pretty bold, but apart from pitch 7 not desperatly so..." 01/May

    Sea Breeze
    "A pleasant route. The old bolts are just single 8mm. Take some tat and spare n..." 12/Mar

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