Heavy Water – Rjukan Ice

The 2005 Heavy Water – Rjukan Ice guidebook sold out in 2015. The Rjukan guidebook information has now been added to the Rockfax App and is available via the Download tab on the Crags tab.

Out of Print
Category: Style: Location: NorwayAuthors: Jon Haukåssveen, Tom Atle Bordevik
ISBN

1-873341-46-6

Published

December 2005

Authors

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Location

Next Edition

Updated on the app version

Rockfax Number

Fax21

9 reviews for Heavy Water – Rjukan Ice

  1. Colin Wells

    It looks bloody gorgeous – I bet you’re dead pleased with it. It sets an extremely high standard of presentation.
    What next? A guide to La Grave or Cogne perhaps?

  2. John Codling

    Just got back. A superb guide, the best yet. Like the history section. Please do this on future guides.

  3. Supersteve

    I have not even been there yet, but the thought of going got me and some mates psyched as it looks awesome. Our flights leave on the 18th . . . . . . .!

  4. Ian Atkinson

    I have been going to Rjukan for the past four years and compared to the old guide, that you could down load, I found the new book excellent for locating routes. A lot of the routes have been down graded, this I do not have a problem with, but reducing the number of pitches on a route can be misleading. The old guide gives Bolgen as six pitches at grade four. Rockfax guide give it four pitches at grade three. I have done this route on a number of occasions with different people and grade three would be about correct, but it is definitely six pitches not four. During our stay in Rjukan our accommodation was opposite Bolgen area and we noticed a lot of teams descending from Bolgen by head torch, as late as ten in the evening. This could be quite dangerous especially if their ropes were to become stuck on the trees during the difficult decent.

  5. e-villen

    Just been to Rjukan – had a fantastic time. The guide is excellent.

    One small problem we encountered was the approach notes for Mael….. Admittedly we got up a bit late (last day). We found the first bend in the approach road, but your instructions from there are a little vague

    “Walk straight ahead…. to reach the gorge. Abseil from here to the ground.”

    After thrashing about in the woods for an hour following various tracks (no doubt left by other confused climbers), we decided that we had run out of time, gave up and went elsewhere….

    Fantastic guide – keep up the good work 😉

  6. Jonathan Ford

    Had an excellent time in Rjukan, thanks to both an excellent book and a top organiser. Thanks for putting in the “dangerous – do not climb” routes to avoid confusion (eg. power station effluvia!) and for the clear photography which was a great help. Just a shame the place was a little crowded, which is testament to the fun to be had!

  7. Giovanni

    Had an excellent time in Rjukan, thanks to both an excellent book and a top organiser. Thanks for putting in the “dangerous – do not climb” routes to avoid confusion (eg. power station effluvia!) and for the clear photography which was a great help. Just a shame the place was a little crowded, which is testament to the fun to be had!

  8. Sedetik

    Just been to Rjukan; had a fantastic time. The guide is excellent. One small problem we encountered was the approach notes for Mael. Admittedly we got up a bit late (last day). We found the first bend in the approach road, but the instructions from there are a little vague – ‘walk straight ahead to reach the gorge. Abseil from here to the ground.’ After thrashing about in the woods for an hour following various tracks (no doubt left by other confused climbers) we decided that we had run out of time, gave up and went elsewhere. Fantastic guide; keep up the good work 😉

  9. Simo

    I have been going to Rjukan for the past four years and compared to the old guide, that you could download, I found the new book excellent for locating routes. A lot of the routes have been down-graded, this I do not have a problem with, but reducing the number of pitches on a route can be misleading. The old guide gives Bolgen as six pitches at grade four. Rockfax guide give it four pitches at grade three. I have done this route on a number of occasions with different people and grade three would be about correct, but it is definitely six pitches not four. During our stay in Rjukan our accommodation was opposite Bolgen area and we noticed a lot of teams descending from Bolgen by head torch, as late as ten in the evening. This could be quite dangerous especially if their ropes were to become stuck on the trees during the difficult decent.

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