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Festvag 


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The two cliffs of Festvag - Lille Festvag and Store Festvag - are the closest crags to the town of Henningsvaer and a short walk from the main camping area below Gandalf Wall. They offer several nice, short multi pitch routes in a nice setting, with the scattered islands of Henningsvaer in the background below. The routes get sun most of the day, going into the shade later in the evening.


Getting There 

From the camping area below Gandalf Wall, look at the ridge to the right of Gandalf Wall - the Festvag crags are just behind this in the next valley over.

Walk down the road towards Henningsvaer. At the base of the valley, find the trail which heads up next to some sort of old stone structure, then up through the boulders. A trail for Lilla Festvag branches off to the left.

For the routes on Store Festvag, stay right on the main trail (which is actually a hiking trail to the lake above and to the summit of Festvagtinden farther still) until roughly at the level of the main crag. Cut directly across and carefully pick your way across the talus field to the base.


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Featured Route For Festvag
Looking at Store Festvag from the main trail (while descending from Presten).  The route Lundeklubben starts from the top of the blocky tower at the base of the cliff, then heads straight up the long corner system to the top.  The steep reddish wall on the right is where Skiloperen is found.

Lundeklubben 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b  Europe : Norway : ... : Store Festvag
This route follows a nice series of cracks up through the obvious right facing dihedral with the small roof in it in the center of the crag.P1: (5.10b, 35m) Start up the thin crack to the left of the mossy gully. Fun climbing up the featured crack in the beginning leads to a delicate step over to the right into the main corner. Continue up the main corner to the base of the main crack, then climb it up to a nice belay ledge. Build a belay.P2: (5.10b, 35m) Climb up the widish crack, mostly u...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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