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About 500m, 11 pitches to high point. (Hell's Wall) This route, which was never completed, tackles most of the centre of Helvetestinden's huge West Face, rising above the superb Bunestranda. Start below a large groove-line in the centre of the wall. The first three pitches head towards this groove to several large ledges, then move left of the groove and climb flake systems back to the right until you are above the groove. There are 5 bolts for protection and belay anchors above the big ledge at the top of Pitch 3. The highest bolt marks the point of retreat.

Completed by a Russian team in 2009.
FA. Arild Meyer and Finn Jensen made their attempt in August 1984, climbing 11 pitches up the wall before being forced to retreat by steady rain and darkness with only 2 more pitches to go. The first few pitches were good, the rest had much loose rock, flakes and grass.


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