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Sun and Shade
Uphill
40 mins

An amazing tower of rock perched on the hillside behind the areas main town, with the two giant blocks of 'the horns' balanced on its crest. The first ascent of The Goat in 1910 was a seminal point in the history of Norwegian climbing, in a two week period the same team made the first ascent of Stetind on the Mainland (after sailing up the fjord to reach it!), as well as Trakta, and Store Klokktinden on Lofoten. It is 'traditional' to jump the gap between the horns, though fortunately this isn't actually compulsory!

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Kirkegårdsrisset
27m. (Churchyard Crack) In the huge boulder-field that lies between the church and the goat is this compelling crack-line,...
 
2 Stars
Strong
Graunchy
8-
2
Rapellruta
48m. Fine climbing up the line of the abseil descent, steep and juggy after a surprisingly tough start.1) 5, 28m. Struggle...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
5
3
1910 ruta Top 50
56m. A great route and an astounding effort for its day; the climb remains steep and intimidating, with an atmosphere second to...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
4+
4
Baksida
44m. A combination of good pitches makes for a popular outing. Also known, for obvious reasons as The Spiral Route.1) 4+,...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
5+
5
Englevinger
85m. (w) a good harder route that sees a lot less attention than the other climbs around here. It gives some great jamming, up...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Graunchy
6+
6
Forsida Top 50
128m. (The Outside Route) A great climb, and by far the best way up the Goat, if you are on the island make the effort to get...
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
5+
7
Vegetarianeren
125m. (The Vegetarian) In the centre of the front side of the Goat is a prominent overgrown and groove - it is seldom (if ever)...
 5 A1
8
Highway to Heaven
Originally the cause of some controversy this route involved a lot of highly visible cleaning. It ascends the prominent pale...
 
2 Stars
6+ A2
  • Latest Comments

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    Forsida
    "Nice and easy, but so many people. My god, better to do it at midnight." 29/May top50

    Rapellruta
    "A very nice single pitch, one of the nicest around with great incut holds and ex..." 17/Jul

    Forsida
    "Climbed it in quite wet and cold conditions but still good fun. Didn't find p5 h..." 28/Jun top50

    Forsida
    "Climbed the route after some rain and a wet approach, but the rock wasn't too we..." 28/Jul top50

    Forsida
    "Climbing across the horns wasn't too bad, but thought the ab off must have been ..." 06/Jul top50

    Baksida
    "Makes a nice combination with Forsida. Up the Baksida - jump, abseil down and ru..." 12/Mar

    Forsida
    "This is a must do for Lofoten and well worth the 30 min slog up. On the initial ..." 28/Aug top50

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