Helvetestinden

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(The Hell Peak) This pointed peak north of Bunesfjorden has a huge west-facing slabby wall that looks over the Bunestranda and out into the Norwegian Sea, and heaps more rock on the Kjerkfjord side too.
The attractive pillar on the right-hand side of the wall is known as the French Pillar after the first route up it. Two further routes were put up in 2005 and they doubtless cover some of the same ground as the original French Pillar route. The climbing is generally on good rock following shallow crack systems.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Left Approximation
About 600m. This route has about 18 pitches and leads up the left-hand edge of the face, bounded by grass slopes to the left....
2 user comments
 6-
2
Helvetesveggen
(Hell's Wall) This 16 pitch route tackles the centre of Helvetestinden's huge west face, rising above the superb Bunestranda....
2 user comments
 6+
3
Ticket to Greenland
Currently nothing is know about this route apart from the line and the overall grade.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
6+
4
The Next Best Thing
The slightly easier climb of the pair is seven pitches long, starting on the left and crossing to the nose of the pillar higher...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
6+
5
Norwegian Sheep Ranch
The more difficult of the two climbs, with pitches 1, 3 and 4 being close to 60m long. The route is described as "being...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7