PRESTEN


Lofotenís most famous cliff is known throughout Norway and it reputation has travelled further afield. Its sheer nose of granite rises 400 metres above the sea just to the north of Henningsvśr in a single, majestic sweep. Vestpillaren (The West Pillar) the original route on the face, ascends a system of cracks and corners up the right-hand side of the nose. It is undoubtedly Lofotenís best known and finest rock climb offering thirteen pitches of varied well protected climbing, up a devious but logical line and on superb rock throughout. Korstoget (The Crusade), and Reisen (The Journey) all forge their respective ways up the left-hand side of the Priestís face. All the full length routes are either 11 or 12 pitches; so pick a day of good weather before starting on one of the climbs.

Routes

21 trad routes (N5+...N7+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Lille Presten
Hanging on the lower left shoulder of Presten is a fine pillar of rock, 130m high and known as the...
2
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

20 mins

Presten
Lofotenís most famous cliff is known throughout Norway and it reputation has spread further afield....
14
Trad
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

10 mins

Harley Davidson Wall
A fine wall, north-facing and hidden in a steep gully between Gandalfveggen and Presten. There are...
5
Trad
Evening sun
Uphill

30 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For PRESTEN

    Ypperstepresten
    "It's not Top50, its Top10. One of the greatest climbs I could imagine. The cru..." 14/Jul top50

    Vestpillaren
    "Just repeated this route (last did it 15 years ago) and found pitch 3 (on the di..." 06/Aug top50

    Himmelen kan vente
    "Excellent, but even in the update is not everything correct. 1) dont follow the..." 23/Jul

    Vestpillaren
    "Perfection - wonderful, sustained climbing all the way with only a few short tri..." 13/Jul top50

    Korstoget
    "On the crux pitch, after the 3rd bolt, go "right and up" rather than &..." 26/Jun top50

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