EGGUM


A rarity on Lofoten, a selection of hard and ever-dry sport routes, tucked away on the north east coast of Vesvag°y, far enough from the trad climbing heart lands not to cause too much of a fuss. The crag was discovered by Andreas Haug Christiansen in 2002, and with Knut Storvik, bolted what would become Gullfaks in early 2003. In February (well there is a little daylight!) Eggulf became the first route on the cliff, though most of the development took place in the summer of 2005 when Knut, along with Andreas and Odd-Roar Wiik took the place by storm. The crag faces due north though of course this is the Arctic so you can clip bolts at midnight bathed in full sunshine - how weird is that! The crag is steep enough to stay dry at all times, and the rock is not too hard on the hands.

Routes

1 trad route (4c)
26 sport routes (6a...7a)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
_
-
-
^
 
Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Seilasgeggen (Voyage Wall)
The first trio of routes start at the top of the slope, beyond the striated wall of Sector Crux....
3
Sport
Sun and shade
Uphill

10 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Hovedveggen (Main Wall)
The main section of the cliff, the steep centre and right-hand side of the bowl, home to a batch of...
28
Sport
Sun and shade
Uphill

10 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
What do these symbols mean?