TROLLFESTNINGEN


Easily seen when driving towards Kalle from the E10, the Trolls' Fortress is a big shady crag sat high on the south side of Trolldalen, the valley that runs parallel to ōvredalen over on the opposite side of the ridge. The main buttress of Trollfestningen is split in two by a grassy ledge at half height. The lower section only has a couple of lines which need to be followed to gain the ledge. Above this, the upper section is formed from massive sheets of granite and has remarkably few natural lines, although the corner of Odin's Bue is one very obvious feature. By far the most popular route here is the long line of Colibrien which can get congested since the lower pitches are also the common access pitches for the upper routes. Nipping up the crack of Fingerrisset is a useful distraction, and Spurven and HavÝrnen make worthwhile alternatives albeit at a more difficult grade.
Also covered in this section are three outlying climbs on the other quality rock faces in Trolldalen.

Routes

4 trad routes (N5+...A3+)
9 mixed routes (N3...N7+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Trolltrappen
A small clean buttress to the left (looking in) Trollfestingen.Approach - Park at a choice of...
1
Trad
Sun and shade
Uphill

30 mins

Trollfestningen Routes
The upper left-hand side of the main bulk of Trollfestningen is dominated by some striking cracks...
11
Winter
Sun and shade
Uphill

30 mins

Outlying
The extensive rock in the upper part of Trollsdalen only has two routes at present. A lone route on...
2
Trad
Sun and shade
Uphill

30 mins

sheltered
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  • Latest Comments

    For TROLLFESTNINGEN

    Nemesis trollkirka
    "Changed from to A3+ **, no votes" 27/May

    Anachronism
    "Haven't heard of anyone else climbing this excellent slab/face climb (it's at th..." 06/Aug

    Fingerrisset
    "Agree with jukka. Very impressive, much easier then it looks." 29/May

    The Approach Pitch
    "My 60m rope was not long enough to reach the belay station. Prepare to solo/simu..." 15/Jan

    Trolltrappen
    "This is true. Sorry for that, wrote too sloppy..." 22/Jul

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