List of First Ascents

1978 Vestpillaren
FA. Arild Meyer and Brynjar Tollefsen 10.6.1978 (14 hours). The team carried their courage in their rucksack - pitons of all sizes, bongs and skyhooks. Meyer and Tollefsen swung leads, but high on the face, "we became very wet and cold." The upper section was climbed during a heavy rainstorm. "Shall we go down now?", asked Brynjar when the rain began. "Absolutely not!", replied Arild, typically determined to push on no matter what, and the pair succeeded. This ascent has normally been dated as the 18th June, though this appears to be an error.,FFA. Hans Christian Doseth, Håvard Nesheim (using the Original avslutning) 6.1979.
Vestpillaren Direct
FA. Twelve days after doing the Westpillar Original, Arild returned with Finn Tore Bjørnstad and made the first ascent of the Normal avslutning (Normal Exit) 30.6.1978. The Slanting Corner pitch was first climbed by Helge Stokstad and Harald Henden in 1982. Arild and Finn Tore Bjørnstad did the Direct Start used here "sometime in the 1980s'.
1981 Korstoget
FA. The first ascent of To krigere by Sjur Nesheim and Yngvar Julin in 1981 included pitches 8 to 11 for the first time. A similar line to today's pitches 1 to 4 was first climbed by Håvard Nesheim and Tom Pedersen in 1979, but they finished up Vestpillaren. In 1980, Sjur Nesheim and Kjell Skog descended from the top of pitch 5 without bolting the crux slab. Bengt Flygel Nilsfors and Odd-Roar Wiik then added the necessary bolts and linked the complete free first ascent together, on their fifth attempt, in 8.1992
To krigere
FA. Sjur Nesheim, Yngvar Julin from 25.11.1981 to 1.12.1981. They finished the route in a storm after having had a fire on their portaledge!
1982 Himmelen kan vente
FA. (Pitches 2 and 3) Helge Stokstad, Harald Henden 1982. They climbed the initial crack system plus the Slanting Groove pitch of the Vestpillaren. ,FA. (as described) Patrik Fransson, Thorbjørn Enevold 15.6.1997,FA. (Variation finish) Jonas Dahlstrup et al 2000s
1984 Klokkeren
FA. Tommy Nilsson and partner (some aid on pitch 7) 1984 or 1985 ,FFA. Tim Hansen, Ingun Raastad Summer 1986
1992 Ypperstepresten
FA. Bengt Flygel Nilsfors, Aart Verhage 5.1992
FA. Odd-Roar Wiik, Niels Poulsen 8.1992
Variasjon til en variasjon
FA. Odd-Roar Wiik, Niels Poulsen 9.1992
1993 Reisen
FA. Tom Cosgriff, Sjur Nesheim 9.7.1993. The first ascent took 11 hours and was done with all nut protection.
Himmel og Helvete
FA. Ed Webster, Odd-Roar Wiik 12.7.1993. The first complete ascent which they finished at 1:30 in the morning. Arild Meyer, Sjur Nesheim and Ulf Prytz made the first attempt on the general line in 7.1971. “... but luckily we got rained off before we got into trouble,” said Arild. Niels Poulsen and Jørgen Sundby added pitch 3 - the Yosemite Dihedral - in 1989.
1995 Tarzan
FA. Odd-Roar Wiik, Johan Sandberg 1995
FA. Odd-Roar Wiik, Arild Meyer 1995
1995 Full fart
FA. Krister Jonsson, Anders Lundkvist 1990s
FA. Krister Jonsson, Erik Berglund 1990s
Easy Rider and the Fat Boy
FA. Patric Fransson, Krister Jonsson 1990s
Spinning Wheel
FA. Anders Lundkvist, Krister Jonsson 1990s
Massor av kubik
FA. Patric Fransson, Anders Lundkvist 1990s
1999 The Codfather
FA. Mark Garthwaite, Mick Fowler 5.7.1999. A couple of prolific days for Mark and Mick who also completed the first ascent of Wee Beastie on Myggapillaren the previous day.
2006 Søndagskole turen
FA. Robert Caspersen, Andy Cave 6.2006
2008 Stålormsrisset
FA. Magnus Eriksson, Frej Wichman 7.2008
2009 Vestpillaren Variation Start
FA. Jonas Dahlstrup, Simon Svendsen 6.2009
The Altar Boys
FA. Jonas Dahlstrup, Jonathan Rask 7.09.2009
2011 Holy Diver
FA. Jo Arve Repp, Bror Morten Raum, Steinar Grynning 7.2011
FA. Jonas Jakobsen 7.2011
2014 Thunder in Paradise
FA. Frej Wichmann, Martin Fransson, Oskar Alexandersson 29.7.2014