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3 pitches. This one is impossible to ignore when you arrive in Rjukan. It gives sustained climbing for 3 pitches with a hard middle pitch. Descend by abseiling from the trees to the left.
FA. Unknown British army climbers 1980


It's hard to believe it's 3 pitches. We had 2 pitches full length of 60m ropes and some simul climbing before reaching the top of the big boulder, right below the start of the main wall. From there we had another 3 pitches and we didn't reach the top.
ramon marin martinez - 15/Mar/06

We climbed Svaddefossen a couple of days ago. I think it´s customary to solo up to the big boulder. We roped up there and climbed for 3 50-60m pitches up to the big ledge. We abbed of from there but it might be easier if you continue to the top cause it branches of leftwards. The top pitch looked quite uninteresting though.
The descent is somewhat of a hassle, ours took almost 6 hours in the dark from the top to the car... If ice allows drill abalakovs instead.
Daniel - 19/Dec/07

Climbed Svaddefossen on 22/1/08, the first people for a few days any how. moderate amount of snow on the route but segnificantly less that some. It is a 3* route and took us 5 pitches to get right up to the trees to escape left for the descent. Last pitch was easy but escape left from the first pine tree high up was not a safe option.
Robert Kincaid - 27/Jan/08

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