Zig Zag

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This seldom climbed route has three good crack pitches plus some 'typical' Lofoten terrain. Start about 40m to the left of, and slightly higher than, the base of Vågarisset. <br/>1) N5+, 45m. Climb a thin finger-crack through a bulge to reach a slab split by another vertical crack. Belay above on a ledge below some big overhangs.<br/>2) 30m. Traverse left below this overhanging section to reach some grassy ledges.<br/>3) N6-, 45m. An awkward and strenuous crack leads into a steep, grass-filled chimney. Climb the chimney to a big moss-covered ledge, and move out right to a belay.<br/>4) 10m. Continue along the ledge around a block, and belay on top of a block, just below the start of the next crack system.<br/>5) N6, 45m. Climb straight up a steep, beautiful finger-crack (N5+ and A0 with 2 points of aid) which soon eases back and widens before narrowing again just below a big belay ledge. <br/>6) N5+, 20m. Walk right then climb a crack straight up to an overhang where the crack widens. Finish up the right-facing corner above.
FA. Arild Meyer, Bjørn Braathen, summer 1982


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