The popular Vemork Bridge Area is quick and easy to get to and has a collection of quality climbs ranging from fairly easy to pretty tough. It has a similar enclosed atmosphere to the Upper Gorge though slightly less imposing, but it does benefit from the degree of shelter offer by the high valley walls, which keep the conditions stable. The routes tend to be less spectacular than in the Upper Gorge, but at more amenable grades and the quick access means that most visitors will spend some time climbing here.
Beware of walking on the river in this area as this can give you a sudden wet surprise, so choose your path carefully - walking in somebody else's footsteps is no guarantee that the ice is safe! The river is regulated by the power plants in the area so be very careful and make your own evaluation of the conditions.


12 winter routes (WI-2...WI-5)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Susses Veil
Above Vemork there is a slabby waterfall which can be done in two pitches. This is an excellent...
Sun and shade

5 mins

Deuterium and Bridge Area
No description as yet.
Sun and shade

10 mins

Tungtvann Area
This set of three climbs lies to the east of the parking spot.
Sun and shade

15 mins

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  • Latest Comments


    "Beware of teams abseiling to gain access. Quite good climbing. A slightly easi..." 01/Mar

    "Great route. Shame the first pitch is only half ice, the rest just a plod throu..." 24/Feb top50

    Vemorkbrufoss Øst
    "Belaying where shown on the topo would make the first pitch a very long (60m?) g..." 10/Mar top50

    Vemorkbrufoss Øst
    "Climbed the route again two weeks ago. I lead it bottom-top with a 70m rope, at ..." 02/Feb top50

    Vemorkbrufoss Vest
    "24/1/08 this route was seeing a lot of traffic and the top pitch was full of lar..." 27/Jan top50

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