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Fosslimonster

First ascent: Robert Jasper & Roger Schäli redpoint 19/02/2009
By: Robert Jasper
Area: Norway, Group: Aurland, Country: Norway, Region: Hordaland

One of the most extraordinary and longest icefalls in the world. Calculate 12.5 hours to climb this route. The route was redpointed on 19 February after a 2 day attempt at the start of February by Robert Jasper and Markus Stofer.

GETTING THERE

Naeroydalen, Gudvangen, (Aurland)

ACCESS

From Gudvangen drive up Naeroydalen towards Voss. Park just before the turn off for Nasen (quarry on the right). The icefall is located right next to the road on the left.

DESCENT

Abseil stations in-situ to 9th pitch, higher up abseil off Abalakov

GEAR

Ice climbing gear, 60m ropes., Friends 0.5- 2.5 and 3.5, set of nuts

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M8+, WI6+, E5

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LENGTH

800m height difference, ca.1000m length.

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