11/1/12 The Svadde Area, Rjukan

Ivor underneath the steep section of Svaddefossen.

Today we went to the Svadde Area to investigate the conditions. Ivor and I climbed Svaddefossen. The conditions on the route were very variable and the route is currently tough for the suggested guidebook grade. Also, the route is significantly longer than the suggested three pitches.

Martin and Graham climbed Topp Pa Toppen. They climbed to the top pillar which is currently out of condition. Escape from the route was serious involving a long horizontal traverse on poor ice and two abseils.

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