Marsteinshøgda Climbing

Climbing with easy access from Fagernes

  • Mange utfordrende rute på Marsteinshøgda.

    Mange utfordrende rute på Marsteinshøgda. Photo: Morten Helgesen

  • Klatring på Marsteinhøgda like ved Fagernes.

    Klatring på Marsteinhøgda like ved Fagernes. Photo: Morten Helgesen

Essential info

  • Destination: Valdres
  • Season: April–November
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 0.5 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 50 meters
  • Duration: 0.5 hours

About Marsteinshøgda

Crag with nice challenges for medium good climbers. The wall is about 5 to 20 meters and the width of the wall is around 60. 10 routes with defined grades from 4 to 7. It has loosened a lot of stone during the rinsing of the routes, and there are still things that can loosen. Since there is also a part loosened on top of the wall, a helmet should be a matter of course.

All of top anchors are located slightly down the wall to avoid tearing of rope over the edge. The top of the cliff is easily accessible by following the path in the left edge of the field. Several trees on top enable rappell from the top down to the drilled bolts.

Getting there

From the center of Fagernes: Take the E16 between HydroTexaco and Statoil (signposted to Spikarmoen). Follow this road for about 850 m. Turn right to Fagernes Idrettsanlegg (Blåbærmyra) and park in the parking lot right before the boom. The top of the wall can be seen from the parking lot. 

From Marsteinhøgda: Park at the edge of a slightly crossed gravel road that turns off to the left from Marsteinvegen just before reaching Elgvegen and Rådyrbakken.

Trail description

If you follow the path from Blåbærmyra parking area, head north on the road (not towards Blåbærmyra) for about 100 meters before turning right and going up in the woods (just after passing the last warehouse on the left). There is currently no defined path. If you start at Marsteinshøgda, then cross the Marstein Road and follow the road a few meters down. Turn left just before the bottom of the hill. Walk about 10 meters into the woods before following the unclear path down to the left for about 10 new meters. Turn right again, unclear path and follow this down until you have the start of the clip on your left hand.

Facts

Most routes currently have few, or no, repetitions. Ratings may therefore require some calibration.

Map

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