Back to Lofoten
Climbing on Lofoten in August 2002.
Toby Archer is the climber in all of these pictures.
The Vestpillaren route on Presten
Presten (The Priest) is a 500m granite pillar just minutes from the road to the fishing village of Henningsvær on the Lofoten island Austvågøy. The original route on Presten, Vestpillaren (The West Pillar), is one of the world's most classic long rock climbs. This 12 pitch route has climbing up to American 5.10 or British E2 standard.
Toby Archer wrote a short account of our ascent for UKClimbing
Presten from the north
Presten from the south with six climbers visible
pitch 3 of the direct start
pitch 7
the crux slanting groove on pitch 8
on the summit at 9pm
Henningsvær from the Presten descent
Other routes
the crux pitch 2 of Solens Sønner a 170m 5.10 / E2 slab climb
and the sparsely-protected pitch 3
at Paradiset a beautiful area of one pitch routes and boulders by the sea