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Presten West Pillar 1-day climb in Lofoten

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Join an IFMGA certified mountain guide on this 1-day climbing adventure to the Western Pillar in the beautiful Lofoten island!

1 Day

Jun - Sep


Presten is one of the best known cliffs in the beautiful Lofoten Archipelago in Norway. This majestic 500m pillar of beautiful granite rises straight up from the emerald waters of the Norwegian sea. Join me and enjoy this must-do 1-day climb by the West Pillar!

The Presten -meaning The Priest-West Pillar is a 12 pitch route and has fantastic rock climbing up to US 5.10/ NO 6/ FR 6a+. It is probably one of the best long free climbs you will ever do, and it is for sure the most famous route in the Lofoten islands.

I will guide you on this great short approach of varied climbing. We will have fun pitch after pitch on a fantastic clean granite wall.

Presten is located just a few minutes from Henningsvær, a small fishing village, taken over by outdoor enthusiasts during summer.

Our starting time depends on weather and conditions. It also depends on the time of the year and number of climbers. It usually takes us about 7 to 10 hours in total including descent. We will meet in the morning and enjoy this fantastic climb in the sun!

I suggest at least a day of climbing before the Presten for a good warm up.

So are you in for this great climb in Lofoten? Send me a request and we will start planning this fantastic adventure. Me or a guide from my team will guide you on this great climb. Please note that I only organize private tours. Unfortunately, I can’t deal with clients looking to join groups. Thank you!

You could also check my guided Stetind south east ridge climb!


More info

CLIMBING LEVEL: You need to be comfortable following Norwegian Grade 6.

EQUIPMENT: I supply the ropes, rock rack, and all technical equipment. You will need to have rock shoes, harness, and helmet (rentals available). You will carry your own small back pack on this route with clothes, water, food, and light shoes for the descent. I supply the rest.

Meeting point

We will meet in Lofoten. To get to Lofoten, you can fly into Svolvær with SAS or fly to Evenes with Norwegian or SAS. The cheapest is to fly to Evenes but you'll have to drive for 2.5 hours to get to Lofoten. This is a beautiful drive so if you arrive in the daylight it's a plus.

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