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Planning a route up the mountain in Valle
Planning a route up the mountain in Valle.
Photo: Peter Brunnert
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The ultimate goal

With more than 500 climbing routes this area is an eldorado for climbers. Solid granite with excellent friction makes climbing here an unforgettable adventure. Several of the routes have recently been equipped with stainless steel bolts and the belay stances have bolted chain protection.
For inexperienced climbers we recommend the new via ferrata.

A climbing guide prepared by Hans Weninger has been issued by Panico Verlag, Germany. The guide is for sale in Valle Sport, Valle tourist office and camping sites in the area.
More information about rock climbing in Valle is available at The site includes updates on the climbing guide.

Please note that climbing in Valle is at your own risk and previous experience is required.
Remember to bring your own gear as there are no organized climbing activities in this area.

Three main climbing areas


The longest via ferrata in Northern Europe, located in Valle


The ascent of the impressive southeastern wall of Mt. Straumsfjellet would normally require advanced climbing skills. However, on a Via Ferrata you are secured to the rock by means of a solid steel cable going all the way to the top. 
The higher you get, the Mt. Straumsfjellet Via Ferrata gets steeper, more airy and increasingly more spectacular. Just below the summit there is even a short section of overhanging rock, making strength and stamina an advantage, physically as well as mentally. The reward when you reach more level ground, with the Setesdal valley far below, is a spectacular view.  

Via ferrata Straumsfjellet website.

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