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Sep 10, 2013, 2:49 PM
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Norway: Stetind South Pillar solo project
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This trip report is a video of my attempt to solo Stetind last week, a beautiful mountain in my country Norway. The climb is not hard, up to 6b, but the rock is amazing, pure and solid. And the place is very scenic, with the mountain raising straight from the fjord. Very nice climb.

You may think I'm crazy where I'm without rope, it's just a safety technique to move fast on easy pitches and not spend more time on the wall than necessary to avoid getting caught in the dark or bad weather midways, which was really good I used on this climb. And when free soloing, you climb well within your margins, so that you know you can't fall.

It shows that even though weather forecast looks good, it's important to always be prepared for the worst. I knew there was an escape ledge 2 pithces up, and went for that instead of 10-20 rapells into the clouds, depending if I find the right route down in low visibility.

Sorry for any bad editing. Not easy with a GoPro camera, best if you turn on 720p. Here's the video:

http://youtu.be/2clp2tqIiRs


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Sep 11, 2013, 3:22 PM
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http://youtu.be/2clp2tqIiRs

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You are foolish if you actually believe "And when free soloing, you climb well within your margins, so that you know you can't fall"

Stuff happens. Holds breaks, birds strike, weather rolls in, humans error


eflaaten


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Of course there is always those risks, but one has to weigh that up against time spent on the wall. This route has been climbed many times since the first ascent in 1937 with hammer and bolts and I knew the route was solid and clean, and the free soloing was over easy 4th class terrain. But you are right, there is always a risk anyway.


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congrats on your send.


eflaaten


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Thanks, by the way how do I make a clickable link? I've tried with the url command before the link, and before + after the link. Still not clickable


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Click url button, paste link, click \url button

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Paste link, highlight link, click url button

(url) link (/url) just replace ( ) with [ ]


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