In 2015 the longest via ferrata in Northern Europe opened at Mt. Straumsfjellet south of the village Rysstad. In September 2016 the family route at Mt. Løefjell in Brokke opened, and late October another local via ferrata will be introduced. It has been set up at Mt. Nomelandsfjellet, near central Valle, and will become available for safe climbing with cable and iron rungs. Valle is thereby strengthening its position as one of Norway’s great climbing venues. This area is already well known for its numerous and long climbing routes. Now it will also attract adventure seekers with limited experience from this type of activity.
So far, Setesdal might have been an unknown climbing paradise, but its numerous waterfalls and mountains provide world-class routes both summer and winter. When winter has well and truly set in, the waterfalls turn into magnificent ice climbing spots.
With more than 200 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.