Today I did one of my best climbs ever. Originally Kessler and I were going to do this one on our own, but he ended up not being able to come on the trip so I had to get a local guide (Bjorn) as my dad was not up for the climb.
We all rode Bjorn's van to the trailhead and my dad set off towards the pass while Bjorn and I headed for the Romsdalshorn. It looked intimidating from below, but more reasonable as we got closer to the technical wall. It was a spectacular climb and easier than it looked. We took a slightly harder route up the north face (to avoid other parties on the mountain) and the climbing was excellent. We did six pitches of good climbing (up to 5.7) before reaching the summit. The climbing was fun, but never desperate and easy enough that I never thought we were going to fall. Thankfully, there were really nice belay ledges to belay from on the climb.
The views from the summit were really spectacular. The route down was done in six rappels and with the angle they were done at it looked like we were stepping out into space with a void of thousands off feet down below our feet.
It was a really spectacular climb, but I was sad that Kessler couldn't come.
Ascended via Halls Renne.
Decided to abseil from the top and got our rope stuck. Spent ages climbing back up to free it. Ended up spending the night on a ledge on the way down!
Successful on the North Wall route together with Cato and Bengt in June 1995. Unsuccessful due very strong wind in 1996.