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Europe, Norway, Troll Wall, Rimmon Route, First Female Solo Ascent

Troll Wall, Rimmon Route, First Female Solo Ascent. The route I did was the Rimmon Route. It is about 800 meters and 20 pitches long. In addition, one has to climb two pitches to get to the wall. I began my solo ascent on July 25, 1994, and spent about 48 hours on the wall. (I had planned two or three days.) In addition it took me six hours to get to the wall, and a couple of hours walking afterward. I brought two ropes and made knots to secure myself. The rack consisted of wires and Friends, a bit more than what is common for a party of two. I also had a light backpack with food and two liters of water. (One doesn’t need much water because the wall faces north and doesn’t get any sunshine.) The temperature was about 10° to 15° C during the day, and a bit colder during the night. The first night I stayed on a ledge for about three hours, the second for about four hours. I had an extra pullover and waterproof clothes, but still it was a bit too cold to sleep very much. The last day it rained, but that didn’t matter very much because the exit gully is very easy.

Anne Grete Nebell, Norway