American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Rundtinden, South Face, Mispule

Norway, Tromso Region

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Climb Year: N/A
  • Publication Year: 2011

On July 1, the same day that the Svihalek brothers put up Stay Cool, Filip Zaoral and I climbed the huge corner system on the left side of the south face of Rundtinden. This nine-pitch (400m) route, climbed in four hours using only nuts and cams for protection, was named Mispule after my girlfriend. Most of the climbing is UIAA IV to V+, but the crux (pitch seven) is VI, and requires a few powerful moves between two large roofs. The belay at the end of the eighth pitch is poor.

The area is beautiful (when the weather is good), and the rock on our route solid and clean. However, despite being in this region for six weeks, the weather was so poor we could only climb six routes.

Lukas Marecek, Czech Republic

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