Bouldering Norway

Photos by Laurent de Senarclens - Magnus Midtboe, one of Norway's top climbers, made some impressive highball ascents this fall (2009) on the granite of his homeland during a recent Mammut sponsored trip along with swiss aces Cyrille Albasini, Franz Widmer and World Cup champion Anna Stöhr. Magnus first "warmed up" with Good Year a 6-7 meter Font 7c+ first ascent (after a bit of cleaning and quick abseil) at the sea side boulders of Sirevag in the Rogaland region. Later on the trip at the area of Lysebotn (a world famous base jump location) Magnus made the first ascent of the 10 meter Hoka Hey (Font 7c+) after a couple top rope laps to inspect the rock and clean it up a bit. "Hoka Hey" roughly translates from the Sioux Indian saying "it's a nice day to die".