Rock climbing in Voss

- A day of vertical fun in the beautiful countryside.

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Try climbing and abseiling (rappelling) with your family and friends! We promise you a feeling of both joy and accomplishment – even if you’ve never tried climbing before.  Climbing is for everyone!  A few kilometres outside of Voss lies a scenic climbing cliff that offers suitable climbing challenges for everyone. With the right equipment and a competent instructor from Wild Voss, you will be introduced to both climbing and abseiling.  

Trip outline

This trip gives you a taste of real climbing. Situated just outside of Voss, the cliffs near Staup have bolted sport routes fitting both beginners and intermediate climbers. This climbing crag features close proximity to Voss, high quality rock and a very picturesque, countryside setting.

Participants will try top-rope climbing on routes fitting to their own ability levels. You do not need to prove yourself to anyone. You decide for yourself how high you want to go and how much climbing you would like to try. Our goal is for all the participants to have fun climbing. If you are up for a challenge, perhaps you would like to try the longest route on the crag, some 30 meters high?

You will also get the chance to try abseiling from the top of the cliffs. This will feel like a real challenge to many. Your instructor will ensure your safety during the spectacular approach to the top of the cliffs and on the abseil itself. You abseilf off the cliffs individually, with a safety backup-system in place.

The climbing experience is easy to combine with pleasant hikes in the area. Close to the cliffs lies the refurbished Staupstunet, a lovely cluster of old farm houses. Here you will get a sense of the local cultural history. The path heading up towards the mountain farms of Moldbakken and Breiming starts next to the car park. This path takes you close to the lovely waterfalls of the river Breimo. Perhaps you would like to enjoy a refreshing bath in one of the potholes?

Reasons to go

Climbing gives you an intense feeling of presence, flow and joy. The feeling of being high above ground, combined with the physical and mental challenges, requires your complete attention and focus. Climbing is a great way to clear your mind of everything else, and just focus on the climb. The nearby waterfall, the picturesque countryside and the peaceful surroundings all contribute to a memorable experience.

Season and availability

Bookable daily from Mai 20 to October 25. Please click «Book your climbing experience» to secure a spot.

​Physical requirements

You do not need any previous climbing experience to join this trip. This experience is suitable for beginners, families, young and old, sporty or unfit. There are routes for all levels and everyone will find a suitable challenge. 

 

Necessary equipment

On this trip you will need the following equipment:​

  • Hiking shoes or hiking boots.

  • Waterproof clothing (shell layer), if the weather demands it.

  • An extra sweater or a fleece jacket.

  • Sun glasses and sun lotion.

  • A beanie or a cap is useful.

  • Some snacks and a water bottle.

 

Wild Voss provides all the necessary ropes and climbing equipment, as well as other safety equipment.

 

Meeting point and practical details

We’ll meet outside our office at Tre Brør Kafé (Google Maps) near the town square at 9.30 a.m. After presentations and going through our equipment, we drive together to Staup, 10 minutes out of Voss. It is possible to catch a bus there as well.

It is possible to meet directly at the cliffs of Staup (Google maps). To get there, follow E16 from Voss in the direction of Gudvangen for 7 km. When you reach the exit towards Smalahovetunet, you turn left onto a steep, winding gravel road. Park by the bridge after the hilltop. Caution: There are farm animals near the gravel road. Take care not to disturb them. Close fence gates behind you.

​We have not defined a specific timeframe for the climbing, as this depends on the group size. We aim to be back at Voss by 4 p.m.

 

Prices and terms

The climbing experience costs NOK 1790,- per person (minimum group price is NOK 3580,-). The price for children between the age of 6 and 14 is NOK 990,-.

The price for families of up to 3 adults and 3 children is NOK 4950,-. We offer a group discount of 25 % for groups of 4 or more participants.

Group sizes: 2 – 10 participants. Lower age limit for children: 6 years old.

 

Included in the price:

  • Climbing and abseiling with a competent instructor.

  • Possibility of a guided hike to Staupstunet or the mountain farms of Moldbakken and Breiming.

  • A light lunch of locally crafted food, including drinks.

  • All necessary climbing equipment.

  • All necessary safety equipment.

  • Pre-trip practical information and service.

  • Possibility of borrowing extra clothing, hiking poles or boots. 

 

Not included in the price:  

  • Transport from Voss to the climbing cliffs.

  • Train ticket or other transportation to Voss. ​

 

By booking this trip, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed upon our Terms of service (pdf) and Risk and liability statement (pdf).

 

A note on responsible travel and sustainability

At Wild Voss, we put in a continuous effort to reduce the ecological and environmental impact of our trips and activities. We aim to follow the latest GSTC criteria for sustainable travel. As a participant on one of our trips, you should know the following:

  • We follow the Leave No Trace principles.

  • We make use of zero-emission infrastructure whenever possible. 

  • Our trips are on foot, skis or snowshoes, causing no emissions and limiting the impact on nature and eco systems.

  • Our guide will share knowledge about local culture, sites we visit and local customs.

  • We support responsible local businesses.

  • Your guide will advocate low-impact travel and raise the participants’ awareness of local wildlife.

  • We abide by laws and regulations concerning travel in free nature and cultural landscape.

  • We seek to minimize waste, and choose products and packaging with long life spans.

 

Reservations, questions or inquiries

Please call Øystein on +47 93484041 or email us at post@wildvoss.no .