Climbing experience

- A day on the vertical in a beautiful environment.

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To experience climbing in the sun by a waterfall is fantastic! A few kilometers outside Voss, lies an idyllic climbing cliff that offers suitable climbing challenges for everyone. With the right equipment and competent instructors from Wild Voss, you will try climbing and rappelling. The climbing will be done in "top rope", where the participants are tied from above. This is opposed to lead climbing, making a safe and fun experience.

Trip outline

This tour will give you a proper taste of what climbing is like. In staup the routes are bolted and they offer several levels of difficulty. They are routes for new beginners as well as for more experienced climbers. This cliff stands out because of its proximity to Voss and due to its beautiful environments. It is by a waterfall, has wooden benches and in spring you have sheep and lambs wandering around the field. The spot is also the starting point of several short and more demanding hikes in beautiful nature. The wall itself is 20 meters high.

Once we reach the wall, the climbing instructor will go through the safety gear, routines and plans for the climbing experience. He/she will first hang the ropes, so we have the routes ready to climb. If you are already experienced, you can try lead climbing. Participants can try climbing to the level they are comfortable with. We have no requirements for performance, and you do not need to do anything that you are uncomfortable with. You can decide how hard and how high you want to go. To have a challenge is great, but to have fun while doing it is even more important. The best climber is the one that has more fun!

And then comes the rappel. Rappelling is one of the most exciting parts of climbing. We will walk to the top of the wall through the forest. Then the instructor will fix the rappel route and all the safety for the group. You will get to rappel by yourself from the wall. Your own safety will be backed up by a system controlled by the instructor. 

This climbing experience can be combined with a hiking tour in the area. By the cliff there is a path that leads to a serie of mountain farms and to more alpine terrain. The path cross and borders the river at several point, offering great opportunities bor bading in summer. That can be a great option for after your tour.

Season

Climbing activities are arranged between the period 20th mai til the 25th of October. 

Why trying climbing? 

First of all, climbing is fun and a great way to exercise your body. But climbing is also something more than that. Climbing puts you in front of a challenge, and allows you to get on a mindset for overcoming such difficulty. Climbing offers a great balance between a physical and a mental challenge. You will learn a bit more about overcoming your fears and performing.​

​Physical requirements

You do not need to have climbed before. This experience is suitable for beginners, families, young and older, sporty or a bit more untrained. There are routes for all the levels and everyone can find their challenge. 

 

 

Necessary equipment

Wild Voss provides all the necessary equipment for safety and climbing, such as harness, helmet, climbing shoes, ropes and gear. You should wear according to the weather and the activity. The approach from the parking to the wall is short. As a minimum, you can use mountain sandals in summer but not flip flops or other kind of shoe without grip on the sole, or proper ankle strapping. Take water and snacks with you. In summer sun glasses and sun scream can be highly recommended. 

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, 10mins from Voss. It is possible to take a bus as well.

It is possible to meet directly at the wall in Staup (Google maps). You drive the E16 from Voss in the direction of Gudvangen for 7km. When you come to the Smalahovetunet, you take a turn to the left on a farming road. Parking by the bridge after a few turns.Be careful on the farming road with live stock!

We have not defined the timeframe for the climbing itself, as this was related to the group size. We aim to be back at Voss by 4 pm.

Prices and terms

The climbing experience costs kr 1790,- per person. Price for kids between 7 and 14 years old is kr 990 per person. Minimum group size is 2 persons.

Family price: for families (up to 3 adults and 3 kids, the price is  kr 4950,-.

 

We have price offers for groups of 4 or more participants. Contact us to get an offer!

Included in the price:

  • Climbing with a competent instructor.

  • Possibility of a walking tour to the river or the Staup mountain farm (Voluntarily, for example in case that the group got exhausted after some hours or just want to explore the beautiful area)

  • A light lunch of local produced food, including a arm drink.

  • All necessary climbing equipment

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

 

Not included in the price: 

  • Transport from Voss to the wall.

  • Train ticket or other transportation to Voss.

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

A note on responsible travel and sustainability

Wild Voss make a continuous effort in reducing the ecological 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.

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​​Reservations, questions or inquiries

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