A-alueella on salettiin jäätä, mutta todennäköisesti aika hakattua. Pakkasta ollu koko ajan sen jälkeen kun tultiin pois Tampereen reissusta.
Generell beskrivelse: Climbed in the area for 3 days between February 13. and 15. Weather was perfect with ~32 degrees F/0 degrees C on Sunday the 13th, and then a bit colder (24F/-5C) on Monday and Tuesday. For the most part good ice conditions. Rjukanfossen was good, but a little thin near the beginning of the 3rd pitch, where you could see through the ice how the waterfall flowing underneath your feet. Similarly, Sabotorfossen, Juvsoyla and Trappfoss were in good shape as well and provided fun and entertaining climbing on good ice. On the last day, we tried climbing Lipton. A party had climbed it on Sunday, and they had reported the ice to be pretty good in the mild weather. However, when we came there we found the lower temperature to have turned the old ice into exceptionally brittle, glass-like ice, which required veeery gentle pick and crampon usage. Finally worked our way up the first pitch. The crux traverse out right onto the 2nd pillar was scary - there is now ice on the traverse, save for a small flake midway which is no more than 2cm thick, and no longer bonded to the rock beneath. Like the party on Sunday, we had to aid our way across, before getting onto the 2nd pillar, which we freeclimbed as we didn't dare to place pro on the crappy ice. After this engaging pitch, we decided to call it quits and rapped off, saving the full climb for some other time, when the conditions feature newer, less brittle and more ice. All in all, absolutely fabulous conditions, with very good ice on most routes, amidst mild temperatures! http://www.steepstone.com/isklatring/Is ... ?Sted_id=3