Stetind - South Pillar

Summit Stetind by climbing the amazing South Pillar with us
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Summit Stetind by climbing the amazing South Pillar with us

Stetind offers long technical climbs such as the classic and amazing south pillar for the experienced climbers. It was first ascended in 1936 by the Norwegian climbing legend and philosopher Arne Næss. The south Pillar of Stetind is rated 5.10 and is a demanding climb in a high alpine environment.

If you’re looking for a long aesthetic rock climb with splitter cracks and solid granite look no further than the South Pillar of Stetind. Located at the head of Tysfjord, Stetind dominates the sky line with its unique shape and sharp lines rising straight up from the fjord. This climb will take you thru a magical coastal forest, then alpine lakes, too a clean granite pillar with sustained fun climbing all the way to the large flat summit!

Is this trip for me?

The South Pillar of Stetind is a physical demanding climb and requires climbers to be comfortable following Norwegian Grade 6 rock climbing. Please contact us if you have any questions on your skill level


The guide will contact you some days before to discuss the plan for the climb. You will meet the guide early in the morning at a given location you have agreed on. Usually the parking at the trailhead.

The approach are an approximately 2,5 hour hike up to the start of the climb.

The climb are 12 pitches up to grade 5.10.

The decent from are scrambling and one rappel down the SE ridge to Halls Fortopp where we hike down.

Skill Level & Difficulty:
If you have any questions about our skill levels, terrains or commitments, please feel to reach out. We can tailor our tours to suit almost any experience or skill level.

What's included:

- All technical climbing equipment including helmet, harness and climbing shoes

- Guide fee

- Travel cost for the guide

What's not included:

- Personal clothing and boots

- Food and drinks

- Travel insurance

- Transport


  • Private guiding with an IFMGA Guide or IFMGA aspirant
  • Experience level: Intermediate to advanced
  • Fitness level: Good to very good
  • Duration: 10-12 hours


1 pers:  7000 NOK

2 pers:  9400 NOK

Maximum 2 guest pr guide.

Please contact us for booking here.

Booking & Live Availability

Choose your available arrival dates marked in green in the calendar below.

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Please contact us here for a tailor-made experience in Lofoten.
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Questions for our local team?
We'll be happy to help you!

Email or +47 76 08 83 10

Seth Hobby

IFMGA Guide & Owner

Sjur Hauge

IFMGA & Lead Guide

Stian Bruvoll


Have questions?

Below we have listed some general FAQs about our experiences. If you have any question or queries, please feel free to get in touch here.

Where is Stetind located?
Is the climbing on this route hard?
Where do I meet and where do we start this trip?
What sort of footwear should I use?
What happens if it's bad weather?