From the parking lot by road 755, you will follow a trail for approximately 200 meters before you reach the start of the Via Ferrata. The climbing path consists of a metal wire that is attached to the mountain with use of eyebolts. The eyebolts are drilled into the mountain and fastened securely. You must connect both your carabines from your climbing harness to the metal wire and follow the path to the top. The path is 950 meters long. There is also a possibility to get to the top without climbing the via ferrate by following a regular mountain trail, follow the signs.
The first part of the climbing trail is not so steep, but it got some challenges here and there. If you are able to manage the challenges of the first part of the climbing path, the rest of the via ferrata shouldn’t be too much of a struggle. After the first part, you arrive at a plateau where you can catch your breath. From this plateau, it’s also possible to take the “regret path” down, and follow it to the parking lot if you’ve changed your mind about the climb.
After the plateau, you will follow a marked path through the forest. and you will start your journey towards the Cathedral. This is one of the most spectacular parts to climb in Munkstigen. Here you will find one of our steepest walls. It’s really important that you use climbing techniques. By using good climbing techniques you will conquer the mountain with the most ease. After the Cathedral, you will pass through a narrow passage, called Nonnekløfta. Then the path goes through a treeline with the name Klosterhagen. After the treeline, you will reach Nedre Granitthavet which is fairly flat, it’s important however to keep following the metal wire and still being attached to the wire. It’s when you come up here you will realize how high over sea level you are.
Then there are some exciting challenges in the Zebra wallwhere you cross the mountain sideways. When you get up from the Zebra wall you can see the last part of the trail that consists of a flatter part we call Øvre Granitthavet. After that, you climb a small wall called Toppveggen.
Then you have reached the top of Munken and can enjoy amazing views of Trondheim and the Trondheim Fjord!
Have a nice trip!