About the climbing path
Some information on what you what to expect up there
From the car park, follow a path about 200 meters into the forest until you reach the start of the climbing path. Via ferrata means iron road in Italian, so it is a metal wire that is attached to eye bolts that are anchored deep into the rock. You connect to the wire with both carabiner hooks and start the trip up the 950 meter long climbing path. It is also possible for those who do not want to climb to follow a hiking trail to the top. Follow the signs.
The first part of the climbing path is not so steep, but goes in hilly terrain with some challenges here and there. If you manage the challenges in the first part of the climbing path, you also manage the rest. To begin with, there is a lot of forest and you climb a little on the rock between the trees.
After the first stage you reach a plateau in the forest where you can take a breath on the ground. For those who have already had enough and feel that this is not something for them, you have the opportunity to take an alternative that goes down to the parking lot. Just after the plateau you reach the most spectacular part to climb, namely the “Cathedral”. Here there is a steep wall to be forced, and then you should use the right climbing technique.
After the Cathedral, the climbing path goes through a narrow passage that has been named “Nonnekløfta”, and further up in hilly forest terrain called “Klosterhagen”. Then comes a nice walk over a flat part of rock called “Nedre Granitthavet” where you really start to see how many meters you have traveled. This place is also okay to take a breather and maybe take a little food break.
Then come some exciting challenges in the “Zebra Wall” where you traverse the mountain sideways. When you come up from Zebraveggen you see the last part of the trail which first consists of a quiet part in “Øvre Granitthavet” and finally a small part called “Toppveggen”.
Then you have reached the top and can enjoy the wonderful view. From here you will see Trondheim, the surrounding areas and most of the Trondheimsfjord.
Have a nice climb!
Hindrum Skilag is a small local sports team that in 1997 started the construction of Munkstigen via ferrata climbing path and has since 1998 been proud owners of Norway’s first via ferrata.
Hindrum Skilag was officially founded in 1906, by Arnt Hindrum, Johan Arnt E. Hindrum, Kristoffer Oldervik and Helmer Svebak as the most active. Arnt Ellingstu was then also the team’s first chairman, and J. A. E. Hindrum its first treasurer. But the ski team probably has a few years longer history. Already in the last years of the 19th century, a ski layer existed on Hindrem.