The strong team of Cedar Wright, Yuji Hirayama and James Pearson have made the first ascent of Cape Enniberg, a 754-metre sea cliff and the most northern wall in the Faroe Islands.
The massive sea cliff is one of the largest in the world and has a large lake that sits on top, which appears to be floating over the ocean when viewed from certain angles. The area often has sudden fog storms that can roll in and cover the walls.
Below are a number of social media posts from the climbers that sum-up their experience. There will surely be a film about their ascent. (Click to watch the first clip)
The calm before the storm. @cedarwright departing on the first pitch of our recent adventure up Cape Enniberg. One of the world's highest, unclimbed sea cliffs. We found a lot of loose rock, puking birds and grass, but also some genuinely good rock pitches. Starting at 10pm, we climbed in one push through the night, getting caught in a rain storm on the upper slopes. I want to thank both @stonerideryuji and Cedar for the memorable times on the wall, as well as @caro_ciavaldini, @colabcreative, @reikaadventures, @visitfaroeislands and all the locals of Vidareidi for the general support. #FaroeNuff
We'll.. that was totally SURREAL! In a 16 hour push, @onceuponaclimb @stonerideryuji and I just got the first ascent of Cape Enniberg, which at 2400 feet is one of the biggest sea cliffs in Europe! It was an all out Choss Battle, complete with puking birds (one puked in my face!), loose blocks, dirt filled cracks, vertical grass, slashing rain, and huge run-outs! I would call Cape Enniberg more of a "Sea Mountain" than sea cliff, with the upper half entailing more steep vegetation than rock, and some of the scariest 100 foot runout dirt belly flop mantles I've endured! The local villagers gave us gifts, food, and the warmest heroes welcome when we got down, and it all felt very meaningful. The monolithic Enniberg was one of the weirdest and most adventurous climbs of my life, and it was a true pleasure to survive it with James and Yuji. @thenorthface
The Faroe Islands is not only about giant chossy cliffs, but there is also a lot of potential for shorter single pitch climbs in simply amazing locations. Here we are today, with @cedarwright and @stonerideryuji checking out the hundreds of meters of unclimbed cliffs near the floating lake. How many climbers can you spot… #neverstopexploring #faroenuff #faroeislands
Beautiful Choss #fèroe is stunning, whether it rains or the sun dares to turn up. And,or but, the rock is very soft, sometimes turning to red aches depending on the mood of the volcano millions of years ago. In some ways, it makes the climbing unique. @thenorthface @wildcountry_official @lasportivagram #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #choss #adventureclimbing
Around 9:00pm we took off the bout and start to climb Cape Enniberg.We spent all night on the wall without sleep.We just kept climbing in mode of full adventure. This picture shows the beautiful view from belay anchor pitch 3. 午後9時にボートを離れCape Enniberg を登り始めました。僕らは一睡もせず常に危険を伴いながら登り続けました。この写真は3ピッチ目の終了点からの望む美しい眺めです。 #faroeislands #capeenniberg @thenorthface @thenorthfacejp @onceuponaclimb @cedarwright @caro_ciavaldini @colabcreative