Home > Video

Mari Salvesen Climbs 5.12d Trad in Norway

The top U.K. trad climber celebrates after sending a difficult pitch at Norway's hardest trad venue

Norwegian climber Mari Salvesen was recently climbing at The Profile Wall, Norway’s hardest trad climbing area. At the end of 2022, Salvesen made the first ascent of Tazlov 5.13d, a huge roof crack near Bergen, Norway.

Premiere Moments was first climbed in 2018 by Salvesen and Pete Whittaker, but she hadn’t led the second pitch. Watch below as she smoothly pieces together the 5.12d, which includes small run-outs up steep crack moves.

Salvesen has an impressive list of hard trad ticks. In October 2022 , she sent El Horror 5.13b, an offwidth roof crack in Spain. On a trip to Indian Creek earlier this year, she sent five 5.13 cracks including an onsight of Wapiti and a flash of the notorious Belly Full of Bad Berries. In 2019, she made the first female ascent of Ray’s Roof E7 6c at Baldstones in Staffordshire. The horizontal offwidth crack remains a gritstone test-piece and is one of the hardest of its kind in the U.K.

Some of Salvesen’s other impressive climbs include The Shield C4/A3 on El Cap, Master’s Edge E7 6b in the Peak District, Misanthropie V11 in Fontainebleau, and Byrkjedalsfossen WI5+ 350m in Rogaland, Norway. If you missed the video of Salvesen on Belly Full of Bad Berries, be sure to watch it here.

Norway 5.12d Trad