• Gråfjellet
  • 486 m
  • Primary factor 203 m
  • Hordaland, Norway
  • Location: North 60:28.147 East 005:10.427 (GPS on the summit)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 2
  • Climbed April 14, 2012.


How to get there:
Drive south from Bergen to the village of Os. Make a left in the main traffic circle (in the centre of the village). Drive 1.3 kilometer, turn left and continue to kilometer 11.5. Make a left here (towards Øvredalen). Proceed 800 meter along this road. There is a smaller road that crosses the creek on your right. There is a small space for parking on your left. Park here, this is the trailhead, location N60:16.047 E005:33.283, elevation about 22 meter.
Route description:
Walk across the bridge and follow the road uphill. There is a small fork, take the right fork that serves a single house. Half way up the last hill, leave the road on your right as a forest road forks this way. Follow the forest road uphill, keeping left in all forks. The last fork is located at N60:16.455 E005:34.247, elevation about 240 meter. Go left here and follow the road until it runs out. From here, walk uphill towards the summit.
After a late breakfast and the changing from studded winter tires to summer tires on my new car, it was time for a local hike. I left the car at 1520 and arrived at the summit around 1625. I decided to hike a circle and walked right at the "last fork" described above. (See the excellent description by Arnt Flatmo.) I continued along a small trail that eventually ran out. From here, I spotted the col between two humps high up on my left. I hiked up to this col. From there, I turned left and had a short and easy ascent to the highest point.
The peak had a summit register and a single pole as a summit marker. I was he second party on the summit in 2012, so this peak is not frequently climbed. Leaving around 1635, I returned down the main ridge, then scrambled left. I was back at the car around 1720, after a nice 2 hour hike.