Oulu, Finland, is a city on a very flat area with very little
natural climbing possibilities around. However, that doesn't stop
local climbers from trying. They have set up an old construction crane
and pumped freezing water on it. The result: a 20 meter ice climbing tower
in the middle of the city. They didn't manage to find lights for this site,
however, so we had to climb it in the dark evening just with our head lights.
The construction of the ice tower was really interesting. Inside the
tower there is a tunnel you can walk up to fix ropes or move the pumps.
Here's the entrace to the tower:
Here we climb an ice wall near Haukkalampi in Nuuksio, Kirkkonummi, Finland.
Nuuksio has a number of ice climbing places. Here we climb a corner
behind on the Pitkajarvi lake in Nuuksio.
Kirkkonummi is another local ice climbing place. Note the
thin ice under the crampons.
See also other Jari's pictures.