The iconic Trøllkonufingur (313 meters) monolith is said to have been climbed only once, and the story goes:
In 1844, when Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark visited the Faroe Islands, a man from his entourage climbed the Trøllkonufingur and waved to the Crown Prince, as he sailed by below the cliffs. When the man got down, he noticed that he had left one of his gloves on the monolith. He decided to climb the Trøllkonufingur once again to find the glove, but this decision was fatal. During his second ascent, he fell to his death.
For many years afterwards, no one dared to climb the rock. Until 2012, when a climbing team successfully made it to the top.
In July 2016, a group of climbers from New Zealand attempted (and succeeded) to do the first ever ascent of the Trøllkonufingur via the seaward face. They spent five demanding days climbing up the rock until they finally reached the top.