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Mike-Lea - on 21 Feb 2013
Hi Folks,

I'm considering doing a family road trip this summer through Sweden taking in some bouldering destinations, looking on the net Kjugekull and Vastervik look very good... Just wondering if anybody has any experience of these or can recommend any other destinations.

We will have a campervan and a 2 year old (hence the bouldering),

Thanks in advance

Mike
silo - on 22 Feb 2013
In reply to Mike-Lea:Hi I did a very similar trip. The boulering was great.
I found a climbing wall near to malmo ( not sure of the spelling)but the locals were very helpful.
Take plenty of insect repellent.
Adam W. - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Mike-Lea: Bouldering at Kjuge is great and very child fiendly. Conditions are of couse not always the best in the summer, but you know that. Insects are nowhere near as bad as some places in the Peak or the highlands.

If it's a hot it might not be a bad idea to visit some areas by the sea on the west coast, Hönö fo example.

There's lots of information on these sites if you're willing to play around with google translate.

West coast/Gothenburg
http://gbo.crimp.se/?PHPSESSID=fa9c347ee4c09b0eb84230feb6c54738

All of Sweden
http://www.sverigeforaren.se/index.php/Boulderomr%C3%A5den

Mail me if you want more info.
In reply to Adam W.:
> (In reply to Mike-Lea) Bouldering at Kjuge is great and very child fiendly.

Yes, just went for a quick visit when passing but thought exactly the same. We stayed on a nearby campsite (on an island as I remember - you take a free ferry to get over there that was both very nice and super little kid friendly with a great playground (although I've found all Swedish campsites do have great playgrounds and facilities for kids).
Jonas Wiklund - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Mike-Lea:

* Kjugekull. Big area, beautiful forrest, sharp rock
* Gothenburg. Lots and lots of bouldering. Very spread out. No good guidebook afaik
* Bohuslan. As above, but better rock on average. ( Not so many topos here but better than nothing http://27crags.com/areas/bohuslan/descending/by/boulder_count )
* Vastervik. Big area, lots of bouldering spread out over smaller areas. Easy to find info. http://27crags.com/areas/vastervik
* Aland. Accessible via cheap booze-fueled ferry from Stockholm. Probably the child-friendliest area in Scandinavia. Good steep bouldering in all difficulties. http://27crags.com/areas/aland
* Dalarna (Stennaset, Trollbo, etc.) Lots of established problems. Insane amount of boulders. Not described in guidebook, but a taster here: http://27crags.com/teams/dalarna/crags
* Plenty of bouldering around Uppsala / Stockholm. I know nothing. Look on 27crags.
* Gävle. As above
* Sundsvall. Plenty of bouldering up to 8a or so. Nothing spectacular. Easy to find info.
* Umeå. As above.
* Luleå. As above.
* Kaisenjarga (Kiruna). North of all music. Spectacular area on the tundra. Easy to find info. A few hours from Lofoten, which is also spectacular, but impossible to find info about.
In reply to Jonas Wiklund:

> * Aland. Accessible via cheap booze-fueled ferry from Stockholm. Probably the child-friendliest area in Scandinavia. Good steep bouldering in all difficulties. http://27crags.com/areas/aland

On purely nationalist grounds, I'd like to point out that Åland/Ahvenanmaa isn't "Sweden Bouldering" at all! :)
Mike-Lea - on 23 Feb 2013
Thanks all for the advice, sounds great,
Cheers
Mike
Jonas Wiklund - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to TobyA: Have you asked people on Åland? They might be of a different opinion... ;)
In reply to Jonas Wiklund: I once had quite a few G&Ts at the British Embassy in Helsinki with one of the MPs from Åland (thanks British tax payers!) and what I remember her saying is that at least at that point in time, independence or status quo had the most support from the population there. But I know that Stockholm is much closer geographically as well as culturally to them than Helsinki or even Turku/Åbo, so they tend to go there to study etc. All the same you can't ski from Mariehamn to Sweden but you can to mainland Finland, as a friend of mine did a few years back! So that has to count for something in these northern climes. ;)

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