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Climbing in the Swedish countryside.

Description 

When you think of climbing in Scandinavia, Sweden probably isn't the first place that comes to mind. Neighboring Norway, with its legendary mountains and fjords, gets all of the attention.

Sweden does, however, offer some excellent climbing. You may not find the sweeping walls that you would find in Norway, but there is some excellent cragging in Sweden. The area of Bohuslan offers some of the finest trad cragging anywhere.

The locals are super friendly, and the prices are a relief to anyone who has spent time in Norway. The next time you are climbing in Scandinavia, check out Sweden - you might be pleasantly surprised by what you find.

Getting There 

There are a number of ways to get to Sweden. For climbers wishing to visit Bohuslan, Gothenburg (or Goteborg) is likely the most convenient airport.

Climbing Season

Traffic By Month

21 Total Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',5],['5.11',8],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sweden:
Vilskudd   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Bohuslan : Valserod
Bagatellen   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   Galgeberget : Stora Galgeberget
Masken   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Galgeberget : Lilla Galgeberget
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Featured Route For Sweden
At the second crux of Bagatellen.

Bagatellen 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Europe : Sweden : ... : Stora Galgeberget
This great route starts with faces moves, then follows the steep left facing corner up to a low angled corner crack, then up through a small bulge to the top.The route has two distinct cruxes. The first comes right at the start of the corner. Then, as the pump builds, the second crux comes exiting the steep corner to gain the thin crack above.Belay/rappel from the tree at the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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