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Climbing in the Swedish countryside.


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

Weather station 8.3 miles from here

21 Total Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',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
Prismaster   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 210'   Hallinden : Stora Vaggen
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
On P2 of Prismaster.

Prismaster 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Europe : Sweden : ... : Stora Vaggen
A great route, and one of the "four classic 6-" routes of Bohuslan.P1: (5.9+, 15m) Start up flakes/face holds and make a few bouldery moves to the ledge. Traverse the ledge to the left then follow the crack up to a small stance at the base of the thin, steep crack at the base of the main corner and build a belay.P2: (5.10c, 45m) Climb up the corner and over the small roof to the top. This pitch is characterized by tricky and devious crux moves between decent rest stances. Belay from gear at...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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