Climbing in Stockholm

Climbing in Stockholm is amazing

Rasmus Johansson - Salt sill 7c - Högklint - Finnsvedsbergen

With over 3000 climbs spread over 150 cliffs, Stockholm is Sweden’s most developed and concentrated climbing area. You can even find rock climbing in the central parts of the city.

In Stockholm, there are plenty of both bolted sport routes and natural protected/mixed climbs. On larger and more popular cliffs, the sportroutes are usually well protected with tightly bolted routes, fitted with anchors on top. Although there are some pretty nice crags with a lot of tradroutes, Stockholm is not a crackoholic’s paradise. The long eye-catching cracklines are rare and the protection on the tradroutes can be both sparse and tricky to place. Nevertheless, there are some nice naturally protected routes you shouldn’t miss. Here is an online guide to for the crags in Stockholm: 27 CRAGS

Easy access

You can get to all the crags in Stockholm with the public transportation system (Stockholms Lokaltrafik, SL), although you may need to walk some km from certain stops. If you have a car, most of the cliffs are within half an hour/an hour’s drive. It is important that you park in designated parking spaces and follow the directions to the cliff carefully, to avoid causing problems with landowners and locals.

Finding the best crags

There is a published (2018) guidebook that covers all climbing routes in Stockholm. The book is called ”Klättring I Stockholm” and contains detailed descriptions of all the crags in Stockholm County. And you will of course find lots of inspirational climbing pictures in the guidebook. The book describes 3000 climbing routes spread on about 200 cliffs in Stockholm. Number of pages: 416. Four colour. ISBN: 978-91-978842-3-5.