Björnblocket

Characteristics

The boulder area consists of granite boulders and walls. It’s located in an open forest area on top of a hill. On the big boulder we have one of the toughest boulder problems in Sweden, ‘The Hourglass’. Topo can you find at 27crags or download pdf topo .

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Directions

If you drive E22 from south and pass Gamleby ,in Björnsholm there is an exit towards Överum. The crag is located about 2.4 km after Björnsholm
Park to the right. Its forbidden to park at the other side. Walk left and follow the gravel road for 200 m and thenturn right. You will see the boulder area on the hill, to the right of the road. If you drive from north, you had to go to Björnsholm and make a u-turn and drive back 2,4 km and park along E22 to the right at the road that leads to the farm. Cross E22 and walk the gravel road 200 m and then right up to the boulder.

Coordinates

To the parking lot:   16°26’09”O, 57°58’06”N

Accommodation

Closest camping is Camping KustCamp, phone +46493-10221, www.campa.se. Eight Little Homes Youth Hostel in Överum, phone +46493-30302 www.overum.nu, cottages and camping at Risebo, phone +46493-33046, www.risebofritid.se, cottages and camping at Lysingsbadet in Västervik, phone +46490-258000, www.lysingsbadet.se. You can rent cottages at Tofvehult, phone +46490-26351 www.tofvehult.se and at Live in Nature at Kallersnäs gård, +46768-513090 www.liveinnature.se.

Shops

The closest grocery stores and petrol stations are located in Tindered by the E22, one or two kilometres north.

Västervik Climbing Centre

The climbing centre in Västervik is the main meeting point for climbers. It is located by the old water tower on Repslagargatan 5. There is free Wi-Fi internet access there. You can also borrow a computer and browse the internet for free. It is a place where you can meet, trade stories, read climbing magazines and watch climbing films. The latest information on climbing and other outdoor activities in the area is available there. There is also a climbing gym available, where you can climb and get to know other climbers. Call +46490-37466 for more information.

Climbingshop

On the climbingcenter. There are goods from Organic, Five ten, Evolv, Volx, DMM, Singing Rock, Petzl, Klean Kanteen, Metolius, Houdini. You can rent crashpads here.