Marstrand

Characteristics

At the bouldering area of Marstrand you have several overhanging walls as well as caves. Most of the routes are facing north which means nice temperatures even on hot summer days. The area is divided into two sections, ‘Roots’ and ‘Grottan’. ‘Roots’ is located a couple of hundred metres left of the path leading north from the information board in the parking lot. To get to ‘Grottan’ you follow the path from the information board for about 100 m and then turn to the right onto a smaller path. Follow the path for 50 m and you will arrive at ‘Grottan’. Topo can you find on 27crags or download pdf topo.

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Directions

The area is positioned 3 km north east of Gamleby. Drive north, through the city, past the folk high-school and past the bridge at Dynestad. Then turn right towards Loftahammar. After about 2 km the sport climbing crag will be visible on your right. The bouldering area is located on your left. There is a parking lot to the right along with an information board about the remains of an ancient castle.

Coordinates

To the parking lot:   16°26’37”O, 57°54’12”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, Lysingsbadet in Västervik, phone +46490-258000, www.lysingsbadet.se. You can rent cottages at Tofvehult, phone +46490-26351 www.tofvehult.se, Live in Nature at Kallersnäs gård, +46768-513090 www.liveinnature.se and Risebo fritid, phone +46493-33046 www.risebofritid.se.

Shops

The closest grocery stores and petrol stations are located in Gamleby.

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.