Hörtingerum

Characteristics

Hörtingerum is a small 10 m high slab (not that steep) with several high quality routes. It is worth visiting if you like slab climbing. The crag consists of firm coarse granite with good friction. There are also safely bolted routes. The wall is facing south west and the sun reaches it after 11.00 a.m. in the summer. It dries relatively quickly after rain. It is a good place for footwork training and crack climbing. There are several easy routes. There is a route that has never been repeated (just climbed once) that Jacob Sjöstrand solo climbed in 1985. He was climbing around without rope and accidentally climbed too high. After a while he realized that it would be too risky to climb down safely so he chose to continue to the top. The crag has 6 routes that are especially recommended. See the ones marked with a star *.

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Directions

The crag is located about 10 km south of Västervik. Follow the E22 east and exit towards Verkebäck before the big bridge. After 100 m take a left at the Hörtingerum sign and continue for 20 km until you arrive at a flyover. Park here and walk 300 m on the gravel road and exit to the right onto the next gravel road. The crag is visibly located by the power lines along the road.

Coordinates

To the parking lot:   16°26’37”O, 57°54’12”N

Accommodation

You can rent cottages at Tofvehult, phone +46490-26351 www.tofvehult.se and at Live in Nature at Kallersnäs gård, phone +46768-513090 www.liveinnature.se, the closest camping is Lysingsbadet in Västervik, phone +46490-254850 www.lysingsbadet.se, Cottages and camping at Risebo fritid, phone +46493-33046 www.risebofritid.se, Eight Little Homes Youth Hostel in Överum, phone +46493-30302 www.overum.nu, Camping KustCamp, phone +46493-10221 www.campa.se

Shops

The closest grocery store, Närköp, is located in Gunnebo, 4 km from the crag. The closest petrol station is in 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.