Tovehult

Characteristics

A very nice sport climbing crag, beautifully situated, with lots of high quality routes. The crag consists of firm partially coarse granite with good friction. Tovehult offers vertical climbing and it is 13 m at its highest. In 2011 several easier routes were created on the left part of the crag. The wall is facing south west and the sun reaches it after 11.00 a.m. It dries relatively quickly after rain. There is a very nice café not far from the crag which we highly recommend. There are many sights close by and lots of opportunities for other kinds of outdoor activities. The locals have a nickname for the crag which is ‘Robbers mountain’ (‘Rövarberget’). According to local legend a band of robbers hid a treasure by the crag. The crag has 6 *  that are especially recommended.

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Directions

Follow the E22 and exit towards Verkebäck. Continue past Gunnebo and drive towards Västrum. Tovehult is located about 13 km from the E22. You will find the exit by a candy store and a restaurant just after the 30 m high bridge. Drive straight ahead towards Västrum. After 9 km just before Västrum take a right turn towards Slingsö. After 300 m turn left towards Slingsö. You will arrive at a power station after 3 km, close to a bridge, with the Tofvehult Café on your right. The crag is located 300 m ahead with parking space on your right after the left turn. The crag is visible 200 m from the road on your left. The are paths leading to the crag. Parking is available close to the Tofvehult Café. It is not recommended that you take the other route from the E22. At Gladhammar drive east towards Västrum on the gravel road. This route will take time.

Coordinates

To the parking lot:  16°33’46”O, 57°538’25”N

Accommodation

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