Filipstad / Hemtjärn / Sport Climbing / Sweden / Travel Abroad

NICE Weather and Sport Climbing in Filipstad

We had an entire free day on Sunday to go climbing –and nice weather. So we went directly to Filipstad. After warming up once on the standard (and difficult [for me]) warmup, I sent my project, Pluttan, first go. Lakebranch and Stephan didn’t have as much luck on theirs -but that’s probably because theirs are … Continue reading

Bouldering / Färjestad / Karlstad / Sweden / Travel Abroad

Another Rainy Day and a Closed Gym: Färjestad Bouldering

If you look above, you’ll notice that we’ve been heading to the legendary fitness gym, Skårepumpen quite a lot recently. But for as much as we’ve been training, Sweden has been doused with even more rain. No worries. “We’ll head to the climbing gym on Saturday,” or so we thought, before we discovered that it … Continue reading

Bouldering / Sport Climbing / Stenungsund / Sweden

Sweden’s West Coast: A Wedding and Extracurricular Climbing

Last weekend we went to a family wedding on the west coast of Sweden, in Stenungsund. The wedding ceremony took place on Saturday afternoon, so we managed a morning sport climbing session on Saturday and a brief bouldering tour on Sunday. Sport climbing near Stengungsund. Very fun, though short, schist cliff. Sport climbing near Stenungsund … Continue reading

Bouldering / Dye / Karlstad / Sweden / Travel Abroad


Iceland Express stops in Reykjavik. Where are all the trees? Ah! Back in Sweden!!! Svenskpotatis Into the forest to find some cantarella mushrooms Not in Utah anymore Cantarella mushrooms Moose print More cantarella mushrooms Raspberries aka Hallon Local (and really good) bouldering at Dye. Though water was actually running down the holds, the Swedes insisted … Continue reading