Showing posts with label Dye. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dye. Show all posts

Friday, October 11, 2013

Bouldering in Dye, Värmland, Sweden

Late this summer, David Sjöquist and I went to Sweden to visit his family for two weeks in Värmland. We were there to celebrate our wedding with his and my family, and so spent most of our time doing family stuff. However, we were able to get out for a few bouldering sessions at their local cliff, Dye. 

Though it's small, this granite cliffband has dozens of excellent problems--from warm-ups to serious projects, on top-quality granite. Edges, slopers and pinches! 

Here are some photos from the trip.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Peace Out, Sweden!

It was a great two months in Sweden for me. Lots and lots of (writing) work and (flood-causing) rain -but also as much training, and some climbing outside.

Below are some photos of the last climbing days there.
En route from Karlstad to Filipstad, to climb at a cliff called Hämtjärn.


Me packing carelessly for the 15 meter approach.

Me taking a top-rope exploration of a climb called Jesus, din Räddning (7c+)

David on his then unsent project, Hästkanonen (The Horse Cannon). He needed to move a few bolts before he would send it.

Hästkanonen


Stephan attempting to send Jesus, din Räddning


We saw too much of this during the summer...

Sweden, birth place of IKEA

Preparing to move two bolts and replace the anchor on Hästkanonen


A route that I did on this trip, Pluttan (7b)

Skårepumpen: the gym where we lifted during the summer

Danger

Bouldering in Färjestad, another local bouldering area with vertical, spread-out problems




David doing the FA of a new problem (V8 or so)

David getting ready to send The Horse Cannon with the new bolts.


Below is a movie David made about the final day I had in Sweden, also our final climbing day there together for the summer. (David has since been back to bolt some new lines.)


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sweden!

Iceland Express stops in Reykjavik en route to Stockholm. Note the lack of trees.

Back in Sweden!

Svenskpotatis


Into the forest to find cantarella mushrooms

Harvesting a few



Not in Utah anymore!

Picking cantarella mushrooms

Moose track

More cantarella mushrooms.

Raspberries (aka hallon).

Karlstad's local (and very good) granite bouldering spot, Dye. Even though water was running down the holds, the Swedes insisted we could climb. "No, no, no. It's amazing what chalk can do!"


Indeed we could climb!




Swimming and leisure at Vänern

Vänern, Sweden's largest lake

Back in Dye. David cleaning out the bottom of many problems. New extensions are possible after the removal of a huge block.


A video from David on Dye bouldering.