Throughout the summer I've put lots of effort into developing a new area called Solklinten. I've spent many a precious climbing day running through the woods finding gems and countless hours making them climbable.
I think I have done enough exploring and development around the world to speak with some degree of authority about an area's quality and potential and I can say that Solklinten captured my attention for the better part of a year.
Solklinten may not be a world destination but it has some amazingly good problems of all levels and the potential is impressive. I have personally established roughly 100 problems but they are spread over a large area as I've been picking off the problems that appeal to me. There are certainly clusters with a dozen or more climbs next to each other but some of the best problems are fairly isolated. I'm still finding amazing things and if the area ever got fully developed it would easily have 500 quality problems and over 1000 if developed to the level of Kjugekull. I actually liken Solklinten to Kjugekull as it has the potential to be a similar area in turns of the amount of bouldering from a single parking area (I believe Solklinten actually has more but it covers a larger area). All it would take is some work.
At this point Solklinten will appeal to the explorers who are willing to hike around and find things, hopefully bringing brushes and adding something of there own. It would be easy for someone to visit the area with little guidance, find only a couple things and right the area off as limited. Essentially I need to produce some type of guide to help folks navigate around but do to the size and terrain it seems like quite an undertaking. I guess my stance on grades doesn't help the situation either as folks seem less likely to visit an area without a bag of numbers to chase.
I do hope to produce better information on what has been done and where the best potential lies but who knows when/if I'll get around to it. For anyone that would like to visit the area and get a tour/information feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Me on a slopey project that should go down the next day with good temps
Hostage Taker once again
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