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Bouldering and climbing on cliffs near the center of the city
In the forests close to the city center, as well as Vildparken and Fagrabäck and the small forest in the eastern part of the city district Öster, you can find a lot of boulders. The three areas are situated just some kilometers from each other and you can easily reach them by walking. After a couple of hours on the blocks, you can easily find food and Swedish fika in the city.
If you are looking for an activity that is free, makes the family work out and is fun, then bouldering might be what you are looking for. Bouldering is climbing on boulders or small rock walls. You never climb high enough to need a safety harness or a rope. Instead, you use crash pads, a mattress, which makes you land softly if you fall. To minimize the risk, climb with a friend who can stand on the ground, ready to catch you if you fall.
A particular path to the top of the boulder is called a problem, and they come in different degrees of difficulty. You can use climbing shoes and chalk, but untender shoes is good enough. There is no age-limit for bouldering. Fresh air, strength, flexibility and problem-solving ability is what you get from doing it.