The chairman of the Umeå climbing club (UKHK) informed me today that Umeås best bouldering crag, Skravelsjö is now closed for climbers for the next couple of years.
Earlier this year the climbing club went out with a warning, that the access to the area was in danger. Sadly many of us didn't take this as serious as we should have.
After a season with, what it seems, no or little decline in activity in the area, the landowner has gotten in contact with the municilap council and given us the following ultimatum:
Stay out of the area for a couple of years to allow for the vegetation to recover or face lawsuit and a permanent ban of all climbing within the area.
Therefore the climbing club urge every one that climbs in umeå (both locals and visitors) to go to some of the other areas around umeå to climb.
We do not want to be thrown out of this area forever!!