Description

Hooperinvuori is a true diamond in Kustavi. It may lose some rating because of the rock quality, but wins a lot with accessibility, compact size, 17-meter high main wall and beautiful scenery. At spring the surrounding nature will wake up and dress in pink as the hepaticas mix their colour palette from the indegrients of the calcium-rich, alkali-based soil and grow pink flowers. Locating by the meadows and Salminiitunlahti bay, Hooperinvuori offers the best of Kustavi climbing: rest for the soul and savage for the body.

After nourishing yourself with infamous doughnuts of Kustavin Talouskauppa, it's easy to arrive at Hooperinvuori to climb one of the classics, "Isi Rider", for example. If you want to try something else during the same day, the scenery Salminiituntie road will take you to Rahi and Hopiavuori. The rock quality in Hooperinvuori is mostly ok, but there is also quite a few routes with loose rock so wearing a helmet is always advisable when belaying. There are no bolted achors, so setting up a toprope is mostly not very convenient. Despite that, many of the routes at the crag can be counted as top-100 Southwest Finland classics that you must do before you die.

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History

There was some climbing activity at Salminiittu's Hooperinvuori as early as 1960's when Veikko Soinio and Veikko Karhumäki were conquering the crag with hooks and pitons, which are now removed. The crag was found again durding the "Spring of Kustavi" at 2003 by Salminen-Honka-Hallila-Ollia trio and it was stewed 10 years until the routes were established at summer 2013, with the style and ethics of traditional climbing.

Hooperinvuori

Climbing has been limited!

- Do not make the mistake of parking too early; despite the no-go sign, the only permitted parking space is along the Hooperinvuorentie.
- Routes 1 to 5 are calmed, the area to the left of the Suppilovahvero. Climbing is allowed on routes 6-26.
- It is forbidden to open new routes.
- On the right side of the cliff, red anemones grow in the rain sector in the spring. Let them grow.
- Walnut bushes must not be damaged. You drive over the rock from the right through a big path.
- Much of the Hooperinvori area is protected - neither by installing bolts nor by removing vegetation.
- Salmitunlahti takes the sounds to the cottagers, so the unsurpassed shouts of joy and annoyance must be saved elsewhere.
- Dogs must not be kept free or left in the wild.
- Camping is prohibited on or near the rock.