Kalkunperinvuori in North Vartsala is easy to reach and the scenery is beautiful. The crag offers trad, sport and boulder and is located on the shores of the dark watered Hilappajärvi, inhabited by large lake mussels.

The routes are short, but most of them are quite overhanging. The entire Jutah sector has an impressive starting roof. There's a long traverse boulder route under the roof.

The most pleasant place to go for a swim at the end of the day or even between the sends is the narrow cape to Hilappajärvi. It is easily accessible from the parking lot on the shore of Lake Hilappajärvi. The nearby sauna cabin is private property, and it's good policy to refrain from using the right side of the cliff when the sauna is in use.

For all the First Ascentionists: Topo suggestions with silly eliminations and unnecessary variations will not be approved. Keep it simple and natural please!

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Kalkunperinvuori was opened in 2017 by the Kustavi Trad Master Perttu Ollila. Most of the routes were ascended for the first time in 2018. One of the notable routes is Jutah 60, a dihedral anniversary of Juha Suikkala, also legend of Kustavi climbing culture.


The area is access sensitive!

If a nearby sauna cabin is in use, it is a good policy to refrain from using at least the right edge of the cliff.

🚗Driving Directions
⛴Cross the Ströömi Vartsala ferry.
After about one and a half kilometers you will reach Vartsalantie, which will take you to School and Pohjavuori. Continue straight onto Vuosnaistentie. 2.4 kilometers after the T-junction of Vartsalantie, there is a turn on an anonymous forest road that leads directly to the foot of Kalkunperi. This is the next possible deviation to the left of Vuosnaistentie after the Kalviikinpuhti.
You will notice that you have passed by when you see the view of Hilappajärvi on your left and when you arrive at the intersection of Vartsalantie and Syväniementie. Turn back.

You can leave your car in the paved parking lot at the lake, but you are also allowed to drive all the way to your destination. On the right side of the forest road, at least on dry roads, there are good places to park the car.

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