Lammi is home to one of the best midgrade sportroutes in Southern Finland. Vertical or slightly overhanging rock with jugs and lists offer pumpy and fingery classics. Grade varies from 6a to 7b, most routes fall between 6b and 6c. Only downside is noise from the Lahti-Tampere road close by. Take care when crossing the road and communication between climbing partners is essential.

Crag classics among many are 'Laudatur' 7a, 'Otepää' 6a+ and 'Listahitti' 6b+. Good place to escape hot summer days and to tick some onsights. Crag faces north-east and gets little sun.

Helmet is advised, some holds can be loose especially in spring. Rock is generally solid granite. Path to the top of the crag goes from left side. New routing is prohibited from right side of 'Laudatur' due to environmental issues. Also avoid moving in that area.


First routes were climbed in early 2000 by Vesa Salonen and Sampsa Jyrkynen. Vesa found the crag but at time Tampere people were not so much into sport climbing had and Vesa had difficulties finding belayers who were also into cleaning and bolting (as it was too much work). Twice he managed to bribe Sampsa into belaying offering free rides.

The crag was found again few years later by Rami Haakana who did the first ascent of the splendid Laudatur (one of the best routes in Finland).

Most development was done later between 2006 and 2014. Crag's original name is Kirkkokallio with nick names Karhukallio or Pierukallio. Story goes that a bear was chasing a bull on top of the cliff. The bull was able to stop himself before the edge but the bear fell off and broke his neck. Now the bear is standing as a statue by an unnamed artist.


The area is access sensitive!

Park at the marked small asfalt area, leave space for other vehicles. Easy and short access, about 150m, but take care when crossing the road. No new routes or cleaning on the right side of 'Laudatur' due to environmental issues.