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Asfodeli Climbing Area, Parma Province

LAGONI-ASFODELI ROCK CLIMBING AREA | EMILIA ROMAGNA REGION

lagoni asfodeli climbing area

The Asfodeli rock climbing area is located south of the city of Parma and near the bouldering area of Lagoni. The climbing site is located in an area not well know for climbing since there are not a lot of cliffs.  The wall has a little over 25+ routes on a sandstone wall. Sitting in a tranquil location it is a nice break from the more popular climbing areas and a great stop over point as you travel from Liguria to the northern regions.

ASFODELI ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

REGION Emilia Romagna
LOCATION Parma
NEAREST TOWN
Pontremoli
GEOGRAPHY Apennine
  Rock Climbing Italy, Asfodeli Climbing Map
BEST TIME OF YEAR  Spring and Fall
APPROACH TIME  30 min from parking
ROCK  Sandstone
HEIGHT  30 meters
RANGE OF GRADES  5 - 7b (20+ routes)
GUIDE BOOKS/MAP  
   

RECCOMENDED ROUTES

  • Oasi 6c
  • I profeti del falso 7a
  • L'abusivo 6a+
  • J'aime quim'aime 7a

 

Bismantova Climbing Guide, Reggio Emilia Province

PIETRA DI BISMANTOVA ROCK CLIMBING AREA | EMILIA ROMAGNA REGION

Pietra di Bismantova

Bismantova is located in the hills south of Reggio Emilia and is a large sandstone mesa that dominates the area. I first climbed here in the 90's, the quality of the sandstone was surprising. However, I found out quickly that it was not an area to climb at when the sun is overhead.  Luckly there are plenty of sectors all the way around this unique rock formation, facing each cardinal direction, that can be climbed based on weather and time of day.  The routes tend to technical and the holds very demanding on the fingers. The better routes are polished and you will need idea conditions to climb at the grade listed if you are trying to onsight.

The Hills of the local area are beautiful and there are several off the beaten path tourist attractions, that make this a nice two to three day climbing location. Also, nearby is the bouldering area of Ceriolo. The Pietra di Bismantova is mentioned by Dante Alighieri in his Divine Comedy (Purgatory, IV, 25-30).

BISMANTOVA ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

REGION Emilia Romagna
PROVINCE Reggio Emilia
CLOSEST TOWN Castelmovo ne'Monti
GEOGRAPHY Apennine
Rock Climbing Italy, Bismantova Climbing Map
BEST TIME OF YEAR All year
APPROACH TIME 5 min
ROCK Compact Sandstone
HEIGHT 200 meters
RANGE OF GRADES 4 - 8b (250+ routes)
GUIDEBOOK/MAPS  

RECOMMENDED ROUTES

  • Fessura Zuffa 6a+
  • Silver cat 6a
  • Sesso & sasso 6c
  • Ilusioni 7a
  • Karin B 7c
  • Schizo 7c
  • No a la chasse 8a

Sectors:

  • Moby Dick
  • Cocoa
  • Nino Marchi
  • Pilone Giallo
  • Torrione Sirotti
  • Roberta aiutami
  • Gare Nuove
  • Gabri
  • Gare Vecchie
  • Anfiteatro basso
  • Sasso sulsentiero
  • Pilone Giallo
  • I massi
  • Diamante e rubino
  • La Bettola
  • Masso del parcheggio
  • La sfinge
  • Pesce lesso

Camaiorese Climbing Area, Lucca Province

 CAMAIORESE ROCK CLIMBING AREA | TUSCANY REGIONRock Climbing Italy, Camaiorese Site

The Camaiorese climbing site near Lucca is a great sea and climb vacation spot for a few days.  The climbing site is about 20 minutes from the beach area and just far enough off the main tourist trek that you do not have to deal with overwhelming crowds.  The climbing are is spread across three townships: Greppolungo, Casoli, and Candalla, and each site offers a variety of routes and grades. 

CAMAIORESE ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

REGION Tuscany
PROVINCE Lucca
NEAREST TOWN Camaiore
GEOGRAPHY  
BEST TIME OF YEAR  All Year
APPROACH TIME  20 minutes
ROCK  Limestone
HEIGHT  100 meters
RANGE OF GRADES  5 - 8b (150+ routes)
GUIDEBOOK/MAPS  

RECCOMENDED ROUTES

  • Ri toma il porro 7c
  • Pupporine 7c
  • Diablero 7b
  • Solo un gioco 6b

SECTORS

  1. Candalla Alta
  2. Candalla Basso
  3. Mulini
  4. Cimitero
  5. Setriana
  6. Cannelot
  7. Conchiusori
  8. Saratoga
  9. Tomeoni
  10. Plastri di Greppolungo
  11. L'isola
  12. Acquaspicca

Castelbianco Climbing Area, Savona Province

CASTELBIANCO ROCK CLIMBING AREA | LIGURIA REGION

Rock Climb Italy, Castelbianco Climbing Site Liguria

A nice alternative to climbing in Finale Ligure, the Castelbianco area has become one of THE destination climbing sites in Italy.  The rock is of the highest quality and climbing is athletic with grades closer to the French style than Italian.  The climbing site is located north of the town of Albenga in the Pennavaira valley. Castelbiano is the primary site, but there are multiple crags in the valley.

CASTELBIANCO ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

REGION Liguria
PROVINCE Savona
CLOSEST CITY Albenga
GEOGRAPHY Alps
BEST TIME OF YEAR Fall to Spring is the best season or late evening in Summer
TYPE OF ROCK Limestone with varied features
HEIGHT 100 meters
RANGE OF GRADES 5c to 8a
LENGTH OF ROPE 60 meters
EQUIPMENT 15 quick-draws
GUIDE BOOK/MAPS  

RECCOMENDED ROUTES:

  • Bissia 7a
  • Ombre rossa 7a
  • Timida 6c+
  • Cindy wau wau 6c+
  • Aladdin 7a
  • Dulfer in fondo 7a

Crepe Basse sector | Climbing Belluno Province

CREPE BASSE CLIMBING AREA | BELLUNO

The Crepe basse sits in the middle of the wood near the city of Cortina d'Ampezzo. Perfect place in summer, the routes arrange around 6c but very high.

Please remember to respect the area and buy a local guide book.

Crepe Basse Climbing Guide

REGION Veneto
PROVINCE Belluno
GEOGRAPHY Cortina d'Ampezzo
BEST TIME OF YEAR
summer
ROCK limestone
NUMBER OF ROUTES
81
RANGE OF GRADES
from 4a to 7c
HEIGHT 20-25m

routes

From left to right

Zachetac 6b
Sei a millesei 6b
Senza nome 6c
Senza nome 6c
Non c'è tanga che tenga 6c
Cielo duro 6b
Nessuno che rompe 6b
Tettona 6c
Regno di ragno 6b
Cosce che capitano 6b
Primo pelo 6b
Souplesse 6a+
Yabba dabba doo 7a
Busillis 6b
Curve peligrosi 7a
Stress da sas 6c
Senza nome 7a
Visita parenti 5b
Zanzare a zonzo 5b
Fun tomas 5a
Piche peche 4a
Escluso autoveicoli 4a
Troppa troppa 7a
Topless 6b
Stai zitto che non sei altro 6b+
Palle al balzo 6b
Senza nome 6b
Ochi pochiti 5b
Gomma piuma 4b
Promenade 5a
Tipa al top 5b
33 Marzo 6c
Senza nome 6b+
Hoo issa 7c
Senza nome 6c
Senza nome 6c
Sex appeal 7a
Tutto pepe 6c+
Sorci verdi 6b
Uso del buso 6c+
Miss popa 6a
Sembra facile ma non è difficile 6c
Ostrega che mona 6b
Finta di niente 6a
Kappa o 6c
Overdose 6c
Patatrac 6c
Senza nome 6b
Mezza per parte 5a
Follie 7a
Uscita dai gangheri 6c
Brodo di giuggiole 6c
Ghereghereghez 6b
Augh 6b
Senza nome 6c
Senza nome 7a
Buco nell'azona 7a
Paraponzi ponzi pò 6b
Fluido magico 6c
Insostenibile leggerezza 6b+
Trucco di fix 6c
Palpa al centro 6c
Hey bionda 6c
Colta in fallo 6c
Birra media 6c
Poppe a pera 6b
Prese di petto 6c
Spirito di patata 6a+
E così via 6b
Uffa 6b
Mal de panza 6c
Boja chi molla  7a
Gulp 6c
Non plus ultra 6c
Slip slip urrà! 6c
Falsa partenza 6c
Cazzi miei 6b
Ghirigori 4b
Come giovedì 5a
Vespe vispe 5b
Ullallà 6a

Erto Climbing Area, Pordenone Province

ERTO ROCK CLIMBING AREA | FRIULI VENEZIA REGION

Erto Rock Climbing Site Italy

Erto climbing area  is located just above the famous Vajont Dam near the town of Longarone, in northern Italy. The climbing area is very particular in style and it takes a day to adjust to the types of movement. Many of the classic routes are very polished. The are has two sections. The "No Big" area allows multipule levels of climbers to enjoy the area. The classic sector has very hard climbs and can be climbed even on rainy days.

ERTO ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

REGION Friuli Venezia
PROVINCE Pordenone
NEAREST TOWN Longarone
GEOGRAPHY  
BEST TIME OF YEAR Spring and Fall
TYPE OF ROCKS Dolomite
HEIGHT 35 meteres
NUMBER OF ROUTES 100+
RANGE OF GRADES 5 to 8c
LENGTH OF ROPE 70 metere
SPECIAL GEAR  

 Classic Sector Routes are listed Right to Left

1 Melamania 6b
2 Paghin 6b
3 Gigia 6b+
4 Ricotta ??
5 Miele 7c
6 La capra 6a
7 Saten 7a+
8 Viva le donne 6c+
9 Viva la cassana 7b
10 Saputella 7a+
11 Tramonto rosso 7a+
12 Dressage ??
13 Occhi bugiardi 6b+
14 El passo 7b
15 Iron Butterfly 7a+
16 No comment ??
17 Gigi megagalattica 7c+
18 Ping pong 7c
19 R.E.M. 7c+
20 Tortuga 7b
21 Poltergeist 8a
22 Spiritomba 7c
23 La canna i ragazzi dello zoo di Erto 7a+
24 Joker 8a
25 Il ritorno di Ringo 8b
26 Agna Menia 8a+
27 Sperandio 6b+
28 La nipote 6c
29 Broocklin 6c+
30 Freedent 7a+
31 Super Phoenix 7b
32 The mission 6c
33 Var. The mission 7c
34 Sandriccio 7c+
35 Osa e riposa 8a
36 Erto express 8b
37 Mano di clown 6c
38 Dito di clown 7a
39 Cassiopea 7b+
40 Ombra del dubbio 7a+
41 La conchiglia 8a
42 Supervip 7c
43 9 ottobre plastic day 8a
44 Bricolages 8a+
45 Sogni di gloria 8b
46 The Big Mother 9a
47 The last way 8c
48 Pole position (Lunga: Mocho) 8a
49 Tucson 8a
50 Mister Rase 8b
51 Var. Mr Rase 7a
52 Cicutina 8a
53 Stricnina 8a
54 Lucrezia Borgia 7b
55 Ombre atomiche 6c+
56 L’ertana 7c
57 Tropicana 7c
58 Diretta Pip- crash 7b
59 Pip- crash 6c+
60 Colpo di grazia 7b
61 Acido lattico 7c
62 Testimonio silenzioso 8a
63 Nothing life 7c
64 Fumogena 7c
65 Il mago del gelato 8a+
66 La mela di Odessa 7b+
67 Coco slip 7b
68 Manolesta 7a+
69 Libellula rosa 7a+
70 Telefono 6c+
71 La passera 6c
72 W Mao 6b+
73 Pipistrelli 6c+
74 Contessa 7a
75 Principessa 7b
76 Duchessa 7a+
77 Alien 6b+
78 Papillon 6c
79 Mata Hari 6b
80 Pensionati 6a+
81 Molina 6b+
82 Orzoro 6c
83 Tapioca 7b
84 Filo da torcere 7b
85 Venerdì santo 5a
86 Sisto 5a
87 Bingo bongo 7b
88 Giochi di pietra 7a
89 Ice 6c+
90 Slap 6c

Falesia di Mesaroz | Guida di arrampicata in provincia di Belluno

FALESIA DI MESAROZ | BELLUNO PROVINCE

La falesia di Mesaroz nasce da una frana di 2kmq, ai piedi del monte Cima Pape. Si compone di nove aree, ognuna di uno o due massi, dislocate nel bosc ai piedi del monte, raggiungibili dal paesino di Chioit. Lo stile di scalata è molto vario, sia a causa della mutazione dell'inclinazione della parete sia della morfologia dei sassi, e permette quindi di sbizzarrirsi su itinerari di varia lunghezza.

Questa guida vuole aiutare i novizi arrampicatori. Per informazioni più aggiornate consigliamo sempre di prendere la guida della zona.

GUIDA ALLA FALESIA DI MESAROZ

REGIONE Veneto
PROVINCIA Belluno
ZONA IN CUI E' SITUATO Bogo
PERIODO IDEALE da maggio ad ottobre
TIPO DI ROCCIA calcarea
CHIODATURA molto buona
NUMERO DI VIE 52
GRADO DI DIFFICOLTA' da 5c a 7c+
ALTEZZA PARETE 10-20m
ATTREZZATURA CONSIGLIATA 10 rinvii
GUIDA  

VIE DELLA FALESIA

Da sinistra a destra

Pink Floyd ?
Rock'n'roll ?
Samba 7a
Ballo del qua qua 7b
Flamengo 7a
Tango 7a+
Valzer 7a+
Liscio 7a+
Polka  
Passo double 7b
Mazurca  
Ranieri superstar 6b
Ghiri gori 5c
La cresta del gallo 6b
Mani di fata 7b
C'era una volta 6c
Calpital game 6c
Mi e ti 6a+
Gli antenati 6a+
Rock story 6c+
Nazgul 7a+
Luna park 7a+
Tornado  
Tutto storto 7c
Grasa 7b+
Boia 6c+
Slaia 7a+
Sgaia  
Fringuello  
Upupa 6c
Cincia bigia  
Crosnober 7a+
Passera scopaiola 7b+
Lucherino 5c
Cuculo 5c
Malaria 6c
Cancrena 7a+
Lebbra 7c+
Colera 6b+
Opossum 6b+
Trazione integrale 7a
Arti marziali 7b
Zarch 5c
Incenso 6b
Oro 5c
Mirra 6a
Madona 5c
Catechismo 5b
Cobra 6c+
Mamba 7b+
Boa  
Pitone  

Falesia di Mon Ross | Guida di arrampicata in Valle d'Aosta

 FALESIA DI MON ROSS | GUIDA DI ARRAMPICATA IN VALLE D'AOSTA

La falesia di Mon Ross ha subito un notevole lavoro di rifinitura e manutenzione: le vie sono state attrezzate con ottime chiodature a resina, ma soprattutto è stata messa in sicurezza la base della parete, con tronchi piazzole per assicurare e corde metalliche fisse per raggiongere senza pericolo alcune parti un po' scoscese.

Questa guida vuole aiutare i novizi arrampicatori. Per informazioni più aggiornate consigliamo sempre di prendere la guida della zona.

GUIDA ALLA FALESIA DI MON ROSS

REGIONE Valle d'Aosta
PROVINCIA Aosta
ZONA IN CUI E' SITUATO Ozein
PERIODO IDEALE da aprile ad ottobre
TIPO DI ROCCIA calcare
CHIODATURA ottima a resina
NUMERO DI VIE 50+
GRADO DI DIFFICOLTA' da 5c a 8a
ALTEZZA PARETE 15-25m
ATTREZZATURA CONSIGLIATA 15 rinvii
GUIDA  

VIE DELLA FALESIA

Da sinistra a destra

Super 5c
Per incominciare 5c
Clessidre 5b
La diagonale 6b
Relax 6a+
Senza nome 6b
Pensieri 6a+
Balla coi buchi 7b
Ambra calcarea 7b+
L'iguana 7b+
I discorsi del presidente 7a
Paprika 6c
Tramonto tremante 6c+
L'intrusa 6a
Dove osano le rondini 7a
Pan di zucchero 6b+
Tira molla 6c
Fatelo con gas 6b
Shampoo in polvere 6a+
Prima via 6a+
Gambe in spalla 5c
Petardi a colazione 5c
Buco fasullo 6b
Sembra facile 6b
Samba 6b+
Ramba 6b
Rimba 6a+
Rebus 6b+
Doppio malto 6b+
Stress 7a+
La danza del sorcio 6c
Ultima chance 7a
New Sila 7b+
Il muro di Lamezia 7c
Le travers du blond 6a+
Black Jack 7a
Fior di bosco 6c+
Piccolo nose 6c+
Poker 6c
Sapore di marcio 5c
Evi 92 6a
Il canto del Greup 6b+
Sudoriparo 6b+
Bananarama 6b
Tempo grigio 6b+
Hemmental 6a+
Corinne 6a+
Falangi roventi 6c
Cenere 7b
Ghost dancing 7a+
Paragnosta 6b
Piedi di fata 6a+

Falesia di Sasso di Caleda - Pera | Guida di arrampicata in provincia di Belluno

FALESIA DI SASSO DI CALEDA | BELLUNO PROVINCE

La falesia di Caleda-Pera sbuca dal manto erboso e da essa sgorga acqua di sorgente, raccolta in un abbeveratoio che funge da fontana. Le vie sono ricche di altezze e stili differenti e il settore è ben mantenuto, impegnamoci quindi a tenerlo pulito!

Questa guida vuole aiutare i novizi arrampicatori. Per informazioni più aggiornate consigliamo sempre di prendere la guida della zona.

GUIDA ALLA FALESIA DI Caleda - pera

REGIONE Veneto
PROVINCIA Belluno
ZONA IN CUI E' SITUATO Agordo
PERIODO IDEALE estate
TIPO DI ROCCIA dolomia
CHIODATURA molto buona
NUMERO DI VIE 28
GRADO DI DIFFICOLTA' da 6a a 8a
ALTEZZA PARETE 10-20m
ATTREZZATURA CONSIGLIATA 10 rinvii
GUIDA  

VIE DELLA FALESIA

Da sinistra a destra

Raspa climb ?
Il ritorno di Sergio 7a+
Makonde 7b
Baboska 7b
Donna Diavolo 7a
Jenna 7b
Donald Duck 7b+
Dolomia Tremulis 7a+
Miss Caleda 7c+
Stati di agitazione 6c+
Ivan Desinovich 6c+
El Cumbre 6c
Buena suerte 6b+
Olof 7a+
Soweto 6c+
Garibaldi zoo 6c+
Stanislao Mowlinski 6b
Niagara 6a
Pentarello 6b
Senza nome ?
Acida ?
Uomo finito 6a
Calcolo numerico 6b
Crimini del cuore 6c
Stone Haven 7a+
La minorenne 7a+
Ecce Homo 7b+
Ghisao 8a

Falesia di Tetto di Sarre | Guida di arrampicata in Valle d'Aosta

FALESIA DI TETTO DI SARRE | GUIDA DI ARRAMPICATA IN VALLE D'AOSTA

La falesia di Tetto di Sarre era inizialmente una palestra artificiale,trasformata ora in una difficoltosa parete da scalare. Le vie richiedono infatti un'arrampicata particolarmente atletica e sono strutturate a rate, con difficoltà progressiva.

Questa guida vuole aiutare i novizi arrampicatori. Per informazioni più aggiornate consigliamo sempre di prendere la guida della zona.

GUIDA ALLA FALESIA DI TETTO DI SARRE

REGIONE Valle d'Aosta
PROVINCIA Aosta
ZONA IN CUI E' SITUATO Sarre
PERIODO IDEALE da marzo a ottobre
TIPO DI ROCCIA gneiss
CHIODATURA ottima a resina
NUMERO DI VIE 9
GRADO DI DIFFICOLTA' da 7a a 8b/b+
ALTEZZA PARETE 10-25m
ATTREZZATURA CONSIGLIATA 15 rinvii
GUIDA  

VIE DELLA FALESIA

Da sinistra a destra

La pista degli elefanti 7a
Madre Coraggio 7b
Sogno 7c/c+
Hell 8a+
Smalto 7b
Parsifal 8a/b
Sarre 2000 7a+
Kabuki 7c
Cruditèes perverses 7b

Falesia Pilastro Lomasti | Guida di arrampicata in Valle d'Aosta

FALESIA PILASTRO LOMASTI | GUIDA DI ARRAMPICATA IN VALLE D'AOSTA

La falesia di Pilastro Lomasti è una parete che si slancia senza interruzioni per 200 metri, che grazie alle sue mille sfaccettature offre ai climbers un coktail di varietà di movimenti che rendono l'arrampicata sempre stimolante.

Questa guida vuole aiutare i novizi arrampicatori. Per informazioni più aggiornate consigliamo sempre di prendere la guida della zona.

GUIDA ALLA FALESIA DI PILASTRO LOMASTI

REGIONE Valle d'Aosta
PROVINCIA Aosta
ZONA IN CUI E' SITUATO Arnad
PERIODO IDEALE da maggio ad ottobre
TIPO DI ROCCIA gneiss
CHIODATURA discreta
NUMERO DI VIE 12
GRADO DI DIFFICOLTA' da 6a a 7a+
ALTEZZA PARETE 60-200m
ATTREZZATURA CONSIGLIATA 15 rinvii
GUIDA  

VIE DELLA FALESIA

Da sinistra a destra

Nouvelle saison 6a/b+
Coda di fango 6a+
Pilier Parlier 6a/b
Framarin-Arcaro ?
Passaggio a nord-ovest 6a/c
Choc-o-drill 6a/b+
La Rossa e il Vampirla 6a
Control...e vai tranquillo 6a/c
Lomasti 5b/6a
Sylvie 6b/c+
Verde Milonga 6a/7a+
Vertigine 6b/7a
Mamma li turchi 6a+/7a+
Cliffremiti 6b/7a

Il Gabellaccia Climbing Area, Carrara-Massa Province

IL GABELLACCIA ROCK CLIMBING AREA | TUSCANY REGION

Rock Cilmbing Italy, Gabellaccia Site

The Gabellaccia climbing site is located along the Genova to Livorno highway.  It is a large limestone wall that is still being developed.  When I visited a few years ago there were several good routes on quality rock, with plenty of additional space to expand.  The site sets well above the valley at 900 meters in a quite area. 

IL GABELLACCIA ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

REGION Tuscany
PROVINCE Carrara-Massa
CLOSEST TOWN Sarzana
GEOGRAPHY Apennine Mountains
BEST TIME OF YEAR  All Year
APPROACH TIME  20 minutes
ROCK  Limestone
HEIGHT  100 meters
RANGE OF GRADES  5 - 8c (50+ routes)
GUIDEBOOK/MAPS  
   

RECOMMENDED CLIMBS

  • N.R.B.Q. 7a+
  • Sopravoliamo 6a
  • Nosfigatus 7c+
  • L'amico delgiaguaro 7b

Laggio Alta sector | Climbing Belluno Province

LAGGIO ALTO ROCK CLIMBING AREA | BELLUNO

Laggio alta sector, near Laggio di Cadore, offers three different styles of climbing.

Please remember to respect the area and buy a local guide book.

Laggio Alto Climbing Guide

REGION Veneto
PROVINCE Belluno
GEOGRAPHY Laggio di Cadore
BEST TIME OF YEAR
from May to October
ROCK limestone
NUMBER OF ROUTES
27
RANGE OF GRADES
from 6a to 8a
HEIGHT 20-30m

routes

From left to right

Amadeus 7a
Stress dance 7a
Specchio di Lea 6a
Rambo Rolando  
Transiberiana 7c
Sika 7b+
? 7c
Toio l'avvoltoio 7a
Polenta e osei 7a+
? 7c+
? 7b+
? 7c
?  
? 7c+
? 7b
? 6a
Raindogs 7b
? 7b
? 7b+
Art bizzarre 7c+
? 7b
? 7b+
? 7c
Kharma 7c
Ipazia 8a
U2 7b
? 7b

Loreto Climbing Area, Imperia Province

LORETO ROCK CLIMBING AREA | TUSCANY REGION

Rock Climbing Italy, Loreto Climbing Site Liguria

Loreto and Trova Climbing Sites in the Liguria Region of Italy, are located in the upper part of the Argentina valley.  The climbing site is made up of serval small cliffs withe over 100+ fixed routes.  There are still other small cliffs with 20 or less routes.

LORETO ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

REGION Liguria
PROVINCE Imperia
NEAREST CITY Imperia
GEOGRAPHY Italian Alps
Rock Climb Italy, Liguria Region
BEST TIME OF YEAR
Spring and Fall
TYPE OF ROCK
Limestone with edges
HEIGHT
140 meters
RANGE OF GRADES
5b - 7c
LENGTH OF ROPE
60 meters
EQUIPMENT
15 quick-draws
GUIDE BOOKS
 

RECOMMENED ROUTES:

  • Lacimi 6b
  • Il Cappello di Eva 5c
  • Tu mi turbi 6c+
  • Vico ale 6a+

Mesaroz sector | Climbing Belluno Province

MESAROZ ROCK CLIMBING AREA | BELLUNO

Mesaroz sector was originated from a landslide of 2kmq of Monte Pape. There are nine areas with one or two rocks, each area requires a different climbing style.

Please remember to respect the area and buy a local guide book.

MESAROZ CLIMBING GUIDE

REGION Veneto
PROVINCE Belluno
GEOGRAPHY Bogo
BEST TIME OF YEAR
from May to October
ROCK limestone
NUMBER OF ROUTES
52
RANGE OF GRADES
from 5c to 7c+
HEIGHT 10-20m

routes

From left to right

 

Monsummano Rossa Climbing Area, Pistoia Province

MONSUMMANO ROSSA ROCK CLIMBING AREA | TUSCANY REGION

Rock Climb Italy, Monsummano Site

Monsummano Rossa is an old quarry area near Montecatini Terme which has become one of the winter sites for climbers in Tuscany.  The area is well protected for the elements and the climbing is on routes well protected.  Most of the climbing tends to be in the middle grade of difficulty but there are plenty of easier climbs to enjoy.  I like the area and would suggest a stop if you are driving from Pisa to Florence. 

MONSUMMANO ROSSA ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

REGION Tuscany
PROVINCE Pistoia
NEAREST CITY Monsummano Terme
Rock Climb Italy, Monsummano Climb
BEST TIME OF YEAR  Winter
APPROACH TIME  5 minutes
ROCK  Limestone
HEIGHT  30 meters
RANGE OF GRADES  5 - 8a (50+ routes)
GUIDEBOOK/MAPS  

RECCOMENDED ROUTES:

  • Bada bimba 6c
  • Luce da Orione 7b
  • Io speriamo che me lacavo 7c
  • Testae sciroppate 8a

Muzzerone Climbing Area, La Spezia Province

MUZZERONE ROCK CLIMBING AREA | LIGURIA REGION

muzzarone

Great site just south of popular tourist destination of Cinque Terre (5 lands). The climbing is on good quality limestone that sits above the rocky coast of the Ligurian Sea. There are several small sectors, each with a few quality routes, I enjoyed the central wall and the Atlantide sectors. There are plenty of things to enjoy in the area and a few other climbing areas inland in case of poor weather.

MUZZERONE ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

REGION Liguria
PROVINCE La Spezia
NEAREST CITY La Spezia

Rock Climb Italy, Muzzarone Climb Map

BEST TIME OF YEAR Spring and Fall
TYPE OF ROCK Limestone, pockets and columns
HEIGHT 200 meters
LENGTH OF ROPE 70 meters
EQUIPMENT  15 quick-draws
GUIDE BOOK  

There are several sectors to climb at each has a variety of difficulties and styles

 SECTORS

Rock Climb Italy, Muzzarone Sectors

1. PARETE CENTRALE
2. SPECCHIO and ATLANTIDE
3. GARIMPO
4 POLVERIERA and POLERIERA
5 CAJENNA
6 ORATORIO and PARETE STRIATA
7. MANDRACHIA

Passo Mauria sector | Climbing Belluno Province

PASSO MAURIA ROCK CLIMBING AREA | BELLUNO

The Passo Mauria climbing area is a relatively small wall sitted just above Lorenzago di Cadore.

Please remember to respect the area and buy a local guide book.

Passo Mauria Climbing Guide

REGION Veneto
PROVINCE Belluno
GEOGRAPHY Lorenzago di Cadore
BEST TIME OF YEAR
all year
ROCK limestone
NUMBER OF ROUTES
30
RANGE OF GRADES
from 6b to 8b
HEIGHT 15-30m

routes

From left to right

Senza nome 7c
Senza nome 7b+
Senza nome 7b
Senza nome 7a
La rampa 6b
Senza nome  
Pusir 7c+
Cavalieri di pietra 7c
Ludwig II 8b
Ya yoga 8a
Kuip 7c+
Senza nome 8a+
Hata yoga 8a+
Conte Pugliè 7b+
Rocco Ciandon 7c
Idolatria 8a+
Chan tzu 8a
Il dubbio 7c+
La prua 8a
Senza nome  
Mirko 7b
Carmen 7a
Senza nome  
Senza nome 7a+
Senza nome 7c+
I Manonegra 8a
Senza nome  
Senza nome 6c
Senza nome 6c

Ponte al piè della Merendera sector | Climbing Belluno Province

PONTE AL PIE DELLA MERENDERA CLIMBING AREA | BELLUNO

The Merendera sector is just below Val Frisòn, and it's perfect to escape from the big climbing areas. In the area there are also many galleries that you can explore if you bring a flashlight.

Please remember to respect the area and buy a local guide book.

Merendera Climbing Guide

REGION Veneto
PROVINCE Belluno
GEOGRAPHY S.Stefano di Cadore
BEST TIME OF YEAR
from April to October
ROCK ldolomite
NUMBER OF ROUTES
23
RANGE OF GRADES
from 5b to 7c+
HEIGHT 15-25m

routes

From left to right

Potenza umana 6a
Occhio di falco 6b+
Manie bizzarre 6a+
Low time 6b
Gioventù bruciata 6b+
Biancaneve 6c+
Asterix 7a+
David gnomo 7a+
Zig zag 7b
Ac/Dc 6c+
Sole rosso 7b+
Bella storia 7a+
Boomerang 6c
Avventura 6a+
Batman 6a
Ferragosto'89 6a
La scelta 5b
Disperazione 6a
Troppe weizen 6a+
Hells bells 6b
Nuvola bianca 6c
Tiramisù 7b
Roxette 7a+

Rocca Pendice (Teolo) Climbing Area, Padova Province

ROCCA PENDICE (TEOLO) ROCK CLIMBING AREA | PADOVA PROVINCE

Rock Climb Padova, Rocca Pendice

Rocca Pendice is volcanic cliff located in the Colli Eugenai and has over 300 bolted routes to climb on. The climbing at Teolo (the other name for Rocca Pendice) is technical and takes good footwork and route reading skills. If your style if power climbing you could get 'handed you lunch' at this site, there are many mid ranges climbs that can only be done with technical sequences.

Rocca Pendice is a great area for a 2 -3 days of climbing, sitting just south of the city of Padova and located in the Euganei hills (best know for the hot springs in Abano) there is plenty to do on none climbing days, as a major wine region and protected area the Euganei hills makes for a quite and relaxing area to vacation.

Rocca Pendice rock climbing site offers a great change of pace to the limestone cliffs that dominate the region

ROCCA PENDICE (TEOLO) ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

REGION Veneto Region
PROVINCE Padova Province
LOCATION Euganei Hills
NEAREST TOWN Teolo
Rock Climb Teolo, Padova
TYPE OF ROCK Volcanic
HEIGHT 200 meters
NUMBER OF ROUTES 360+ (4 to 8a)
LENGTH OF ROPE NEEDED 60 meter
EQUIPMENT 15 quick draws, some anchors do not have clips
APPROACH TIME 10 minutes
SPECIAL NOTES Not a place to climb if rains. Do not leave valuables in car at parking
GUIDE BOOK  

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ROCK CLIMBING AREAS IN ITALY

ROCK CLIMBING SITES IN ITALY

A

Agro Pontino Climbing Area, Latina Province

Ai Falconi Rock Climbing Area, Verona Province

Andonno Rock Climbing Area, Cueno Province

Arco Climbing Area, Trento Province

Asfodeli Climbing Area, Parma Province

B

Bagnasco Climbing Area, Cuneo Province

Barbarano Climbing Area, Vicenza Province

Bismantova Climbing Guide, Reggio Emilia Province

C

Camaiorese Climbing Area, Lucca Province

Castegnero Climbing Area, Vicenza Province

Castelbianco Climbing Area, Savona Province

Castlevecchio Climbing Area, Vicenza Province

Cava San Floriano Climbing Area, Vicenza Province

Ceraino Climbing Area, Verona Province

Ceredo Climbing Area, Verona Province

Cingoli Climbing Area, Marcerata Province

Cinque Torre Climbing Area, Belluno Province

Colmirano Climbing Area, Belluno Province

Cornalè Climbing Area, Cuneo Province

Costalungo Climbing Area, Vicenza Province

Covolo Thiene Climbing Area, Vicenza Province

E

Erto Climbing Area, Pordenone Province

F

Falesie del Forte Climbing Area, Verona Province

Fanzaso Climbing Area, Belluno Province

Farenzena Climbing Area, Belluno Province

Ferentillo Climbing Area, Termi Province

Finale Climbing Area, Savona Province

G

Grotti Climbing Area, Rieti Province

I

Il Gabellaccia Climbing Area, Carrara-Massa Province

L

Loreto Climbing Area, Imperia Province

Lumignano Climbing Area, Vicenza Province

Lumignano Climbing Area - Americano Sector

Lumignano Climbing Area the Brojon Strapiombi

Lumignano Climbing Area the Classica Sector

M

Marciaga Climbing Area, Verona Province

Massone (Policromuro) Climbing Area, Trento Province

Matera Climbing Area, Maetera Province

Monsummano Rossa Climbing Area, Pistoia Province

Monte Cimo Climbing Area, Verona Province

Muzzerone Climbing Area, La Spezia Province

N

Nago Climbing Area, Trento Province

P

Pale Climbing Area, Perguia Province

Petrella Liri Climbing Area, L'Aquila Province

Picinisco Climbing Area, Frosinone Province

Pioraco Climbing Area, Marcerata Province

R

Ripa Majala Climbing Area, Viterbo Province

Rivoli Climbing Area, Verona Province

Rocca Pendice (Teolo) Climbing Area, Padova Province

Rocca Pendice Climbing Area the West Wall

Roccamorice Climbing Area, Pescara Province

S

Sassi di Mas Climbing Area, Belluno Province

Serrada Climbing Area, Trento Province

Soave Climbing Area, Verona Province

Sperlonga Climbing Area, Latina Province

Spiaggia delle Lucertole Climbing Area, Trento Province

St Anna di Stazzema (Monte Lieto) Climbing Area, Carrara-Massa Province

Stallavena Climbing Area, Verona Province

T

Taibon Climbing Area, Belluno Province

V

Valle di Schievenin Climbing Area, Belluno Province

Valle Santa Felicita Climbing Area, Vicenza Province

Valsugana Covolo Climbing Area, Vicenza Province

Vecchiano Climbing Area, Pisa Province

Rock Climbing Guide to Emilia Romagna

EMILIA ROMAGNA REGION ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

Rock Cimbing Italy, Bismantova Site

Most of the L'emilia Romagna region is made up of the Padovian plain but in the southern region starts the Appenines foothills. Although the Appenines are not as gran as the Dolomiti and Alps there are lots of hidden valleys with small cliffs can be found in an unexpected place, and many·have been bolted for sport climbing.

rockclimbing-emilia

The largest climbing area is Bismantova on the border of Tuscany and Emilia and Bagnolo climbing site just south of Bologna. The Emilia area is also full of a rich history that resulted from the traffic along the Po river. Apart from Bologna and the other major urban centres the beaches of Romagna have always attracted tourists from home and abroad, (especially the Germans and Northern Europeans).

PLEASE READ:

If you can get to one of the sites I have described: be sure and buy the local guidebookif it is being sold by someone who has bolted routes in the area. The routes I recommend and routes I have tried over the years, I cannot tell you how some of the routes are now since I do not climb at the same level.

Rock Climbing Sites of the Emila Romagna
  1. Pienazzo dei Casali Rock Cimbing Site
  2. Rocca di Badolo Rock Climbing
  3. Fosso Raibano Rock Climbing
  4. Pietramora Rock Climbing
  5. Fosso Raibano Rock Climbing
  6. Pietramora Rock Climibng
  7. Bagnolo Rock Climbing
  8. Ripa Moia Rock Climbing
  9. Rock Climbing Guide to Asfodeli, Parma Italy
  10. Rock Climbing Guide to Bismantova, Reggio Emilia Italy

Rock Climbing Guide to the Abruzzo Region, Italy

ABRUZZO REGION ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

gran sasso

Abruzzo has always been an popular summer vacation destination for Italia's, to relax on the beach.· Over the past years there has a major effort to upgrade the road system, helping the interior of the region to discovered.· There is a rich regional culture and plenty of Active vacation options.· Located in the central western area of Italy and bathed by the Adriatic Sea, the Abruzzi territory has a rich variety natural resources: from the long golden beaches to the impervious mountain zones of the Gran Sasso, from natural lakes to the celebrated National Park. A harsh territory, occupied by long tracts of forest with its flora and fauna intact. Abruzzo still has a mix of popular ancestral traditions exist alongside modern structures for hospitality.

Abruzzo is a great destination for rock climbing, beach combing, and biking.· The region is 65% mountain 34% hills and the remainder flat land. The region has four provinces and each has a distinct local style and flavor. The province of L'Aquila is totally characterized by mountains; in the Chieti area it is rolling hills, while in Pescara and Teramo the areas are covered by a mixture of mountains and hill.

climb abruzzo

 

ROCK CLIMBING SITES IN THE ABRUZZO REGION

San Vito Rock Climbing
Assergi Rock Climbing
Monticchio Rock Climbing
Capestrano Rock Climbing
Fara San Martino Rock Climbing
Castella fiume Rock Climbing Site
Castelvecchio Subeque Rock Climbing
Pennapeidi Monte Rock Climbing
Pietrasecca Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing Guide to the Basilicata Region, Italy

BASILICATA REGION ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

pietrapertosa

Basilicata lies in southern Italy. It faces the Gulf of Taranto (Ionian Sea) to the southeast and the Gulf of Policastro (Tyrrhenian Sea) to the southwest and borders with Campania to the west, Puglia to the north and to the northeast and Calabria to the south: its borders, largely conventional, are the result of complex historical events.

The mountain scenery is arid and craggy, but fascinating, the `Lucanian Dolomite's' are exceptional, or wooded and wild, as in the Pollino area, with a wealth of natural attractions, or complete with a number of lovely little lakes. Not to be forgotten are the typical inland villages perched on the hills, where time seems to have passed them by; their ancestral traditions and life styles still exist, together with many noteworthy artistic buildings. There are only a few developed cliffs in the region, but there is potential for much more. The problem thus far for me is making it all the way south to explore the area regularly.

climb basilicata

ROCK CLIMBING SITES IN THE BASICILATA REGION

Pietra Maura Rock Climbing
Monte Armizzone Rock Climbing
Viggiano Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing Guide to the Calabria Region, Italy

CALABRIA REGION ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

pentedattilo

Calabria is the tip of the Italian peninsula; it borders with Basilicata and stretches between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Ionian Sea in the direction of Sicily, from which it is divided by the Strait of Messina. Geographically, Calabria has its own distinct individuality, due to its peripherical and almost isolated position Calabria has enormous tourist potential, and its exploitation should reasonably be expected to boost genuine improvement of the regional economy. A wealth of splendid scenery lies along the littoral which, including the Tyrrhenian and Ionian coasts, stretches for nearly 800 km. and is characterized by a tremendous variety of panoramas, ranging from delightful rocky coves (especially on the Tyrrhenian) to vast beaches fringing a clear sparkling sea. The magnificent inland area is dotted with tiny picturesque villages hugging the hills that slope down to the water, with colourful and typically Mediterranean.

There are only a few developed sites that I have visited and know of in the region.  There seems to be plenty of cliffs to develop, but getting around in the around is rough and getting land access seems to be the biggest problem, Calabria is still one of the hardest regions to figure out.

climb calabria

ROCK CLIMBING SITES IN THE CALABRIA REGION

Francineto Eianina Rock Climbing
Mendicino Rock Climbing
Viggiano Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing Guide to the Campania Region, Italy

CAMPANIA REGION ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

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Rock climbing in the Campania region has became better developed over the past few years now you can find several bolted walls above the famous coast line of Amalfi and out on the Islands of Capri and Iscia. This region offers a great mixture of outdoor activity and cultural. Visit Herculean (which has better ruins than Pompei) in the morning, then head for the beach during mid day with a nice picnic lunch and then wrap up the day with a few routes offer stunning views. This should entire any reluctant belay slave to tag along and for a fun vacation. Tourism in Campania has old traditions. Already a place of leisure in Roman times, Campania acquired an elite clientele, particularly foreigners attracted by the wonders of Nature, in the course of the last century. Capri, Ischia, Sorrento and Amalfi became the chosen destinations of visitors from many countries, however, there are hosts of equally beautiful sights and fine scenery in the inland areas.

Campania is a great off season climbing destination.  You can enjoy the Amalfi coast, Capria, and Ischia islands, and visit all the local tourist sites during your non climbing days.  This is not a summer spot to climb.

Map to rock climbing guide in the Campania Region of Italy

ROCK CLIMBING SITES IN THE CAMPANIA REGION

Punta Campanella Rock Climbing
Monte Faito Rock Climbing
Capri Rock Climbing
Capo d'Orso Rock Climbing
San Liberatore Rock Climbing
Palinuro Rock Climbing
Alburni Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing Guide to the Lazio Region, Italy

LAZIO REGION ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

lago di posta lazio

Most of the region of Lazio is overlooked due to the attraction of Rome on visitors, the whole of region offers a range of alternative itineraries with a wide choice of historical and artistic sights and scenery. To the north of the region, are the ruins of the mysterious and fascinating Etruscans, or south lies Tarquinia, where lies one of the most important necropolis yet discovered, particularly famous for its paintings which provide a tangible and fascinating picture of Etruscan life and customs. Another itinerary in the heart of Etruria lies inland, combining the beautiful landscapes of the great Latium lakes with the environmental interest of ancient, picturesque villages submerged in a gentle silent countryside.

As a climbing destination Lazio is a pleasant surprise.  There are plenty of good cliffs to enjoy and many can be reached by public transportation plus that are near many of the sties you would want to visit.  The best site is Sperlonga if you want to relax along the beach.  Otherwise, Grotti and La Curva are the best places with plenty of good challenging routes to enjoy.  

Map to rock climbing sites in Lazio Reigon Italy

ROCK CLIMBING SITES IN THE LAZIO REGION

Monte Morra Climbing Site
Ciampino Climbing Site
Massi di Capolaterra Climbing Site
Sasso Climbing Site
Norma Climbing Site
Sezze Climbing Site
Supino Climbing Site
Sora Climbing Site
Lenola Climbing Site
Leano Climbing Site
Bocca del Drago Climbing Site
Monte Moneta Climbing Site
Ojo del Sol Climbing Site
Gaeta Climbing Site

Rock Climbing Guide to the Liguria Region, Italy

LIGURIA REGION ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE 

Portovenere

Liguria has been the winter destination for climbers in the Eastern Regions of Italy for several years. Finale is perhaps the second largest bolted area in Italy, behind Arco in the Trentino region. There are some classic routes that are part of Italy's and Europe's sport climbing history in Finale, and in the last 15 years some other crags in various valleys have gained notice.

If you can get to one of the sites I have listed, be sure to buy the local guidebookespecially if it is being sold by someone who has bolted routes in the area. The routes I recommend are routes I have tried over the years, not all routes will be up to date.

Map to the Rock Climbing Areas in the Liguria Region of Italy

CLIMBING SITES IN THE LIGURIA REGION ITALY

  • Varazze
  • Tirora
  • Toirano
  • Scagilun da lelua
  • Riva Trigoso
  • Punta Manara
  • Praglia
  • Orca Feglino
  • Maggirasca
  • Lago Valnoci
  • La Sfinge - Delva
  • Cravasco
  • Balardetto

BEST TIME TO CLIMB IN LIGURIA REGION

Liguria has been a winter climbing destination for most European climbers.  The weather is mild enough for 4-6 hours of climbing and there are sites you can frequent even if it is raining.  There other attraction is that there are lots of cheap sleeps since it is off season for the sea side resorts.

Rock Climbing Guide to the Lombardy Region, Italy

LOMBARDY REGION ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

Rock Climbing Italy. Lombardy Val Mello

Three distinct natural zones can be fairly easily distinguished in the Lombardy region: mountain, hill and plain. The first is an alpine zone including the Lepontine and Rhaetian Alps (Piz Bernina, 4 055 m.), theOrobic Alps, the Ortles and Adamello massifs; a pre-alpine zone, its main peaks being the Grigne Group (2,410 m.),Resegone (1,875 m.) and Presolana (2,521 m.). The great Lombard lakes, all ofglacial origins, lie in this zone.

The Lombardy mountains have many tourist resorts offering an ample choice of excursions, mountaineering and winter sports. Worthy of mention are Madesimo at the foot of the Spluga Pass (Italy-Switzerland); Livigno, a duty-free zone beyond the watershed; Bormio, at the foot of the Stelvio (summer skiing); Santa Caterina Valfurva, below the Ortles Massif; Ponte di Legno and the Tonale Pass (summer skiing on the Presanella glaciers), Chiesa in Valmalenco, within sight of the Bernina Massif; Foppolo in the upper Val Brembana.Last but not least, in Valcamonica, of particular interest are the rock carvings made by theCamunis (ancient inhabitants of Valcamonica-7 000-3 000 BC.): the area round Capo di Ponte constitutes the Parco NazionaledelleIncisioniRupestri (rock carvings).

Rock Climbing Guide to Lombardy Region of Italy Map

CLIMBING SITES IN LOMBARDY REGION OF ITALY

Acquafraggia Rock Climbing Site
Scarenna Rock Climbing Site
Monte Barro Rock Climbing Site
Lago Pradello Rock Climbing Site
Antimedale Rock Climbing Site
Versasio Rock Climbing Site
Vaccarese Rock Climbing Site
Nibbio Rock Climbing Site
Grignetta Rock Climbng Site
Sasso Cavallo Rock Climbing Site
Precipiziio degli Asteroidi Rock Climbing
Sirta Rock Climbing
Rifugio Motta Rock Climbing
Corna Bianca Rock Climbing
Perdore Climbing Site
Onore Climbing Site
Valle dei Mulini Rock Climbing
Corna Rossa Rock Climbing
Punto Arredo Rock Climbing
Monet Campo dei Fiori Rock Climbing
Sangiano Rock Climbing
San Martino Rock Climbing Site
Cassano Valcuvia Rock Climbing Site
Brezzo di Bedero Rock Climbing Site
Valgana Rock Climibng Site
Monte Orsa Rock Climbing Site

BOULDERING IN THE LOMBARDY REGION OF ITALY

Rock Climbing Guide to The Marches Region, Italy

THE MARCHES REGION ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

Conero1

The Marches is a region of Central Italy on the Adriatic side of the Umbria-Marches Apennines. The Marches are generally renowned for their famous seaside resorts. From north to south, the most important are: Gabicce Mare, Fano, Marotta, Senigallia (the famous `Velvet Beach'), Sirolo (situated in the rocky Riviera del Conero), Numana, Porto Recanati, Civitanova Marche, Porto S. Elpidio, Porto S. Giorgio, Cupra Marittima, Grottammare and S. Benedetto del Tronto.

Map to the Rock Climbing Sites in the Marches Region

ROCK CLIMBING SITES IN THE MARCHES REGION

 

Rock Climbing Guide to the Molise Region, Italy

MOLISE REGION ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

campitello matese

The Molise region's territory is nearly all mountainous (55% of the surface area) or hilly, with limited flat ground in the lower valleys and along the Adriatic coast; the Apennines divide Molise into isolated mountains and a chaotic array of hills, which stretch within a few kilometres of the coast, making communications difficult and creating a state of isolation.

The highest mountains are at the heart of the region and are part of `Samnite Apennine' (northern and eastern parts of Appennino Campano which the Bocca di Forlì (891 m.) separates from the Abruzzese Apennines) which include the southern extreme of the Meta mountains, here culminating at 2,185 m., the northern slope of the calcareous Matese massif (Mt. Miletto, 2,050 m.) and the Mount Mutria group; in addition, the Molise border passes the Apennine watershed, including the upper valley of the Volturno River, between the Mainardes and Matese.

Map to climbing sites in the Molise region of Italy

ROCK CLIMBING SITES IN THE MOLISE REGION

Casale Rock Climbing
Colle dell'Oso Rock Climbing
Morgia di S. Stefano Rock Climbing
Pescopennataro Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing Guide to the Piedmont Region, Italy

PIEDMONT REGION ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

castello montalto dora

The Piedmont Region lies in a peripheral position with respect to the rest of Italy, but its relative proximity to the sea and contact with France and Switzerland have, over the centuries, led to the creation of an important commercial transit network which has favoured its present economic development.  Most people whom visit Italy only see the vast urban centers of Torino, but there is a vast area for outdoor activities from biking, hiking and climbing.  This is an area I always have on my to explore more list.  

The Piedmontese Alps rise as mighty massifs which, at some points, reach to over 4,000 m. (Mount Rosa, 4,633 m.; Gran Paradiso, 4,061 m.). The transition from this mountainous region to the plain is marked by a discontinuous belt of moraine high ground (Rivoli and Ivrea amphitheatres, the Vercelli and Novara hills) which does not detract from the impression of clear contrast between the encircling mountains and the plain which in fact lies `at the foot of the mountains'.

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ROCK CLIMBING SITES IN THE PIEDMONT REGION

Cros di Andonno Rock Climbing Site
Monte Bracco Rock Climbing Site
Rocciare Rock Climbing Site
Mugniva Rock Climbing Site
Rocca Sbarua Rock Climbing Site
Anticaprie Rock Climbing Site
Campanbiardo Rock Climbing Site
Picnicari Rock Climbing Site
Rocca Penna Rock Climbing Site
Orrido di Chianocco Rock Climbing Site
Striature Nere Rock Climbing Site
Terrazze di Avalon Rock Climbing Site
Orrido di Foresto Rock Climbing Site
Paretone di Novalesa Rock Climbing Site
Falesia di Gravere Rock Climbing Site
Militi Rock Climbing Site
Gia Giomik Rock Climbing Site
Bec di Roci Ruta Rock Climbing Site
Forno Rock Climbing Site
Bosca Rock Climbing Site
Schiappa della Grise Neire Rock Climbing Site
Torre di Aimonin Cubo Climbing Site
Balmanolesca Rock Climbing Site
Gavi Rock Climbing Site

Rock Climbing Guide to the Puglia Region

PUGLIA REGION ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

puglia sea

Puglia is not completely flat as many precieve it to be, there are the foot hills of the Mountains running the length of the region.  The climbing is centered in the Gargano are and further south by the gulf.

Map of Rock Climbing areas in the Puglia region of Italy

ROCK CLIMBING SITES IN THE PUGLIA REGION

Gavina di Laterza Rock Climbing
Manfredona Rock Climbing
Rignano Garganic Rock Climbing
Statte Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing Guide to the Sardinia Region, Italy

SARDINIA REGION ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

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Sardinia is the second largest island (23,813 sq. km.) in the Mediterranean (Sicily is larger), and as a result of its isolation, less dependent on insularity than on the distance separating it from mainland Italy. The climate is Mediterranean with long hot dry breezy summers and short mild rainy winters, except at high altitudes. Average annual temperatures range from 18 ºC along the coastal belt to 14 ºC inland. Precipitations are largely confined to the winter months and distribution is somewhat irregular, with as much as 1,300 mm./year in the highest areas. The prevailing wind is north-westerly, which blows over the island in all seasons, particularly sweeping the west side.

Basically, tourism in Sardinia is linked to its extraordinarily beautiful coastline, with a variety of splendours hard to find elsewhere, and not only in the Mediterranean. Pure white sands alternate with tiny hidden coves, sheer cliffs frequently soar above magnificent caves and picturesque rocks rise from a clear sparkling sea facing rugged promontories, eroded by the wind.

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ROCK CLIMBING SITES IN THE SARDINIA REGION OF ITALY

Cala Fighera Rock Climbing
San Giovanni Rock Climbing
Domus Nouvs Rock Climbing
Punta Pilocca Rock Climbing
Isili Rock Climbing
Jerzu Rock Climbing
Calla Goloritze Rock Climbing
Cala Gonone Rock Climbing
Oliena Rock Climbing
Alghero Rock Climbing
 

Rock Climbing Guide to the Sicily Region, Italy

SICILY REGION ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

sicily rockclimbing

Sicily offers multipule climbing options throughout the region with more sites being developed.

Map of rock climbing sites on the Italian island of Sicily ROCK CLIMBING SITES IN THE SICILY REGION OF ITALY

MESSINA PROVINCE

  1. San Fratelo
  2. Rocche del Crasto
  3. Capo Calava
  4. Castelmola
  5. Stokholm
  6. Mazzaro

CATANIA PROVINCE

  1. Acqua Rocca
  2. Bronte

SIRACUSA PROVINCE

  1. Brucoli
  2. La Pagoda
  3. Moti Climiti
  4. Cavadonna
  5. C. da Alfano
  6. Pantalica
  7. Cava della Contessa
  8. Cava Grande

RAGUSA PROVINCE

  1. Cava d'Ispica
  2. Cava Maria
  3. Casteluccio
  4. Iaddinara
  5. A Cruci
  6. Piazzo del Ladri

TRAPANI PROVINCE

  1. San Vito lo Capo
  2. Scopelo

PALERMO PROVINCE

  1. Monte Pellegrino
  2. Monte Gallo
  3. Bauso Russo
  4. Monte d'Oro
  5. Caltavuturo

 

Rock Climbing Guide to the Tuscany Region, Italy

TUSCANY REGION ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

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Tuscany is one of the most famous tourist locations in Europe, thanks to it renowned history, its endless artistic beauties, its wonderful landscape and the quality of the produce grown and made there, especially its wine. It is a mostly hilly region, except for the mountain stretch of the Apuan Alps. It also has a long stretch of coastline looking out onto the Tyrrhenian Sea. There are several good climbing areas to enjoy as you mix with the wealth of cultural attractions.

The climbing is Tuscany is not destination worthy, in the sense that most sites are not places to spend 3-4 days.  The best way to explore the climbing areas is by car,because the public transportation is not flexible enough for a climbing vacation.  There are a few new bouldering areas open near the Monte Amiata area. 

Map to rock climbing areas in the Tuscany Region of Italy

ROCK CLIMBING SITES IN THE TUSCANY REGION

Rock Climbing Guide to the Umbria Region, Italy

UMBRIA REGION ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

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Situated in the centre of Italy, Umbria is a somewhat small region, the only one in central Italy without a coastline. Umbria is a region with immense tourist potential. However, as a result of inadequate hotel facilities and road and rail links, mass tourism still tends to pass it by. Umbria is the ideal place for visitors seeking the beauties of unspoilt Nature, and the splendours of medieval and Renaissance art, or wishing to follow itineraries of historical and religious interest in the countryside that gave birth to St. Benedict, St. Rita and, especially, St. Francis.

Map to the rock climbing areas in the Umbria Region of Italy

ROCK CLIMBING SITES IN THE UMBRIA REGION

St Anna di Stazzema (Monte Lieto) Climbing Area, Carrara-Massa Province

ST ANNA DI STAZZEMA (MONTE LIETO) ROCK CLIMBING AREA | TUSCANY REGION

Rock Climbing Italy, Monte Lieto

The Sant'Anna climbing area is an interesting place with a few walls about the town of S. Anna.  The rock is interesting and if you find yourself nearby and looking for somewhere different to relax, try the cliff.  Well protected and even though it sits at 800 meters elevation you can still climb if it rains or there is snow.

SANTA ANNA ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

PROVINCE Carrara-Massa, Tuscany
CLOSEST TOWN Querceta
Rock Climb Italy, St. Anna Stazzema Site
BEST TIME OF YEAR Climb All Year
APPROACH TIME 20 minutes
ROCK Limestone
HEIGHT 30 meters
RANGE OF GRADES 4 - 7b (60 + routes)
GUIDEBOOK/MAPS  

RECOMMENDED CLIMBS

Val d'Oten sector | Climbing Belluno Province

VAL D'OTEN CLIMBING AREA | BELLUNO

Val d'Oten sector requires tecnique and explosive power. Perfect place in summer.

Please remember to respect the area and buy a local guide book.

Val d'Oten Climbing Guide

REGION Veneto
PROVINCE Belluno
GEOGRAPHY Calalzo di Cadore
BEST TIME OF YEAR
summer
ROCK dolomite
NUMBER OF ROUTES
40
RANGE OF GRADES
from 6b to 8b+
HEIGHT 25m

routes

From left to right

Anonima 7b
Incubo della ragione 7b
Spigus 7b
Variante Spigus 7b
Help 6c
Epitaffio per un bassotto 6c
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Pilastro 6b+
Sofegaso 7b
Vespa 7b
Senza nome 7a+
La via della perdizione 7a+
Meteo 7b+
6c 6c
Diedro 7a+
Frice 6c
Digitale 7b
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Nanni paia 7c+
Sisto pizzo 6b
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Fort Knox 8a+
Soft 8a
No ice 7c+
Dolomitica 6c
Hemmental 7b
Bubbonica 7b
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La Bella e la Bestia 8a+
Cliptonite 7c+
Meneghite 7c
Gi Pazzo 7b
Toni scaia 6b
Riscia 7b

Vecchiano Climbing Area, Pisa Province

VECCHIANO ROCK CLIMBING AREA | TUSCANY REGION

 

Vecchiano climbing area is located just north of Pisa and the "Leaning Tower", this is a close crag to escape to if you happen to have your gear with you. The climbing area does not look like much from the road, but there are several fun routes to pass your time on. Great area for individuals looking a good rest day or have less experienced climbers.

VECCHIANO ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

PROVINCE Pisa Province Tuscany Italy
NEAREST TOWN Vecchiano

Rock Climb Italy, Vecchiano Pisa

BEST TIME OF YEAR Fall, Winter, Spring
APPROACH TIME 5 minutes
ROCK Limestone
HEIGHT 20 meters
RANGE OF GRADES 4 - 7c (80+ routes)
GUIDEBOOK/MAPS  
   

RECCOMENDED ROUTES

  • Ensemble 7a
  • Elucubrazioni maniacali 6a
  • La prua della nave 7a
  • La diretta arancione 6a

Remember to buy a locale guidebook if available.

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