MOUNTAINEERING IN ITALY
There are unlimited climbing possibilities in Italy. Regardless of the region you are visiting you will find something to climb on. Each Region offers varied styles of climbing, but in Italy you will find: Classic Alpine Routes, Rock Climbing Crags, Bouldering Sites, Indoor Climbing Gyms, and Muti-pitch walls (plus vie Ferrate - cabled climbs)
Bolted Sport Climbing routes where you need a few quick draws, rope, harness, belay buddy and you are off. There are several communities in Italy that are now paying for the development of climbing sites, which makes the areas safer.
TOP ROCK CLIMBING DESTINATIONS IN ITALY
Limestone, Granite, and Sandstone boulders can be found in Italy, There are only a few destinations areas but several 1- 3 day Bouldering Areas to visit.
TOP BOULDERING AREA DESTINATIONS IN ITALY
- val Daone Bouldering Area - Trentino Alto Adige Region
- Sassofortina Bouldering Area - Tuscany Region
ALPINE CLIMBING ITALY - The Golden Age of Climbing and history is centered in the Italian Dolomites. You will find 100's of solid routes throughout the various mountain groups of the Dolomites, and upper mountaineering routes in the Alps.
There are not many super gyms like you find in the US (due to the amount of rock outside and the ability to climb year round), but there are several good indoor climbing and bouldering gyms to visit during your travel.
Mountain trails and easy climbing routes in the Dolomites that have been equipped with fixed safety cables, steel ladders, pegs, and even bridges for experienced hikers to enjoy some of the areas that once were open only to climbers.
Throughout the Italian mountain chains there are small huts that provide simple lodging, food, water, and act as emergency support in the event of accidents. There very little open camping allowed so the mountains huts have become a necessity for multi-day hikes.