Rock Climbing The Marches Region
The Marches are 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.
If you can get to one of the sites I have described: be sure and buy the local guidebook if 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 Marches Region
Pioraco is an interesting climbing area with plenty of very technical flat wall climbing. So if you love small edges and good footwork this is a perfect area to explore. Located in the Macerata Province the site quiet a ways off the beaten path.
PIORACO ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE
|BEST TIME OF YEAR
||Spring to Fall
|RANGE OF GRADES
||5 - 8a (30+ routes)
- Lo zio di Brooklin 7a
- Cirio come natura crea 7a
- Daigle 7a
- Pisellino 6b+