Rock Climbing Guide to the Trentino-Alto Adige Region of Italy

 Rock Climbing Guide Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige

Many of the rock faces in the Trentino valleys were bolted so that one could sharpen skills and exercise the body as needed to climb the vertical walls of the Dolomite's. Today there walls are an attraction in themselves and there is no end to the amount of sites to explore and many of the sites are within easy reach of public transportation.

The natural and artificial rock walls in Trentino are ideal for all levels and ages of climbers. The home of rock climbing is without doubt Arco (Upper Lake Garda) where the Rock master competition is held every summer. However, every valley has a wall suitable for any ability.

Dozens of other training grounds have been set up in a number of other centres in Trentino where you can climb in complete safety. In addition, there are many equipped indoor facilities even in public parks and artificial walls used for rock climbing meetings and competitions. Many of the 150 Alpine guides in Trentino are also qualified to teach rock climbing, while courses and specialisations are organised throughout the summer by the many schools in operation.



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.

Trentino-Alto Adige Climbing Sites

Brentonico Passo S. Giovanni Spiaggia della Lucertole Massone
Arco Comp Wall San Paolo Nuovi Orizzonti Torlino
Celva Nembia San Lorenzo in Banale Poza Vecia
Palestra del Doss Mejo Pejo La Palestra di Malè Nago
Massone Val S. Nicolo Le Streghe Grigno
Sottosassa Funes-Malga Zanes Valle di Landro Putia
Mara Meisules dalla Biesces Cansla Sass Dl Acia Balparola
Bernardi Palestra Bernardi Sassi di Carezza Marder Platte
Boarwald Rifiano Sefnarwand Ungmann
Tobl Malga Zanes Val di Landro Passo Sella - Ciavzes
Val S. Nicolo Ronchi - Moena Rorno - Palestra Giulio Gabrielli Sottosassa
Castelpietra San Silvestro Totoga Carzano
Val di Sella Fonzaso Val di Schievenin  

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