Pale is a nice climbing area located in the hills about some of Umbria best know destinations like; Assisi, Spoleto, and Folgina.  In the rock walls is a small monastery that is still visited by the local community.  There are over hundred climbs spread through small sectors the can get very hot in the summer.  The sight is a great break with all the Church's start to look the same and you need to get away from the crowds.

PALE ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

PROVINCE Perugia Umbria
NEAREST TOWN Foligno Italy
Rock CLimb Italy, Pale Climbing Map
BEST TIME OF YEAR Fall, Winter, Spring
APPROACH TIME 15 minutes
ROCK Limestone
HEIGHT 25 meters
RANGE OF GRADES 4- 8a+ (150+ routes)
GUIDEBOOK/MAPS  

RECOMMENDED CLIMBS:

  • Trama sperimentale 6a
  • Ibernazione siderale 6b
  • Petit jour 6b+
  • Asilo nido 7c+

SECTORS:

  1. Tetti australiani
  2. Ghiaione
  3. Eremo destra
  4. Eremo
  5. Placca dell'Eremo alto
  6. Mezza palla
  7. Placca dell'Eremo basso
  8. Alcatraz
  9. Piccolo
  10. Prima Placca
  11. Uccellessa

Ferentillo is one of my favorite climbing areas to visit, especially early spring, with over 300 routes and a relaxing atmosphere this is a great destination area.  There are several sectors to climb at each with a variety of styles and difficulties, I suggest a visit of the Gabbio sector, it can be crowded at times but the routes are excellent. 

FERENTILLO ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

REGION Umbria
PROVINCE Terni
NEAREST TOWN Arrone Italy
GEOGRAPHY Apennine Mountains
BEST TIME OF YEAR All Year
APPROACH TIME 10 minutes
ROCK Limestone (grey and red)
HEIGHT 30 meters
RANGE OF GRADES 4-8b+ (300+ routes)
GUIDEBOOK/MAPS  

RECCOMENDED CLIMBS

  • Donna in amore 6a+
  • Romeo 89 7a+
  • Portatore di tempesta 7c+
  • So sexi 8a

SECTORS

  1. GABBIO
  2. LORENO
  3. S. LORENZO
  4. ARRONE
  5. LA PENNA
  6. LU STRITTU
  7. IL BALCONE
  8. LE MUMMIE
  9. I'ISOLA

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

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