Bouldering Trentino Alto Adige

Bouldering Guide to the Trentino-Alto Adige Region

The Quick guide to Bouldering in Italy's Trentino Alto Adige Region.  There are several good destination sites to visit with the best being Val Doane, in the Trento Province.  However, if you driving through the Dolomite's bring along your crash pad and shoes you will find several isolated boulders to climb on.

BOULDERING SITES IN THE TRENTO PROVINCE

Val Daone Bouldering Site
The Curve Sector at the Val Daone Bouldering Area
Placche Zebrata Bouldering Area, Arco Italy
Passo Sella Bouldering Site

BOULDERING SITES IN THE BOLZANO PROVINCE

Algund Bouldering Site Near
Neugais Bouldering Site
Tobl Bouldering Site
Villa Santa Caterina
 

BOULDERING AREAS IN THE TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE REGION

Bouldering Guide to the Trentino-Alto Adige Region

The Quick guide to Bouldering in Italy's Trentino Alto Adige Region.  There are several good destination sites to visit with the best being Val Doane, in the Trento Province.  However, if you driving through the Dolomite's bring along your crash pad and shoes you will find several isolated boulders to climb on.

BOULDERING GUIDE TO THE TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE REGION

BOULDERING SITES IN THE TRENTO PROVINCE

BOULDERING SITES IN THE BOLZANO PROVINCE

 

PLACCHE ZEBRATA BOULDERING AREA | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

Placche Zebrata bouldering area, Arco Italy

If you get tired of roped climbing while visiting Arco, Trento, there is a small bouldering area at the base of Placche Zebrata.  Placche Zebrata has always been, well known as a multi-pitch climbing wall, there are several nice boulders shattered along the valley.  The rock is a soft grey limestone, with side pulls and crimps, the climbing is fun and explosive.  

PLACCHE ZEBRATA BOULDERING GUIDE

REGION Trentino-Alto Adige
PROVINCE Trento
NEAREST TRAIN STATION Rovereto
Placche Zembrata bouldering map
TYPE OF ROCK Limestone
NUMBER OF BLOC'S 19+
LANDING ZONE Good

Placche Zebrata Bouldering Parking

Placche Zebrata Parking Area

Placche Zebrata Bouldering, Arco Italy

PASSO SELLA BOULDERING AREA | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

Bouldering Italy Passo Sella

If you are passing through the Italian Dolomites this is a great place to stop for a day of bouldering and climbing.  Many times when I am hiking or climbing in the Sella or Sassolungo Mountain Groups, I stay in the pass to climb a few problems to relax.  The atmosphere can not be beat with tremendous views, but the bouldering is not exactly top quality.  Most rock does not have just one way to climb, so everything has become marked like a bouldering gym, if you do not follow the right arrows you will never know if you do a specific problem.  However, if you are bouldering for the fun of bouldering this is a fun stop with some great rocks.  

PASSO SELLA BOULDERING GUIDE

MOUNTAIN AREA Passo Sella
REGION Trentino Alto Adige
LOCATION Trento Province
NEAREST CITY Canazei
TIME OF YEAR  Summer
APPROACH TIME  2 minutes
ROCK  Dolomite
LANDING  Excellent
RANGE OF GRADES  V1 - V11 (200+ problems)
GUIDEBOOK MAPS  

Boulder Italy Passo Sella Sketch

ALGUND BOULDERING AREA | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

algund

Algund is located just west of Merano and sits in the "Apple Orhirds" that fill the valley at the base of the Austria and Italy boulder. My first visit here 8 years ago was to the upper sectors Elettra and Dragonball, the only developed area at the time. I was greatly disappointed with the quality of size of the boulders, many of the "problems" were on small rocks, almost waist high, this was my first experience in the Italian idea. of a sit start.

However. I made a return visit and was surprised to find several good problems lower down in the valley. There are several good boulders to work on,and the setting is idea, to escape the heat during late spring and early fall. You can boulder in the winter if the snowfall is not too heavy. I like this area because I can ski at Val di Senales during the morning and then stop to do a few routes on the way home.

REMEMBER TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL CLIMBERS AND BUY A GUIDE BOOK!
RESPECT THE AREA, DO NOT LITTER, CHIP THE ROCK, OR BE RUDE AND LOUD!

ALGUND BOULDERING GUIDE

REGION Trentino Alto Adige
PROVINCE Bolzano
LOCATION Texel Mountain Group
NEAREST CITY Merano
BEST TIME OF YEAR March to June
APPROACH TIME 5 minutes
ROCK TYPE Gneiss
LANDING
  • 1 to 2 good crash pads
  • some steep terrian
RANGE OF GRADE (N. Problems) V-0 to V12 (100+)
GUIDEBOOK  

 

Bouldering Italy, Algund Sketch

 

Sectors

  1. Knodelmann
  2. Schnapsbrennerei
  3. Beleriand
  4. Konrad
  5. Schlundenstein
  6. Dragonball
  7. Elettra
  8. Piazza teatro
  9. Dormitorio

VILLA SANTA CATERINA BOULDERING AREA | TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

villa santa caterina

Villa Santa Caterina is located just north of Brunico in the Campo Tures area and offers a nice day of bouldering in the woods on the side of a hills.  There are several good problems but locals have marked the rocks with arrows to designate specific problems.  I personally found the arrows to be a bit confusing (as happens many times when the rock is marked), but there are several good natural lines you can follow and just forget about the marks, unless you happen to run into a local to show you the ropes. 

Nearby is a small pond (Lake) that offers camping and is full of tourist in the summer.  The small town of Villa Santa Caterina does not have a lot of facilities but you can get the basic needs for food and water.

REMEMBER TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL CLIMBERS AND BUY A GUIDE BOOK!

AND RESPECT THE AREA, DO NOT LITTER, CHIP, OR BE RUDE

VILLA SANTA CATERINA BOULDERING GUIDE

Region Trentino Alto Adige Region Adige Region
Province Bolzano Province
Mountain Central Alps
Nearest major city: Brunico
Nearest Airport:
  • Regional - Bolzano
  • International - Venice Marco Polo
Public Transportation

Regional Train to Brunico, Local bus to within walking distance of the site

Best time of year:

Best season is March to June and September to Dec

Rock Type

Granite

Landing/Equipment
  • Good landing in most area's but a large crash pad is a must
  • Stiff brush to clean (especially if in the area in August)
  • Higher up on the slope can be risky if you pop off high on the route.
Rock Height 1-5 meters
Difficulty Levels

4- 7b

 

  • This is not a destination site but worth a visit if you combine the site with other bouldering areas nearby.
  • Located in the Bolzano province of the Trentino-Alto Adige. 
  • Best time of the year to climb is April-May  the Oct and Nov

Sectors

  1. There is a Main area of about 30 bloc's
  2. Higher up on the hill are a few solitary bloc's
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