Rock Climbing Padova Province

Rock Climbing Padova Province Italy

The only place to climb in the Padova Province of the Veneto is in the Colli Euganei.  The Euganei hills are located just south of the city of Padova.  The rock is volcanic, and most of the climbing is closer to the Alpine style and requires good body control and technique.

There are three equipped rock climbing sites in the Padova Province; Teolo, Mt. Piro, and Monselice.  The area worth visit is Rocca Pendice or Teolo, with over 350+ routes.  The other two areas are nothing worth visiting unless you happen to be passing by and have no where else to go.

Rock Climbing Padova Province, Italy

WHAT IS THE CLIMBING IN PADOVA PROVINCE LIKE

The only climbing in Padova is in the Eugenia hills on volcanic rock.  The walls are flat and the climbing is on techical routes requiring good foot work and finger strength. 

HOW TO GET TO THE PADOVA PROVINCE

The best way to reach Padova is to fly into the Venice Marco Polo Airport and take the train to Padova.  You could base yourself in the town of Padova but a closer option is the spa town of Abano. From Abano you can take a provincal bus to Teolo.

HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD YOU PLAN TO CLIMB IN PADOVA

There is not a lot of climbing in Padova but you could climb for 2-3 days in the Eugenia Hills.

PADOVA PROVINCE ROCK CLIMBING SITES

Monselice sector | climbing area Vicenza Province

MONSELICE ROCK CLIMBING AREA | PADOVA

The Monselice sector is sitted in an old mine cave near the town of Monselice. The wall consists in 47 routes from level 5c to 7c, but most of the climbs are about 6a/b.

Please remember to respect the area and buy a local guide book.

Monselice Climbing Guide

REGION Veneto
PROVINCE Padova
GEOGRAPHY Euganei Hills
BEST TIME OF YEAR
winter
ROCK limestone
NUMBER OF ROUTES
47
RANGE OF GRADES
from 5 to 7c
HEIGHT 25m

routes

From right to left

Verde mare 1 6b
Verde mare 2 6c
Coming Going 6a+
Big Wall 6a
Via Cechetto 6a
Var. Carpentiere 6a
Via Craxi 6a+
Quarto di luna 6b+
Digo so on bast 6a+
Dinonia 6a
Bibi 6a
Biba 6a
Bibo 6a+
Kao Kao 6b+
Eppur ti amo 6b
Via del Puffo 6b+
Psicho 6b
Diretta del Gracchio 1 6a
Diretta del Gracchio 2 6a
Assicurazioni generali 5+
Paradam 6b
Tzigana 7a+
Sbrissa sbrissa 6b
Eclissi di gioia 6b
Eclissi di sole 6a+
Provaci Sam 7b
Provaci ancora Sam 7b
prova anche questa Sam  
Senza nome 5c
Sturm und Drang 6b
Street of fire 7a
Repetita juvant 6b+
Matti da slegare 6a
La rotta del rum 7c
Mordi la vita 7a
Giù la testa  
Tour de force  
Rapsodia dell'ape 6b
Angela 6a
Nuova Candy 6a
Deja vu' 7a
Torna un sogno 6b+
Via delle luci della città 7c
Senza nome 5c
Cercando un altro Egitto 5
Via dei tre tiri 6a

Rocca Pendice Climbing Area the West Wall

ROCCA PENDICE CLIMBING AREA | WEST WALL

Rock Climbing Rocca Pendice Padova

Excellent wall for beginners and those just wanting to relax for the day in a quite environment.  Many of the routes are alpine style and bolts can be a bit far apart, also, many anchors do not have clips so you will need a sling so you can untie and route your rope through. If you want to set up a top rope, you can reach some of the anchors by walking along the upper crest, like wise you can walk off the climb.  Not a good place for small children or if it rains. 

Rocca Pendice Teolo West sketch

 

ROCCA PENDICE (TEOLO) ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

  ROUTES FROM RIGHT TO LEFT  
1 Muro del pianto 6a
2 Spigolo del nasetto 6a
3 Oracolo del sud 6b+
4 Sinistra del nasetto 6a
5 Pensionato 6b
6 Valmentina la dolce 6a+
7 Erendira 6b+
8 Passerina 5a
9 El topo 5a
10 Fessura nord 5a
11 Dotto 6a
12 Baby doc 6a
13 Papa doc 6b
14 Tien an men 6b
15 Idi Amin 5a
16 Sikh 6a
17 Tirami su 6a
18 Ghro ghiro tondo 5b
19 Pol pot 6a+
20 Soraparon 4c
21 Le fessure di Stefy 5a
22 Spigolo 5a

REMEMBER TO BUY A LOCAL GUIDE TO SUPPORT THE SITE AND HAVE UP TO DATE INFORMATION

Rocca Pendice (Teolo) Climbing Area, Padova Province

ROCCA PENDICE (TEOLO) ROCK CLIMBING AREA | PADOVA PROVINCE

Rock Climb Padova, Rocca Pendice

Rocca Pendice is volcanic cliff located in the Colli Eugenai and has over 300 bolted routes to climb on. The climbing at Teolo (the other name for Rocca Pendice) is technical and takes good footwork and route reading skills. If your style if power climbing you could get 'handed you lunch' at this site, there are many mid ranges climbs that can only be done with technical sequences.

Rocca Pendice is a great area for a 2 -3 days of climbing, sitting just south of the city of Padova and located in the Euganei hills (best know for the hot springs in Abano) there is plenty to do on none climbing days, as a major wine region and protected area the Euganei hills makes for a quite and relaxing area to vacation.

Rocca Pendice rock climbing site offers a great change of pace to the limestone cliffs that dominate the region

ROCCA PENDICE (TEOLO) ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

REGION Veneto Region
PROVINCE Padova Province
LOCATION Euganei Hills
NEAREST TOWN Teolo
Rock Climb Teolo, Padova
TYPE OF ROCK Volcanic
HEIGHT 200 meters
NUMBER OF ROUTES 360+ (4 to 8a)
LENGTH OF ROPE NEEDED 60 meter
EQUIPMENT 15 quick draws, some anchors do not have clips
APPROACH TIME 10 minutes
SPECIAL NOTES Not a place to climb if rains. Do not leave valuables in car at parking
GUIDE BOOK  

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