Rock Climbing in Vicenza

Rock Climbing Italy, Vicenza Province

Having climbed in the Vicenza Province for so many years I have forgotten at times the amount of routes and diversity of the climbing available.  At one time I climbed over 250 days a year and never traveled more that 75 km, nor repeated a climb less than 7b twice during the year.  At the height of the climbing years of the 90's there were probably over 5000 bolted routes within a 50 km radius of Vicenza.  So of the sites have gone into disrepair others no longer allow access but there are still plenty of sites to keep you busy during a vacation to the area.  And what other climbing destination allows you to sip a cafe in the square with Palladio building or visit Venezia on a rest day.

Rock Climbing Italy, Vicenza Province

WHAT IS THE CLIMBING LIKE IN THE VICENZA PROVINCE

The Vicenza province has an unbelieable amount of climbing sites and varity.  There is the classic destionation of Lumignano in the Berici Hills, plus some of the hardest routes in Europe at Covolo, near Theine.   Climbing in Vicenza has been at a high standard and you will find the grades a bit still, and the climbing a varity of technical skills and explosive power routes.  There is a bit of everything within the Vicenza Province.

 

Rock Climbing Sites in the Vicenza Province of Italy

Sisilla-Due Sorelle sector | Climbing Vicenza Province

SISILLA-DUE SORELLE CLIMBING AREA | VICENZA

sisilla rock climbing area

The Sisilla-Due Sorelle sector is located at Passo Campogrosso in the Piccolo Dolomites.  The area is a great summer destination and a nice travel stop when moving from the Vicenza Province over to the Trento Province.  The rock style is similar to many of the classic Dolomite areas, and has been a training area for upper elevation climbs.  There are several multi pitch routes to enjoy all with an easy walk off on the back side of the cliff. Perfect area in summer, not crowded, with plenty of climbs for any level.

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

Sisilla ROCK Climbing Guide

REGION Veneto
PROVINCE Vicenza
GEOGRAPHY Recoaro
BEST TIME OF YEAR
from April to October
ROCK Dolomite
NUMBER OF ROUTES
45
RANGE OF GRADES
from 5a to 7c+
HEIGHT 10-120m

routes at sisilla climbing area

Sisilla climbing sketch Campogrosso

From left to right

Sisilla:

Gulp 7b
Splash 6c
Biss Rock '89 7c+
Manhattan 6b
Bronx 6c+
Soobidoo 6c
Diretta soldà 6a+
Sabana grande 6c
Bombemont 7b
Buon pane del Menotti 6c+
Perchè 7c
Belzebù 7b+
Fessura solà 6c
L'ultimo rutto 7c
Frammenti di vita 7a+
Sbighibighilughiz 6b
Chernobyl 7c+
Sandri Carlesso 6a+
Sta 6c+
Hesperus 6a
Emanuela 7b
Vive una favola  
Bagliore al tramonto  
Coney Island 7a+
Thriller 7b+
Viavai 6b
Folletto vlante 6b+
Super folletto 7a+

Due sorelle:

El camin 5a
Bonsai 6b
Incastra la tecnica 6b
Nuvole  
El mugo  
Black face 6c
Nebbia 6a
Ameris 6b
Colonnina 6b+
Aia ai dii 6a+
Eppure soffia 6c
La cavalcata  
Spigolo soldà 6b
Caterina 6c
El querto  
El poro tordo  
Sola soletta  

Castlevecchio Climbing Area, Vicenza Province

CASTLEVECCHIO ROCK CLIMBING AREA | VENETO REGION

Rock Climb Italy, Castelvecchio climb

The Castelvecchio climbing site is located in the hills above the town of Valdagno, in the VIcenza Province.  The site gets its name from the small communtiy where it is located.  The climbing area is a summer destination since it faces north and sits around 600 meters in elevation. The climbing area has been developed and is maintained by the local climbing Association (CAI). A great have day place to stop over and enjoy on a hot day, excellent for smaller childern and place to picnic.

CASTELVECCHIO ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

REGION Veneto
LOCATION Vicenza
NEAREST TOWN Valdagno
GEOGRAPHY Lessini Mountains
BEST TIME OF YEAR Summer
APPROACH 5 minutes
ROCK Limestone
HEIGHT 30 meters
RANGE OF GRADES 4-7c (40+ routes)
GUIDEBOOK/MAPS  

CLIMBING ROUTES AT THE CASTELVECCHIO AREA

  1. Yburt 24m 7a+
  2. Grall 23m 6b
  3. Burba 91 23m 5c
  4. Michelangelo 25m 7b
  5. Hash 22m 6c+ Settore centrale
  6. Pink Panter 23m 5c+
  7. Hard rock 24m 7c
  8. Miriam 24m 6a
  9. Nibelungen 24m 6c+
  10. Alka seltz 24m 7a
  11. Paola 22m 4b
  12. Materasso 18m 6c
  13. Samarcanda 18m 7b
  14. Free fall 20m 6c
  15. Baby climber 16m 4c
  16. Uno 10m 4a
  17. Due 12m 4a
  18. Tre 16m 4a
  19. Take it easy 16m 6b
  20. Ludwig 16m 6b
  21. Attatroll 22m 6a+
  22. Silvè 22m 7a
  23. Sei 22m 5c
  24. Meteorite 25m 6b
  25. Scorpions 25m 6b
  26. Slate 16m 6a Settore alveare
  27. Ape maia(la) 16m 4c
  28. Asterix 18m 6b
  29. Ape muraria 22m 6c
  30. Sette 20m 6a
  31. Silvia 20m 6b+
  32. Ice cream 20m 7b
  33. Striscero’ 20m 7b+
  34. Gioco selvaggio 22m 6c
  35. Mantra 18m 6c+ 36 Matrix
  36. Obelix 38 Felix
  37. Coca e cibalgina 24m 7?
  38. Volere volare 24m 7?
  39. Due gocie di valium 24m 8?
  40. Dove osano i golosi 25m 7c

Riolo sector | Climbing area Vicenza Province

RIOLO ROCK CLIMBING AREA | VICENZA

The Riolo sector is sitted near the town of Torrebelvicino. The atmosphere is very tranquil and relaxing and is popular for the coexistence of challenging climbs and relatively easy routes.

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

Riolo Climbing Guide

REGION Veneto
PROVINCE Vicenza
GEOGRAPHY Torrebelvicino
BEST TIME OF YEAR
from October to April
ROCK limestone
NUMBER OF ROUTES
25
RANGE OF GRADES
from 4 to 8a
HEIGHT 25m

routes

From left to right

Senza nome 4a
Senza nome 4a
Senza nome 4a
Dino 5a
Lascia o raddoppia 6c+
Carburo 7c+
Non son degno di te 6b+
Castighi e fastidi 7a+
Salsa piccante 6c+
Skin heads  
Gorilla 6c+
Tritone 6b+
Business 8a
Lascia star 7c+
Spit dipendente 7c
Alien 7c
Super Aldo 7b+
Il bene e il male 7a+
La grima 6b+
Anguana climb 6b
Salbanelo 7b
Oran-gutan  
L'orco 7a
Diedro 5b
3LC7E7vu9x-MjPyUtu-dQVvFAEuH250ARM7PI8wITg0