Rock Climbing Emilia Romagna, Italy

Rock Cimbing Italy, Bismantova Site

Most of the L'emilia Romagna region is made up of the Padovan plain but in the southern region starts the Appenines foothills. Although the Appenines are not as gran as the Dolomiti and Alps there are lots of hidden valleys with small cliffs can be found in an unexpected place, and many┬Ěhave been bolted for sport climbing.

The largest climbing area is Bismantova on the border of Tuscany and Emilia and Bagnolo climbing site just south of Bologna. The Emilia area is also full of a rich history that resulted from the traffic along the Po river. Apart from Bologna and the other major urban centres the beaches of Romagna have always attracted tourists from home and abroad, (especially the Germans and Northern Europeans).

PLEASE READ:

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.

Rock Climbing Sites of the Emila Romagna
  • Pienazzo dei Casali Rock Cimbing Site
  • Rocca di Badolo Rock Climbing
  • Fosso Raibano Rock Climbing
  • Pietramora Rock Climbing
  • Fosso Raibano Rock Climbing
  • Pietramora Rock Climibng
  • Bagnolo Rock Climbing
  • Ripa Moia Rock Climbing

Bismantova Climbing Guide, Reggio Emilia Province

PIETRA DI BISMANTOVA ROCK CLIMBING AREA | EMILIA ROMAGNA REGION

Pietra di Bismantova

Bismantova is located in the hills south of Reggio Emilia and is a large sandstone mesa that dominates the area. I first climbed here in the 90's, the quality of the sandstone was surprising. However, I found out quickly that it was not an area to climb at when the sun is overhead.  Luckly there are plenty of sectors all the way around this unique rock formation, facing each cardinal direction, that can be climbed based on weather and time of day.  The routes tend to technical and the holds very demanding on the fingers. The better routes are polished and you will need idea conditions to climb at the grade listed if you are trying to onsight.

The Hills of the local area are beautiful and there are several off the beaten path tourist attractions, that make this a nice two to three day climbing location. Also, nearby is the bouldering area of Ceriolo. The Pietra di Bismantova is mentioned by Dante Alighieri in his Divine Comedy (Purgatory, IV, 25-30).

BISMANTOVA ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

REGION Emilia Romagna
PROVINCE Reggio Emilia
CLOSEST TOWN Castelmovo ne'Monti
GEOGRAPHY Apennine
Rock Climbing Italy, Bismantova Climbing Map
BEST TIME OF YEAR All year
APPROACH TIME 5 min
ROCK Compact Sandstone
HEIGHT 200 meters
RANGE OF GRADES 4 - 8b (250+ routes)
GUIDEBOOK/MAPS  

RECOMMENDED ROUTES

  • Fessura Zuffa 6a+
  • Silver cat 6a
  • Sesso & sasso 6c
  • Ilusioni 7a
  • Karin B 7c
  • Schizo 7c
  • No a la chasse 8a

Sectors:

  • Moby Dick
  • Cocoa
  • Nino Marchi
  • Pilone Giallo
  • Torrione Sirotti
  • Roberta aiutami
  • Gare Nuove
  • Gabri
  • Gare Vecchie
  • Anfiteatro basso
  • Sasso sul sentiero
  • Pilone Giallo
  • I massi
  • Diamante e rubino
  • La Bettola
  • Masso del parcheggio
  • La sfinge
  • Pesce lesso

Rock Climbing Guide to Emilia Romagna

EMILIA ROMAGNA REGION ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

Rock Cimbing Italy, Bismantova Site

Most of the L'emilia Romagna region is made up of the Padovian plain but in the southern region starts the Appenines foothills. Although the Appenines are not as gran as the Dolomiti and Alps there are lots of hidden valleys with small cliffs can be found in an unexpected place, and many·have been bolted for sport climbing.

rockclimbing-emilia

The largest climbing area is Bismantova on the border of Tuscany and Emilia and Bagnolo climbing site just south of Bologna. The Emilia area is also full of a rich history that resulted from the traffic along the Po river. Apart from Bologna and the other major urban centres the beaches of Romagna have always attracted tourists from home and abroad, (especially the Germans and Northern Europeans).

PLEASE READ:

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.

Rock Climbing Sites of the Emila Romagna
  1. Pienazzo dei Casali Rock Cimbing Site
  2. Rocca di Badolo Rock Climbing
  3. Fosso Raibano Rock Climbing
  4. Pietramora Rock Climbing
  5. Fosso Raibano Rock Climbing
  6. Pietramora Rock Climibng
  7. Bagnolo Rock Climbing
  8. Ripa Moia Rock Climbing
  9. Rock Climbing Guide to Asfodeli, Parma Italy
  10. Rock Climbing Guide to Bismantova, Reggio Emilia Italy

Asfodeli Climbing Area, Parma Province

LAGONI-ASFODELI ROCK CLIMBING AREA | EMILIA ROMAGNA REGION

lagoni asfodeli climbing area

The Asfodeli rock climbing area is located south of the city of Parma and near the bouldering area of Lagoni. The climbing site is located in an area not well know for climbing since there are not a lot of cliffs.  The wall has a little over 25+ routes on a sandstone wall. Sitting in a tranquil location it is a nice break from the more popular climbing areas and a great stop over point as you travel from Liguria to the northern regions.

ASFODELI ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

REGION Emilia Romagna
LOCATION Parma
NEAREST TOWN
Pontremoli
GEOGRAPHY Apennine
  Rock Climbing Italy, Asfodeli Climbing Map
BEST TIME OF YEAR  Spring and Fall
APPROACH TIME  30 min from parking
ROCK  Sandstone
HEIGHT  30 meters
RANGE OF GRADES  5 - 7b (20+ routes)
GUIDE BOOKS/MAP  
   

RECCOMENDED ROUTES

  • Oasi 6c
  • I profeti del falso 7a
  • L'abusivo 6a+
  • J'aime qui m'aime 7a

 

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