The Cave area in Sperlonga is perhaps one of my all time favorite climbing areas in the far south.  There are three specific sectors in the area, Muro bianco (the white wall), Avancorpi, and the Arenauta area along the beach.  You can climb here all year but only at the cave in the summer, but the rock does consume your skin rather quickly.  There are lots of fun moves and easier stuff to warm up on and for rest days.  Plus it is right on the beach.

SPERLONGA ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

PROVINCE Latina Province
NEAREST TOWN Sperlonga
   
BEST TIME OF YEAR Winter and Fall, but you can climb all year
APPROACH 15 minutes
ROCK Limestone
HEIGHT 30 meters
RANGE OF GRADES 4 -8b+ (150+ routes)
GUIDEBOOK/MAPS  

RECOMMENDED ROUTES

  • Cavalieri selvaggi 8a+
  • Cave 7c
  • Non lo escludo 6b
  • Selenia 6b

SECTORS

  1. Muro bianco
  2. Pareti di avancorpi
  3. Spiaggia dell'arenauta
  4. Grotta dell'arenauta

Agro Pontino climbing site is one of the area's closest to the city of Roma, but due to its exposure to the sun it can only really be visited during the winter months.  It is an area very near the sea and there are 5 specific sectors that have been developed.  The last time I was there it was still being developed and there seemed to be potential to expand the number of routes.  This site, unlike many in the area is well bolted with good quality equipment.

AGRO PONTINO ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

 

REGION Lazio
PROVINCE Latina
NEAREST TOWN  
GEOGRAPHY  
BEST TIME OF YEAR Wiinter
APPROACH 20 minutes
ROCK Limestone
HEIGHT 25 meters
RANGE OF GRADES 4 - 8b (130+ routes)
GUIDEBOOK/MAP  

RECOMMENDED ROUTES

  • Fearstruck 7c
  • The mission 8b
  • Gabbia 7c+
  • Eleonora 7a

SECTORS

  1. Sezze
  2. Scoglio dell'Araguna
  3. Norma
  4. l'Arnale
  5. La gola dei venti

The Picinisco climbing site in located in the southwestern part of the Lazio region in the mountains.  The area is a series of small cliffs, that sit at 1000 meters elevation, and each sector offers varied styles of climbing.  Not the rock is outstanding, but this is not a destination site, just a nice relaxing rest area if you happen to be passing through.  The mountain area is very isolated and quite, just not that not all routes are bolted with the newest equipment.

PICINISCO ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

PROVINCE Frosinone Province
NEAREST TOWN Picinisco
   
BEST TIME OF YEAR Spring Summer and Fall
APPROACH TIME 15 minutes
ROCK Limestone
HEIGHT 30 meters
RANGE OF GRADES 4 - 7b (60+ routes)
GUIDEBOOK/MAPS  

RECOMMENDED CLIMBS

  • Le vie del Signore sono 6b+
  • Triade 6b+
  • Cioccolato amaro 7b+
  • il fiume Lete 6b

SECTORS

  1. Paradiso
  2. Massoterapista
  3. Fungo dei Puffi
  4. Panettone
  5. Cattedrale

Grotti is a limestone cliff, but it has multi-colored rock and many times it is as the sun has baked the rock to create clips and flakes.  When I first climbed there I was a bit concerned about the quality of the rock and waited for a hold to break, but all the routes were solid and interesting in style.  The rock does consume the skin rather quickly so it is not the easiest place to climb multiple days in a row. 

GROTTI ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

REGION Veneto
PROVINCE Rieti
NEAREST TOWN Rieti
GEOGRAPHY Apennini Mountains
BEST TIME OF YEAR Winter
APPROACH TIME 10 minutes
ROCK Limestone
HEIGHT 30 meters
RANGE OF GRADES 5 - 8b (90+ routes)
GUIDEBOOK/MAPS  

RECOMMENDED CLIMBS

  • El grinta 6c
  • Lupo de Lupi 8a
  • La mano rossa 8a
  • Never mind 6c+

Ripa Majala is a volcanic rock site note too far from Roma.  The climbing is mixed with both technical and athletic routes on walls that have small holds to extra large holes.  The climbing area is located in a park area and very quite for a relaxing day of climbing.

RIPA MAJALA ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

PROVINCE Viterbo Province
NEAREST CITY Civitavecchia
 Rock Climb Italy, Ripa Majala Climb
BEST TIME OF YEAR Fall, Winter, and early Spring
APPROACH TIME 20 minutes
ROCK Volcanic Lava
HEIGHT 25 meters
RANGE OF GRADES 5 - 7c (90+ routes)
GUIDEBOOKS/MAPS  

RECOMMENDED ROUTES

  • Legalizzatela 7b+
  • Dolores de panzas 6b+
  • Diserta di deserto 7a+
  • Balloancora 6c
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