MONSUMMANO ROSSA ROCK CLIMBING AREA | TUSCANY REGION

Rock Climb Italy, Monsummano Site

Monsummano Rossa is an old quarry area near Montecatini Terme which has become one of the winter sites for climbers in Tuscany.  The area is well protected for the elements and the climbing is on routes well protected.  Most of the climbing tends to be in the middle grade of difficulty but there are plenty of easier climbs to enjoy.  I like the area and would suggest a stop if you are driving from Pisa to Florence. 

MONSUMMANO ROSSA ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

REGION Tuscany
PROVINCE Pistoia
NEAREST CITY Monsummano Terme
Rock Climb Italy, Monsummano Climb
BEST TIME OF YEAR  Winter
APPROACH TIME  5 minutes
ROCK  Limestone
HEIGHT  30 meters
RANGE OF GRADES  5 - 8a (50+ routes)
GUIDEBOOK/MAPS  

RECCOMENDED ROUTES:

  • Bada bimba 6c
  • Luce da Orione 7b
  • Io speriamo che me la cavo 7c
  • Testae sciroppate 8a

 CAMAIORESE ROCK CLIMBING AREA | TUSCANY REGIONRock Climbing Italy, Camaiorese Site

The Camaiorese climbing site near Lucca is a great sea and climb vacation spot for a few days.  The climbing site is about 20 minutes from the beach area and just far enough off the main tourist trek that you do not have to deal with overwhelming crowds.  The climbing are is spread across three townships: Greppolungo, Casoli, and Candalla, and each site offers a variety of routes and grades. 

CAMAIORESE ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

REGION Tuscany
PROVINCE Lucca
NEAREST TOWN Camaiore
GEOGRAPHY  
BEST TIME OF YEAR  All Year
APPROACH TIME  20 minutes
ROCK  Limestone
HEIGHT  100 meters
RANGE OF GRADES  5 - 8b (150+ routes)
GUIDEBOOK/MAPS  

RECCOMENDED ROUTES

  • Ri toma il porro 7c
  • Pupporine 7c
  • Diablero 7b
  • Solo un gioco 6b

SECTORS

  1. Candalla Alta
  2. Candalla Basso
  3. Mulini
  4. Cimitero
  5. Setriana
  6. Cannelot
  7. Conchiusori
  8. Saratoga
  9. Tomeoni
  10. Plastri di Greppolungo
  11. L'isola
  12. Acquaspicca

ST ANNA DI STAZZEMA (MONTE LIETO) ROCK CLIMBING AREA | TUSCANY REGION

Rock Climbing Italy, Monte Lieto

The Sant'Anna climbing area is an interesting place with a few walls about the town of S. Anna.  The rock is interesting and if you find yourself nearby and looking for somewhere different to relax, try the cliff.  Well protected and even though it sits at 800 meters elevation you can still climb if it rains or there is snow.

SANTA ANNA ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

PROVINCE Carrara-Massa, Tuscany
CLOSEST TOWN Querceta
Rock Climb Italy, St. Anna Stazzema Site
BEST TIME OF YEAR Climb All Year
APPROACH TIME 20 minutes
ROCK Limestone
HEIGHT 30 meters
RANGE OF GRADES 4 - 7b (60 + routes)
GUIDEBOOK/MAPS  

RECOMMENDED CLIMBS

IL GABELLACCIA ROCK CLIMBING AREA | TUSCANY REGION

Rock Cilmbing Italy, Gabellaccia Site

The Gabellaccia climbing site is located along the Genova to Livorno highway.  It is a large limestone wall that is still being developed.  When I visited a few years ago there were several good routes on quality rock, with plenty of additional space to expand.  The site sets well above the valley at 900 meters in a quite area. 

IL GABELLACCIA ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

REGION Tuscany
PROVINCE Carrara-Massa
CLOSEST TOWN Sarzana
GEOGRAPHY Apennine Mountains
BEST TIME OF YEAR  All Year
APPROACH TIME  20 minutes
ROCK  Limestone
HEIGHT  100 meters
RANGE OF GRADES  5 - 8c (50+ routes)
GUIDEBOOK/MAPS  
   

RECOMMENDED CLIMBS

  • N.R.B.Q. 7a+
  • Sopravoliamo 6a
  • Nosfigatus 7c+
  • L'amico del giaguaro 7b

VECCHIANO ROCK CLIMBING AREA | TUSCANY REGION

 

Vecchiano climbing area is located just north of Pisa and the "Leaning Tower", this is a close crag to escape to if you happen to have your gear with you. The climbing area does not look like much from the road, but there are several fun routes to pass your time on. Great area for individuals looking a good rest day or have less experienced climbers.

VECCHIANO ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

PROVINCE Pisa Province Tuscany Italy
NEAREST TOWN Vecchiano

Rock Climb Italy, Vecchiano Pisa

BEST TIME OF YEAR Fall, Winter, Spring
APPROACH TIME 5 minutes
ROCK Limestone
HEIGHT 20 meters
RANGE OF GRADES 4 - 7c (80+ routes)
GUIDEBOOK/MAPS  
   

RECCOMENDED ROUTES

  • Ensemble 7a
  • Elucubrazioni maniacali 6a
  • La prua della nave 7a
  • La diretta arancione 6a

Remember to buy a locale guidebook if available.

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