Rock Climbing Italy, Andonno Climbing Area Piedmont


Andonno or 'Il Cros di Andonno', has a special place in Italian sport climbing history.  At one time the route Naio 8c, was the hardest in Italy.  There are several high level grades at the site and lots of great climbers you have never heard of frequent the area.  There are several sectors in the area, and this is a great destination site for a weeks worth of climbing. 

ANDONNO ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

REGION Piedmont Region
PROVINCE Cuneo
NEAREST CITY Borgo S. Dalmazzo
GEOGRAPHY
Italian Alps
BEST TIME TO CLIMB Winter and Spring is the best season
TYPE OF ROCK Limestone, edges and columns
HEIGHT 35 meter
RANGE OF GRADES 5c-8c
LENGTH OF ROPE 70 meter
EQUIPMENT 18 quick draws
GUIDEBOOK  

RECOMMENDED ROUTES

  • Tabe 7c
  • Desperado 7a
  • Capre ovali 6c+
  • Mi prende male 7a+
  • Flip punk 6b+
  • Alphabet street 8a
  • Texas 6c
  • Trippa 7a

Cornale climbing area is a nice cliff with about 40 routes of good quality. There is an overhanging sector and a flat wall made of good quality grey limestone.  The rock is nice and compact and routes vary in technical and athletic style.

CORNALE ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

REGION Piedmont
PROVINCE Cuneo
NEAREST CITY Borgo S. Dalmazzo
GEOGRAPHY Italian Alps
 Rock Climbing Italy, Cornalè Climbig Map
BEST TIME OF YEAR All year but the site is at 1200 meters
TYPE OF ROCK Limestone with pockets
HEIGHT 30 meters
RANGE OF GRADES 4 - 8a
LENGTH OF ROPE 60 meters
EQUIPMENT 15 quick-draws
GUIDEBOOK  

RECOMMENDED ROUTES

  • Tufolandia 6a+
  • Conte Ugolino 6b
  • Rebus 7a+
  • Quatantacinque 7b
  • Mandela day 7a+

Rock Climbing Italy, Piedmont Region, Bagnasco

The Bagnasco climbing site is one of the few conglomerate rock cliffs in the region.  The area has been climbed for several years, and the locals are usual to visitors but you should be extra attentive to be respectful.  The site has two sectors with over 50+ routes.

BAGNASCO CLIMBING AREA GUIDE

REGION Piedmont
PROVINCE Cuneo Province
NEAREST CITY Bagnasco
GEOGRAPHY
 
Rock Climbing Italy, Bagnasco Climbing Map
BEST TIME OF YEAR Fall - Winter - Spring
TYPE OF ROCK Conglomerate
HEIGHT 30 meters
RANGE OF GRADES 4 - 8a
LENGTH OF ROPS 60 meter
EQUIPMENT 15 quick-draws
GUIDEBOOK  

RECOMMENDED ROUTES

  • Repetita juvant 6c
  • Chi dorme non piglia Aids 6b+
  • Ambientigno 6c+
  • Tetaniz 7a
  • Cuore 8a

PIEDMONT REGION ROCK CLIMBING GUIDE

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The Piedmont Region lies in a peripheral position with respect to the rest of Italy, but its relative proximity to the sea and contact with France and Switzerland have, over the centuries, led to the creation of an important commercial transit network which has favoured its present economic development.  Most people whom visit Italy only see the vast urban centers of Torino, but there is a vast area for outdoor activities from biking, hiking and climbing.  This is an area I always have on my to explore more list.  

The Piedmontese Alps rise as mighty massifs which, at some points, reach to over 4,000 m. (Mount Rosa, 4,633 m.; Gran Paradiso, 4,061 m.). The transition from this mountainous region to the plain is marked by a discontinuous belt of moraine high ground (Rivoli and Ivrea amphitheatres, the Vercelli and Novara hills) which does not detract from the impression of clear contrast between the encircling mountains and the plain which in fact lies `at the foot of the mountains'.

climbing map piemont

ROCK CLIMBING SITES IN THE PIEDMONT REGION

Cros di Andonno Rock Climbing Site
Monte Bracco Rock Climbing Site
Rocciare Rock Climbing Site
Mugniva Rock Climbing Site
Rocca Sbarua Rock Climbing Site
Anticaprie Rock Climbing Site
Campanbiardo Rock Climbing Site
Picnicari Rock Climbing Site
Rocca Penna Rock Climbing Site
Orrido di Chianocco Rock Climbing Site
Striature Nere Rock Climbing Site
Terrazze di Avalon Rock Climbing Site
Orrido di Foresto Rock Climbing Site
Paretone di Novalesa Rock Climbing Site
Falesia di Gravere Rock Climbing Site
Militi Rock Climbing Site
Gia Giomik Rock Climbing Site
Bec di Roci Ruta Rock Climbing Site
Forno Rock Climbing Site
Bosca Rock Climbing Site
Schiappa della Grise Neire Rock Climbing Site
Torre di Aimonin Cubo Climbing Site
Balmanolesca Rock Climbing Site
Gavi Rock Climbing Site
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