Climbing in Finale Liguere, photo: Bob Horan Colle...
In Italy, there are all types of climbing to be found. The country is full of possible destinations. An abundance of everything from sport climbing to long, alpine routes. In addition to a variety of climbing styles, are the various types of stone. Much of the climbing is on different types of limestone, however, beautiful granite can be found as well. Check it out, you won't be disappointed!
There are a variety of major cities that can be flown into. Just pick the one closest to your selected climbing destination. At times is is better to fly into a nearby country (Austria, Germany) for quicker access to your destination. It also makes sense to check with your car insurance and credit card company regarding coverage of rental cars. Some will not cover cars rented in Italy, but will cover cars rented in other countries and driven in Italy.
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345 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',50],['3 Stars',158],['2 Stars',102],['1 Star',31],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Italy
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Italy:
Featured Route For Italy
Ferrata Giuseppe Olivieri Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Europe
: ... : Via Ferrata
This is a steep, very exposed route with stunning views of the South face of Tofana di Rozes. It is close to Cortina so can be popular. It also offers the options of linking into numerous additional ferrata including a hike to the summit of the largest mountain in the group – Tofana di Mezzo. The route described here ascends about 2500 feet with about 1/2 of it cabled. The route initially begins on the east face traversing left and upwards for some distance on a new heavy cable. It then wraps...[more] Browse More Classics in International
Climbing toprope in the vicinity of Cala Gorone, S...
Climbing above the vineyards in Finale, photo: Bob...
Louisa Iovane on Doping (8a), Val di Nicolo. Phot...
My first trip with unsupervised anchor threading. ...
Oct 22, 2009
As many world class routes there are in this country, I am surprised at the lack of action on MP.com for Italy. I suggest we all take a group outing there.
By Matt Marino
From: Georgetown, MA
May 12, 2010
Does anyone have any information on Riva Ridge in Lizzano Italy? It was the sight of the 10th Mountain Division's first combat in WWII and being a former 10th Mountain Soldier I'm trying to make a pilgrimage.
Nov 1, 2012
For extensive topos on the various crags of Italy (and other regions)see the Italian version of MountainProject: