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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337 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',46],['3 Stars',153],['2 Stars',104],['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
South Face Buttress 1, a.k.a. South Arete 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
: ... : Tofana di Rozes
While it's the smallest buttress of the classic buttresses on the south face, the South Arete is a striking arete offering great climbing and fantastic position. It's a perfect warm-up and gauge for the other, bigger routes on the south face. Many of the belays are on nice ledges and while much of the climbing isn't directly on the arete, it still has an exhilarating, airy and exposed feeling it to. Because of the length of the route, it's difficult to describe in detail the pitch-by-pitch ac...[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: