A 600 meter climb does not sound like a casual affair, but at Monte Garzo it is. There are shorter routes as well, but most people come here to climb one of the longer (up to 18 pitch) routes.
From the village of Ponte Brolla, follow the road a very short distance into the Maggia valley. Park on the side of the road near the large, red pedestrian bridge and head up a driveway undearneath the wall. Follow the well-tracked dirt road at the end of the driveway, breaking right after a few hundred meters on a well-tracked path for a scramble up to the base. The approach takes about 20 minutes.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Monte Garzo:
Alhambra 6b+ 5.10c/d Sport, 18 pitches, 1800 feet, Grade IV
Maggialore 6b+ 5.10d Sport, 11 pitches, 1500 feet, Grade IV
Lucertola 6c 5.11a/b Sport, 12 pitches, 1500 feet, Grade IV
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Alhambra 6b+ 5.10c/d International : Europe : ... : Monte Garzo
Probably the most well-known route in the area, if not the entire region. It has a few tricky sequences, but for the most part it is the sheer length of the route that is taxing: 18 pitches, almost entirely at grades between 5c and 6b+. The lower section is comprised of moderate slab climbing, and barring any particular impediments can be climbed fairly quickly. The middle, transitioning section has the most difficult pitches (2x 6b+) with technical sequences, and the upper headwall demands s...[more] Browse More Classics in International