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Arco and Surrounding Area  


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Elevation: 600'
Location: 45.9129, 10.8847 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Arco is at the northern tip of Lago di Garda, just northeast of Riva del Garda. There are amazing limestone formations that are swarming with busy bees on the weekends. Many long, run out multi-pitch climbs on rusted pins blot these walls. There are also a number of beginner crags to practice on (5.0 even). A car access crag is Nago wall, where wall to wall 1P sport 5.6-5.13 await. There are remote crags yet to have bolted lines betrothed to them. There are also many climbs around Lake Garda. There are climbing shops spewing into the streets from every corner of Arco-town where deals are good and so is the food. Guidebooks in every western language are plentiful.

Getting There 

From Verona (or A4) Take E45/A22 to Marco, then take SS240 to SS240dir to Arco

Climbing Season



Weather station 17.2 miles from here

25 Total Routes

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The big limestone of Arco.
The big limestone of Arco.
The Arco valley from above arco.
The Arco valley from above arco.
Arco from near Mori
Arco from near Mori
Crossing the bridge over the river Sarca and into ...
Crossing the bridge over the river Sarca and into ...
Climbers on Placche Zebrate slabs.
Climbers on Placche Zebrate slabs.

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