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Description 

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!


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233 Total Routes


['4 Stars',33],['3 Stars',107],['2 Stars',74],['1 Star',18],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',36],['5.7',22],['5.8',17],['5.9',31],['5.10',104],['5.11',19],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Italy:
Via delle Guide   5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Cinque Torri : Torre Grande West Summit
North Face   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   Cinque Torri : Torre Barancio
Northwest Corner   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 300'   Cinque Torri : Torre Barancio
Fedele   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 26 pitches, 2625'   Dolomites : Piz Pordoi
South Pillar, a.k.a. “Mariakante”   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 9 pitches, 820'   Dolomites : Piz Pordoi
Southeast Arete Via Alvera-Menardi   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 12 pitches, 1000'   Fanis Group : Cima Bois
"Spigolo Fiames," SE Arete   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 15 pitches, 1350'   Pomagagnon Group : Punta Fiames
South Face Buttress 1, a.k.a. “South Arete”   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 14 pitches, 1100'   Dolomites : Tofana di Rozes
South Face (Via Miriam)   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 530'   Cinque Torri : Torre Grand South Summit
Kasnakoff   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 9 pitches, 820'   Dolomites : Second Sella Tower
Vinatzer   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 13 pitches, 985'   Dolomites : Third Sella Tower
South Face, Buttress 2, Pillar Rib (Constantini/Ghedina)   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 18 pitches, 1400'   Dolomites : Tofana di Rozes
Cima Piccola – South Arete Yellow edge   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 11 pitches, 1100'   Dolomites : Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Big Micheluzzi   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 12 pitches, 820'   Dolomites : Piz Ciavazes
Messner   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 11 pitches, 820'   Dolomites : Second Sella Tower
Schubert   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 7 pitches, 820'   Dolomites : Piz Ciavazes
Abram Arete   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 12 pitches, 1000'   Dolomites : Piz Ciavazes
Comici   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, Alpine, 15 pitches, 1475'   Dolomites : Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Cima Ovest-North Face - Cassin   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c PG13     Trad, Alpine, 1500'   Dolomites : Tre Cime di Lavaredo
South Face, Buttress 2, Pilastro Route (Constantini/Apollonio)   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c     Trad, 19 pitches, 1500'   Dolomites : Tofana di Rozes
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Featured Route For Italy
Carlesso-Menti Route sketch; many possible lines exist on easier lower portion of face.

Carlesso-Menti Route 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c  Europe : Italy : ... : Torre di Valgrande
Seen from the NW, the eye is immediately drawn to a striking near vertical crack system piercing the upper half of the face. Lower 5th class climbing at the UIAA Gr. III level (5.4/5.5)reaches an overhang/cave at the base of the fantastic dihedral and crack system. Climbing out from the cave and reaching the dihedral proper constitutes the crux at UIAA Gr. VIII- (5.11a/b), but aid may be used to overcome this obstacle to progress (A0,A1). The remaining climbing is still quite stout at UIAA Gr. V...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Forestvonsinkafinger
From: Iowa
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.

By SYBold
Nov 1, 2012

For extensive topos on the various crags of Italy (and other regions)see the Italian version of MountainProject:


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