Looking at the Settore Centrale at Monte Sordo fro...
The Finale 007 sums this crag up nicely, "...a cocktail of splendid rock, a beautiful environment, sun, tranquility, a great variety of styles and some historic routes. It is one of the nicest areas of the Finalese if not the nicest one."
Hard to beat the location, and, the approach drive is sublime, passing the oft photographed Chiesa dei Cinque Campanili (church of the 5 bells).
Located on the hill between Rocca di Perti to the west, and Monte Cucco to the east, in the Valle Urta. This area is somewhat more sheltered from wind and can be a good option on poor/cold weather days, with the La Specchio sector offering some terrain sheltered from rain. This area sees plenty of sun, especially in the afternoon, when even in spring and fall it can feel quite warm (or downright hot).
The Deaf Mountain is broken up into five sectors:
• Falesia delle Tecchie
• Alveare e Placca di Mu (beehive and mu slabs)
• Settore Centrale (Central Sector)
• La Specchio (the mirror)
• Coralli (the corals)
Around 105 routes, the bulk of which are in the 6 range with a decent pile in the 5 and 7 grades and only a mild sprinkling of 4 and 8’s. The individual sectors are signed at each crag, and, many of the route names can be found unobtrusively written at the base.
The area is also very popular with mountain biking and hiking.
From Finalborgo, take the road up to Perti, follow the road as it winds around to the left, and follow this skinny paved road to where it ends at a large parking lot with a couple of gates blocking vehicle access at several dirt road options.
Back down from the end of the road, under the central sector, there’s another lot which has a bit closer access to that sector, as well La Specchio and Coralli.
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L'Arco dei Guaitechi
: ... : Settore Centrale
The classic and historic lieback and corner crack at Monte Sordo!Originally called, "Via della Marcia".Long, strenuous and somewhat awkward. A great outing.Pitch 1: Get your guns loaded, climb up the short slab to the crack, then lieback up and tough your way up through the first couple of clips. Rock is a little polished through here, making it seem even more insecure. At least its steeper than it looks (!). Follow the corner up (hard to get lost) milking stems, the face, back scums, to a ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
Map at the parking lot of Monte Sordo
Road to Monte Sordo goes past this famous church: ...
Classy water spigot at the parking lot for Monte S...
View towards Finale Ligure from the top of the Set...
Camping at Monte Sordo.