In full contact with the rock face
Touch the rock, feel its vibrations, its sighs. Climbing can be a truly unforgettable experience, both on natural rock walls and on artificial ones, set up specially to test yourself and keep you entertained.
Natural and man-made gymS
The Altopiano della Paganella offers both natural and man-made gyms.
The Andalo sports centre next to the Andalo Horse Riding Centre, has a 13 m high outdoor structure with 10 climbing routes ranging from V - VII on the Italian rock climbing scale and is managed by the Alpine guides. Bring the proper equipment with you or go with a professional guide.
In Molveno you are spoilt for choice.
- The natural climbing gym S. Antonio, in Località Ischia, is within walking distance from the town centre: there are 50 routes ranging from a minimum difficulty of III to a maximum difficulty of VIII, on the Italian rock climbing scale.
- The small cliff next to Lake Nembia (a few minutes from the Nembia parking lot), 20 m high with 10 climbing routes ranging from VIb to VIIc in difficulty. Fix bolting. Boulder.
In Fai della Paganella, in the sports hall, there is a covered fixed structure managed by the Alpine guides, which is 6 m in height with 10 climbing routes ranging from IV – VII in difficulty on the climbing scale.
In Cavedago, on the way to Passo del Santel, you can find the natural rock climbing gym which is 25 m high and is called "the healthy pastime" with medium to high difficulty routes ranging from VI to VIII on the climbing scale. With 10 m fix bolting from the start of the route to the Boulder area wall.
The natural cliff "I Sasedei" in Spormaggiore is 15 m high and is just a few metres away from the ruins of Castel Belfort. There are 10 climbing routes with resin-coated stainless steel pitons. These routes range from a minimum degree of difficulty (level V) to a maximum degree of difficulty (VIc), with the majority being level V.
Near San Lorenzo Dorsino is located the natural cliff "Falesia Dimenticata", a historic cliff recently acquired by the association Dolomiti Open. There are 30 climbing routes with differtent degrees of difficulty. In San Lorenzo Dorsino there is also a natural cliff for children called "Il Parco degli Scoiattoli".
- Always wear a helmet to protect yourself from falling stones and materials.
- Check the safety of your equipment before you begin: harness, quickdraws (extenders), securing knots and brake position
- Never climb unless your are attached
- Be aware of other climbers around you and wait at the bottom of the cliff until it is clear of other climbers
- Check the state of the equipment already present in the wall, especially any wear and tear of descent carabiners. If in doubt, add one of your carabiners to the one present in the wall, it's a small sacrifice compared to the potential risk that could arise.
- Use suitable safety equipment and make sure you have understood how to use it.
If you've never done any climbing before or you feel safer being supervised by experienced and competent people, contact the Alpine Guides in the area who will be only too happy to help!
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