ABRUZZO CLIMBING



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Spread across the entire region, the climbing in Abruzzo is spectacular and relatively undiscovered outside of Italy.  The climbing is chilled and relaxed and it's not unusual to find yourself climbing all day long with the entire crag to yourself.

Mainly sport climbing, there is something for everyone.  With routes ranging from the 4s to the 8s you will find something to learn on, or something to push and challenge yourself with.

This beautiful limestone throws up a huge variety of questions, from your delicate fingery moves requiring technique, balance and finesse, to those climbs with big, bold, pumpy moves where your bravery, strength and character will certainly be challenged.

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The key climbing areas in Abruzzo are below, with links attached to each if you'd like more info.  The closest to us, Pennapiedimonte and Roccamorice, a 20-30 minute drive from Kokopelli, offer what is arguably the best climbing in Abruzzo.  If you'd like tuition or coaching, from beginner to any level, this is available at Roccamorice from the alpinist Giampiero di Federico.

Castellafiume:  3b - 7c / 60 routes
Castelvecchio Subequo:  3 - 7a / 30 routes
Fara San Martino:  4c - 7c+ / 78 routes
L'Aquila - Madonna d'Apari:  4c - 7a+ / 19 routes
Liscia Palazzo:  5b - 7a+ / 24 routes
Montebello di Bertona:  5a - 8b / 34 routes
Monticchio:  4a - 8a+ / 47 routes
Pennadomo:  4b - 8b / 38 routes
Pennapiedimonte:  4b - 7c / 40 routes
Pescomarrino:  4a - 7b / 22 routes
Petrella:  6a - 8b+ / 50 routes
Pietrasecca:  4b - 8c / 79 routes
Placchi di Bini:  5b - 8a / 34 routes
Roccamorice:  4b - 8a / 190 routes
Sasso di Lucoli:  4c - 7a+ /
Villetta di Barrea:  4b - 6b / 6 routes


For more information, a long-awaited climbing guide for the region has recently been published (2011):

Abruzzo Verticale by Andrea di Donato and Tommaso Siannella

Available on Amazon:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?__mk_it_IT=ÅMÅŽÕÑ&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=abruzzo+verticale

We have a couple of copies here in Kokopelli, free for any of our guests to use.

Further information can be found on the following sites:



And if you do nothing else, you must check out local climbing guru, Giorgio Ferretti, filmed nearby in Pennadomo.  The guy's a legend:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ViKTzKColU&feature=player_embedded


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