keskiviikko 24. kesäkuuta 2015

Great Pian del Levro at Rovereto

Mika Huhtamaki

Fresh rock expedition goes on. This time our journey headed towards Rovereto and Pian del Levro which is also suitable for family picnics. It takes about 45 minutes from Arco to the parking so we are not speaking about a very distant location. 

Pian del Levro is at 700 meters above the sea level and the bottom of the crag is nicely in shadow so
it is perfect choice for hot summer days. Approach from the parking takes about 5 minutes and 40 meters uphill on an easy trekking path. Excellent!

Crag is facing south-west and it has total of 31 routes graded from 3 up to 7c. Majority of the routes are in the range of 6 but there is respectable eight routes in the range of 7. More demanding routes are on the yellow limestone and that part of the wall is not completely in shadow so be aware during hot days.

Most of the routes are long, more than 20 meters on a grey and yellow limestone. Longest routes requires 70 meters rope so we are speaking about respectable lengths. Rock quality is almost perfect and overall condition of the routes is good. Bolting is in standard distance and secure. Small detail is that the bolt distance on easy routes may be too far for the small kids or inexperienced climbers.

Route styles varies from slabs, vertical walls to overhangs and dihedrals. Enough of variance for a one day climbing session. During the day we found a definite gem among the routes. Try the route "Pit stop" which is graded 6a+ and is 28 meters long. A nice warm-up for better climbers or a nice challenge for medium level climbers.

Surroundings are good and secure on a partially steep forest. And if you have very young climbers then the nearby water pools might be interesting to visit.

Again we found a crag that is worthwhile to visit and offers great challenges for a one or two day sessions. Recommended if you prefer good quality rock and want to climb during hot summer days.

Crag grade: 5/5
Rock quality: 5/5
Bolting: 4/5
Surroundings: 4/5
Approach: 4/5

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Pian del Levro, Rovereto, 24.6.2015

Mika Huhtamaki / Author & Editor

Mika Huhtamäki is a part time amateur rock climber, mountain biker and a snowboarder from Finland who travels often in Italy.

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