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Liguria, IT

he high Pennavaire Valley has still a lot to offer to climbers. There is one big succession of crags on the right side of the valley, often visible from the road from Alto to Caprauna. The left side is however less visible. It is possible to catch a couple of glimpses from some bends of the road before Alto. For a second a red cliff positioned below the village comes into sigt. That moment was enough to convince the talented Piero Palmero to go and have a look in the early 90’s and indeed he went to explore a bit. Imagine his amazement to find himself in front of one of the most beautiful rock faces of the valley: a grey white constantly overhanging wall, with long tufas that lead all the way up to a compact grey bulge. This is the story of the first routes of Muro Rosso but the crag wasn’t lucky. It was maybe too difficult for those years and it thus remained like a legend amongst the few who visited this place. One had to wait until the autumn of 2002 to finally see this place grow. The big wall took on form with really beautiful and hard routes thanks to the usual help of the team Blond - Dinda. The new nice sector further on the right also made the news. A dozen of nice routes on a slab and not harder than the 6th grade have been put up. Needless to say the harder routes require stamina on the tufas and the final bulge is like the cherry on the icing. Here the holds are often created at a distance similar to a campus board and are reminders of the fact that a good dose of power is always welcome.
CRAG STATISTICS
34
Routes
8443
meters climbed
298
Zlags
7a
average grade

J F M A M J J A S O N D

Family friendly
Very safe
Parking
Vertical
Overhanging
Exposition
15 min.

GALLERY