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The Best Rock Climbing in Italy

Looking for the best rock climbing in Italy? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Italy. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top rock climbing spots in and near Italy

  • Pietracamela, Italy

    Climb Corno Piccolo

    7 mi / 2500 ft gain
    Corno Piccolo (8710') or "Little Horn" as part of the Gran Sasso Massif, is the rocky, limestone heart of the Italian Peninsula, providing epic views from Adriatic to Tyrrhenian Seas. There are numerous world-class climbing routes to the summit, the most straightforward being a hike from the ski ...
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  • Auronzo di Cadore, Italy

    Hike the Tre Cime Di Lavaredo Loop

    6.3 mi / 1105 ft gain
    The famous Italy Dolomites are littered with numerous great hikes to showcase them, however, this trail is the cream of the crop. It will not disappoint. You have the option of hiking up to Rifugio Auronzo from Misurina, which is detailed out here. The other option that makes it easier if you're ...
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  • Corvara in Badia, Italy

    Climb The Brigata Tridentina Via Ferrata

    2.5 mi / 2316.3 ft gain
    If you want to add a via ferrata on to your itinerary for the Dolomites, then the Pisciadù Via Ferrata (also known as Brigata Tridentina Klettersteig) is one of the best. A Dolomites classic! This VF is easily accessible from the village of Colfosco, on the Passo Gardena mountain pass, with a sma...
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  • Auronzo di Cadore, Italy

    Hike the Tre Cime di Lavaredo Loop

    6.75 mi / 1200 ft gain
    This is a spectacular and majestic undertaking, completely different from hiking it in the summer. In the winter, you can hike or snowshoe and witness the amazing, expansive views of snowcapped mountain peaks. The contrast between the dark mountains and the pure white snow is breath-taking and ab...
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  • Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

    Rock Climb the Dolomites

    This summer we discovered the Cinque Torri near Cortina d'Ampezzo in the Dolomites, and I think it may be my new favourite place to climb. In the summertime there are a few ways to reach the Cinque Torri. If you're only coming for the day, one of the easiest ways is to park on the Passo Falzarego...
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  • Arco, Italy

    Rock Climb in Arco

    This small Italian town is just a few minutes drive north of Lake Garda in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of northern Italy. And while it might be small in size, it's a huge destination in the world of rock climbing, attracting climbers from around the world. But what makes Arco so special? It's ...
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  • Sëlva, Italy

    Citta dei Sassi - Sport Climbing Crag

    Cita dei Sassi is a great sport climbing and bouldering area on the Sella Pass, not far from Val Gardena in the Dolomites, with a number of boulders and short, bolted sport routes all a short walk from the car park. To access the area, drive over the Sella Pass until you reach the parking areas f...
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