Summer: Climbing & Vie Ferrate
There are numerous natural rock formations In Val di Sole for free climbing.
In Folgarida, in the Val Meledrio valley there is a natural rock climbing wall called “Doss di S. Brigida” which is only a 20 minute walk from the Belvedere area. The ranges for the 12 different climbing routes are from 4° to 6c. The majority of the routes are not very difficult and the pitons are well placed. At the Folgarida Information Office you will find a map with all the various routes.
ARTIFICIAL ROCK CLIMBING WALL IN DIMARO
In Dimaro, next to the town’s lovely theatre, there is an artificial climbing wall located in Piazza Madonna della Pace. For further information contact the Dimaro Town Hall +39 0463.974101
VIE FERRATE IN THE BRENTA DOLOMITES
Dimaro is a good starting point if you would like to try the magnificent vie ferrate in the Brenta Dolomites. Madonna di Campiglio is only 20 minutes away by car and from there you can take the gondola lifts that will easily take you up to the mountain tops. After walking for a couple of hours you will reach an area where numerous “vie ferrate” are located, the most well-known is definitely “Le Bocchette”.
RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT FOR A VIA FERRATA:
- Waterproof clothing, light and warm (a first layer of clothing in direct contact with your skin made of polypropylene, a second insulation layer made of wool or fleece and a third layer with waterproof fabric like nylon or Gore-tex, long pants);
- Climbing harness, ropes, climbing helmet, carabiners;
- Hiking boots with Vibram soles (gym shoes are not recommended);
- Gloves, hat and a change of clothing (knee-length socks, undergarments, a light track suit if needed);
- Back pack (do not take unnecessary items with you; the recommended maximum weight of your backpack should be between 5-8 kg according to the total time needed for the via ferrata);
- Water bottle;
- A small first aid kit;
- Small items (flashlight, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion)