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Summary

High route-density in an abandoned quarry

Description

Despite being an abandoned limestone quarry, the idyllic setting and some (quasi-)natural rock faces don't make a post-industrial feeling. With over 200 well equipped routes from slabs to tufas there is something for almost everyone, especially in the low and mid-grades. The low altitude, southward aspect and proximity to the highway make it an attractive winter choice.

Approach

From Firenze (Florence), follow A11(toll) west. Ca. 10 km after Pistoia exit at Monsummano Terme (the rock is visible from the highway) and follow the signs toward the town centre south of the highway (the map in the guidebook "Toscana e Isola d'Elba" is confusing in that respect). Navigate through the town centre and its one way streets in the direction of "Grotta Giusti Natural Resort". Before reaching it, turn NE into "Via della Cava Rossa" and park at its end. Follow the track uphill through the olive yard for 200 m and turn left in the forest. The track will lead you to all sectors.

Areas

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Paretone Sector
15
4
32m
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Cava Grigria Sector
32
5
14m
Cava Rossa Sector
26
16
17m
1

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