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Vado di Sole

  • Grade context: FR
  • Approach time: 15min
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Description

A bouldering area with about thirty blocks, located on the eastern edge of the Campo Imperatore plain. The "di Sole" pass marks the border with the province of Pescara. Unlike the other areas, it is not immersed between rock and high peaks, but it is right on the edge of the Gran Sasso chain, in an area where you must know how to find the rock!

The climbing area enjoys an exceptional view over the plain of Campo Imperatore, a real postcard of the Gran Sasso! The exposure is south, and despite the altitude (1700m above sea level), sun and snow permitting, it is climbable until the beginning of winter.

The area also hosts a cliff, a few hundred meters from the blocks, which remained hidden by the beech forest until May 2010 when the first route "Aunt Esterina" was bolted.

Approach

From the A24 motorway, exit at Assergi: continue in the direction of Campo Imperatore until the crossroads for Castel Del Monte (Campo Imperatore plain) on the right, continue for a few kilometres until you reach the butchers in Fonte Vetica; continue on the road until the crossroads for Farindola, Vado Di Sole on the left (the sign is yellow). Continue straight for about 2 km. Before the Vado, on the left there is a large uphill lawn and the rocky outcrops are visible; be careful, the largest sector is not visible from the road because it is covered by woodland. Park near a little visible concrete block on the left of the road and from there take the path. Approach about 15 min.

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The first open blocks date back to 2008, while the most important climb was 'La Scarpetta di Cavalletto' (8a) by Roberto Parisse in 2011.

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Set by Roberto Parisse & Luca Parisse, 2010

FA: Elias Iagnemma, Oct 2019

FA: Roberto Parisse, 2011

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