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Summary

The Sarca Valley, stretching out north from Arco is the main climbing area in the wider region of Arco. It is complemented by many other crags just outside the valley but close to Arco.

Description

The Sarca Valley (Valle del Sarca) is an outstanding climbing area north of Lake Garda (Lago di Garda). The sheer number of high rock faces, coupled with the proximity to the lake, the picturesque town of Arco and Italian lifestyle, makes the valley a great destination for many climbing holidays.

If you want to go sport climbing, however, you have to accept the popularity of the area and the associated wear and tear on the rock walls. Many routes in the well-known sectors, such as 'Massone', are already very polished. But there is so much to choose from that everyone will find something for sure.

The high walls of the valley attract with short ascents and spectacular views. Also here there is something for everyone. Whether beginner or expert, whether sport or trad climber.

For rest days there are a lot of opportunities:

  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • windsurfing
  • kite-surfing
  • sightseeing
Note:
The crags are sorted from Arco going to the Western side of the valley and then upstream, heading over to the Eastern side and back downstream to Arco.

Access issues inherited from Arco - Trento Area

Many crags in the area of Arco are located on private land and the huge popularity of climbing and the resulting crowds brought it with it, that issues with land owners popped up in the past and continue to pop up from time to time. Please be sensitive to regional closures and limitations to access. Stay informed and stick to local regulations.

Approach

Please refer to Arco Trento Area for details.

Where to stay

Please refer to Arco Trento Area for details.

History

History timeline chart

Please refer to Arco Trento Area for details.

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38
110m
L'Orto cliff
28
115
19m

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Sarche area
169
156
55m
La Gola cliff
190
286
21m
Ranzo area
167
37
25m
Lon cliff
23
0
23m
San Siro crag
78
76
24m
1
Cavedine cliff
28
13
20m
Dos Pelá cliff
11
22
7m
1

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