The cliff of Castelvecchio Subequo (AQ), dedicated to Tiziano Cantalamessa, is located in the immediate vicinity of the town and can be easily reached by car.
Placed in a scenario of pleasant quiet, with the splendid massif of Mount Sirente behind it, it offers a never banal climbing, always very technical, on very good limestone of different types. The degrees of difficulty present make the site an interesting climbing site, both for the less experienced and novice climber, and for the more savvy and expert looking for more challenging routes on higher difficulty levels.
- Section: abruzzo
Access: From the directions A24-A25 Rome - L'Aquila - Pescara exit at the Pratola Peligna - Sulmona motorway tollbooth. From here follow the directions for the villages of Raiano - Castelvecchio Subequo. For those coming from the South, take the route for Sulmona - Pratola Peligna (in the direction of the motorway tollbooth via SS17) and then follow the same itinerary indicated above.
Reached the town of Castelvecchio Subequo continue along the main road for about 700 meters. Also on the main road, shortly after the junction for Gagliano Aterno (on the right - do not turn!) Is well recognizable on the left the paved road that, between some houses, leads to the cliff and is identifiable by the presence of a fountain to stock up on water, from a small area equipped with games for children and an iron cross. Go along the road, leaving immediately after a bend on the left an old quarry on the right (do not take the road that immediately continues uphill but keep on the main flat).
After crossing a small bridge, follow a short dirt road for another 500 meters. about to park the car under the first sector "A". The "B", "C" and "D" sectors can be reached on foot via a small path in 5-10 minutes.
- Crag: Castelvecchio Subequo
- N. Routes: 34
- Level: 4a/7c+
- Height: 480 mt.
Exposure: Sector "A" in the sun in the morning, in the shade of the early afternoon. Sectors "B", "C" and "D" in the shade in the morning, in the sun from the early afternoon
- Gear: The first routes were equipped by the Alpine Guide Giampiero Di Federico. Subsequently and recently, thanks to the contribution of local chiodatori of the Sulmona district and of the Aquilani nailers, the number of routes present has definitely increased and with it also the average degree of difficulty. The nailing of other new routes is planned.
All routes (except for a more dated one) have 10mm fixes. in stainless steel and chains with carabiner for descent.
- Rock: Excellent gray and yellow limestone, with holes, notches, drops and cracks depending on the sectors.
N 42.1319º/E 13.7335º
N 42.1321º/E 13.7336º
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- Mainteners / Best Wikiers: AbruzzoVertical: 134, marcobiocc: 8,
Accomodation: "Ocre Chalet" Feel the essence of a natural holiday. The Chalet (ECOLEADER certificated) is located on the slopes of Monte Ocre near San Felice, not far from the city of L'Aquila (10km), and at 18km from the ski resort of "Altopiano delle Rocche" and 20 km from the "Funivia del Gran Sasso". It's a wooden structure (blockhouse type - see photo gallery) and through the application of modern concepts of green building makes anti-sismic and an Energetic Class A building.
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- Update: 07/04/2018
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