Sasso Ballaro


Eremo S.Caternia del Sasso - By Torsade de Pointes (Own work) [CC0] Eremo S.Caternia del Sasso
By Torsade de Pointes (Own work) [CC0]

  • Very beautiful cliff with excellent rock climbing varied, there are notches, holes, blades, and flares.
    Climbing purely technical but which does not disdain harder blocking passages.

  • Access: To reach the cliff you have to get to the hermitage of "Santa Caterina del Sasso Ballaro". To reach the place, take the A8, exit at Vergiate-Sesto Calende, continue towards the town of Laveno, passing the various villages that you meet (from Angerafino to Leggiuno). Always following the signs for the hermitage, take the last crossroads which leads to a small dirt road. Continuing for about half a kilometer, you park your car at the first beach and continue on foot, returning a little back on your steps.

    Go along a gray gate for 100 meters and take a small path on the right (it is not the dirt road). From here you go up a small and steep path in the woods and, skirting a metal fence, you reach a lake view point where you can see a small sign. Descend then continue for 50 meters to the left.
    Just before an open space, turn sharply to the right, you will find another small sign and go down a steep path following black pipes.
    Attention after a piece of steep path downhill, protected with ropes, you reach the black pipes and reached their concrete base, continuing to the left along the path you reach the various sectors.
    Continuing straight instead you reach the sector Saigon

    In total from the car are about 15 minutes.
    NB Very steep and sometimes slippery path, wear suitable footwear!

  • Crag: Sasso Ballaro
  • N. Routes: 74
  • Level: 4b/7b+
  • Height: 220 mt.
  • Beauty:
  • Exposure: South-West exposure. The crag is purely winter but, being close to Lake Maggiore, it boasts a relatively mild climate allowing climbing in other periods.
  • Gear: The crag was bolted by T. Salvadori, M. Del Tredici, P. Toniato

  • Latitude/Longitude
    N 45.8713º/E 8.6042º
  • Latitude/Longitude
    N 45.8723º/E 8.6052º
  • Coordinates Precision:
  •  Mainteners / Best Wikiers: afnanbari: 41, davidecanil: 2, gandulas: 2, GoodLuck: 2, Climb0n3: 1, MattiaGarrasi: 1, andregiu: 1,
  • Update: 12/01/2021
  • Reads: 90218

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Sectors (Routes)

N. Name Routes Grade
1 Bahia du solBahia du sol 19 5b/7b+
2 Grotta degli SpiritiGrotta degli Spiriti 6 5c/7b
3 Tane dei PettirossoTane dei Pettirosso 23 5b/7a
4 Muro dei RicordiMuro dei Ricordi 10 5b/6c+
6 UtopiaUtopia 6 4b/7a+
N. Name Length Level



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