Pruno - Torre di Belen
At the foot of the southern Apuane Alps it is located 470 meters above sea level and is inhabited by about 100 residents. This country is characterized by the particularity of the Summer Solstice when the solar disk is seen to pass within the natural arch of Monte Forato. Moreover, the country owes its fame to a living Nativity scene set up on December 24th by the inhabitants of the village in their houses to show visitors the life of the village in the early 1900s.
- Section: toscana
Access: The reference country is Pruno. It is reached from the Versilia, (Versilia highway exit) and beyond the village of Seravezza you proceed for Stazzema. A winding road leads to the small village of Pruno. Park the car in the only town square. From here cross the village on foot, or the village, very nice, or follow the road that leads to the cemetery. In any case, you need to descend on the opposite side to where you arrived by car. Follow the wooden tourist labels, "mulino del frate". 100 meters before reaching the mill, there is the ancient Roman bridge, (called the bridge of Pruno) on the river of the gods, and on its left it climbs the path "la via di lizza". Follow this steep ramp for 200m and come out on a level path and follow it to the right. Go along the path and skirt the river of the gods (passing a mill ruin) until you almost touch them, (path and river) then start climbing with steep inversions, 50 m, under the wall. In all 15/20 minutes from the parking lot.
- Crag: Pruno - Torre di Belen
- N. Routes: 14
- Level: 4b/6c
- Height: 470 mt.
Exposure: The wall is exposed to the east and goes into the shade in the early afternoon.
Gear: All the roads are spiked. All stops except the first are with chain and carabiner. On the first chain and ring it is necessary to carry out the maneuver to descend. The roads require from a MINIMUM of 6 RINVII to a MAX of 16 RINVII.
Rock: The rock is a beautiful limestone worked in drops, as practically there are no others in Apuane.
N 44.0133º/E 10.3074º
N 44.0101º/E 10.3096º
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- Mainteners / Best Wikiers: NikoMs90: 18, manu: 1,
Logistic: Convenient and not tiring approach.
- Update: 30/06/2013
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