Silvio Mantoan


Accesso alla Palestra - Accesso alla Palestra

  • Small but interesting climbing site located in a beautiful forest just above Lake Pistono. Until the 90s there were only a couple of old streets that went up the most obvious lines, then Silvio Mantoan traced the other routes thus making this structure usable by everyone. The wall is characterized by a sector on the left with resting plates (the first two 3rd grade streets have a "child-friendly" nailing) and a more overhanging section with some rather physical routes on dug outlets; the rock is not always rough and especially in this sector it appears to be rather smooth with poor adherence. The place is very pleasant and peaceful except for the summer when, due to the location between the lake and a pond, there are always many mosquitoes. At the base of the wall is a plaque in memory of Silvio.

  • Access: From the center of the village of Montalto Dora (highway A5 exit of Ivrea or Quincinetto) follow the signs for the lake, continue on the uphill road, after two bends you reach a fork with a small church; continue to the left on the dirt road for 500 meters. and park in the first pitch on the left (small car park, alternatively you can leave the car at the junction of the church). Continue on foot on the dirt road and after 100 meters. turn left, continue for another 100 meters. and turn right, follow the path that after 5 minutes, running along the lake, leads to the base of the wall. Continuing for another 50 meters. on the path you get to a boulder on which there are another 4 short routes.

  • Crag: Silvio Mantoan
  • N. Routes: 18
  • Level: 3a/6c
  • Height: 341 mt.
  • Beauty:
  • Exposure: Southwest
  • Rock: Metamorphic rock consisting of micascists

  • Latitude/Longitude
    N 45.4943º/E 7.8790º
  • Latitude/Longitude
    N 45.4911º/E 7.8756º
  • Coordinates Precision:
  •  Mainteners / Best Wikiers: mikelyzard: 21,
  • Biblio: State 26

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  • Update: 30/06/2013
  • Reads: 12995

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Sectors (Routes)

N. Name Routes Grade
1 MassoMasso 4 5a/6b
2 Settore principaleSettore principale 14 3a/6c
N. Name Length Level



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