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  • All in all, the Orco valley was scarce with a few single-wall cliffs, certainly due to the fact that in these places there is a preference for a beautiful pathway to live one's own adventure. The fact remains that, above Noasca, there was no land to satisfy the lovers of the moulinette, so in 2004 the "philosopher's stone" was born a granite block 20 meters high lying on idyllic pastures above the current "ice park" ". To say that already in the eighties in a summer vacation, Gianni Ribotto and I began to spike rock the stone, no more than six or seven lengths. In particular we bolted the current "voldemort" with only two bolts on the key step connected by a lanyard, like a stop to guarantee long flights, a beautiful 7a today re-encoded plasir where you still have to know how to move. Twenty single pitches are born on this beautiful wall with even three slopes that give the opportunity to escape from the sun or to look for it. The basal pratine is a disarming beauty and ideal to be accompanied by the girlfriend or family all at 10 minutes from the car. Unfortunately, as often happens in other places, staging chains have been subtracted in some itineraries twice. Now our passion is to make a climbing site enjoyable for everyone and not the few euros that are always invested in these projects, but more important is the time spent and it is not pleasant to repeat a work already performed, but so ... So here is the "Philosopher's Stone ..." 1450 meters the share with exposure N, E, S, but located on the right side orographic and then practicable not before the end of May, in October you will have the best adhesion to try the difficulty plates. The styles are all there too violent overhangs even if short, some crack of which a classic "herry potter".
  • Access: short, starting from the Ceresole fund house which is reached via a fork on the left going up eight hundred meters after the tunnel. You park and cross the bridge over the Orco and at the top of the slope to the left downhill past a holiday home, go right and shortly you are in front of the "boulder". The streets vary from a few meters on the south side to about twenty meters on the north side. Technique the climb of fingers on notches typical of the Orc valley, some cracks and short overhangs. Worth noting is a curious chimney that "splits the stone in two" and that can be climbed into a small moulinette or unattached (eight meters). Cute to accompany the newcomers inside the fireplace through a fixed rope on the south side attached to a tree, entry into the chimney and exit at the top of the stone: you cross the chimney itself on top and go down on the opposite side the streets on fixed (better if tied).
  • Crag: Pietra Filosofale
  • N. Routes: 20
  • Level: 4b/7b+
  • Height: 1530 mt.
  • Beauty:
  • Exposure: Varies
  • Latitude/Longitude
    N 45.4353º/E 7.2674º
  • Latitude/Longitude
    N 45.4373º/E 7.2649º
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  •  Mainteners / Best Wikiers: lennyp: 23,
  • Biblio: http://www.oomaxster.it/
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  • Update: 15/01/2015
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Sectors (Routes)

N. Name Routes Grade
1 Lato SudLato Sud 2 4b/4c
2 Le VieLe Vie 18 5a/7b+
N. Name Length Level

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