In the Aspromonti Park Mountains not more than a thirty minute drive from Siderno, the peaks of the Dolomiti del Sud,
Rock Climbing – Dolomiti del Sud
In the Aspromonti Park Mountains not more than a thirty minute drive from Siderno, the peaks of the Dolomiti del Sud, (Dolomites of the South), await you to see or to rock climb. The view of the old Canolo from the top of the rock towers is extremely superb. A grand view of the valley floor below allows one to see into forests, canyons, river valley, immense rock walls, and small remote villages with the terraced fields and all the way done to the Ionian Sea. Spectacular!
Come for the trip into the country via a steep narrow mountain road to the summit or if you are adventurous you can try your hand at beginner rock climbing on the limestone with natural chrome plating, known as “Canolo’s Stone”. Don’t be fooled as there is much larger, inclined challenging rock climbing pitches to be had for the skilled rock climber.
There are three towers, Latina Tower towards the sea, Canolo Tower in the center, and Longobarda Tower towards the mountain plus one smaller tower, bolted, and ready for top roping and training.
A beautiful place to spend a relaxing day or an invigorating rock climbing adventure. Your choice.
Typical Itinerary:Rock Climbing (5.9), Trekking
Location: Canolo Vecchio
Transportation: Truck, Van or Bus
Distance: From Grand Hotel President 30 Km.
Time: 5 hrs. to go and return
Meal: Picnic style lunch with panino, cheese, fruit, wine or beer, and sweets. Natural water spring is available for drinking fountain.
Required Gear: Runners, rock shoes, socks, hat, t-shirt, shorts, back pack (OK if no pack or rock shoes).
Activity: Rock climbing ( beginners 5.9 or lower level, harder pitches everywhere), sightseeing, trekking
What You See: Spectacular views, mountains, villages, terraced fields, forests, and more
Difficulty: Level 2, Simple trekking with a few obstacles and medium times and/or, Level 5, Challenging, difficult, need basic experience rock climbing, but we can teach you,significant obstacles, rocks, long time.