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Climbing the Pizzo d’Uccello north face, Apuan Alps

Pizzo d'Uccello

Follow one of our IFMGA certified guides to the summit of Pizzo d’Uccello. Get some of the most mesmerizing views from the top of this magnificent peak in the Apuan Alps.

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Alps

1 Day

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Reach the summit of Pizzo d’Uccello Via Classica Oppio-Colnaghi
  • Get the most hypnotizing views of the Apuan Alps
  • For more experienced climbers follow the Diretta Biagi-Nerli route

Description

One of the most majestic mountains in the Apuan Alps is the Pizzo d’Uccello (1.781). It stands out especially for its North Face, of almost 800 meters. This face compares in height and offers ascents as thrilling as the ones in the most famous peaks in the Western Alps or the Dolomites.

So join me on this climbing trip. And discover this magical place!

For our climbing adventure we’ll follow the Via Classica Oppio-Colnaghi. This route will pass by characteristic slot-chimney patches that run throughout the entire wall.

We’ll depart from the Donegani refuge in Val Serenaia early in the morning. Then, after 45 minutes or so of trekking we’ll reach the via ferrata of Foce Siggioli, that will offer a hypnotizing view of the north wall of Pizzo. And it runs downhill for about an hour, giving us the chance to take in the wonderful things we’ll see around us. Upon completion, we’ll get ready to tackle our main goal: Pizzo d’Uccello.

It will take us from 6 to 10 hours to reach the top of Pizzo. And once we stand at its top, all our effort will be completely worth it! Then, once we reach the summit, we’ll descend along the normal route (grade II). Finally, we’ll head to mount Giovo and back to the Donegani.

The ascent will be long. Although it doesn’t present difficulties higher than grade V, it’s challenging and requires previous training and a good fitness level. There’s also the possibility of taking the Diretta Biagi-Nerli, a tougher route for more prepared climbers

Do you want to tackle the Pizzo d’Uccello? Don’t hesitate and send me a message. I promise it will be an unforgettable adventure.

If you are looking for a completely different type of adventure, check out this Canyoning in Tuscany & Ligurian rivers.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price includes: assistance of the guide and use of group equipment. It doesn’t include: transportation and guide costs (to be divided by the number of participants).


Details

More info

The following equipment is required: 2 locking carabiners, 2 lanyards, hiking / approach shoes, mountain clothing, waterproof windbreaker, water bottle, rucksack


About the guide

The Prorock Outdoor Team is based in Camaiore (Lucca, Tuscany), a renowned holiday resort in the heart of Apuan Alps, one of the most beautiful mountain ranges of central Italy. Our company promotes fun and safe outdoor activities, offering professional support and training at all levels. Our expertise includes rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, vie ferrate, canyoning, backcountry skiing and hiking.

Our highly experienced team of IFMGA certified mountain guides will lead you on a unique experience to the most interesting spots of Apuan Alps, Cinque Terre and many more localities. Carlo, Cristiano, Franco, Pasquale and Roberto, our guides, will make you enjoy your holiday time with Prorock Outdoor!

Languages

Italian | French | English

Certificates

UVGAM | IFMGA

Residence

Camaiore (Alpi Apuane - Tuscany)


What people are saying about Prorock Outdoor Team

Cassidy Creel

5.00

November, 2022

We had one of our best days in Italy rock climbing with Franco! He was super nice and we were able to climb everything we wanted, plus the views were amazing. Highly recommend :)

Elisa Kauria

5.00

November, 2022

Cristiano is a super experienced and friendly guide! Mt Procinto's was a great first via ferrata experience for the whole family, including kids 7 and 10 yrs old. Thank you!

Anne Dacanay

5.00

October, 2022

I had so much fun, Franco is a very experienced and knowlegeable guide and I loved the challenges he gave me the option to pursue. No pressure, no fear, and maybe next time I will be able to sport lead on limestone. Beautiful location and views!

Monica Nguyen

5.00

September, 2022

We had the most fun and incredible rock climbing day at Celsa with Carlo and Louise! We had so much fun and loved getting to know our guides! Carlo was a great instructor and you could tell he was very passionate about rock climbing and wanted us to excel and encouraged us! It was an amazing day!!! Highly recommend!!!!

Marcis Varpa

5.00

August, 2022

We wanted to try out via ferrate already for a long time. This was our first one and we were going with kids (9 and 11 y.o.) so we decided to find a guide that could accompany us. Pasquale was a perfect guide - experienced, interesting and caring. We felt safe and had a great time! Thank you!

Olivier bedard

5.00

May, 2022

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JOSEP MASCARELL SOLÉ

5.00

April, 2022

Great week with an impresively expert mountain guide, Franco, from Pro-Rock Adventures, who managed the complicated wether conditions to bring us always to the right place in the right moment.

Ksawery Karczewski

5.00

July, 2021

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Shaun F.

5.00

July, 2020

Great experience overall - we went to the Apuan alps where we were able to climb multiple routes with a fantastic view all with our guide Franco - very fun and memorable experience and would definitely recommend

Tiffany

5.00

December, 2019

Really great climbing experience near Cinque Terre. The location was beautiful and our guide was fantastic. 1/2 of our group was experienced and 1/2 was not. Our guide made sure to find an area to accommodate everyone's abilities. Would highly recommend this experience!

Annina Vasilescu

5.00

October, 2019

I got to spend two amazing days climbing on two of the most beautiful climbing places you could think of. The guides were fantastic! Everything was well prepared, they took good care of everything and everyone, making sure we all felt safe and satisfied at all times. So if you want to start climbing as a beginner in one of the top 20 climbing spots of the world, or if you already have climbing experience and simply want to improve your technique or skills. Or if you’re already an experienced climber and you simply are looking for super professional climbing partners, this is what you have to go for! I feel like I made friends and will definitely come back next year to climb again with these lovely guys 🏼🏼🏼

Marnie Eccles

5.00

August, 2019

An amazing experience, and brilliant for first time climbing experience. Enough to get heart rates going!! Fabio our guide was excellent, felt very safe, plus his English was amazing! Would do it again!

Jon

5.00

September, 2018

Franco was a very professional guide. If you are not familiar with the trails in the Apuan Alps I highly recommend you hire this company - for ease of mind and safety. I am a former mountain guide in the United States.

Ida Ytreland

5.00

September, 2018

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Mary Lulgjuraj

5.00

August, 2018

I had an amazing time!

Samuel Levi Young

5.00

July, 2018

This was an incredible experience!!! Our guide Fabio, president of the Tuscan Rock Climbing Federation, took us throughout the beautiful Muzzerone. His 35 years of experience definitely showed. He was wise, courteous, and knowledgable. The climbing itself was some of the best we've encountered: the rock faces were gorgeous (nice and gritty, easy to grip) and the views of the Mediterranean were spectacular. Highly highly recommend.

HILLARY CHIERICI

5.00

July, 2018

Dashing between spectacular thunderstorms, we had an amazing day with Carlos - who we've dubbed author of "Zen and the Art of Rock Climbing!" He brought a new and fresh perspective to climbing, from breathing techniques to adding blue painters tape to our toes to keep our focus on our feet. It worked! Our climbing felt more fluid and natural. It was a wonderful day for the entire family.

Kieran Anderson

5.00

June, 2018

We had an amazing trip, although the weather was bad for Monte Pisanino, the guide Franco took us up a neighbouring peak (Pizzo D'uchello). Not too technically or physically demanding it did require a good head for heights as some areas were exposed. Overall a great experience and led by a very knowledgable and professional guide. 5 stars, would recommend for anyone looking for something a bit different!

Chengann Tan

5.00

December, 2017

Fabio and Valeria were our guides on the day. We were a family with kids aged between 10 and 14years old. Fabio was very safety conscious and passionate about the sport. Very friendly and we felt like a day out with friends. The climbing spot was amazing. Great view, nice rocks.

Janne Blessing

5.00

August, 2017

We were a group of 6 climbing up to Monte Procinto (5a route) - we had a great day and our guide was really good. His calm and helpful attitude got us all to the top, even though a few of us are scared of heights. We're not really climbers, but we performed well with the after-climb beers :)

Matt Parsell

5.00

July, 2017

I knew it was going to be an amazing time climbing but wow! Cris and his wife took care of everything! Great communication and quick responses on all my questions and concerns. It was my first time climbing outside and also leading(3month new at gym climbing). They made me feel safe but challenged. Exactly what i was looking for. Spent 6.5 hours on the wall and that was perfect for my full day. Unimaginable views!! Will definitely be bringing my partner back for a few days climbing here!

Sathya

5.00

April, 2017

Our guide, Cris (Roberto's colleague), was very professional and easy going. He made us feel very comfortable. It was clear safety was a priority. We did a variety of climbs that were great for my sister (beginner) and myself (intermediate). So fun and a great way to see the views in a unique way!

Friedrich

5.00

September, 2016

I went climbing with a group organized by Roberto. We went to a crag near Camaiore, it was great!

Carlos

5.00

September, 2016

Really great moments spent together with Cris (member of Roberto’s crew) who led us through a beautiful canyon close to Luca in the Garfagna region! It is really nice to visit a valley by going down a torrent and rappelling, jumping, tobogganing or swimming! It is also a very fresh activity to escape from the summer heat of Tuscany! Cris is very professional and very kind! I really recommend this activity to everyone! No need to be an expert to have fun down there!

Arnaud

5.00

September, 2016

We had a great experience with Franco (member of Roberto guides' team) who guided us in this trek in Apuan Alps, the Pisanino, which is the highest summit in all this region. The level of difficulty is low while you should be ready to have some vertigos view at some points but we should say the panoramas are so stunning between the Apennines, the Mediterranean sea and the other mountains from Alpi Apuane all around. Franco has been so kind to explain in details the other treks of the region we will not miss to do next time !

Matthew

5.00

August, 2016

My daughter (11 years old) and I had a nice day of sport climbing is Sant Anna above Camaiore with a great guide from Roberto's team. It was a good place to learn and do some more challenging routes as the day progressed. The views are also fantastic. Can't wait to return next year and also spend a night at a rifugio!

Vincent

5.00

July, 2015

With Roberto, we discover other part of Italy. It was a great and “safe” experience with the children. The team is very friendly and they are materially very well equipped. We have done 3 different activities: (1) Monte Procinto in the Apuanes which is an easy summit accessible with a safe Via Ferrata. Perfect initiation with children of climbing material (2) Canyoning in Stazzema with a fabulous Natural Tobogan (3) Climbing on the Mediterranean Coast, close to Portovenere. Views are really fantastic. I really recommend Roberto if you are in the area and if you want to organize a great family day. Vincent, from Belgium


 

 

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