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Pizzo d'Uccello

Climbing the Pizzo d’Uccello north face, Apuan Alps

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.




1 Day


Apr - Oct






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  • 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


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).

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48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


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

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About the guide: Prorock

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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!


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What people are saying about Prorock



We had an incredible time climbing in Portovenere with the Prorock team! They were incredibly helpful in coaching and teaching us climbing techniques, while also allowing us to have so much fun climbing a ton of different routes. They were very familiar with the area and gave us recommendations on how to spend the rest of our day after our trip. Overall we had an incredible experience and hope to be back soon!



Jimmy from Prorock was an excellent guide! He was patient with us. He was also very safe and made us feel comfortable climbing outdoors! Thank you, Jimmy and Prorock, for the wonderful experience at Monsummano crag!



Amazing experience!



Our guide chose an excellent route for us to multi pitch climb. He was prompt with picking us up at train station. Safe driver and informative about the local area we climbed in. His English was good and we felt safe during this whole experience. Highly recommend!



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 :)

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