Discover Finale Ligure, one of the best climbing destinations in Europe, with this great 4-day program. An IMFGA-certified guide from the Ufficio Guide Finale team takes you to this climbing paradise in the Italian Riviera.
* Climbing in different spots allows you to really appreciate this unique area
* Learn and improve your climbing skills and technique along with an expert
* Discover unique landscapes, a beautiful sea, ancient villages an delicious food
Finale Ligure is one of the most extensive and interesting climbing areas in Europe with thousands of climbing routes. We invite you to join us on this 4-day trip and discover this rock climbing paradise in the Italian Riviera.
In Finale Ligure not only will you enjoy great climbs, but also find unique landscapes, a beautiful sea, charming ancient villages and delicious food.
The climbing area is a limestone plateau which extends between the coast and the mountains. It’s about 10km wide and about 6/7km deep in the hinterland. The plateau is engraved by narrow valleys. Most of the cliffs are located on their sides.
Being close to the sea to the south and shielded by the mountain to the north, the climate is mild and climbing is possible all year round**. Slabs and vertical crags with pockets, holes, drips and notches** are the most common structures, but there are also many overhanging walls and caves.
Rock quality is always exceptional but climbing is challenging, mostly when climbing “on sight”. Our task is to choose the most beautiful and suitable crags for you and to ensure that your climbing holiday in Finale will be an unforgettable experience.
This 4-day program allows you to climb in different spots and to really appreciate this amazing climbing area. It is also a great opportunity to learn and improve your climbing technique and safety while climbing. The climbing activity lasts about 6 hours each day, excluding approach times.
On the first day, we will meet in Finalborgo, one of the three urban centers that form Finale Ligure. After an equipment check, we will transfer to our first climbing venue, in Boragni**,** a 20-minute drive. On the second day, we meet again in Finalborgo and head to Bric Grigio. The climbing spot is in Valle Aquila, a 10-minute drive and a 20-minute walk.
We will climb in Rian Cornei on the third day, and on the last day we will climb in the Grotta dell’Edera/Parete Dimenticata. You can check the day-by-day detailed program below.
Please note you need a medium fitness level to join this climbing trip. The program is suitable for all levels, from beginners with little or no experience to those who already climb to a medium or high level.
It is also posible to plan in advance a day off to rest, at the request of participants. Finale Ligure offers many alternative relaxing activities to fill the rest day, like beach, an interesting ethnographic museum, the Toirano and Verezzi caves, fantastic medieval villages and wonderful walks.
So what are you waiting for? Send us a request and book your trip! We will be happy to guide you on this unique climbing area in Italy! If you don’t have much time available, you could join us on our half-day rock climbing program in Finale Ligure.
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
The price includes guiding fee, transfers between Finalborgo and the crags and group equipment.// The price does not include individual equipment (harness, helmet and climbing shoes) accommodation, meals, all extras and anything not mentioned in the "price includes section". Individual equipment is available for rent.
At 9.00 am we meet in Finalborgo. Equipment check and transfer to Boragni (about 20- minute drive), a small and characteristic group of mediterranean houses which is a clear example of a fortified village. The Boragni Climbing area consists of a large wall and some detached pillars and boulders. The rock is excellent. Vertical slab climbing is the most common situation. More than 200 routes and a short access have made this spot one of the most popular in Finale. Here we will climb for about six hours and acquire familiarity with Finale climbing style.
We meet again in Finalborgo at 9.00 am and transfer to Bric Grigio. This climbing spot in Valle Aquila(a 10- minute drive and a 20-minute walk) is located just in the middle of the Finale Ligure climbing area. As many spots in Finale, it consists of different rock structures. The light grey limestone walls, which are renowned for their excellent rock quality, already attract climbers from the valley bottom. Many new routes were recently bolted in this spot.
We start again from Finalborgo at 9.00 am. The spot for today is Rian Cornei one of the most extensive, wild and hidden climbing areas in Finale Ligure. It’s a 2 km long valley sunken into the Finale plateau. About 20 different rock structures are spread on both sides. No roads, no houses. The only signs of human presence are some narrow paths, and the bolts on the crags. In Rian Cornei you can find almost any climbing style and wall facing.
This is our last meeting in Finalborgo at 9.00 am. The last day is dedicated to the Grotta dell’Edera and its surroundings. The beautiful and unique landscape of Urta Valley would be by itself a good reason to visit this spot. Here we can find a great number of incredible limestone structures where hundreds of routes have been equipped. It’s here where the Grotta dell’Edera is located. In this spot you can climb on the rock face and also behind it. You cannot come in Finale without visiting this awesome spot. On our return to Finale, before saying goodbye, we will have our last drink together.
-Upon request of the group, the guide is available for an evening briefing about the program the day before it starts. -Clothing: bring clothing suitable for the season. At least: lightweight hiking shoes, a 20/25 liter backpack and a water bottle
We are a group of Mountain guides from Liguria and South Piemonte.
In Finale Ligure and in the South Western Alps we began our climbing, skiing an mountaineering activity.
After climbing all around the Alps and the world we are still enthusiasts of our home mountains.
As mountain guides we formed Ufficio Guide Finale in order to give the best guiding service thanks to the knoledge and the passion that binds us to these mountains.
Our goal is not only to lead climbing fans safely along routes and mountains, but also to share with them our knowledge in order to offer a richer and more complete experience.
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All in all a great climbing experience in a beautiful area, perfectly adjusted to personal experience and interests.
Excellent experience! My guide Gigio was super nice and friendly, and in addition to nice climbing I also got some good technique lessons to improve my skills. Totally worth the money.
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