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Eagle405


Jan 14, 2009, 7:47 PM
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rumored guidebook  (Europe: Italy)
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Hey all. I'm a climber that's going to be living in italy for a while, and I need to know about the climbing. Does anyone know where I could find "guide to toscana." it's referenced a lot, but I can't find it anywhere online. any help would be great. Thanks!


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I think that guide might be out of print. Looks like there might be a newer (different?) version though:
http://www.versantesud.it/toscana.eng.html


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Thanks a lot! One other quick question: do you happen to know about the types of climbs in this region? All of the list online were for 30m sport, but the guide description seems to indicate more of multipitch idea...


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Eagle405 wrote:
Thanks a lot! One other quick question: do you happen to know about the types of climbs in this region? All of the list online were for 30m sport, but the guide description seems to indicate more of multipitch idea...
*puh*....sorry....that, I don't know (never actually been there).
Hopefully someone else will know.


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There's some great multi-pitch in the Dolomites. Check out the SELLA group.

Good info at www.planetmountain.com

Ray


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alright thanx. I'll just find out the fun way. With a bag of chalk and a pair of shoes!


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I've done several Via Ferrata in the Dolomites. Spectacular experience. We did some popular ones close to Cortina -- and had the route and the mountain pretty much to ourselves. The approaches are usually long, though, so be ready for that.

You'll probably need a guidebook and some decent maps to navigate around. There is a good 1:25000 series. In terms of gear, usually all you need is a harness, some biners, and some long slings.

Hiking the various Alta Via that criss-cross the Dolomites region is also fun.


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