Climbing

The Corno di Bò Crag at Lake Garda

Easy slab climbing overlooking the lake in Nago-Torbole

Angela Trawoeger
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The Corno di Bò is an easy slab wall overlooking the lake, 150m high, situated over the main road (Via Gardesana) between Torbole and Malcesine. There are 7 climbs that are multi and single-pitch, of 4c and 5b grades. The routes are well fitted and are suggested as good training for going onto the multi-pitch climbs.

You can climb here year-round. The crag is west facing and in the sun, virtually empty during the week but can get very busy at weekends.

The views are wonderful and you can see the whole of Lake Garda from north to south whilst climbing.

Details

  • Technical report

    • Type of wall
      plate
    • Type of climbing
      feet on plates, inclined faces using hands more for balance
    • Type of route
      single-pitch and multi-pitch
    • Routes
      7 routes from 4b – 5c
    • Suggested rope lenght
      60m
    • Bolt quality
      excellent, resin coated rings
    • Exposure
      west
    • Altitude
      60m.a.s.l.
    • Equipped by
      D. Depretto, C. Mattei
    • Parking
      5 cars only
    • Approach time
      5 minutes

How to get there

Coordinates 45° 50.937 N / 010° 51.816 E
The Face is 2km south of Torbole sul Garda. Access, coming from Torbole, is on the right before the tunnel.

Our recommendations

  • Climb is in full sunshine, on windy days you won’t find it too hot
  • In the summer, don’t forget to bring the swimsuit
  • The car park is really small so come by bike or scooter if you can

Climbing course and try day with a mountain guide on Lake Garda

Rock climbing is a suitable sport for everyone but you cannot improvise: knowing the equipment and procedure to climb in safety is very important.

Also with a guide From 45€ per person

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