Showing posts with label Europe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Europe. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Europe part 2

by Chris Thomas

It was hard to leave the paradise of Switzerland, but with so many places to see and types of climbing to check out it was time to move on.  We decided on the Finale Ligure/Oltre Finale region of the Italian Riviera.  It felt like we won the lottery!
Oltre Finale is all about the tufas.  This makes for steep, gymnastic climbing on features that you just don't get in the US.  So much fun!
 Standing below my first 5.13 onsight since coming back from injury earlier in the year
 Beautiful arch bridge leading to one of the climbing areas

Yucca, a mini-project for the week we were there.  Short bouldery routes have always been my weakness, so it felt great to tick this one off

The Vilalge of Colletta.  Ancient buildings, top-notch Italian food, incredible views, and walking distance to world class tufa climbing.  What more could you ask for?

I can't wait to go back!