Hi to all! Please share your opinion and experience about rock climbing in northern Italia! Especially Arco and Nago. What are your favourite regions/ rocks and why? I am planning to visit Italia in September and spend about one week climbing (sport climbig, 7a-8c). It would be interesting to know more about the places to climb and peculiarities of the region.
In reply to Lacaena: we were doign stuff on the crags round Nago at the start fo september last year and it was hot - 34 degrees the day we arrived. we'd stop climbing at lunchtime and do a short VF in the afternoon/evening. Can't offer more as we were only operatiing at up to F6a.
Please note that Arco is not one crag but an extensive area of crags relatively near to the town of Arco (when most climbers base themselves). Nago is one of the Arco crags.
Arco is a sports climbing paradise with a particulary good quality of limestone in enormous quantities, combined with an excellent local microclimate. The area also offers extensive traditional style multi-pitch climbing.
At the grades you mention you will be spoilt for choice. September is an excellent time to visit.