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/ Arco - General info please

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Frankie boy on 04 Mar 2018

Hi,

Am looking at going to Arco, but as wondering if anyone could recommend cheap accommodation / campsites etc. Where's good for a base?

Also wondering about via ferratas etc and topos, also other areas that could be worth going while there.

Any good topos out there for crags / via ferratas etc?

Thanks

Frank

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discosucks - on 04 Mar 2018
In reply to Frankie boy:

I was there for 3 days in September , you wont find it hard finding info on the climbing , there is 5/6 climbing shops there and all the hotels / adventure sport providers are well geared up for traveling climbers . 

There is an outdoor climbing wall at the base of the main crag ( the one with the big castle on it , can never remember the name ) and down the road from this is a campsite . I just used travagio and got a cheap room in a semi decent hotel . 

I didn't get to climb unfortunately but did a few via ferratas , one starts beside the climbing wall and the other was a short walk from the town , be prepared for some serious polish! , Maybe its because I'm come from Ireland and we have very little of it here on the crags I climb but I was shocked at the level of it there . 

Nice place to hang out anyways , enjoy! 

 

 

Lieschen on 04 Mar 2018
In reply to Frankie boy:

You can hire a via ferrata kit in every climbing shop, one shop gave us  it for free. There is a good Cicerone guide about via ferratas in this area https://www.cicerone.co.uk/via-ferratas-of-the-italian-dolomites-vol-2

 I've seen cliff with bolts for sport climbing right in the town (Via crucis de Lagnel) and topo was displayed near it. 

I can recommend Rio Sallagoni - I did it with my son.  Nice short route for sunny days.

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yelotango - on 04 Mar 2018
In reply to Frankie boy:

Two good VF near Sarche Che Guevara (medium difficulty, long day) and Rino Pisetta (one of the most difficult). Riva del Garda has a wide range of accomodation, there`s a campsite at Pietramurata opposite a bouldering wall. Both are an easy drive / bus trip from Arco.

Toerag - on 05 Mar 2018
In reply to Lieschen:

> I can recommend Rio Sallagoni - I did it with my son.  Nice short route for sunny days.

Do it at night! All the creepy crawlies come out of hiding .

To the OP - you'll need a car otherwise you'll be restricted to the highly polished local crags. We stayed in a self catering place in Torbole 100m from Lake Garda with pizzerias all around it and a late night bar/club. There was no 'climber scene' there (torbole is a windsurfing place), but it was nice.

discosucks - on 05 Mar 2018
In reply to Toerag:

If you stay here got to pizzaburger for a munch!! 

Frankie boy on 07 Mar 2018

Thanks all for your help, I'm excited about getting there.

Much appreciated.

Frank


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