Climbs 24
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 2458m a.s.l
Faces E

Crag features

Adventurous big-wall with routes up to 950m. Free grades are given where this has been achieved, but most routes are more usually a mix of free and aid

Full topo (in Italian) at http://www.paolo-sonja.net/qualido/ - from where most route info here is gathered.

Approach notes

To access Valle di Mello, take highway 38 that connects Sondrio to Colico. Turn off to provincial 404 at the village of Ardenno and follow the signs for Val Masino. After St. Martin there is dirt road to Val di Mello, which leads to a large dirt parking lot by the river. There is a driving ban on this road during July and Aug (6am-6pm) but a shuttle bus runs there from the parking lot of St. Martin in the Val di Mello.

To reach Qualido - Up the main track for 10min, keeping to the left side of the valley, opposite some farmsteads a path cuts up the Valle Qualido (signed), from which the main face is clearly visible. Once level with the base, cross the stream either below or just after a clean rock band.

There is a stone shelter nearby, the 'Hotel Qualido', but lock up yer food to keep the squirrel out

Guidebooks

No guides found for this crag

Spoke to Simone Pedeferri at Bare Monica on 15th October 2018 and he told us he had heard of rockfall affecting 'Magic Line' and 'Artemisia'. He was unsure how affected they were and if they still were climbable. He recommended looking at 'Medditeraneo' and 'Melat' instead.
Michael Bortoluzzi - 15/Oct/18
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Paolo Fabbri 43 7a  
2 Qualiplaisir 7a  
3 Cogli L'Attimo 7b  
4 Non Di Solo Granito 6b+  
5 Transqualidiana 6c+  
6 Towanda 7b+  
7 Yellow Butterfly 8a  
8 Sinfonia A3  
Climb name Grade
9 La Spada nella Roccia 7b  
10 Ho Kahey 8a  
11 Galactica 7c  
12 Force si Force no 8b  
13 Mellodramma A3  
14 Vertical Holidays A2  
15 Con un Piede in Paradiso 8a+  
16 Il Paradiso Puo Attendere 7b  
Climb name Grade
17 Qualifalaise
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7a+  
18 Mediterraneo A1 5
19 Melat 7b+  
20 Artemesia 7b  
21 Magic Line 7b+ *** 2
22 Star Gate 7b  
23 Quote Rosa 6c 3
24 Supertrip 7b+ *** 1

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