Alpine Climbing

Avegno-Torbeccio climbing area

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  • Sector Placche di Torbeccio
    Sector Placche di Torbeccio
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Torbeccio climbing area has multiple sectors, with Placche di Torbeccio offering the best conditions for beginners, families and those looking to complete a climbing course.

This area has a wide range of climbing routes on offer for all abilities.

Distance 0.5 km
0:30 h
68 m
1 m
355 m
287 m
The Placche di Torbeccio sector is south-east facing, meaning climbers can enjoy the sun for most of the day. For this reason, it’s recommended to climb here from October-May, and less so in summer.

There are routes with difficulty levels ranging from 3a to 7a.

A little further up you can find the Viso di Luna sector, perfect for climbers looking to put their skills to the test on some more demanding routes. Here the difficulties range from 6a+ to 7b+.

Both sectors are easily accessible by foot in around 20 minutes from the Avegno, Grotti bus stop – simply follow the hiking trail.

  • Difficulty: Placche di Torbeccio sector: 3a to 7a / Viso di Luna sector: 6a+ to 7b+
  • Rock type: gneiss
  • Orientation: Placche di Torbeccio sector: south-east / Viso di Luna sector: east
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Mariano Berri 
Update: February 01, 2024
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Lowest point
287 m
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Compulsory wildlife quiet zone

Name of the zone: Torbeccio

Protection status: Compulsory

Further information: The construction of new climbing routes in the upper parts of sectors A-F and climbing in sectors D-E is prohibited

Duration of protection: 1 January to 15 September

Basis for decision: Ordinance on wildlife quiet zones (2021)

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Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'700'726E 1'119'116N
DD
46.215960, 8.743986
DMS
46°12'57.5"N 8°44'38.3"E
UTM
32T 480253 5118074
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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'700'726E 1'119'116N
DD
46.215960, 8.743986
DMS
46°12'57.5"N 8°44'38.3"E
UTM
32T 480253 5118074
w3w 
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68 m
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Highest point
355 m
Lowest point
287 m
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