Alpine Climbing

Ponte Brolla climbing area

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  • Sector Est, Ponte Brolla
    Sector Est, Ponte Brolla
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Ponte Brolla is by far the most well-known climbing area in Ticino. It’s accessible, has south-facing gneiss rockfaces and a wide range of routes, from easier to more demanding difficulty levels, making it a dream location for any climbing aficionado.
Distance 0.7 km
0:20 h
61 m
57 m
309 m
261 m
The Rovine del Castelliere sector has a number of cliffs with routes ranging between 3a and 7a+. This sector is great for beginners and families.

Climbers looking for something a bit more challenging, on the other hand, can visit the Est sector, where they’ll find routes ranging from 5a to 8c.

This is the ideal sector for climbing in spring, autumn and winter.

  • Difficulty: Rovine del Castelliere sector: 3a and 7a+ / Est sector: 5a to 8c
  • Rock type: gneiss
  • Orientation: Rovine del Castelliere sector: south / Est sector: east
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Mariano Berri 
Update: February 01, 2024
Highest point
309 m
Lowest point
261 m
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Cardinal direction
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 1.78%Path 98.16%
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Tips and hints

Compulsory wildlife quiet zone

Name of the zone: Ponte Brolla East

Protection status: Compulsory

Further information: The construction of new climbing routes above 30 metres above the ground is prohibited

Duration of protection: annually

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

Start

Ponte Brolla (261 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'701'270E 1'115'928N
DD
46.187201, 8.750346
DMS
46°11'13.9"N 8°45'01.2"E
UTM
32T 480733 5114877
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Destination

Ponte Brolla

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'701'270E 1'115'928N
DD
46.187201, 8.750346
DMS
46°11'13.9"N 8°45'01.2"E
UTM
32T 480733 5114877
w3w 
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Distance
0.7 km
Duration
0:20 h
Ascent
61 m
Descent
57 m
Highest point
309 m
Lowest point
261 m
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