Climbing in Brontallo
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Since 2008 Brontallo has been open to the vertical world. The wonderful wall of "El CAT" immediately above the village offers great possibilities for athletic, technical and strength-focussed climbing on good, well-worn gneiss.
The routes are well equipped with stainless steel bolts and the stops are fitted with rings.
Climbing in Brontallo takes place on three separate walls for a total of over 60 routes. The main sector (El Cat) has 20 routes that run on difficulties ranging from 6a to 7c+ while in the small sector of El Catino, which you pass by going up to the main sector, the routes are of more modest difficulty (from 5b to 6a). Remember, few years ago the Picalciot group has also opened a climbing gym in Brontallo called Terra di mezzo. Here you will find more athletic and overhanging routes on a very close structure that makes climbing more physical and a little less technical than the El Cat sector. So you will find another 40 climbing routes for difficulties between 6b and 7c in Terra di mezzo.
As it is exposed to the south south-west, the wall is suitable for climbing in winter, spring and autumn. In winter, the wall is bathed in sunlight from 10 am to 3:30 pm. Climbing is not recommended during the hotter months.
To reach the wall of "El CAT" from the town car park, take the path that leads to Margoneggia until you come across a stone cairn. After that, follow the signs that lead to the ledge of climb. The base of the wall is easily reached with some fixed ropes. It takes around 20 minutes to get from the car park in the town to the start of the routes.
Warning! The practice of sport climbing involves risks. The people who open the routes and the institutions that commissioned them shall take no responsibility in the event of accidents.
It is recommended to wear a helmet because sometimes goats walk above the wall.