Finale Ligure Sport Climbing Guidebook

by Mark on June 19, 2017

60-June-Finale-Sport-Climbing-GuidebookThe white limestone cliffs of Finale Ligure offer diverse, fantastic sport climbing of great quality and character. The rock climbing is situated in a succession of valleys in the hills behind the town of Finale Ligure with the crags emerging from wild and deep green vegetation.

The main climbing style found at Finale is on vertical fingery routes, characterised by lots of pockets, where the crux move is inevitably at the top. There are also overhangs and roofs to be discovered with other types of holds like tufas, or horizontal edges, along with cracks, aretes and corners that are typically found on the classic multi-pitch routes.

Versante Sud has just published a new Finale sport climbing guidebook. This guidebook covers 192 different sectors and crags, and describes around 3,000 routes.  All the routes are illustrated on clear colour topos along with a short description, with longer and more detailed descriptions given for the multi-pitch routes.  The guidebook provides detailed approach information for each crag along with GPS information for the approach paths and parking areas.

The majority of these routes are single pitch, though there are many bolted routes up to 3 and 4 pitches long. The exception is the big wall of Bric Pianarella crag where routes are up to 250m long. The routes founds at Finale cover a wide grade range, from F3a to F8c+, with most routes in the F6a to F7c range.

Buy this Finale sport climbing guidebook for only £35.95 plus P&P.

Find out more about rock climbing in Finale Ligure.

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58-May-Climb-Tafraout-GuidebookMorocco’s Anti-Atlas mountains are a paradise of adventurous traditional climbing, where winter sun, stunning scenery and an enchanting culture, combine to create one of the world’s most exciting climbing destinations. The climbing is based around the town of Tafraout (Tafraoute) in southern Morocco.  It has everything from single pitch cragging, to brilliant mountainous multi-pitch adventures, and bouldering circuits on the fringe of the desert.  It’s a paradise of enchanting pink granite and endless orange quartzite rock.  Tafraout is a place immersed in an exotic culture and a relaxed attitude to life, where those who thrive on solitude and adventure need look no further.

The new Climb Tafraout, Moroccan Anti-Atlas rock climbing guidebook describes nearly 1,500 routes across the north and south side of the Jebel el Kest and Jebel Taskra Mountains close to Tafraout. It covers all types of climbing from trad (Easy to E6), and sport (F4 to F8b), to some selected bouldering.  In total it covers 79 different crags split into 12 areas around Tafraout, and is the most comprehensive rock climbing guidebook for the Moroccan Anti-Atlas Mountains published to date.  Published in January 2017, all the routes are shown on colour photo topos, along with a description.

Buy this Climb Tafraout, Moroccan Anti-Atlas rock climbing guidebook for only £32.50 plus P&P.

Find out more about rock climbing in Tafraout and Morocco.

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