Malopasso is the definitive guidebook describing the rock climbing and sport climbing in the Amalfi coast, Positano, Cilento National Park, and Palinuro. The Amalfi Coast is located on the southern coastline of the Sorrento Peninsula, just south of Naples (Napoli), in the Campania region of Italy. This area is a popular tourist destination and an area of outstanding beauty that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The vast majority of the routes are single pitch sport routes though there are some multi-pitch routes as well. The area has a classic Mediterranean climate making climbing enjoyable from autumn through the winter and into spring. The climbing is generally at a low altitude with some routes straight off the beach.
The guidebook describes 50 different climbing areas with all the routes are shown on colour topos along with a brief description and height. For the multi-pitch routes the amount of fixed protection varies and this is detailed along with a description of each pitch, and the descent. At the start of each area there is a good location map, information how to get there, and a QR code for the parking areas to download onto your smart phone or tablet. Symbols are then used to provide information regarding altitude, exposure to the sun, quality of the crag, quality of the bolting, and approach time. A chart is also provided detailing the number of routes at each grade.
Published in February 2015 by Versante Sud this guidebook is written in Italian text throughout.
Number of pages is 288.
Size is 150mm x 210mm (A5 format).