Climbing a few meters from the water!!!
Finale is a territory full of magical and particular places for climbing enthusiasts, but most of all the Capo Noli cliffs impress the climbers' imagination for its special position. The crag is in fact under the Via Aurelia, the main road that runs along the Ligurian Riviera, and the base of the wall is immersed directly, and often vertically, in the waves of the Mediterranean. The proximity to the busy Aurelia road may suggest a climb disturbed by confusion and noise, but it is not. Once the descent that leads to the base of the wall is accomplished, the "world above" disappears and, as if by magic, the rope finds itself alone in an environment made of clear rocks and blue sea. Here the imagination of many climbers is realized: to unify in a unique experience the rock and the sea. At Capo Noli you climb to have fun and relax and easily forget the anxieties of the grade; the beauty of the place makes every single passage pleasant, even the simplest.
CLIMBING IN CAPO NOLI
The crag and the cross:
You can climb to Cape Noli in many different ways. I will be at your disposal to accompany you in the most congenial experience.
Here are the different possibilities:
- Sport climbing on single pitches
IN SCIO 'BULESUMME (Grillo, Oddone, Simonetti - 1979)
It is perhaps the most famous long multi-pitch route of Finale: the crossroads of Capo Noli. A climbing route on 400 m long adventure terrain just a few meters from the sea.
Climbing on cliffs overlooking the sea, where the environment is the dominant element and the routes start just above the waves. An unforgettable experience. There are several walls. The most common feature is the access to the base of the streets from above which involves a descent to reach the start and caution in the recovery of the rope to prevent it from ending up in the water!
One last note:
It is the only cliff for which it is useful to consult the marine weather forecast. With rough seas the climb becomes adventurous and very humid.