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Climbing area: Placche di Baone

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  • Panorama dalle Placche di Baone
    / Panorama dalle Placche di Baone
    Photo: G.P. Calzà, Garda Trentino
  • / Placche di Baone
    Photo: Valentina Bellotti, Garda Trentino
  • / Vie falesia di Baone
    Photo: Valentina Bellotti, Garda Trentino
  • / Climbing alle Placche di Baone
    Photo: R. Vuillemier, Garda Trentino

At first sight, the Baone slabs may seem quite easy, but they are actually an excellent starting point for is only starting to climb or wants to get experience with multi-pitches.

  • 11 routes from 4b to 6a
  • Large limestone slab north of Chiarano (Arco) 
  • Lenght of routes: 25 / 100 m
  • Exposure: south 
  • Type: Slab - adhesion 

Given the nature of the rock, each of these routes requires good footwork and smearing the soles of the shoes in order to find balance and stability. Controlled, measured movements to ensure a satisfying climb.

There is a flat area at the base of the great wall with some benches and tables which are ideal for a picnic between one route and the next.

The start of each route is marked with a plaque with the name and level of difficulty – which is perfectly normal, except that here they are also written in Braille! Baone is the first bolted crag in the world accessible to the disabled and the approach is also specially designed with tactile maps along the different routes which also makes climbing possible for the visually impaired and blind.

  • 11 routes from 5a to 6a
  • Lenght of routes: 24/75 m
  • Exposure: south 
  • Type: Slab - adhesion 

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Updated: March 16, 2021

Public transport

The towns in Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda, Torbole sul Garda and Arco – are connected by a number of urban and intercity bus lines. For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes: 

Getting there

Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino:  . On foot from Chiarano (15/20 min)

Access for people with disabilities: from Padaro-San Giovanni road, take farm road on right in Murlo- coordinates 45° 55.627 N /010°51.733 E. Watch out for steep inclinenarrow track, go on to the carpark at the foot of the cliff. From that point access on dirt road with smooth road surface and hand-drag.


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45.924285, 10.872404
45°55'27.4"N 10°52'20.7"E
32T 645181 5087339
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Climbing area: Placche di Baone

Placche di Baone
38062 Arco
Phone +39 0464 554444

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