Sport and Nature

Climbing on the crag

Climbing on the crag

The rock wall of Alcenago-Stellavena in Valpantena

Since the early 1980s many climbers, associations and bolters have contributed to spreading sport climbing in the area by carrying out an impressive bolting work. The Verona area has thus become a point of reference for climbers throughout the north-east of Italy.
Together with the southern slope of Monte Baldo, the Chiusa di Ceraino and other splendid destinations in enchanted places suspended above the Adige, the Valle degli Dei also offers the possibility of climbing in a unique context.

In fact, between Grezzana and Stallavena in Valpantena, stands the imposing wall of Alcenago-Stellavena, a historic limestone cliff with varying degrees of difficulty.
It is a very beautiful crag, a splendid natural climbing wall with many rock races from the lowest grades, suitable for beginners, to the highest grades for expert climbers.
Climbing on a crag can be a fun and highly satisfying moment, an opportunity to improve one's climbing technique, or an excursion to share with the family, also suitable for children and teenagers.


The proximity to the city, the ease of approach (in just 10 minutes on foot you can reach the walls), the convenient parking, make the Alcenago-Stellavena crag the ideal place to practice climbing in any season and to train even after a working day.
The wonderful cliff panorama helps to make the experience unforgettable.
Not only immersed in the peace of nature, the crag is also rich in history! In fact, since the Middle Ages it has been the support of a troglodyte village under the rock, defended by a castle, which already in 1100 was the place of control of the powerful Turriscendi family, owner of that stretch of the valley, which was the passage between the city and the mountains .

AvviciHow to reach itnamento

After the church of Alcenago leave the car in the parking lot or beside the road and follow the path that starts from the hairpin bend. The path descends and forks.
On the left you will find the sectors: Palestrina, Peruviana, Longa, Albero e Squaqquacciò.
On the right: Ferratina, Verona, Sperone e Spigoletto.