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Wonderland, the new trad crag at Oncino in Piemonte
Photo by Mario Brovia

Wonderland, new trad crag in NW Italy

20.08.2012 by Planetmountain

Mario Brovia introduces Wonderland, the new trad crag close to Oncino (Cuneo), Piemonte, Italy

The wave of trad climbing in Valle Po continues. Acting on a hunch by Tristano Gallo, a new crag called Wonderland has been created at the famous Roccia Re climbing area in the Piemonte region of NW Italy.

Wonderland is the second trad crag in Valle Po and it offers superb climbing up rough-grained granite with mid-grad routes: 15 climbs circa 20m high, with difficulties ranging from 5b - 7a and the majority being circa 6c.

An instant classic is the aptly named “Fuori Misura”, a 20m high offwidth graded 7a R1+ which is bound to be appreciated by all off-width climbers. "It's certainly worth repeating" is what others have already commented.

Combined with the nearby Trad Area, Wonderland offers a host of mid-grade routes which offer some fantastic, unparalleled climbing.

One of the local climbers, Alberto Fantone, stated: “Cleaning the cracks was hard work and pruning the crag required lots of time, but seeing the result it was certainly worth it."

TOPO: the crag Wonderland

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