Home page Planetmountain.com

arrowRock arrowCrags arrowFrea

Frea

By: Vertical-Life.info
Country: Italy, Region: Trentino - Alto Adige, Town: (Bolzano)

The Passo Gardena links two Dolomite valleys of dramatic beauty, the Val Gardena and the Val Badia. Whoever took the mountain road to cross the pass, knows exactly what it feels like to look up at the steep walls of the Meisules, driving underneath by car. Coming from Val Gardena, just below the pass on the right side you will notice a cliff of particularly compact dolomite, this is the crag of Frea.

There are more than hundred routes here, half of them grade six on the french scale, all of them promising fun and excitement. The climbing is mostly on vertical rock and partially on slabs with huecos and pockets. But there are also some more difficult lines for ambitious climbers, the seventh grade is well represented by about 20 routes. The cherry on top of the cake are the multi-pitch routes for those who want to get some fresh air underneath their feet!

Frea consists of 5 different sectors, all within very short distance from another. Two of them can only be reached via a short via ferrata or by climbing up two pitches from the lower sectors.

GETTING THERE

From Chiusa or Ponte Gardena drive into Val Gardena. Continue towards Passo Sella and Passo Gardena, passing the villages of Ortisei, Santa Cristina and Selva di Val Gardena. At the intersection go left following the road to Passo Gardena. The road leads up through turns, before it flattens out. At the end of the flat section there is a parking bay on the right side. You can either park here or leave the car on Passo Gardena. From Val Pusteria drive into Val Badia. Continue to Corvara and from there to Passo Gardena. From the pass, drive down towards Gardena. After a few turns, the road begins to flatten out and you will see a parking bay on the left side, where you can leave the car. Many times these parking spots will be occupied.

Access: From the parking lot walk up a path which leads directly to the base of the well visible wall. From Passo Gardena walk down along the road until you reach the path which leads up left directly to the wall.

NOTES

The use of a helmet is recommended as two sectors are located exactly above two of the other sectors. Those climbing in the upper sectors should always be clipped in to the steel cable of the via ferrata.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Sportclimbing in the Dolomites, Dolomiten – Dolomiti
54 crags in the Dolomites, in 3 languages (German, Italian, English) by Vertical-Life.info, 2013
 

ON SALE AT SHOP.PLANETMOUNTAIN.COM
Sportclimbing in the Dolomites, Dolomiten – Dolomiti
English, German, Italian.
by Vertical-Life.info


Download the guide as App Android from Google Play

Share this page

Comments for "Frea"

No comments for Frea

Details / crag
SECTORS AND ROUTES
BEAUTY

stella stella stella stella stella

BEST TIME OF YEAR

June - September. The crag is located at an altitude of circa 2200m.

GRADES

4a - 7c+

ROCK

Dolomite limestone

ORIENTATION

West

LINK

guide.vertical-life.info

NUMBER OF ROUTES

117

VOTE / crag
VOTE:
stella stella stella stella stella
Add your vote
COMMENT / crag

PERSONAL AREA

Add your email and password:

Username:

Password:


SEARCH crags

AREA

Crag

More crags near Trentino - Alto Adige
Planetmountain.com logo
Planetmountain.com is updated daily: news, rock climbing, walks, trekking, alpinism, freeride skiing, ski mountaineering, snowboarding and ice climbing on the mountains worldwide. Furthermore, climbing techniques explained, gear & book reviews, expert advice, mountain photography, interviews and competition reports.
FORUM
CLASSIFIEDS
Recent Comments Ice
  • Distensione
    Via sportiva molto bella, dalla linea logica, in ambiente su ...
    2017-09-14 / Michele Lucchini
  • All-in
    Francesco Salvaterra e Filippo Mosca 27 gennaio 2017, probab ...
    2017-02-02 / Francesco Salvaterra
  • Una via per te fatta in tre
    Prima ripetizione effettuata il 3/11. Da rettificare la diff ...
    2015-11-13 / maurizio piller%20hoffer
  • Via Hruschka
    Salita il 18 marzo 2015 con Alice, Federico e Stefano. Via v ...
    2015-03-20 / Giovanni Zaccaria