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La città di Uruk - Val Sapin

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Country: Italy, Region: Valle Aosta, Town: Courmayeur (Aosta)

Città di Uruk is a historic crag in the Aosta Valley, located at circa 1500 meters above sea level in the picturesque and unspoilt Val Sapin, a valley that is closed to traffic and only a stone's throw from Courmayeur. Bolted way back in the 1980s, the cliff quickly fell into oblivion, mainly because the routes were way too difficult for that era and the local climbers didn’t want to chip the rock in order to "soften" the grades.

At the start of the new millennium tireless Alberto Gnerro continued where his predecessors had left off, adding a flurry of easier and harder lines, and currently the crag boasts over 30 routes of all difficulties. Having said that, on average the climbs here are hard. With its small pockets and tiny tufas, this splendid sheet of limestone is a strong contender for being the most beautiful crag in the entire Aosta Valley.

GETTING THERE

From Courmayeur follow the road to Villair, park the car immediately after the Villair houses and walk up the road. continue to the last village and then follow signs for "Trou des Romains". Just before reaching this, turn right and head up to the large cliff (1.20h)

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SECTORS AND ROUTES
BEAUTY

stella stella stella stella stella

BEST TIME OF YEAR

Autumn or summer, preferably in the afternoon after 16.00 as the wall gets the shade.

ROPE

70m

GRADES

6a - 8c

ROCK

Limestone

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