One of the first crags to be discovered and equipped in the area, Niere is easy to reach and is composed of 4 sectors. Sectors A, B and Col del Frate are interesting for families.
Quality of rock
The rock features many holds with good friction, but in some places it is not totally reliable. The overhanging sections of the crag are often covered by rough tufas which remain wet and a little dusty after long periods of rain. The harder routes on the vertical and slightly overhanging sections have very small holds and are technically committing.
Most of the rock at Niére faces south therefore, given the alpine environment of the Giudicarie valley, it is possible to climb throughout the year on one of its many sectors. .
The crag has been exemplarily equipped.
Number of routess / grades
There are 94 routes from 4a to 8a, the majority of routes are in the lower grades.
From Ponte Arche proceed for 12km in the direction of Tione, then take the road for Preore. From Preore take the small road to Montagne, and 200 metres after the first turn park in a small lay-by under Sector A. For Sector B follow the path that leads leftwards climbing towards the visible crag. For Sector C continue along the crag and ascend by some steep turns, faint tracks lead to its right side. For Sector Col del Frate continue along the road from the parking (it is forbidden to drive) for nearly 500 metres, until a post and a sign indicating a path to the right. Follow this to reach the crag in 10 minutes, situated directly above the path on the steep slopes of the forest.
Marco, Gianluigi, Giovanni Leonardi and Franco Cavallaro.
Climber guide :
1. Arco, Klettern vom Gardasee bis zur Brenta, Michael Meisl / Martin Lochner. Lochner Verlag 2005 - www.guidebook-arco.com
2. Falesie di Arco, Valle del Sarca, Trento, Rovereto, Valli Giudicarie, Dolomiti del Brenta. Edizioni Versante sud - www.versantesud.it
Text© Michael Meisl /Lochner Verlag
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