Climbing and via ferrata

Discover the Vertical world!

Climbing rope

Get close to the mountain and climb along aerial and suggestive routes that will reward you with adrenaline and fantastic views over the Aosta Valley.

The via ferratas, through ladders, steps and Tibetan bridges, will lead you to discover the vertical world but always with your feet firmly on the ground!

Climbing will allow you to touch the rock of our mountains with your hand and to rise between perfect holds and supports until you dance on the rock. Whether you are a beginner or want to refine your technique, the Monterosa area certainly has the right itinerary in store for you, on the crag or on multi-pitch routes.

Vertical moments

pitch, climbing rope

pitch, climbing rope

climber, a guy enjoying the climb

climber, a guy enjoying the climb

First steps and equipment

Do you have everything for your next adventure?

Let's check the necessary material and see the differences between these two worlds:

Via Ferrata

Via ferratas are artificial paths equipped on more or less rocky walls to facilitate their ascent. They require ad hoc designed equipment to be able to overcome the various passages in safety. To make a via ferrata, we need certified personal protective equipment. We can list them starting from the bottom: the boots, the harness, the via ferrata set and the helmet which are indispensable equipment. Furthermore, it is always better to have a backpack and special gloves with you that can help us in the progression.

The via ferratas are divided according to the difficulties encountered along the way, starting with F (easy) routes and then finding the PD (not very difficult), the D (difficult), the MD (very difficult) and finally the E ( extreme).


When you start climbing outdoors, you start from the crag with the so-called single pitches; when you reach the end of the pitch you usually reach a chain, that point is called a belay and from there the abseil controlled by the partner who is at the base of that pitch begins. Each shot has difficulties that determine its "grade". The more you climb in grade, the greater the technical and physical ability of the climber must be.

In the world there are different scales, usually the French scale is used which goes from 1 to 9, the numbers are followed by the lowercase letters "a", "b" and "c", the symbol "+" to indicate the intermediate degrees. The difficulty is generally estimated by who opens the pitch or the route (that is, by whoever climbed that section of rock first). In general, the degree gives an idea of ​​the difficulty that we will find along the pitch.

To start we will need climbing shoes, harness, helmet, sling, carabiners, descender and an expert companion!

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