Categorised under summer sports in Valsesia, climbing is the highlight which periodically attracts adventurers in flocks to the many suggestive rocky walls of varying technicality that will satisfy all tastes.
In locations throughout the valleys and mountains in the territory, climbs have been rated with a number from four to eight to mark the level of difficulty so as to not exclude any climber from practicing this sport while offering also many itineraries to choose from with appropriate anchors available.
Over four hundred routes have been counted on the hills of the Valsesia that lead to free climbing, many of which are single-pitch (with one length of rope) while others are multi-pitch and vary in level of difficulty. This makes for a gratifying sport at all levels, granted also by the suggestive and generous natural surroundings of the valley’s rocky nooks and edges — for instance the popular Parete Calva in Rassa or the Via del Castello in Rimasco which is considered an exceptional wall for its perfect balance between regard for safety criteria and pure fun.
The privilege of free climbing is, in fact and above all, safe fun in the exciting outdoors. The “natural gyms” across the territory offer ideal options that meet these criteria: varied rock formations from limestone to porphyry to gneiss, present throughout Alta Valsesia.
Today, this adventurous discipline is among favourites and there are numerous ideal centres where it can be enjoyed even by children aged five years and up. These centres offer sport climbing lessons in complete safety in enchanting locations in the Valsesia that can only be fully appreciated by the conquest of a free climb in a direct competition with nature.