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Free Climbing in Sperlonga and Gaeta
The rocky coastline and formidable limestone cliffs near to Sperlonga / Gaeta in South Lazio are perfect for Free Climbing. Indeed it is a paradise for enthusiastic Free Climbers from all around the world. Due to the mildness of the climate the best period for climbing in this area is between the months of October and May, as during the summer it becomes a little too hot. Along the coastline and the Via Flacca that runs between Sperlonga and Gaeta, there are numerous breath-taking rock faces to explore such as the Sperlonga Classica, the Pareti di Avancorpi, the Muro Bianco, the Parete di Chiromante, Mura di Amarcord.
Climbing in the Cave Grotta Dell’Arenauta
Meanwhile even more special is the stretch of beach known as La Spiaggia Dell’Arenauta. This is perhaps the most beautiful wild and natural beach in this region. The beach is not visible from the coast road and is only accessible via a long stairway known as the 300 Gradini or 300 Scaline. Here towering cliffs with rocky crags and overhangs, rise straight from the natural golden sandy beach of Arenauta. Then there are even more challenging climbs with overhangs inside the cave known as La Grotta Dell’Arenauta. There are a choice of routes which are graded according to levels of technical ability.
Free Climbing at Monte Moneta near Sant’Agostino Beach
Monte Moneta is located near to Sant’Agostino Beach. To find it you need to take the Via Flacca from Sperlonga in the direction of Gaeta. Passing through four tunnels you will arrive at Sant’Agostino. The rocky cliff of Monte Moneta is located on the left on the opposite side of the road from the sea.
Free Climbing at Monte Orlando in Gaeta
There are more excellent climbing routes on the cliffs of the rocky headland known as Monte Orlando and La Montagna Spaccata in Gaeta Here there are more challenging climbs such as the Grotta del Turco, the Via del Camini and the sectore Beatrice.
This whole area is a unique meeting place for free climbers from all around the world, where you can share their passion for the sport of free climbing, work together in collaboration, share different experiences and make new friendships and forge special bonds.
Thanks to : Michäel, Marin, Martina, Vojtech, Jan, Anna, Kajub, Jarek and Mariola for sharing their photos with us.