This is an important climbing site in the Valleys’ history. Gone out of style, lately it has been recovered and equipped according to modern standards. It is a location where cliff climbing and nature meet, where it is possible to come across ibexes, see the eagle fly and, lately, the bigger bearded vulture.
- Summer sports
At the end of Balme, park the car in the Camussot parking area, in front of Bar Tabacchi Nazionale.
At the end of the parking area, at the corner of Camussot and by the fountain (the only chance to find water), enter the trail climbing the meadows and a small wood. Ignore all the crossroads you meet and keep walking upstream to the end of the wood so as to reach the first of the cliff sectors.
Cliffs of very good serpentine, connected through little trails, ledges and small terraces form Ginevrè. These cliffs may be frequented almost all year around due to its southern exposure and the short approaching time. Furthermore, the wild and majestic environment offered by the surrounding mountains and the chance to be among ibexes is an experience the climber rarely may live on other climbing walls.
The area has 5 sectors completely equipped anew with stainless steel resin-bonded anchors and belays. Ideal practice walls, both for beginners and more skilled climbers, are available in the area. Exception made for a few routes, the majority of them are one-pitch, longer or shorter as they may be, with different types of difficulty: thin cracks for hands and smearings for feet, small overhangs, difficult start with split, smooth slabs and small roofs.
After Massi di Balme, Ginevrè is the ideal continuations of a trip in Balme rock world that through multi-pitches routes, such as Via Adriana on the Torrioni del Ru, may end on the classical Uja di Mondrone and Bessanese routes.
Alte Valli di Lanzo – carta n° 17 L’Escursionista & Monti editori; Valli di Lanzo – carta dei sentieri 3 Val d’Ala e Val Grande