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Gran Sasso: view from Falesia Arapietra

GRAN SASSO :Panorama dalla falesia Arapietra
Gran Sasso
GABRIELLA BAGNARINI

The Corno Grande (=Big Peak) of the Mountain Gran Sasso in the clouds, seen from Falesia dell'Arapietra.

The Falesia dell'Arapietra is a cliff of very compact limestone conglomerate, 1880 meters above the sea level. The approach is quite long (almost a half-hour), but the path is comfortable and good for families with children, as is the crag too.

The crag is South-East faced, and good for climbing in summer and also in the early autumn during the hottest days.

The routes are mainly overhanging. and of medium/high difficulties.

Some old pitons witness that the cliff was trad climbed in the past by local mountaineers.

Leandro Fares was the first that equipped sport routes in this crag, followed by Paolo De Laurentis and Pino Sabbatini and, in the end, also by Gianluca Di Benedetto, that equipped most of the lines. 

  

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