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Something about La Fortezza


La Fortezza crag is the result of enormous rock cleaning work, carried out by Marco Nescatelli, with the help of Luigi Sole, and funded by Montura, thanks to which the project has been accomplished.

La Fortezza is a valid alternative to Grotti for the climbers from Terni, Rieti, Roma and l’Aquila, and not only for the more skilled ones, but even for the ones of medium level.

The crag is good for climbing in case of raining: when it rains, few routes get wet, and, after the rain, very quickly get dry. The friction climbing, in addiction, is excellent, because the crag is located in a wide and windy valley.

As the crag has been recently equipped, stick-clipping the first (or the second) bolt it’s recommended.

The majority of the routes are continuous and the climbing style is various, depending on the area: the rockfall offer slab, overhangs, tufas, pockets and buckets.

The rockwall is West faced, thus is good for climbing in every season: in winter all day from 10:00 AM on, and in summer during the morning (until 14:00 PM).

When it rains, you can climb the majority of the routes: from the grade 6b and further.

Thanks to all the students of the RCC Academy, that helped (willfully or not) to the rock cleaning :-)

Thanks to Fiorino Moretti and Andrea Paoloni, that opened, at the beginning of 2000, the routes of the Bunker area.


Go toward the city of Rieti. Do not enter in Rieti: before you enter in Rieti take the Salaria route direction Fonte Cottorella (Cottorella Fountain), at the begin of the Valle del Turano (Turano Valley).

Once at Fonte Cottorella, go toward the Valle del Turano (Turano Valley). Pass the mine at the entrance of the valley and continue. After about 300m you will see the crag, on the left, and a wide parking spot on the right.