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Something about San Giorgio


The name of San Giorgio (Holy George) comes from the abandoned monastery underlying the rock wall.   

The first routes of this crag was opened by Tonino Mari,  Stefano Romanucci and Marco Nardi in the early 90s. After a few years the crag got abandoned and forgotten.

In 2009 San.Giorgio has been rediscovered, and many new routes and areas have been opened by the Sacripanti brothers and Leandro Fares, that gardened the rock wall too.

The rock is the typical travertine of Ascoli, with many pockets, buckets and cracks. The only drawback of this crag is that the routes of the Colpo Grosso area are soiled because this area it’s below a cultivated land. Thus,  after heavy rains, and during the windy days it’s recommended the use of the helmet.


Take the A14 motorway and exit at S.Benedetto del Tronto. Then take the motorway link road direction Ascoli Piceno, and exit at  Rosara. Then turn letto and take the first uphill road on the right. Continue up to the Rosara town. Pass Rosara, and after about 500 m turn right to Coperso, and shortly after turn left to Monte Rosara. After about 1 km, shortly after an evident hairpin, turn to the right, park your car in some widening on the road side, near a pebbly uphill road on the left, closed by a chain.