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Something about Sulfuria


The main wall is EST oriented. This exposure makes Sulfuria ideal for spring and summer afternoons. In winter the sun comes late because of the shadows of surrounding pics of mountains and is leaving very soon. This makes the place very cold on winter cloudy days. The sector Baffoni is SOUTH oriented instead but being at the base of the Frasassi canyon, although generally drier, is taking the sun only in spring and autumn where is a valid alternative to the classic Sulfuria wall. During January and February, there are very few days where you can nicely climb to Sulfuria whether by low temperatures or because of trickling water into the wall.


From the abbey cross the Roman bridge and take the path n°139 (left side at the end of the bridge). Walk along the riverbank for few hundred meters. When the main path turns right and climb toward the wood you go straight (43.404093, 12.968898) crossing a small stream (when not dry you have a homemade bridge on wood built by climbers). Follow the signs to Sulfuria leaving the riverbank and climbing toward the main wall. Just before the main wall after 15 minutes walking, you have two choices. If you go right, you arrive at the main crag. If you continue straight, the path will bring you to the new sector Baffoni. This is the name of the cave you will see soon walking in this direction. You can visit the cave easily with a head torch.