Could you suggest any english info on the Bouldering spot. I'm going to Arco in a couple of weeks and didn't really think there was any bouldering.
Arco certainly isn't a bouldering destination by any stretch of the imagination. Should one, however, find oneself here and lacking sufficiently motivated climbing partners over the age of eight
, all is not lost. From what I could find, there are two areas that are worth a visit:Placche Zebrate.
Directly underneath the multipitch crag of the same name. From Arco drive north past Dro and through the next village, until you reach the bar Placche Zebrate on the right. Car park on the left where a path leads into the woods. Comprehensive topo here
. The upper sectors are probably more pleasant, being too far for the dirty cnuts bivvying the carpark to walk for a crap.Passo San Giovanni
. If you have the sport climbing guide in English, this is the same place as the climbing area. Some of the boulders are a bit bigger and have bolts. Otherwise: a kilometre or so past Nago on the road to Rovereto is the road sign for Passo San Giovanni. On the left there isn't
a bar of the same name, but rather a building site where the bar is being re-built. Opposite is a parking spot. To the right of the building site on the north side of the road is a picnic table and a path leading into the woods. After a few hundred metres is the first big boulder. Next to it is a noticeboard with topo. Online "update" topo, which I found more confusing than helpful, here
The boulders at Prabi
- directly above the main Arco campsite - look like they were good once, but they're very polished now.