Quick and dirty, skip the winter. Within 3.5 hours, you get the spring that you have been looking for. Of course, you have checked the weather forecast, and it’s telling you that it’s going to be fine. Finally, after weeks of long, cold, winter. Climbing in Arco is a splendid destination to run a way from the winter, when the conditions turn good. It’s mild climate offers a short getaway, without having to fly off to another continent. It was a good decision to enjoy this place before the season begins, and before it starts to get real crowded. Enjoy this photo essay of our days in Arco.
High above the town of Torbole lies Nago. This climbing area is one of the oldest that exist in the valley, but holds some still very fine climbing with a great view.
Typical houses and alleys in the region
Probably one of the shots where everyone has in their photo album.
At the little summit Cima Strussia, looking down on Lake Garda and Monte Baldo on the other side
Hiking up the Cima Strussia on a hazy day. It was too cold for climbing and we picked out a summit instead. Perhaps peak would be the better word. There were still plenty of snow at the top. The paths icy. Views from this side to Val di Ledro.
Lake Tenno, is a few serpentines above Lake Garda with really some stunning views and a sunny wall to dwell the day. The crag must be dry to find perfect conditions to climb in winter. We were lucky. But it was cold!
Beautiful Lago di Tenno
Lago di Tenno
Best place to dry your cloths
The center of Arco
The castle of Arco can be reached with a short walk up the pathway from the town
Looking down on the city of Tenno
Snow bells are signs of the last snow of the season. Spring is just around the corner!
Arco, Lago di Garda
It looked more like a cliff in France. But it’s really just in Arco. Grottosauro – you won’t find dinasors here, but some fine routes
The strong northern winds usually bring good weather to the south, while it rains and snow in the northern Alps. But this wind is pretty cold too. Good, when you find a wind sheltered, sun trapped crag.
Views off Riva
Great spot to be when the sun shines.