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Castelvecchio Subequo

Castelvecchio Subequo | Around l'Aquila

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Castelvecchio Subequo

The crag of Castelvecchio Subequo (AQ), dedicated to Tiziano Cantalamessa, is located on the outskirts of Castelvecchio Subequo and it's easily accessible by car.
Its limestone walls, fin-shaped, and of excellent quality, are placed in a scenario of pleasantly quiet, with the majestic massif of Mount Sirente in the background offering technical climbing, never trivial.

The difficulties of the routes range from low/medium and medium/high, making this spot interesting both for beginners and skilled climbers.

The first routes of this spot were set by the mountain guide Giampiero Di Federico; then, some climbers from L'Aquila continued to nail new routes, up to the current state.


Take the highwayi A24-A25 Roma – L'Aquila – Pescara and exit at Pratola Peligna – Sulmona. Then follow the directions to Raiano – Castelvecchio Subequo.

Once at the town of Castelvecchio Subequo, continue along the main road for about 700mt. Pass the fork to Gagliano Aterno (it's on the right: go straight, don't turn!), and, shortly after, look for a little paved road on the left, which, passing between some houses, get to the crag. It's identifiable because of a little fountain of drinkable water, a small playground for children, and an iron cross.

Follow this little road, pass an old quarry on the right (shortly after a curve on the left), and continue (that is stay on the flat main road, and don't take a little uphill road).
Cross a little bridge and continue along an unpaved but comfortable road for about  500 mt. up to the parking spot, placed in front of the first climbing area.