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Something about Gola del Furlo


The Furlo crag is set into the namesake Canyon, and dominates a unique and spectacular landscape: the deep limestone massif rock wall carved by the Candigliano river on the Pietralata (889m) and Paganuccio (976) mountains.

These cliffs were discovered by Lino Liuti, who set the first routes, but then has been promoted by the work of Sandro Angelini & Co., that by effective way obtained the abolition of the climbing ban in this beautiful naturalistic place.

The crag is composed by vertical (slightly overhanging in some stretches) walls of very compact limestone. The rock is carved, with pockets, buckets, crimps and cracks.

The climbing style is slabby and fingery, and requires endurance. footwork, and aptitude for the slab.

The difficulties are various: from 4b to 7c.

The rock walls are South and South East faced, thus are good for climbing during the mid seasons.

In summer you must choose the area based on the time of day

A 70 rope and 15 quickdraws are needed. The routes equipment is excellent.

The delightful landscape makes this Canyon a suggestive hiking destination.


he Gola del Furlo (Gola del Furlo = Furlo Canyon) can be reached from the Flaminia road (Roma-Fano) SS73bis. So, take the SS73bis Flaminia (Roma Fano), and exit at CALMAZZO, then follow the signs to “Gola del Furlo". After about 2Km look for a wide parking spot on the right side of the road, before entering into the canyon, near the sign "Passo del Furlo".

If you come from Rome, once on the SS73bis Flaminia, you can enter the tunnel then exit at Calmazzo or exit before the tunnel, following the signs to Gola del Furlo. In the last case, you will cross the Furlo Canyon (taking an old road). Once exited from the Canyon (just after ahydroelectric generating station on the right), you will find the parking spot on the left.


If you came from Tuscany or from Northern Umbria, go to the town of Città di Castello, take the SP257 road, pass the passo of Bocca Serriola, the twons of Apecchio and Piobbico, up to Acqualagna, up to the Flaminia road (Fano-Roma). Once at the Flaminia road, go toward Fano, and exit at FURLO -CALMAZZO (or before as depicted above from Rome).