Bastionata di Boragni
Summer in Finale Ligure is hot, sometimes too hot. Luckily that doesn’t impede your climbing potential with the shady forests and amazing rock in Boragni. The whole Boragni area contains 164 routes within a 15 minute walk of the parking lot. Without your own transportation it can be difficult to reach, but with the volume of summer climbing going on here you can probably find a ride from town.
Boragni can be packed on the weekends, but on weekdays you can have whole walls to yourself. Even when it is busy you will hardly wait for a route and make some friends while you do. Of the walls we visited in Boragni we found a lot of variation from technical vertical climbing, large overhangs and some fun liebacks and other formations. The area has some multi pitch routes on the Settore Sinistro but for the large part is single pitch.
There are several guidebooks to Finale Ligure but the best is definitely “Finale 007” by Andrea Gallo. You can buy it online through a few European retailers or at the Rockshop in Piazza Garibaldi in Finalborgo, a neighborhood of Finale Ligure. The shop also has put selected topos online, including the Settore Sinistro of Boragni. The notes are in Italian but the topo lists the height and rating of each climb which you should be able to use even if you don’t speak Italian. Check out the topo here.
We had a hard time finding the parking lot the first time but realized it was the obvious flat area after a few circles. Here is a map of the parking lot and crag location.
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