ISILI


There is more variety in the climbing than Isili’s reputation suggests. Yes, there are plenty of steep and sustained stamina-fests, on big pumpy pockets and side-pulls, usually protected by savage undercut starts; however, there are also plenty of more technical vertical routes, usually with pockets varying from monos to half-body size. In some places the undercut starts have been by-passed where the locals have built stone towers, held together loosely by expanding window foam. Tottering off these towers is initially a bit worrying but you rapidly get used to it. Above these towers the more friendly-angled rock gives some superb pitches in the mid 6s which would be 8a or harder with the starts.

Routes

94 sport routes (6a...8c)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other Page
Urania
This area is one of Europe’s premier roof climbing crags and worth the attention of any and every...
25
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

2 mins

Dry in the Rain
sheltered
6
Cubo Magico
The prominent arete on the ‘Magic Cube’ can be seen from most points on the valley. This gives the...
11
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Level

10 mins

sheltered
8
Pietra Filosofale
The most popular climbing at Isili is on a near-perfect vertical wall of pocketed rock at the far...
47
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

12 mins

sheltered
9
Corvo Solitario
One of the most extraordinary buttresses at Isili is the Corvo Solitario. This awesome wolf’s head...
11
Sport
Sun and shade
Level

20 mins

Dry in the Rain
sheltered
11
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  • Latest Comments

    For ISILI

    Plexiglass
    "this route is hidden behind some bushes. we only found a couple of bolts, no anc..." 29/Jul

    Mammuthones
    "I rather enjoyed this route - wouldn't say it was poor at all." 24/Apr

    Pinna Bianca
    "Difficult to tell whether this is 6b or not - depends which pockets you choose t..." 14/Jan top50

    Dark
    "Boring" 17/Apr

    Horus
    "A superb enjoyable route at the grade, worth 3 stars." 11/Feb top50

    Ziggurat
    "Getting started is very much the crux, then lovely climbing all the way to the l..." 29/Jun top50

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