Calvario, one of the historic crags at Arco, Italy
Located a stone’s throw from the center of Arco and nestled among the olive trees in the valley that leads steeply up to Làghel, Calvario is another of Arco’s historic crags. After having fallen into oblivion for years, this beautiful sheet of compact limestone is currently enjoying a revival thanks to the old lines being rebolted and some easier routes being added on the left. In 1987 the Italian trials were held on Ali di Pollo in order to qualify for the 1987 Rock Master, won a few days later by Lynn Hill and Stefan Glowacz. But that’s another story …
Where: From Arco follow the road up towards the castle and Làghel. At the castle parking lot the road forks and, as it continues right, becomes a one-way street. Leave the car here and walk uphill along the cobblestones to reach the crag in less than 5 minutes.
When: east facing, it receives the shade in the afternoon. Ideal in spring and autumn.