1,650 m above sea level.M.
As is well known, the Val Poschiavo is not exactly spoiled with sport climbing opportunities. Suitable rocks in the valley floor do not exist and on the steep slopes they are hardly accessible or hidden under the lush vegetation. Nevertheless, at the beginning of the 90s, an active climbing scene developed, which formed as "Gruppo Vertical". They looked for the challenges in the nearby Val di Mello, in the Bergell and also Engadine. However, nearby training opportunities were lacking until the protagonists P. Giuliani, I. Rampa, C. Micheli, L. Lanfranchi, L. Godenzi, N. u.C. Lanfranchi discovered the gneiss rock near Cavaglia around 1994 and immediately set it up. The climbing garden consists of 2 sectors: an upper band with moderate difficulties and a lower one with consistently difficult plate climbing. All 22 routes are equipped with drill hooks and chains at the stands. The ambience high above the valley floor in the middle of a wonderfully fragrant fir forest is beautiful. An ideal day trip also with child and cone.
Access/LocationFrom the Engadine, the climbing garden can ideally be reached with the Rhaetian Railway. Get off at Cavaglia station and follow the railway line downwards, now cross the tracks and over a bridge the river, shortly afterwards turn left towards the hydroelectric power station. About 30 m before the building, trail tracks lead away to the left, over these you reach the rocks. From the train station 15 minutes walk.From Poschiavo turn left in front of the Hotel Altavilla into Via da Martin and go north for about 500 m, then turn left again to Privilasco/ Cavaglia. Continue on a paved road for about 6 km to the parking lot of the Giardino dei Ghiacciai (drive about 15 minutes). Continue on foot to the south towards the hydroelectric power station. About 30 m before the building, trail tracks lead away to the left, over these you reach the rocks. From the parking lot 10 minutes walking time.
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