Free climbing is a young and dynamic sport, and Trentino has both natural and artificial walls to offer to this practice. Arco - in Garda Trentino - is the home of sport climbing. Each year, it hosts the Rock Master, which attracts top climbing champions to the area. Arco has also been the seat of the last World Climbing Championships in 2011.
Classes, training courses and Alpine guides are available to introduce visitors to this thrilling sport. In winter, fans can also enjoy ice climbing on waterfalls - the most famous of which are in Val Daone.
The Dolomites are also a paradise for mountaineers. Mountaineers see climbing as the most important undertaking of their lives. For them, the rock becomes both a partner and a guide. Alpine refuges are used by mountaineers as a starting point. From there, they can make their way to the peaks, travelling across glaciers and over the trails that have made mountaineering history. Trails, refuges and rest areas are maintained by SAT (Trentino Alpinists' Association) and SOSAT (Worker's Section of the Trento Alpinists' Association).
Bouldering is one of the newest sports on the scene, and consists in climbing boulders without a rope. In Trentino, bouldering can be enjoyed in Valle del Chiese.
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