The Versasio Cliff is considered a classic in Lecco mountaineering. Located in a picturesque setting on the wooded slopes of Resegone, it offers a spectacular view of Lake Como and the surrounding mountains. 

The first routes were traced by Don Agostino Butturini and Paolo Vitali. In 1986, Delfino Formenti equipped the entire cliff for sport climbing. Later, in 2010, Giuseppe Bonfanti bolted in several pitches at Avalon. 

To reach the cliff, follow the signs for the Piani d’Erna cable car station, which offers car parking for a fee. Next, take path number 18 to Passo del Cammello until arriving at the right edge of the cliff. The walk takes 25 to 30 minutes. 

The cliff is made up of many sectors with different characteristics: vertical pitches on drops and “reglettes” in the Silverado sector; vertical walls with notches in the Avalon and Mustrulend sectors; short multi-pitch routes in the western sector, on rock worked with “nuchi”, notches and blades, where care must be taken. The best time for climbing is mid-season or on summer mornings, avoiding muggy days. In winter, it can be cold and the rock requires time to dry after rain. 


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Technical information: 

Altitude: 690 metres  

Exposure: West 

Period: Spring – Autumn; Summer mornings 

Approach time: 30 minutes 

Route length: 25/30 m with routes up to 3L/60 m 

Technical level: 5b/7c+ 

Pitches: 70 

Equipment: 10mm stainless steel fix and carabiners 

Rope: 70 m. 80 m for the left pitches in the Avalon sector

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