Pala delle Lastiele
Pala delle Lastiele is a 250 meters high crag situated to the North of the well known Parete Zebrata, a wide slabby wall. Lastiele is a wall that doesn't particularly stand out when compared to other majestic summits of Sarca Valley, as the impressive and towering walls of Monte Brento and Cima alle Coste. Also the adjacent Parete Zebrata to the left is more flashy. However it has a significant interest its vertical and inviting South wall, where we find some high-class climbs, amongst which the most famous and frequently climbed and also less demanding is the superclassic "L'Isola di Nagual". Pala delle Lastiele South Face is a sunny and well exposed wall, on which it's possible to climb pleasantly also during the winter season.
From A22 Brennero Motorway exit “Rovereto Sud – Lago di Garda Nord” and follow the road 240 towards Riva del Garda, Nago and Arco, reaching Nago and Arco. Once getting to Arco first roundabout, turn to right following the road towards Dro and Trento, entering the Sarca Valley. Skirt the small town of Dro and carry on along the main road in the direction of Pietramurata, Sarche and Trento. Pass the parking lot of the Parete Zebrata sport-sector and shortly before getting to the village of Pietramurata there is a fish farm on the right. Nearby the entrance gate there is an open space where you can park. (about 30 km. from Rovereto Sud exit).
Pala delle Lastiele routes overview from left to right
Approach to the crag
From the parking lot cross the road and take a forest road (close a few meters further). Follow it up to a big junction (keep right). After a few hundred meters it comes off on the left a track that gradually becomes a path. Take this track (a few cairns) in the direction of the obvious dihedral formed between the slabs to the left and the same Pala delle Lastiele to the right. Skirt the base of the wall to the right slightly downhill to find the starting point of the various routes. The first route on the left is Diedro dei Predoni.
Descent: the descent by walking involves to rise to Pain della Paia and then follow a good path to reach the Sarca Valley (2 hours from the summit). Otherwise it's possible to abseil down the routes Emodialisi and Baci di Carta.
According to the Italian climbing areas' habit, trad routes grades are expressed in UIAA Scale, while the modern routes ones are expressed in French Scale.
There are no restrictions in climbing, hiking, biking and other open air sport activities.
Due to the Garda Lake’s propitious influence and the area’s limited altitude, the climate is mild and it’s possible to climb in all seasons. Nature is magnificent, showing a pleasant marriage of Mediterranean flora and alpine one.
The mild climate allows to climb all year round
This area is a primary touristic destination, offering several hotels, agriturismo, bed and breakfast, renting rooms and apartments in Arco, Dro, Pietramurata and Ceniga. Campings in Arco and Pietramurata.
“Pareti del Sarca” by Diego Filippi – Edizioni Versante Sud "Arco Pareti" by Diego Filippi - Edizioni Versante Sud 2013
“Valle del Sarca” – Map 1.25.000 - Edizioni Meridiani Montagne