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On request, Filippo Ferramola will accompanying you and also provides material and equipment to allow anyone to engage in the various climbing.

For information or questions:

Filippo + 39 3209171984


Placca del Rio Spigone (o Vigolone)


Small sandstone plaque located on the right side of the Rio Spigone, a tributary of the stream Baganza; After re-equipment and cleanup of the summer 2010 climbing is pleasant and enjoyable.

Cliff of local interest, this site offers a medium-easy streets climbing in pleasant and quiet environment close to the watercourse (possible to have a bath in the river).

You can access easily at the top of the plaque (tree with chain) to the wooded slope on the left.


From Parma reach Calestano and from there continue towards Ravarano; at exact 1.8 km from the roundabout of Calestano turn left onto the road with signs for “Vigolone” and “Fonte di San Giovanni”. Follow the branch for 1.2 Km and reach a farm located on the left side of the stock. Just upstream of the construction part a not asphalted road (riding by car) and follow it with some ups and downs for 900 meters.

Park near the confluence with a path from the left, taking care not to obstruct transit. A few metres further on, near a large oak tree (red stamp and arrow), you take a small path on the left and than in 1 minute you’ll get to the stream’s bed and at the base of the plaque.


Although situated at low altitude (550 metres) and exposed favorably, we recommend attendance in April and October.


The rock is a sandstone dark grey in some way similar to the Tavolana plaque but the style of climbing is much different; mostly steepness of structure, which offers a technical climbing and fun out of notches. Currently there are 8 equipped cords, which virtually saturate the small structure’s.possibilities

Placca  di Tavolana


In Val Baganza are located three distinct sandstone rock structures, with medium-easy routes, suitable for learning the technique of climbing up a slab or to spend half a day in the nature. These are cliffs of local interest, offering an enjoyable climbing. Tavolana plaque and the Rondinella Group are situated on the left side of Baganza river, respectively upstream and downstream of the characteristic constriction known as of Stretta di Armorano.

The Tavolana plaque is a dark grey sandstone very wrinkled, with characteristic swelling. For convenience of access, quality of the rock and the place is definitely an interesting structure.


From Parma reach Calestano and continue through the Val Baganza towards Ravarano, surpassing a typical iron bridge: Then turn to a road down to the right towards the stream. Follow it for 700 meters, leaving out a first branch on the right and taking the second, leading close to some houses, where you lcan eave your car. Take the path that skirts the houses and reach a crossroads; turn left and continue downhill to the bed of the stream. Turn left among the shrubs along the bed of the stream, and trough an easy ford reach the opposite side and the clear plaque.


For its low altitude (470 mt) and exposure to the Southwest you can climb all year round. Avoid flood periods; after heavy rains the ford can become more complex


It is a cliff of local interest, offering a technical climbing and propped up a slab movement, fun and with moderate difficulty. The rock is a dark grey sandstone especially wrinkled, that is snug under normal conditions but slippery when wet. You need only a 60 meters rope and a dozen referrals. Advisable the helmet.

Groppo della Rondinella


Small feature grey sandstone tilted plate at 60 metres high, lists, located on the left side of Baganza rivert, about 2 km upstream from the center of Calestano, near the Stretta di Armorano. Cliff of local interest.


From Parma reach Calestano, and continue along Val Baganza for SP15 towards Ravarano. After the light panel continue for about 900 meters, parking in a pitch on the right, about a hundred meters before the sign ” km 26″. Continue bw foot along the road for about 150 meters, until you reach a sharp bend to the elbow to the left. Near the bend, turn right one track that descends steeply into the Woods, first directly, then with sideways to the right, reaching an old path. For it soon drops to reach the bed of the stream, near a sign “metanodotto” and just in front of the wall. Bootts or sandals are usefull to ford the river at this point.


The favorable exposure and low altitude (440 m) allow you to climb all year round, remembering however that after heavy rains the ford can be more complex. Avoid of course periods of the river flood.


The adjust inclination of the structure makes climbing uniform as for movements and as a standard of difficulty. You’ll need 60 meters ropes and a dozen referrals.


Rappelling through the streets.

Salti del Diavolo – Chiastra di S. Benedetto


Salti del Divaolo are a spectacular outcrop of spires and pinnacles arenaceous-conglomerate which Ccoss the high Val Baganza, in its median side, for about 5 km from Chiastre of Ravarano to Cassio. Due to the extreme friability of the rocks these towers, scenically very impressive several, offered little chance to draw valid climbing routes, The only exception is the area located north-east of Cassio, the Chiastra di San Benedetto, that deserves to be visited even for the beauty of the place. Formed by 3 towers: the  Eastern or main Tower, the tallest tower, the Central Tower and the West Tower. Geologically this complex of towers consists in a conglomerate extremely flaky in the Southwest and in the North-East, as opposed to the previous one, in a sandstone sometimes quite solid, where the itineraries depart.


From Parma reach Fornovo Taro and here by the Strada della Cisa (SP 62) the inhget to Cassio (41 Km). From the village turn right, following signs for Selva del Bocchetto; Park near a stall right in front of the signpost of Cassio facing the attractive rock structure. Take a small road that after passing two dwellings becomes lane; then turn left, you will reach the base of the Southwest slope of the towers. Here a loop trail runs at the base of Chiastra.


The altitude (825 mt), the exposure (northeast) and the surrounding wooded cover make it advisable to attend between May-October. In summer sun shines from early morning until 2.00 pm.


Climbing, always at a tecnical level, requires a good use of the feet and, sometimes, in relation to the difficulties, even a fairly good resistance to continuity. Always evaluate very carefully the solidity of grips that you use. Wear a helmet. Note that you have to get used to this type of climbingand that you need a while to get confident with this kind of rocks.