Rock climbing Corma di Machaby in the Aosta Valley

Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Very sporty
Duration: full day
Spoken languages: Italian, English
Minimum age: From 18 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info
Opening seasons:

Activity description

Reach the top of Corma di Machaby for a true bird's eye view of the awesome Aosta Valley on rock climbing adventures in northern Italy...

A prominent feature that towers above the evergreen Aosta Valley, Corma di Machaby is a mecca for rock climbing enthusiasts looking to reach new heights in a stunning scenic location. Loved for its multi-pitch options that offer free-climbers and sports climbers a chance to test their technique, touch the sky for a breathtaking look at the mighty Mont Blanc...

Corma di Machaby is a glacial crag feature sculpted by the Balteo in the lower Aosta valley. Situated near the rural town of Arnad, it is serviced by the E612 an hours drive from Turin and a local train station in Verrès.

Meeting locally, this small group climbing trip is suited to experienced climbers with a good technical and practical understanding of sport climbing. Choosing one of over 40 multi-pitch variants (the Arnad wall and the Lomasti pillar being the most famous) varying from E1 - 7a in difficulty, climb elevation is around 250-300 m and the length of the routes is between the 300 - 400 m.

A popular sport climbing location, gradients vary widely and a 5+ ability is recommended. The west face is steeper but shorter, where the rock is cracked in dihedrals and pillars, the east wall is longer but with better grips and holds. 

Offer Description

Summit altitude: 563 m
Difficulty: E1 - 7a (UIAA scale)
Climbing length: 300 m
Equipment: pegs, bolts
Exposure: SW/E
Starting point: Carpe Diem Restaurant


Activity requirements

Experienced 5+ or V+ UIAA climber

Special terms

Route, duration and date subject to change based on weather conditions

  • UIAGM - certified guide
  • All necessary equipment/ropes/protection
Do not forget to bring
  • Harness
  • Climbing shoes
  • Helmet
  • Full chalk bag
  • Daisy chain runners
  • Locking carabiner
  • Descender
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Meeting point
Carpe Diem, Via Circonvallazione, 125, 11029 Verrès AO, Italy Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule