Finale Ligure is situated near Savona, on the beautiful Mediterranean coast in an area known as the Italian Riviera. It is a popular tourist destination, but it has retained some of its sleepy charm. The vast climbing area is among the most loved in Italy as it covers over ten square kilometres full of excellent crags. There are nearly 3000 routes, which offer climbing of great quality and variety. The white marine limestone stands out beautifully against the green, lush landscape. Occasionally, the area gets busy with tourists, so avoiding public holidays is a good idea.
Finale boasts a great variety of climbing styles to choose from; smooth slabs, vertical walls and steep overhangs. The majority of routes fall in the sixes and sevens, but there are many easier (from f4) and harder (up to f8) lines. No matter what grade you climb, get ready to be schooled in climbing technique!
There are mainly single-pitch routes to be found in Finale, but if you suddenly feel like longer routes, visit Bric Pianarella. It is known as Finale's 'big wall' and it offers multi-pitch climbing up to 250 metres long.
There are crags of all aspects in Finale, which makes it possible to climb here throughout the year. The best climbing conditions can be enjoyed in spring and autumn. Winter weather can be quite unpredictable but good days are not uncommon. Summers are hot but you can always cool down by jumping into the sea at one of the nearby beaches.
As a popular tourist destination, Finale has many accommodation options to choose from. There are luxurious hotels, a hidden wild campsite populated by climbers, and everything in between.
Getting to Finale Ligure is very easy and it takes only half an hour by car from Genova International airport. As the climbing is quite spread out, renting a car is a good idea. Car thieves operate in the area, so make sure not to leave any valuables behind.