Seven years after the first edition, new crags and new routes have flourished in the valleys south of Adamello massif, between Iseo and Garda lakes. Magnificent places, like the Opol Valley, allow the climbers to enjoy an excellent limestone.
Several new projects and crags have been bolted thanks to the passionate and unselfish work of a large team of local climbers, who most of the times self-funded the equipping. In a few places, local authorities have contributed to the climbing community; this whole movement transformed the valleys around Brescia, bringing them to the forefront of the climbing scene. Thanks to the varied climbing opportunities, the magnificence of the landscapes and the excellent facilities and hospitality, this area is becoming a must for Italian and international climbers.
Daniele Dazzi, born in 1965, started climbing at 24, thanks to some friends who brought him on terrific walls and routes, such as the North Wall of Adamello and the Buhl at Cima Canali.
After a couple of years dedicated to classic alpinism he attends a National Sport Climbing event in Brescia. The competitions fascinate him, and he becomes climbing instructor for the National Climbing Federation (FASI), founds the Climbing Alpine Club in Iseo, and collaborates to the organization of several training programmes, climbing competitions, boulder and climbing marathons in the area from Bergamo to Brescia.
His passion for climbing leads him to bring always with him drill and brushes to clean up and equip climbing pitches.
He’s very aware of the problems faced by route setters, who are very often denied permits and funding to equip new crags or revamp the existing ones – therefore he has founded AIPIA, a specific association promoting the activity of route setters.