The Valle dell'Orco guidebook is the first of 2 volumes (vol 2 out early spring 2011) that replace the popular old Rock Paradise guide. The guide is now fully translated into English and covers the fantastic climbing, both multi-pitch trad and sport, to be had in the Orco Valley in the Gran Paradiso National Park in North West Italy.
The guide describes the walls of Valle dell’Orco, from its crags to the legendary walls of Sergent and Caporal, ending with Colle del Nivolet. The many new routes opened over the past few years, and the increase in visits to the valley, especially by foreigners, convinced the author to write a book which is not a simple guide with grades and names of routes, but also a source of inspiration. This book suggests a path to follow, a possible direction for climbing without forgetting the history of the crags. Maurizio Oviglia with his customary precision and clarity has listed all the old and new additions to the valley, after repeating almost all of them and verifying their grade.