The Pill, the business to business magazine for outdoor and action sport trade companies, recounts the crag of Fenère, nestled near to the beautiful lake Idro with images that speak for themselves and evoke strong emotions to all the enthusiasts of the outdoors and nature.
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Between the Province of Brescia and the Province of Trento, where once there was the border between Italy and Austro-Hungarian Empire, the lake Idro (or Eridio) is found nestled in the foothills of the Alps of Brescia, a natural lake, originally glacial. On its eastern shore, in the town of Idro, in the village of Vesta, a little village visited in the summer months mainly by tourists from northern Europe. At about 300 metres from the pier for mooring boats, located on the pebble beach, a band of limestone rock can be seen, which is surrounded by indigenous vegetation, reflecting directly on the placid water of the lake, where small canoes and old shoe shaped boats pass by.
This is the crag of Fenère, with a light and vague colour, divided into three distinct sectors, bolted between 1996 and 1997 by Ugo Mariani, a historic local climber. You can climb all year round thanks to the south-eastern exposure. It’s a ‘nobig’ crag, with grades ranging from 4 to 7a/b. The lines guarantee fun and various climbing from the large handholds in the shape of small mushrooms, in one part it is traversed by a small via ferrata that takes you to the big central ledge called Belvedere, from where it is possible to admire the magnificent views and the silhouette of the Anfo Rock, the Napoleonic fortress located on the other side of the lake.
The crag is lapped at the bottom by the path of the smugglers, in memory of those who more than 100 years ago used it for smuggling, leading to three different hiking trails, including an overhanging via ferrata above the lake, which goes all the way to Bondone in the county of Trento, perched high on a plateau overlooking the lake. Close to the crag, above the village of Vesta, there are many untouched walls, where at the base you can explore the little tunnels from the first world war, excavated by Italian soldiers as forefront positions. A calm and peaceful place that offers easy going climbing that relaxes the mind and body.