The Monte Grappa is situated in Veneto
and belongs to the
Starting from Possagno,
the Monte Grappa ascent is 23.8 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1472 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 6.2 %.
Stories, information and comments from Monte Grappa climbers
Story by Ian Walker from Campolongo Sul Brenta, Italy, submitted on 14/09/2009
A real bruiser this one. Apparently one of the hardest climbs in Italy, but with 9 routes to the top it depends on which way you go.
We started the climb from Seren del Grappa and immediatly you find yourself on a major climb. It feels relentless and never ending, but the scenery makes it worthwhile. 2hrs later we were still climbing, but at 100kg Im never going to be flying up a climb like this.
At 1400m there were ominous rumbles of thunder and shortly after the rain started. We pushed on with the summit in sight and thankfully reached the Refugio Bassano before the main body of rain hit.
In the refuge we revived ourselves with coffee and cake while waiting for the rain to pass. Eventually there was a small break in the cloud cover and we could see tantalising glimpses of the sunny valley below, so though still a bit on the damp side we bolted for home.
My friend Arron, a slightly built Aussie began to suffer with the cold on the descent and I had to hand him some of my clothing (lesson learned, be prepared in the mountains). However within 10mins we hit a warm belt of air and completed the thrilling descent to Romano dEsselino. A great ride, only another 8 routes to complete.