Boulder City in Pietramurata at Lake Garda
North of Lake Garda is Boulder City in Pietramurata. The bouldering hall was realised by a company from Barcelona and offers a total of 650 m² of a climbing surface on walls completely covered with resin - including walls up to five metres high. A 300 m² large 40 cm thick mattress floor provides safety.
The term "bouldering" comes from the English "boulder" which is a large round rock. Bouldering is a form of rock climbing performed on small rock formations or artificial rock walls, known as boulders, without climbing rope or a harness. When bouldering, you climb at low altitude with soft mattresses on the ground for protection.
Bouldering has been considered an independent discipline in sports since the 1970s. The "flow", the so-called dynamic movement style of bouldering, was coined by the American John Gill. Gill also introduced the use of magnesia powder for an increased hand grip. A "problem boulder" usually has four to eight holds but it can only consist of a start and a top hold. A widely used rating system in bouldering is the Fontainebleau scale, named after the popular climbing area in France.
The hall looks particularly cheerful inside and out with its many colours and a geometrically impressive splash of colour represents the building on the state road 45.
There are nearly 150 climbing opportunities, for each level and everyone from 2 to 100 years old can participate. Directly at the Boulder City, there is a large parking lot and a bar with a restaurant.
The complex is open from Tuesday to Friday from 9 am to 11 pm and on weekends from 9 am to 8 pm. In summer, the opening hours change. On weekdays it's open only at 5 pm and on weekends just in bad weather from 10 am to 10 pm - with advance notice on the webpage.