Brief Overview of the 2017 Frasassi Climbing Festival.

The 3rd annual Frasassi Climbing Festival will be held from 7-10 September 2017, in Genga (AN), Italy.Please feel free to contact us at info@frasassiclimbingfestival.it for more info.

Event summary

The Frasassi Challenge

For this playful competition, you must log a minimum of 300m of climbing (any difficulty level, from dawn to dusk) using the Vertical Life app, and stand a chance to win one of the daily prizes! More info at challenge.vertical-life.info/en/fcf17

Street Boulder Contest

Most of this event will take place on the Medieval Walls of Serra San Quirico (just a few kilometers from the FCF Village). There will be “open recreation” times for enthusiasts to enjoy some city wall climbing, as well as competitions for those looking to qualify for the finals, which will then take place at the FCF Village.A free shuttle bus service will be available from the FCF Village to Serra San Quirico. Don’t forget to bring your crash pad!

Petzl Contest

You will have 3 attempts to try to Redpoint the Route (Difficulty Grade: 8) at the Santuario di Frasassi…and win €500!

Frasassi Warrior

Join the race to make it through the tunnel (10m-Long and 3m-Wide), without your feet touching the ground. Only participants in the Festival will be eligible to win this trophy, which will be awarded to those who make it through the tunnel in the shortest possible time.

Frasassi Photo Contest

Calling all photographers: Amateurs, Professionals, and with all ranges of equipment and styles! Get creative in the theme of “project the unexpected”, while depicting and bringing to light, not only the athletes and events of the festival, but also the landscapes of Frasassi and the Regional Park of the Gola della Rossa.
To stand a chance to win, post your shots to INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK, with the official hashtag of the contest: #unexpectedfcf
Voting for the winners of the contest can be done online via the official page, which will be revealed at the opening of the Festival.

Frasassi Skyrace

21km 1350 D+ or 11km 650D+  Check out the official video here: www.frasassiskyrace.com

Other events

Rock climbing for “not climbers”, hiking, caving, yoga (for adults & children), and of course activities for kids!

Pre-registration

Pre-registration has ended; however, you can still buy your FCF festival pass at the FCF Infopoint located in the FCF Village. The registration desk/infopoint will open at 9pm on Thursday, 7 September and stay open throughout the festival from 8am until midnight.

Festival pass

The festival pass costs €20 and includes:

  • Access to all events (Frasassi Challenge, Street Boulder, Trekking, Caving, Frasassi Warrior, etc.)
  • Entrance to all events at the FCF village (conferences with our special guests, live music, etc.)
  • The official FCF gift pack (spoiler alert: t-shirt + coupon for a free sandwich and a beer)
  • The chance to participate in the FCF daily prize draw
  • Discounted admission to the Frasassi Caves (€10.00)

Program

Thursday 7 September 2017

6pm: Opening ceremony for the 2017 Frasassi Climbing Festival
7pm: Opening extravaganza and snacks
9-11 pm: Festival check-in and registration desk open at the Infopoint
9 pm: Frasassi Warrior Challenge (Kick off event)
10pm: live music by Sista Ila & The Navigators

Friday, 8 September

8am: Festival check-in and registration desk open at the Infopoint
8am: Hiking*: “Sentiero dell’ acquila”, organized by Mr. Andrea Posanzini from the Ancona branch of Club Alpino Italiano
8.30am: Yoga at FCF Campground
9.30am: Yoga for Kids at Relax Area of FCF Village
10am – 4pm: GriGri Tour by Petzl: try the new GriGri+ at the crags
11am: Cave excursion for kids at the “Grotte Bella”
11am- 4 pm: Open Street Boulder – Serra San Quirico** (Open Recreation)
2:30pm: Cave excursion at the “Grotta Grande del Vento”
3pm: Hiking*: “Anello del Vernino”, organized by the Ancona branch of Club Alpino Italiano
5-9pm: Frasassi Warrior
7pm: Sideline event – Simone Salvagnin and Urko Carmona (sponsored by Montura)
9pm: Sideline event – Federica Mingolla – My Vertical Dream (sponsored by Petzl)
10pm: Frasassi Warrior – Daily awards ceremony | Frasassi Friday Challenge – Daily awards ceremony

Saturday, 9 September

8am: Infopoint and registration desk open
8:30am: Hiking*: “Anello del Monte Predicatore”, organized by the Jesi branch of Club Alpino Italiano
Yoga at FCF Camping
9:30am: Hiking*: “Valle Scappuccia”, organized by Natour LAB
Yoga for Kids at Relax Area of FCF Village
10am – 4pm: GriGri Tour by Petzl: try the new GriGri+ at the crags
11am: Cave excursion for kids at “Grotte Bella” | Cave excursion for kids at “Grotta Grande del Vento”
11am- 4pm: Open Street Boulder – Serra San Quirico** (prequalification for the finals)
1:30pm: Hiking*: “Valle Montagnana”, organized by the Fabriano branch of Club Alpino Italiano
2:30pm: Frasassi Skyrace (start of race) Frasassi Trail (start of race)
3pm: Cave excursion for kids at “Grotte Bella”
4:30pm: Hiking:* “Tramonto al Foro degli Occhialoni”, organized by Natour Lab
5-9pm: Frasassi Warrior
7pm: Frasassi Skyrace Awards ceremony: Frasassi Trail Awards ceremony
7:15pm: Street Boulder Contest – FCF Village (Finals and awards ceremony)
9pm: Sideline event – Presentation of the “Marche Multipitch” Versante Sud guidebook by Igor Brutti and Samuele Mazzolini
9:45pm: Sideline event – Special Guest: Maurizio “Manolo” Zanolla
10:30pm: Frasassi Warrior – Daily awards ceremony | Frasassi Saturday Challenge – Awards ceremony
11:00pm: Sideline event –  Music by Climbing Radio

Sunday, 10 September

8am: Infopoint and registration desk open
8:30am: Hiking*: “Sentiero del fiume”, organized by the Jesi branch of Club Alpino Italiano
Yoga at FCF Campground
9:30am: Yoga for Kids at Relax Area of FCF Village
9:30am- 4pm: Italian Rock Climbing Federation (FASI) competition (valid for the “Marche-Umbria” youth bouldering championship)
10am: Frasassi Warrior: 2017 FCF Warrior Awards ceremony
10am – 4pm: GriGri Tour by Petzl: try the new GriGri+ at the crags
10:30 am: Petzl Contest
11am-4pm: Open Street Boulder in Serra San Quirico (Open Recreation)
5pm: Frasassi Challenge – 3-day winner award ceremony FASI competition
6:30pm: Closing ceremony

*(be brave and project the unexpected or contact us for more details)
** (free shuttle service to and from the event; go to the FCF infopoint for times and details)

Other info

How to get here GPS coordinates

N 43° 24.243 E 12° 58.554. Closest train station: Genga S. Vittore (on the Rome- Ancona line)

Where to sleep and eat

Free camping at the FCF campground, please see link for more details: www.frasassiclimbingfestival.it/come/mangiare-e-dormire/