Brief Overview of the 2018 Frasassi Climbing Festival.

The 4th annual Frasassi Climbing Festival will be held from 7-10 September 2018, in Serra San Quirico (AN), Italy.
Below is a brief overview of some of the reasons why this year’s FCF festival is going to be out of this world!
Please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions or need more info.

Special Guests

This year’s special guests include:

Matteo Della Bordella

Read more about him here:

Maurizio Oviglia

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The Frasassi Challenge

For this playful competition, you must log a minimum of 300m of climbing (any difficulty level) from dawn to dusk – Sunday until 1:00pm – using the Vertical Life app. All participants stand a chance to win one of the daily prizes! Check out our video to see how the app works:

Street Boulder Contest

This event will take place on the Medieval Walls of Serra San Quirico. The qualification round will take place on Saturday morning followed by the finals in the late afternoon and finish off with the awards ceremony. Don’t want to compete? no problem – there will be “open recreation” times for enthusiasts* to hang out and enjoy some city wall climbing.
Don’t forget to bring your crash pad!
* participants must have an FCF pass

Bouldering: Youth Championship

First round of the MARCHE Regional Championship!!!
Organized by the FCF festival and the Asd Manitoba Climbing Team, this competition will start at 10:00 am on Sunday 9 September 2018, with the under 8 and 10 category and continue throughout the day.
This competition is open to all M/F age categories from under 8 to under 20 (plus a promo OPEN category).
Registration opens at 8:00 am and closes at 8:45 am.

Frasassi Warrior

In the wake of the huge success of last year’s edition, the Frasassi Warrior is back!
Join the race to make it through the tunnel (10m x 3m), without touching the ground. A trophy will be awarded at the end of the festival to our fastest FCF warrior and warrioress!
This event is open to all festival-goers.


Come and experience the wonders of the Natural Regional Park of Gola della Rossa e Frasassi!
A wide range of excursions will be offered throughout the FCF festival led by professional nature guides.
See the program below for more info.


Cave tours will be offered by local caving groups throughout the festival. There will be different excursions each day to cater for a wide range of levels. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get an inside view of the Frasassi area!
See the program below for more details.


A trickline will be rigged at the FCF Village and at other areas around the festival. Whether you want to learn how to walk the line, show off your trickline moves, or just kick back and watch, this is the place to do it!


What better way to start your FCF day than with yoga?
Yoga sessions will be held each morning and are open to all festival-goers.
See the program below for details.


Preregister for the festival online at a reduced rate here:

How to order your tickets online:
1) Go to the page above and click on the pink “Carrello” (Cart) link
2) Select how many passes you would like to buy using the dropdown menu in the window that says “Aggiungi al Carrello” (Add to Cart)
3) Now click on the “Aggiungi al Carello” button
4) Under the “Dettagli acquirente” (Buyer details) enter your first name (nome), last name (cognome) and email address. Next, enter the first name and last name of the person attending the event under “Attendee Info”. If you are ordering more than one pass, enter the first name and last name of each person attending.
5) Click on “Procedi al pagamento” (Proceed to checkout)
6) Select how you would like to pay: PayPal or Bonifico* (bank transfer)

* Paying by bank transfer
You will receive an email with the following payment details:
Account holder: Comitato Frasassi Climbing Festival
IBAN: IT73B0503537371444570742480
Amount: 13€
Reason for payment: Preiscr. FCF2018, ID 1FEE6360XY (your name will appear here)
Send a copy of your payment receipt to:

Pre-register to make sure you get your FCF swag bag at the festival!
Online price: €13.00 (instead of €15.00 at the Infopoint)
Children must register at the Infopoint
See the section below for info on what the pass includes.

Festival pass

Festival pass online (pre-registration): €13
Festival pass at the non-site FCF Infopoint: €15
Festival pass for children : €5 (must be purchased at the Infopoint)
Each pass includes:
• Access to the Frasassi Challenge
• 2 days of Street Bouldering in Serra San Quirico, and participation in the Saturday contest on unprecedented blocs
• Daily Trekking and Caving excursions
• Access to the Frasassi Warrior
• The chance to participate in the FCF daily prize draw
• #SfideBoulder, a bouldering challenge on an artificial structure at the FCF Village
• The original FCF swag bag


*please note that there may be some slight changes in the program; join us on our FB page: for all the latest updates.

Friday 7 September 2017

8 am: – Infopoint and Registration desk opens
– Frasassi Challenge (in collaboration with Vertical Life) begins
– Handover of map to find the “secret crag”
8:30 am: Yoga at the FCF Camping site
9:00 am: – Trickline fun begins
– Climbing marathon begins
– Climbing structure at the FCF Village opens
9:00 am -> 6:00 pm: Cycling for Fun (for kids)
3:00 pm: TREKKING excursion: CASTELLETTA – EREMO DI GROTTA FUCILE – Difficulty E – 444m climb – Length: 8.7km – Time: 4 hours (with breaks)
11:00 am: CAVING excursion (2 options)
5 pm -> 9 pm: Frasassi Warrior Challenge kicks off
7 pm: Opening ceremony, entertainment and snacks
9 pm: Daily awards ceremony
9:15 pm: Presentation- “FRAMMENTI DI STORIE VERTICALI” An impossible and adventurous journey to conquest Mont Blanc Bruno Vitale and Francesco Burattini
11:00 pm: FCF Lounge
Concert ft. Doggybag
DJSet by Climbing Radio

Saturday, 8 September

8:00 am: Infopoint and Registration desk opens
8:30 am:  – Yoga at the FCF Village
– Trekking excursion:
1. PONTECHIARADOVO – MONTE REVELLONE – Difficulty E – 650m climb – Length: 10.5km – Time: 5 hours (not including breaks)
2. SENTIERO DEL PAPA – Difficulty E – 360m climb – Length: 10.6km – Time: 4 hours (not including breaks)
9:00 am -> 6:00 pm: Cycling for Fun (for kids)
9:00 am: – Trickline fun begins
– Climbing structure at the FCF Village opens
9:30 am: STREET BOULDER REGISTRATION opens (infopoint)
10:30 pm: CAVING excursion (2 options)
10:00 am -> 4:00 pm: STREET BOULDER CONTEST (Serra San Quirico), self-assessment qualification on competition blocs
3:00 pm: CAVING excursion (2 options)
– Trekking excursion
SENTIERO DELL’AQUILA – Difficulty E – 350m climb – Length: 7.6km – Time: 4 hours (including breaks)
4:00 pm: BOULDER COUNTEST (at FCF Village)
5pm -> 9 pm: Frasassi Warrior Challenge
5:30 pm: Trekking excursion
VALMONTAGNANA – Difficulty E – 350m climb – Length: 4.5km – Time: 2 hours (including breaks)
6:00pm: STREET BOULDER CONTEST finals and awards ceremony (FCF village)
20:40 pm: Special guest: Francesca Medici
21:00 pm: Special guest: Matteo della Bordella
22:00 pm: Special guest: Maurizio Oviglia
23:00 pm: Daily awards/prize ceremony
23:30 pm: FCF Lounge
Night music by Climbing Radio

Sunday, 9 September

8am: – Infopoint and Registration Desk opens
– Cycling tour registration and meeting point
8:30 am:  -Yoga at the FCF Camping site
– Trekking excursion
VALLE DEL VERNINO – Difficulty E – 450m climb – Length: 6.45km – Time: 5 hours (including breaks)
9:00 am: – Cycling tour leaves
– Trickline fun begins
– Climbing structure at the FCF Village opens
10:00am: Trekking excursion
GIRO DEL MONTE PIETROSO Difficulty E – 475m climb – Length: 13km – Time: 5 hours
10:30 am: Caving excursion (2 options)
11am –> 4 pm: OPEN STREET BOULDER (Serra S. Quirico) (open to all FCF pass holders)
1:00 pm:
– Special Guest: Cala Cimenti
– Pasta Party by BICICLETTE
2:00 pm: General awards ceremony
2:30pm: Trekking excursion
MONTE PREDICATORE – Difficulty E – 370m climb – Length: come and discover!! – Time: 4 hours (breaks included)
3:00 pm: CAVING excursion – GROTTE BELLA
5:00pm: Frasassi Warrior “just for fun time”
7pm: Closing ceremony , entertainment and snacks

Other info

How to get here GPS coordinates

Location: Serra San Quirico (AN)
GPS Coordinates: 43.4478° N, 13.0148° E.
Closest train station: Serra S. Quirico (on the Rome- Ancona line)
Closest airport: Ancona Falconara Airport (

Where to sleep and eat

Free camping at the FCF campsite
Details on suggested places to sleep and eat are available at:

Shout out to our sponsors!

Without the support and commitment of our prime sponsors, partners, media partners, and local supporters this event would not be possible. Thank you!