Groscavallo Vallone di Sea Area: Torre di Gandalf

Arrampicata Torre di Gandalf - profilo

Torre di Gandalf is for sure a must-step for the climber visiting Vallone di Sea for the first time. The easy access, the exposure, the very good rock and the fast descents make of it the ideal approach to the more severe walls of the area. It is an athletic climbing, on dihedral and in cracks, with routes to be protected or integrated.

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Suggested period
from June to October
Starting point
Forno Alpi Graie
Elevation gain
from 50 to 120 m
from 4b to 7b+
Travel time
50 minutes
Trail indication
EPT 308

Recommended for

  • Mountaineers
  • Climbing


From Forno Alpi Graie, overtake the Gura creek concrete bridge and follow the dirt road where, on the right, the service waterworks road steeply climbs up. Park the car in the road widening, without hampering the way.


Follow the road to the end, reaching the location “Porte di Sea”. Proceed on the trail marked by indication 308. Follow the trail to the beginning of the Massiet plain from where the “Polvere di Stelle” bouldering circuit starts. Leave the trail and climb to the right following the Torre di Gandalf indication board clearly visible. Walk along a track, marked by cairns, leading to the wall base.

 The routes:

  1. Alchimia dei maghi
  2. Sorgente primaverile
  3. L’occhio di Sauron
  4. Onde verticali
  5. La legge dei topi


Sogno di Sea” di Gian Carlo Grassi Ed. Mar.Co.Graf. s.n.c.; “Vallone di Sea, un mondo di pietra – Le guide di Alp Arrampicata” di M.Blatto; Vivalda editori


Alte Valli di Lanzo – carta n° 17 L’Escursionista & Monti editori; Valli di Lanzo – carta dei sentieri 3 Val d’Ala e Val Grande