Dos dei Aser is a wooded boulder park along the valley between La Curva and Nudole. It's spread out across a large stretch of hilly forest and contains more than 40 boulders. Some of these can be tricky to find as the vegetation is dense in areas. Some of the more remote boulders are somewhat over grown. The picture opposite shows one of the larger overgrown boulders in the background with a typically dense approach. The approach from the car park to the main group of boulders involves following a short track up and left from the car park to enter the forest. Above the car park sits a large cabin which, from some prominently placed loud speakers, looks like it may have some party related function although it was firmly shuttered during our visit. The path into the forest is obvious and sits above and to the right of the cabin.
Climb 1 Upon entering the forest and after walking a few metres two large boulders are viable. This one sits on the left and has an enormous crack down the middle. Climbs are possible on every face of the rock and the crack makes for an easy down climb. Block 20 in the guide book.
On the left hand side of the boulder the crack is visible from top to bottom. This climb follows the right arete of the crack to the top. Start in a lay-back off the overhang on the arete and proceed up to the first ledge. From there the sharp arete and plentiful foot holds offer plenty of options to a gentle top out.
Climb 2 By crossing the path uphill the next boulder can be found. If approaching from the cabin it is the second boulder on the right after entering the woods. Again it is climbable on multiple faces but here we look at the large steep slab. Block 21 in the guide.
Start just to the right of the low point and pull with the left hand at the chalk marked crimp. From there work up using the crimps made by the small crack in the rock. The climb is straightforward if you trust your shoes as foot holds are not obvious from above.
Climb 3 This boulder is not particularly hight but offers multiple routes including lowball top outs, a long smearing traverse and an obvious arete climb. This boulder sits directly behind the first cracked boulder and is the second large rock on the left when entering the forest from the cabin. Block 18 in the guide book.
Start at the bottom of the arete on the left of the boulder and follow it to the top for an east top out.
Climb 4 This climb is the long traverse on the same boulder.
Start at the right most tip of the top and traverse left to the end of the previous climb, there top out.
Climb 5 This climb is on the bottom side of the first boulder, the one with the large crack through the middle. This climb looks more straightforward than it actually is. Dispite the large shelf the slight overhang and limited hand holds higher up make it easily dropable. Block 20 in the guide book.
Start low in the hollow beneath the problem on the right hand side of the lower face of the boulder with two hands on the lowest part of the large ledge and feet smeared. Work hands up to the flat point in the ledge and bring the right foot to the starting hand position. Deadpoint up and with the right hand to the small moss free pull. Swap feet and flag right to allow moving the left hand to the higher small ledge. From there work hands to the top and mantel to top out.
Climb 6 This is on the same block as the previous. It follows the left hand arete to the top on the lower face of the boulder.
Start facing left with both hands on the arete and move up to positive crimps using a left heal where necessary.
Climb 7 This imposing boulder can be found on the lower dirt track which leads off to the road slightly lower down from the car park. The climb here was almost a hear breaker taking almost as many atempts as the other climbs combined but offering a rewarding and satisfying finish. To get to it turn left and down hill from the other boulders until you meet an unpaved track wide enough for cars, then turn right and find it on the left. Block 31 in the guide book.
Start on the left of the lower face of the boulder about 2 metres from the left arete with both hands on a small crimpy pull. Place the left foot high on the narrow crack and stand to reach the short roof with the left hand, match the right hand to a small crimpy under cut. Move body weight left and reach up with left to a sloper above the roof and work both hands up to a mediocre hold near the top of the block. From there a sketchy mantle finishes the problem.
Climb 8 This block can be reached from the car park by walking straight uphill into the forest rather than following the path towards the cabin. It is the first large boulder on the right if you followed the rough animal path. These climbs are on the right hand side when approaching from below. Block 40 in the guide book.
Start with both hands on the obscenely chalky bottom ledge and move the left hand to a crimp on the main face. The left moves to a positive and chalkly pull on the minor arete. From there work feet up the ledges with better hand holds the higher you get.
Climb 9 A shortened climb to the right of the previous climb on the same boulder. Just round the corner onto the overhung face. For a longer and much more difficult climb start lower on the left hand arete.
Start with left hand in the enormous jug on the ledge and traverse right for about a metre before going to the top where positive holds alow a comfortable mantle.