San Vito lo Capo Salinella

Climbs 517 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 26m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
This page is now only for the Salinella cliff, the long cliff by the sea that stretches from Calamancina in the north to the entrance of the El Bahira campsite in the south. Other crags in the area now have their own crag entries, check them on the map.

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Near the town of San Vito Lo Capo in NW Sicily. The most developed sectors are near the El Bahira campsite and to the north at Cala Mancina.

New in 2012 is Di Roccia di Sole 3rd ed ISBN 978-88-96634-53-0 from Versante Sud, this guide covers all of Sicily, with full coverage of San Vito lo Capo

The fourth edition of the Gebro Verlag (Sicily Rock 4 2014) guide is back from the printers (1 Oct 14) with 960 routes with 90 new from last time. This guide covers all of the San Vito /Custonacci area.

There are now over 1000 routes in the area covered by the Sicily Rock guidebook.

PLEASE READ THIS!! When adding new routes to the data base please include a location, there is no index in the guide. Please vote for stars rather than enter them into your description.

Access notes
About 1h30m drive W from Palermo airport or an hour N of Trapani airport. Many Ryanair flights to Trapani and straightforward by bus to San Vito http://www.aziendasicilianatrasporti.it (Airport-Trapani, Trapani-San Vito). EasyJet to Palermo, bus transfers not as frequent and require a 1km walk in Palermo. Transfers from both airports by El Bahira and Pineta campsites and many local San Vito firms.

Many apartments and villas all around. I use the Italian site www.vulcanoconsult.it/ it covers more villas and apartments than English or international sites. When booking apartments or villas check the small print (usually only in Italian) carefully, there are often extra charges for extra persons (over 2), air con/heating, and cleaning (I have seen 90!). There are deals to be done out of season, try direct contact with the owner. Also check the location, websites use San Vito as the area as well as the town, some villas are 15km away. As an alternative to San Vito the small village of Macari is well located for climbing and has a small shop with bread in the morning.

Many climbers stay at El Bahira because of the location at the foot of the crag.

It is possible to stay at the El Bahira campsite at the foot of the crags(tents, bungalows, mobile homes, villa) without a car but it is a 3km walk from the town, El Bahira will pick up from San Vito after shopping or arriving on the Trapani bus. For those on a budget camping is easy at El Bahira. They now have a comfortable "climbers area", with a covered lounging area and a covered cooking and eating area with cookers, sink, grill, pots and pans, utensils and lots of left behind olive oil and pasta. All you need to bring is a tent and sleeping bag.

No access restrictions except for the area behind the El Bahira camp site where it would be polite to ask at reception. The campsite owner specifically asked for that area to be bolted and welcomes climbers.

If you are looking for a meal out there are many good restaurants in San Vito,a climbers' favourite is Lo Stagnone near the harbour. For a very special evening I can specially recommend Pocho - Albergo Ristorante, well signposted on the road into San Vito, a few hundred metres after the El Bahira turning. (Typically a six course inclusive fixed menu 75pp)

The biggest supermarket is the Simply on the road out of Custonaci. The SISA in San Vito is small but has all that you need including fine deli and butcher counters, they are well used to serving climbers! The fish shop is across the side road from SISA, the greengrocers truck is usually parked outside.

Up the hill from SISA, on the other side of the road from, and before you reach the Q8 petrol station, is the YMCA climbing house, a climbing shop run by local new router Daniele Arena. As well as climbing gear, shoes and clothes there is also rope and gear hire and a friendly cafe/bar with wifi. For those wanting to do some trad climbing Daniele has all that you need to hire.

Guidebooks
Sicily-Rock (2014), Di Roccia di Sole - Climbing in Sicily (2012)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 NUOVA OSSESSIONE  
2Cerott'volante7a+ *1
3Scusassi7a+ 1
4Star Tak5c 1
5Principino6b+ 2
612 Storditti7c 1
7Stringi Tuo An7a+ 1
 CALAMANCINA  
9Salto nel Buio5a 13
10Salto nel Buio (Direct Start)6a 3
11La Caduta Degli Dei5a 13
12Attenzione6b 17
13Giornata Ecologica6b 18
14Topi Sfrattati6a 25
15Oltre Manica6a 25
16Graticula6b+ 2
17Slay Back6b 16
18Super Santos8a  
19Stolen Glory6a 18
20Beam Me Up Scottie7a 6
21No Postcard Home5a 1
22Leuchtturm6a 1
23Road To Nowhere6a 5
24Jammin' In The Name Of The Lord6b+ 5
25Fearless Boogie6a+ 5
26Ritter Sport6a+ 18
27Forgefix6b 6
28Alfa Romeo7a+ 5
29April Skies5c 9
30Walk the Dinosaur5a 17
31Johnnie Walker7a+ 2
32The Riddle7a 10
33If Cows Had Wings4a 18
34Tu Mio5c 11
35Strani Sono...Senza Pancia5c 6
36Donati A Gianni5a 10
37Marmot4a 28
38Performing Seals4a 30
39Rabbit4a 32
40My Little Pony4c 37
41Lions, Tigers and Bears5c 39
42Sheep4a 33
43Beautiful Hamster5a 34
44Il Ladro di Panda6b+ 2
45Caldo Umido6b 10
46Red Necks6b 15
47Toyo 176c 6
 GROTTA CALA MANCINA  
49Variante Robin8a+  
50Canna Biologica6a+ 6
51La Nnicchia6a+ 3
52Chr.is.to7c+ 1
53Mal Di Shiena7c 3
54Banana Biologica7a+ 7
 FAKIRELLA BEACH  
56La Rizzagliata6c  
57Pianoro Caffe6b+ 1
58Ciao Ori6b 1
59Le Sirene de Cala Mancha6a+ 1
60Debs5c 5
61Scotties World6c 4
62Maria5a 8
63Elisa5c 17
64Chiara O.5c 18
65Ragnetta6b 3
66Molloblocco6b 2
67Via della Zanzare6a+ 9
68Nini5c 17
69Crusader7b+ 4
70Bianca6c 4
71No Drill Party5a 10
72Mannara6a 5
73Scorpione In Letargo6a 6
74Calze Nere6a+ 12
75My Head Hurts, My Feet ...5a 11
76Evil That Men Do5c 8
77Cimitero delle Lumache6a 8
78Dolores6b 12
79Mezzi Cruccho6a+ 2
80Miracoli6b+ 3
81Ladri Di Moschettoni6b 1
 PARCO GIOCHI  
83Variante X7a 1
84Ypsilon6a 4
85La Mia Ombra7a+  
86Cuscino di Suocera6c 1
 GROTTA DEL CAVALLO  
88Birdwatching7a+ 1
89Il Domatore Di Capre6b+ 2
90Gaspare7a 2
91Melchiorre6b 5
92Archeotalpa7b+ 1
93Balu Yoghi e Bubu7b+ 2
94Bue6c 2
 GROTTA DEI SANTI  
96Tu Vo' Fa' O Calibano6b+ 1
 BUNKER  
98Pilastrino5c  
99Colazione Piu5b 2
100Strapiombino5c  
101Classic Deluxe6a+ 6
102Silvester6a 4
103New Year's Greetings6a 3
104Guten Rutsch6a+ 2
105Magic Woman6b 8
106Dreams Got Reality6a 5
107Vietato Sporgersi6b+ 1
108Tick5a 15
109Trick5a 15
110Track5a 16
111Alligator6b 4
112Kaiman5c 4
113Leguan6a 13
114Waran6a 2
115Kaktus5b 1
116Ruck Zuck6a 2
117Arrivederci Ingrid5c 4
118Il Ritorno5c  
119Via Kuchenclub5b 4
120Vai A Sinistra5a 4
121Fessurina5c 4
122Happy Ötzis5c 11
123La Piccola5c 10
124Il Nonno5c 9
125La Nonna5a 17
126La Femmina5a 10
127Für Christian5c 10
128Due Giganti Sulla Roccia6a+ 7
129Per Giorgio Il Mio Amico6a 2
130Lavoro di Domenica5c 14
131Climb Easy4a  
132Red Arête5c 3
133Right Wall6a 6
134Giant Slalom6a  
135Lo Stagnone6a 7
136Tanti Auguri Daniele6b 3
137Dall'alba al Tramonto6c 2
138Sposerò Pippicalzelunghe6a+ 4
 CANALINO  
140Cannelloni6b 1
141Gatto Silvestro6a+ 5
142Il Coniglio Va A Sinistra6b+ 2
143Megghiu Pessi Ca Depressi6b 7
144Un Mondo A Parte6c+ 2
145I Benefattori6a 4
146Primo Trip5a 4
 GROTTA DELLA PALMA  
148Licantropia6a+ 6
149Profondo Rosso6c+ 1
150Gayordo7b 1
151Scassapagghiaru7a+ 1
152Ricotta Salata6a+ 3
 TWO CAVES  
154Lenny5a 2
155Arthur4c 2
156Diversion7a  
157Central Pillar4c 2
158Trad Route3+ 2
159Dorian4a 2
160White Rite6c 1
161Bastard Crack7b  
162Light Duties4a 2
163Hard Work6b+ 1
 CASTELLO  
165Buon Viaggio5c  
166Usa Il Dito6a+ 1
167Colpo Di Vento5c 1
168Il Naso6b  
169Nina G6a 1
170Piu Facile5a 1
171Optimist6b+  
172Pessimist6b+  
173Il Dissoluto6c  
174Kriechspur6b+ 1
 CASA CLAUDIA  
176Easy for You5a 3
177Easy For Me6a+ 3
178Serpente Nero6a+  
179Cosi Mi Piace5c 3
180Re Del Mare6a 2
181Mare E Brutto6a+ 4
182Casa Claudia6b 1
183Basta6b+  
184Anaconda6c  
185Lieto Fine6c+  
186Sono Felice7a  
187Madmax 7486c 1
188Lo Spigolino6a+  
 PORTELLA DELLE VACHE  
190Car Wreck6a 5
191Close To Home4c 9
192On A Wet Day5a 9
193Madmans Slab3 5
194The Last Move6b 3
195The Other Last Move6a+ 2
196I Patati Su Megghiu Ra Canni6c+ 1
197Vamos A Pilus6b+ 1
198Warm Up3 2
199Cool Down4a 4
200Revenge of the Ghost Thistles6a 7
201Monsters Versus Aliens6a+ 12
202Creature of the Black Lagoon6a 5
203Attack of the 50ft Woman6a 4
204Forgotten Realms6a 4
205Balet6b  
206High Energy Akku6b  
207La Perla in Rosa6c 5
 GROTTA DI RAMIN  
209Knock Out8b 1
 SILENZIO  
211Soundcheck6c+ 1
 PIZZERIA  
213Pizza2+ 8
214Pasta2+ 9
215Gelati2+ 8
216Senior Moment5c 10
217Foot Up5a 12
218Fränkische5a 19
219Destination Unknown5c 12
220One Step Beyond6a 6
221I Feel Weak7a 2
222Green Wing3 2
223Spider5c 3
224Fragrant5c 3
225Butterfly4a 6
226Giant3 7
227Bee3 7
228Wasp5c 3
 EL BAHIRA WONDERLAND  
230Humpty Dumpty6c 6
231White Rabbit7a 1
232Tweedledum6c+ 3
233Mad Hatter6b+ 13
234Rabbit Hole6c 4
235Drink Me4a 4
236Eat Me3 3
 EL BAHIRA  
238Delusion6b+ 9
239Conclusion5c 22
240Pullution7b+ 3
241Gehe Duschen6b 11
242Solution5a 22
243Susie6a 6
244Für Sophia4a 14
245Two Girls...4c 8
246Easy Over5c 36
247E.J.A6a+ 32
248Redhead6a+ 23
249Red Planet6a 48
250Last Orders5c 41
251JWLG6a+ 22
252Windstorm6b 20
253White Wall7a 14
254Edge5a 20
255Panorama6b 9
 CAMPEGGIO  
257El Bahira5a 29
258Roasting Meat5c 29
259Burning Fat5a 42
260Easter Sacrifice5c 43
261FishMc5a 9
262White Shark5c 42
263Swordfish7a 7
264Just for Fun4c 45
265In Summe Gelungen6b+ 14
266Shirtcut6a 21
267Chaos6c+ 6
268Cat Walk6c+ 13
269Surprise6c 9
270Pilar6a 19
271White Slab6a+ 35
272Cha Cha6a 17
273Rumba6a 21
274Samba6a+ 12
275Wilkinson6a 7
276Gillette7b 1
277Red Alert7c+  
278Red Peroni7a 12
279Pipeline7c 7
280Black Snake7b  
281Rosso e Nero6a+ 38
282Walk the Line7b+ 7
283Fun to Funky6b 23
284Red Pillar6c 4
285Tarantula7b 1
286Blue Elephants7a+ 3
287Green Spiders6b 21
288Black Beetle6a+ 5
289Fast Cars and Freedom6c+ 3
290Retrobolter6a+ 14
291Thin Red Line6b+ 9
292Now It's History6c+ 3
293Öber Hit6b+ 1
294Carly5a 17
295Carly B6b 1
296Dumbo5a 14
297The Punchline 26b  
298Big Ears5a 13
299Flapper6a+ 1
300Grumpy5c 36
301Dozy3 35
302Dopy2 31
303Sneezy4a 47
304Bashful5c 52
305Doc5c 53
306Happy6a 46
307Snow White4a 21
308Razorhead5c 6
309Baying for Blood6a+ 11
310Pump it Up6b 7
311Little White Bull5c 9
312Tractors in Ukranian5c 17
313Via Gogna6a 16
314Brave Old Way6a 19
315Straight into Heaven6b 13
316Forza6c 3
317Grazialone Rich5c 6
318Diedro Makari6a+ 9
319Ave5c 27
320Bella Italia6a 18
321Pretty Woman6b+ 5
322The Sound of Cows6a 24
323Welcome to Sicily6a+ 13
324Via Lucertola5a 26
325Spigolo5c 23
326Joyride6b+ 18
327El Schuppo6a 12
328Traumpfeiler5c 28
329Il Parallelo6b 6
330Finale Grande6b+  
331Hinkfuss6b 3
332Via del Grotte6b 10
333Blutbad6c 2
334Fakirelle6b+ 7
335Feste Sicilane6b+ 4
336Fine Di Vacanza6b  
337Rennaissance6a+ 12
338Caduta Sassi6b 3
339Via Rossa6a+ 22
340A Destra e a Sinistra5c 17
341The Hole6c 7
342Solo Con Te6a 8
343Per I Nostri Amici6b 21
344The Wish7c+ 2
345...Comes True7c+  
346Soundgarden8a 4
347Soundgarden Extension8a+  
348Letta Sangu7c+  
349Il Minotauro7b 3
350Menage a Trois7a+ 6
351Lo Chiamavoto Trint7c+  
352L'uomo Delle Caverne7c 1
353Way of Light3+ 29
354Das Totenschaf5c 6
355Access Route3 9
356Caveman6b 12
357Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots7a+ 2
358Straight Edge6a 12
359Deception5b 16
360Dog Bites Man6a 6
 SCOMPARTO RIFIUTI  
362Stevie6b+ 1
363Chris5c 1
364Samuel4a 26
365Timmy4a 31
366Via Egadi4c 15
367Talia4c 29
368Red Corner4c 24
369La Bella Vita6a 3
370Alan5a 19
371Kurt6b 11
372Lisa6a+ 9
373Dave5c 16
374Swissmade6c+ 2
375Aus Kurtz Wird Witzig5c 3
376Fratello Caldo7a+  
377Il Polpo6c 1
378Il Calamaro6b+ 2
379Clean Me6a 3
380Tre Fratelli5b  
381Gabs6a+ 4
382Happy Birthday5b 4
383Rumanian Girls6a+ 10
384Grey Wall6a 5
385Sunset Arête (Roger's Route)5a 15
 TORRE ISULIDDA  
387Hot September5a 17
388Papa's Work6a 16
389Papa's Project6c 5
390One for Karsten6c+ 1
391Too Scared for Trad7c  
392Bolt Products6c+ 5
393Under a Dead Cow5a 9
394Bridget4c 18
395The Celestial Way of the Dead Cow4c 26
396Tower Route6b+ 10
397Sole Mio6a 20
398Tower Route Direct6b+ 12
399Sticky Fingers7b  
400Stargate7c 1
401Tower Pillar6a 19
402Tower Ramp5c 12
403Sky Walk6b 4
404Anton Aus Tyrol6a+ 7
405Luigi5c 2
406Grazie Micchele6b+ 4
407Red Bull6a 11
408Toro Rosso6c 2
409La Fessura5c 7
410Destra di Toro6a 8
411Barracuda7a 3
412Cocodrillo6a 3
413King for a Day5a 26
414Matter of Trust5c 18
 MORETTI  
416Scott's Quota5c 32
417Waiting for Moretti5a 28
418Sore Fingers, Hot Feet4c 28
419Arête Route5a 34
420Face Route5a 33
421Original Route3+ 21
422A Kind of Madness5a 26
423Diagonale6b 8
424Rapido e Facile6b 1
425Attenzione Soffitto6a 1
426Alex G6a+ 5
427Up and Down5a 5
428I Did It My Way5c 5
429Hanging Tough6b+ 2
430Don Alfredo6b+ 1
431Josef's Crack6c+ 2
432Don't Disturb The Seagull7a 1
433Clean Break6c+ 4
434Break Time6b+ 3
435Nine o'clock on the Moon6b 9
436Soap Opera7c  
437La Scala6a 3
438Puntura per l'ape7a 1
439Lo Spigolo Marisa6a+ 14
 FAR SIDE  
441Far Side6b 3
442Cassatelle6a 2
 SECRET GARDEN  
444Green Thumb6a+ 8
445The Knife6b 10
446Tulip6a+ 2
447Mels First5c 5
448Screwdriver6b 6
449Little Big Hole6a+ 2
450Short Cut4c 1
451Detour4a 6
 NOT YET MODERATED-TELL ME MORE/GIVE ME A LOCATION  
453Super G (Variante ) *6b  
454FLIP *5a  
455FLOP *5a  
456TANTA *5b * 
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
A lot of new routes have been added in the last year and details can be found here; http://www.castelluzzoutdoor.it/arrampicata/le-falesie/aggiornamenti.html and also copies can be picked up from the El Bahira Campsite Reception.
Paul Hy - 20/May/14
Top area. Hard to beat the combination of climbing, camping, and scenery. Nice one Scott and Jim.
Fiend - 12/Apr/10