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.

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Approach 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

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 Ä90!). 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 Ä75pp)

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 16
10Salto nel Buio (Direct Start)6a 7
11La Caduta Degli Dei5a 15
12Attenzione6b 19
13Giornata Ecologica6b 21
14Topi Sfrattati6a 30
15Liquirizia e Mentine *6a 1
16Oltre Manica6a 28
17Graticula6b+ 2
18Slay Back6b 18
19Super Santos8a  
20Stolen Glory6a 23
21Beam Me Up Scottie7a 8
22No Postcard Home5a 2
23Leuchtturm6a 1
24 Road To Nowhere6a 5
25Jammin' In The Name Of The Lord6b+ 5
26Fearless Boogie6a+ 6
27Ritter Sport6a+ 27
28Forgefix6b 13
29Alfa Romeo7a+ 7
30April Skies5c 13
31Walk the Dinosaur5a 17
32Johnnie Walker7a+ 3
33The Riddle7a 14
34If Cows Had Wings4a 18
35Tu Mio5c 14
36Strani Sono...Senza Pancia5c 10
37Donati A Gianni5a 11
38Marmot4a 28
39Performing Seals4a 31
40Rabbit4a 32
41My Little Pony4c 39
42Lions, Tigers and Bears5c 46
43Sheep4a 35
44Beautiful Hamster5a 41
45Il Ladro di Panda6b+ 3
46Caldo Umido6b 14
47Red Necks6b 21
48Toyo 176c 9
 GROTTA CALA MANCINA  
50Variante Robin8a+  
51Canna Biologica6a+ 6
52La Nnicchia6a+ 3
53Chr.is.to7c+ 1
54Mal Di Shiena7c 3
55Banana Biologica7a+ 9
 FAKIRELLA BEACH  
57La Rizzagliata6c  
58Pianoro Caffe6b+ 1
59Ciao Ori6b 1
60Le Sirene de Cala Mancha6a+ 1
61Debs5c 5
62Scotties World6c 4
63Maria5a 10
64Elisa5c 23
65Chiara O.5c 23
66Ragnetta6b 6
67Molloblocco6b 5
68Via della Zanzare6a+ 11
69Nini5c 21
70Crusader7b+ 4
71Bianca6c 4
72No Drill Party5a 14
73Mannara6a 5
74Scorpione In Letargo6a 6
75Calze Nere6a+ 16
76My Head Hurts, My Feet ...5a 11
77Evil That Men Do5c 8
78Cimitero delle Lumache6a 11
79Dolores6b 14
80Mezzi Cruccho6a+ 3
81Miracoli6b+ 4
82Ladri Di Moschettoni6b 2
 PARCO GIOCHI  
84Variante X7a 1
85Ypsilon6a 5
86La Mia Ombra7a+  
87Non e'mai Troppo Tardi6c 1
88Cuscino di Suocera6c 1
 GROTTA DEL CAVALLO  
90Birdwatching7a+ 3
91Baywatching6c 1
92Il Domatore Di Capre6b+ 2
93Gaspare7a 2
94Melchiorre6b 10
95Archeotalpa7b+ 1
96Balu Yoghi e Bubu7b+ 2
97Bue6c 6
98Asinello6b+ 1
 GROTTA DEI SANTI  
100Tu Vo' Fa' O Calibano6b+ 1
 BUNKER  
102Pilastrino5c 1
103Colazione Piu5b 6
104Strapiombino5c 1
105Classic Deluxe6a+ 16
106Silvester6a 4
107New Year's Greetings6a 4
108Guten Rutsch6a+ 2
109A Chardonnay Cowboy6b 1
110Magic Woman6b 12
111Dreams Got Reality6a 5
112Vietato Sporgersi6b+ 5
113Tick5a 16
114Trick5a 16
115Track5a 17
116Alligator6b 5
117Kaiman5c 6
118Leguan6a 16
119Waran6a 2
120Kaktus5b 2
121Ruck Zuck6a 2
122Arrivederci Ingrid5c 5
123Il Ritorno5c  
124Via Kuchenclub5b 4
125Vai A Sinistra5a 4
126Fessurina5c 4
127Happy ÷tzis5c 16
128La Piccola5c 11
129Il Nonno5c 10
130La Nonna5a 18
131La Femmina5a 10
132FŁr Christian5c 12
133Due Giganti Sulla Roccia6a+ 8
134Per Giorgio Il Mio Amico6a 2
135Lavoro di Domenica5c 16
136Climb Easy4a 1
137Red ArÍte5c 4
138Right Wall6a 6
139Giant Slalom6a 1
140Lo Stagnone6a 8
141Tanti Auguri Daniele6b 6
142Blitz Und Donner7a+ 1
143Dall'alba al Tramonto6c 3
144SposerÚ Pippicalzelunghe6a+ 5
145Il Ritorno dei Nomadi6c+ 3
 CANALINO  
147Cannelloni6b 1
148Gatto Silvestro6a+ 5
149Il Coniglio Va A Sinistra6b+ 2
150Megghiu Pessi Ca Depressi6b 7
151Un Mondo A Parte6c+ 2
152I Benefattori6a 4
153Primo Trip5a 4
 GROTTA DELLA PALMA  
155Licantropia6a+ 6
156Profondo Rosso6c+ 1
157Gayordo7b 2
158Scassapagghiaru7a+ 2
159Ricotta Salata6a+ 4
 TWO CAVES  
161Lenny5a 2
162Arthur4c 2
163Diversion7a  
164Central Pillar4c 4
165Trad Route3+ 4
166Dorian4a 2
167White Rite6c 1
168Bastard Crack7b  
169Light Duties4a 2
170Hard Work6b+ 1
 CASTELLO  
172Buon Viaggio5c 2
173Usa Il Dito6a+ 3
174Colpo Di Vento5c 4
175Il Naso6b 4
176Nina G6a 3
177Piu Facile5a 4
178Optimist6b+  
179Pessimist6b+  
180Il Dissoluto6c 2
181Kriechspur6b+ 2
 CASA CLAUDIA  
183Easy for You5a 5
184Easy For Me6a+ 4
185Serpente Nero6a+ 1
186Cosi Mi Piace5c 4
187Re Del Mare6a 2
188Mare E Brutto6a+ 6
189Casa Claudia6b 3
190Basta6b+  
191Anaconda6c 3
192Lieto Fine6c+ 1
193Sono Felice7a  
194Madmax 7486c 1
195Lo Spigolino6a+  
 PORTELLA DELLE VACHE  
197Car Wreck6a 6
198Close To Home4c 11
199On A Wet Day5a 9
200Madmans Slab3 5
201The Last Move6b 5
202The Other Last Move6a+ 3
203I Patati Su Megghiu Ra Canni6c+ 1
204Tu Mi Turbi7a 2
205Vamos A Pilus6b+ 2
206Cosa Dice Il Mula Alla Vacca7b+ 1
 GROTTA DI RAMIN  
208Knock Out8b 1
 NOWHERE  
210Warm Up3 2
211Cool Down4a 6
212Revenge of the Ghost Thistles6a 7
213Monsters Versus Aliens6a+ 14
214Creature of the Black Lagoon6a 5
215Attack of the 50ft Woman6a 4
216Forgotten Realms6a 4
217Balet6b  
218High Energy Akku6b  
219La Perla in Rosa6c 5
 SILENZIO  
221Sirocco7b+ 1
222Soundcheck6c+ 3
 PIZZERIA  
224Pizza2+ 11
225Pasta2+ 11
226Gelati2+ 10
227Senior Moment5c 13
228Foot Up5a 14
229Fršnkische5a 22
230Destination Unknown5c 15
231One Step Beyond6a 6
232I Feel Weak7a 2
233Green Wing3 2
234Spider5c 5
235Fragrant5c 3
236Butterfly4a 6
237Giant3 7
238Bee3 7
239Wasp5c 6
 EL BAHIRA WONDERLAND  
241Humpty Dumpty6c 7
242White Rabbit7a 3
243Tweedledum6c+ 3
244Mad Hatter6b+ 15
245Rabbit Hole6c 4
246Drink Me4a 6
247Eat Me3 4
 EL BAHIRA  
249Delusion6b+ 11
250Conclusion5c 26
251Pullution7b+ 4
252Gehe Duschen6b 14
253Solution5a 26
254Susie6a 6
255FŁr Sophia4a 15
256Two Girls...4c 9
257Easy Over5c 41
258E.J.A6a+ 40
259Redhead6a+ 25
260Red Planet6a 52
261Last Orders5c 45
262JWLG6a+ 23
263Anita5a 1
264Teifi5a 1
265Blue6b+ 1
266Benny5b 1
267Trouble5c 2
268Windstorm6b 21
269White Wall7a 19
270Edge5a 21
271Panorama6b 9
 CAMPEGGIO  
273El Bahira5a 30
274Roasting Meat5c 35
275Burning Fat5a 43
276Easter Sacrifice5c 47
277FishMc5a 11
278White Shark5c 44
279Swordfish7a 11
280Just for Fun4c 50
281In Summe Gelungen6b+ 19
282Shirtcut6a 24
283Chaos6c+ 6
284Cat Walk6c+ 16
285Surprise6c 10
286Pilar6a 21
287White Slab6a+ 39
288Cha Cha6a 21
289Rumba6a 26
290Samba6a+ 13
291Wilkinson6a 9
292Gillette7b 1
293Red Alert7c+  
294Red Peroni7a 12
295Pipeline7c 10
296Black Snake7b 2
297Rosso e Nero6a+ 43
298Walk the Line7b+ 10
299Fun to Funky6b 27
300Red Pillar6c 6
301Tarantula7b 1
302Blue Elephants7a+ 4
303Green Spiders6b 26
304Black Beetle6a+ 7
305Fast Cars and Freedom6c+ 3
306Retrobolter6a+ 16
307Thin Red Line6b+ 11
308Now It's History6c+ 3
309÷ber Hit6b+ 1
310Carly5a 19
311Carly B6b 1
312Dumbo5a 16
313The Punchline 26b  
314Big Ears5a 16
315Flapper6a+ 1
316Grumpy5c 39
317Dozy3 37
318Dopy2 32
319Sneezy4a 50
320Bashful5c 55
321Doc5c 54
322Happy6a 49
323Snow White4a 21
324Razorhead5c 6
325Baying for Blood6a+ 14
326Pump it Up6b 7
327Little White Bull5c 9
328Tractors in Ukranian5c 17
329Via Gogna6a 19
330Brave Old Way6a 21
331Straight into Heaven6b 18
332Forza6c 4
333Grazialone Rich5c 10
334Diedro Makari6a+ 11
335Ave5c 35
336Bella Italia6a 24
337Pretty Woman6b+ 5
338The Sound of Cows6a 26
339Welcome to Sicily6a+ 15
340Via Lucertola5a 26
341Spigolo5c 23
342Joyride6b+ 18
343El Schuppo6a 12
344Traumpfeiler5c 29
345Il Parallelo6b 6
346Finale Grande6b+  
347Hinkfuss6b 5
348Via del Grotte6b 11
349Blutbad6c 3
350Fakirelle6b+ 8
351Feste Sicilane6b+ 4
352Fine Di Vacanza6b 1
353Rennaissance6a+ 12
354Caduta Sassi6b 3
355Via Rossa6a+ 28
356A Destra e a Sinistra5c 24
357The Hole6c 7
358Solo Con Te6a 8
359Per I Nostri Amici6b 25
360The Wish7c+ 3
361...Comes True7c+  
362Soundgarden8a 4
363Soundgarden Extension8a+  
364Letta Sangu7c+  
365Il Minotauro7b 4
366Menage a Trois7a+ 10
367Lo Chiamavoto Trint7c+  
368L'uomo Delle Caverne7c 1
369Way of Light3+ 33
370Das Totenschaf5c 7
371Access Route3 9
372Caveman6b 18
373Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots7a+ 9
374Straight Edge6a 16
375Deception5b 17
376Dog Bites Man6a 6
 SCOMPARTO RIFIUTI  
378Stevie6b+ 2
379Chris5c 2
380Diedro Giallo5c 1
381Samuel4a 28
382Timmy4a 34
383Via Egadi4c 15
384Talia4c 29
385Red Corner4c 25
386La Bella Vita6a 3
387Alan5a 22
388Kurt6b 14
389Lisa6a+ 15
390Dave5c 19
391Swissmade6c+ 4
392O Brothers6c+ 1
393Aus Kurtz Wird Witzig5c 3
394Fratello Caldo7a+  
395Il Polpo6c 1
396Il Calamaro6b+ 2
397Clean Me6a 3
398Tre Fratelli5b  
399Gabs6a+ 6
400Happy Birthday5b 7
401Per Loro6a 1
402Per Lui6b 1
403Rumanian Girls6a+ 11
404Grey Wall6a 5
405Sunset ArÍte (Roger's Route)5a 16
 TORRE ISULIDDA  
407Hot September5a 18
408Papa's Work6a 21
409Papa's Project6c 5
410One for Karsten6c+ 1
411Too Scared for Trad7c  
412Bolt Products6c+ 5
413Under a Dead Cow5a 9
414Bridget4c 18
415The Celestial Way of the Dead Cow4c 28
416Tower Route6b+ 11
417Sole Mio6a 21
418Tower Route Direct6b+ 13
419Sticky Fingers7b  
420Stargate7c 1
421Tower Pillar6a 24
422Tower Ramp5c 14
423Sky Walk6b 5
424Anton Aus Tyrol6a+ 9
425Luigi5c 2
426Grazie Micchele6b+ 6
427Red Bull6a 14
428Toro Rosso6c 2
429La Fessura5c 7
430Destra di Toro6a 10
431Barracuda7a 5
432Cocodrillo6a 3
433King for a Day5a 26
434Matter of Trust5c 20
 MORETTI  
436Scott's Quota5c 32
437Waiting for Moretti5a 28
438Sore Fingers, Hot Feet4c 28
439ArÍte Route5a 35
440Face Route5a 33
441Original Route3+ 22
442A Kind of Madness5a 28
443Diagonale6b 8
444Rapido e Facile6b 1
445Attenzione Soffitto6a 1
446Alex G6a+ 5
447Up and Down5a 5
448I Did It My Way5c 7
449Hanging Tough6b+ 3
450Don Alfredo6b+ 4
451Josef's Crack6c+ 2
452Don't Disturb The Seagull7a 1
453Clean Break6c+ 5
454Break Time6b+ 4
455Nine o'clock on the Moon6b 10
456Soap Opera7c  
457La Scala6a 3
458Puntura per l'ape7a 1
459Lo Spigolo Marisa6a+ 16
 FAR SIDE  
461Far Side6b 4
462Ballerina6c+ 1
463Cassatelle6a 2
 SECRET GARDEN  
465Green Thumb6a+ 9
466The Knife6b 12
467Tulip6a+ 2
468Mels First5c 7
469Screwdriver6b 6
470Little Big Hole6a+ 2
471Short Cut4c 1
472Detour4a 7
 NOT YET MODERATED-TELL ME MORE/GIVE ME A LOCATION  
474Super G (Variante )6b  
475FLIP5a  
476FLOP5a  
477TANTA5b * 
478Open Eyes6b 1
479Lucilla6b 1
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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