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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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

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 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 14
10Salto nel Buio (Direct Start)6a 5
11La Caduta Degli Dei5a 15
12Attenzione6b 17
13Giornata Ecologica6b 19
14Topi Sfrattati6a 27
15Oltre Manica6a 26
16Graticula6b+ 2
17Slay Back6b 17
18Super Santos8a  
19Stolen Glory6a 21
20Beam Me Up Scottie7a 7
21No Postcard Home5a 1
22Leuchtturm6a 1
23 Road To Nowhere6a 5
24Jammin' In The Name Of The Lord6b+ 5
25Fearless Boogie6a+ 5
26Ritter Sport6a+ 21
27Forgefix6b 8
28Alfa Romeo7a+ 7
29April Skies5c 9
30Walk the Dinosaur5a 17
31Johnnie Walker7a+ 3
32The Riddle7a 12
33If Cows Had Wings4a 18
34Tu Mio5c 13
35Strani Sono...Senza Pancia5c 9
36Donati A Gianni5a 11
37Marmot4a 28
38Performing Seals4a 30
39Rabbit4a 32
40My Little Pony4c 39
41Lions, Tigers and Bears5c 44
42Sheep4a 35
43Beautiful Hamster5a 38
44Il Ladro di Panda6b+ 2
45Caldo Umido6b 11
46Red Necks6b 19
47Toyo 176c 8
 GROTTA CALA MANCINA  
49Variante Robin8a+  
50Canna Biologica6a+ 6
51La Nnicchia6a+ 3
52Chr.is.to7c+ 1
53Mal Di Shiena7c 3
54Banana Biologica7a+ 9
 FAKIRELLA BEACH  
56La Rizzagliata6c  
57Pianoro Caffe6b+ 1
58Ciao Ori6b 1
59Le Sirene de Cala Mancha6a+ 1
60Debs5c 5
61Scotties World6c 4
62Maria5a 9
63Elisa5c 21
64Chiara O.5c 19
65Ragnetta6b 3
66Molloblocco6b 3
67Via della Zanzare6a+ 10
68Nini5c 18
69Crusader7b+ 4
70Bianca6c 4
71No Drill Party5a 11
72Mannara6a 5
73Scorpione In Letargo6a 6
74Calze Nere6a+ 13
75My Head Hurts, My Feet ...5a 11
76Evil That Men Do5c 8
77Cimitero delle Lumache6a 9
78Dolores6b 13
79Mezzi Cruccho6a+ 3
80Miracoli6b+ 4
81Ladri Di Moschettoni6b 2
 PARCO GIOCHI  
83Variante X7a 1
84Ypsilon6a 5
85La Mia Ombra7a+  
86Non e'mai Troppo Tardi6c 1
87Cuscino di Suocera6c 1
 GROTTA DEL CAVALLO  
89Birdwatching7a+ 3
90Il Domatore Di Capre6b+ 2
91Gaspare7a 2
92Melchiorre6b 8
93Archeotalpa7b+ 1
94Balu Yoghi e Bubu7b+ 2
95Bue6c 3
 GROTTA DEI SANTI  
97Tu Vo' Fa' O Calibano6b+ 1
 BUNKER  
99Pilastrino5c  
100Colazione Piu5b 4
101Strapiombino5c 1
102Classic Deluxe6a+ 12
103Silvester6a 4
104New Year's Greetings6a 3
105Guten Rutsch6a+ 2
106Magic Woman6b 12
107Dreams Got Reality6a 5
108Vietato Sporgersi6b+ 4
109Tick5a 15
110Trick5a 15
111Track5a 16
112Alligator6b 4
113Kaiman5c 5
114Leguan6a 14
115Waran6a 2
116Kaktus5b 1
117Ruck Zuck6a 2
118Arrivederci Ingrid5c 5
119Il Ritorno5c  
120Via Kuchenclub5b 4
121Vai A Sinistra5a 4
122Fessurina5c 4
123Happy Ötzis5c 12
124La Piccola5c 10
125Il Nonno5c 9
126La Nonna5a 17
127La Femmina5a 10
128Für Christian5c 11
129Due Giganti Sulla Roccia6a+ 8
130Per Giorgio Il Mio Amico6a 2
131Lavoro di Domenica5c 15
132Climb Easy4a  
133Red Arête5c 3
134Right Wall6a 6
135Giant Slalom6a  
136Lo Stagnone6a 8
137Tanti Auguri Daniele6b 5
138Blitz Und Donner7a+ 1
139Dall'alba al Tramonto6c 2
140Sposerò Pippicalzelunghe6a+ 5
141Il Ritorno dei Nomadi6c+ 2
 CANALINO  
143Cannelloni6b 1
144Gatto Silvestro6a+ 5
145Il Coniglio Va A Sinistra6b+ 2
146Megghiu Pessi Ca Depressi6b 7
147Un Mondo A Parte6c+ 2
148I Benefattori6a 4
149Primo Trip5a 4
 GROTTA DELLA PALMA  
151Licantropia6a+ 6
152Profondo Rosso6c+ 1
153Gayordo7b 2
154Scassapagghiaru7a+ 2
155Ricotta Salata6a+ 4
 TWO CAVES  
157Lenny5a 2
158Arthur4c 2
159Diversion7a  
160Central Pillar4c 2
161Trad Route3+ 2
162Dorian4a 2
163White Rite6c 1
164Bastard Crack7b  
165Light Duties4a 2
166Hard Work6b+ 1
 CASTELLO  
168Buon Viaggio5c 1
169Usa Il Dito6a+ 2
170Colpo Di Vento5c 3
171Il Naso6b 3
172Nina G6a 2
173Piu Facile5a 3
174Optimist6b+  
175Pessimist6b+  
176Il Dissoluto6c 2
177Kriechspur6b+ 1
 CASA CLAUDIA  
179Easy for You5a 4
180Easy For Me6a+ 3
181Serpente Nero6a+  
182Cosi Mi Piace5c 3
183Re Del Mare6a 2
184Mare E Brutto6a+ 5
185Casa Claudia6b 3
186Basta6b+  
187Anaconda6c 2
188Lieto Fine6c+ 1
189Sono Felice7a  
190Madmax 7486c 1
191Lo Spigolino6a+  
 PORTELLA DELLE VACHE  
193Car Wreck6a 6
194Close To Home4c 11
195On A Wet Day5a 9
196Madmans Slab3 5
197The Last Move6b 5
198The Other Last Move6a+ 3
199I Patati Su Megghiu Ra Canni6c+ 1
200Tu Mi Turbi7a 2
201Vamos A Pilus6b+ 2
202Warm Up3 2
203Cool Down4a 6
204Revenge of the Ghost Thistles6a 7
205Monsters Versus Aliens6a+ 14
206Creature of the Black Lagoon6a 5
207Attack of the 50ft Woman6a 4
208Forgotten Realms6a 4
209Balet6b  
210High Energy Akku6b  
211La Perla in Rosa6c 5
 GROTTA DI RAMIN  
213Knock Out8b 1
 SILENZIO  
215Soundcheck6c+ 2
 PIZZERIA  
217Pizza2+ 10
218Pasta2+ 11
219Gelati2+ 9
220Senior Moment5c 12
221Foot Up5a 14
222Fränkische5a 21
223Destination Unknown5c 13
224One Step Beyond6a 6
225I Feel Weak7a 2
226Green Wing3 2
227Spider5c 5
228Fragrant5c 3
229Butterfly4a 6
230Giant3 7
231Bee3 7
232Wasp5c 5
 EL BAHIRA WONDERLAND  
234Humpty Dumpty6c 7
235White Rabbit7a 3
236Tweedledum6c+ 3
237Mad Hatter6b+ 15
238Rabbit Hole6c 4
239Drink Me4a 6
240Eat Me3 4
 EL BAHIRA  
242Delusion6b+ 10
243Conclusion5c 25
244Pullution7b+ 3
245Gehe Duschen6b 12
246Solution5a 25
247Susie6a 6
248Für Sophia4a 15
249Two Girls...4c 8
250Easy Over5c 39
251E.J.A6a+ 36
252Redhead6a+ 24
253Red Planet6a 49
254Last Orders5c 42
255JWLG6a+ 22
256Anita5a 1
257Teifi5a 1
258Blue6b+ 1
259Benny5b 1
260Trouble5c 1
261Windstorm6b 20
262White Wall7a 18
263Edge5a 20
264Panorama6b 9
 CAMPEGGIO  
266El Bahira5a 30
267Roasting Meat5c 32
268Burning Fat5a 43
269Easter Sacrifice5c 45
270FishMc5a 10
271White Shark5c 43
272Swordfish7a 11
273Just for Fun4c 46
274In Summe Gelungen6b+ 18
275Shirtcut6a 21
276Chaos6c+ 6
277Cat Walk6c+ 16
278Surprise6c 9
279Pilar6a 19
280White Slab6a+ 37
281Cha Cha6a 19
282Rumba6a 23
283Samba6a+ 12
284Wilkinson6a 7
285Gillette7b 1
286Red Alert7c+  
287Red Peroni7a 12
288Pipeline7c 10
289Black Snake7b 2
290Rosso e Nero6a+ 41
291Walk the Line7b+ 8
292Fun to Funky6b 27
293Red Pillar6c 6
294Tarantula7b 1
295Blue Elephants7a+ 4
296Green Spiders6b 23
297Black Beetle6a+ 6
298Fast Cars and Freedom6c+ 3
299Retrobolter6a+ 14
300Thin Red Line6b+ 11
301Now It's History6c+ 3
302Öber Hit6b+ 1
303Carly5a 17
304Carly B6b 1
305Dumbo5a 14
306The Punchline 26b  
307Big Ears5a 14
308Flapper6a+ 1
309Grumpy5c 38
310Dozy3 36
311Dopy2 31
312Sneezy4a 49
313Bashful5c 55
314Doc5c 53
315Happy6a 48
316Snow White4a 21
317Razorhead5c 6
318Baying for Blood6a+ 14
319Pump it Up6b 7
320Little White Bull5c 9
321Tractors in Ukranian5c 17
322Via Gogna6a 19
323Brave Old Way6a 20
324Straight into Heaven6b 16
325Forza6c 4
326Grazialone Rich5c 6
327Diedro Makari6a+ 11
328Ave5c 30
329Bella Italia6a 20
330Pretty Woman6b+ 5
331The Sound of Cows6a 25
332Welcome to Sicily6a+ 14
333Via Lucertola5a 26
334Spigolo5c 23
335Joyride6b+ 18
336El Schuppo6a 12
337Traumpfeiler5c 29
338Il Parallelo6b 6
339Finale Grande6b+  
340Hinkfuss6b 5
341Via del Grotte6b 11
342Blutbad6c 3
343Fakirelle6b+ 8
344Feste Sicilane6b+ 4
345Fine Di Vacanza6b 1
346Rennaissance6a+ 12
347Caduta Sassi6b 3
348Via Rossa6a+ 26
349A Destra e a Sinistra5c 21
350The Hole6c 7
351Solo Con Te6a 8
352Per I Nostri Amici6b 24
353The Wish7c+ 3
354...Comes True7c+  
355Soundgarden8a 4
356Soundgarden Extension8a+  
357Letta Sangu7c+  
358Il Minotauro7b 4
359Menage a Trois7a+ 8
360Lo Chiamavoto Trint7c+  
361L'uomo Delle Caverne7c 1
362Way of Light3+ 32
363Das Totenschaf5c 7
364Access Route3 9
365Caveman6b 16
366Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots7a+ 7
367Straight Edge6a 13
368Deception5b 16
369Dog Bites Man6a 6
 SCOMPARTO RIFIUTI  
371Stevie6b+ 1
372Chris5c 1
373Samuel4a 26
374Timmy4a 33
375Via Egadi4c 15
376Talia4c 29
377Red Corner4c 24
378La Bella Vita6a 3
379Alan5a 19
380Kurt6b 14
381Lisa6a+ 13
382Dave5c 17
383Swissmade6c+ 4
384O Brothers6c+ 1
385Aus Kurtz Wird Witzig5c 3
386Fratello Caldo7a+  
387Il Polpo6c 1
388Il Calamaro6b+ 2
389Clean Me6a 3
390Tre Fratelli5b  
391Gabs6a+ 5
392Happy Birthday5b 5
393Rumanian Girls6a+ 11
394Grey Wall6a 5
395Sunset Arête (Roger's Route)5a 16
 TORRE ISULIDDA  
397Hot September5a 17
398Papa's Work6a 19
399Papa's Project6c 5
400One for Karsten6c+ 1
401Too Scared for Trad7c  
402Bolt Products6c+ 5
403Under a Dead Cow5a 9
404Bridget4c 18
405The Celestial Way of the Dead Cow4c 27
406Tower Route6b+ 11
407Sole Mio6a 20
408Tower Route Direct6b+ 13
409Sticky Fingers7b  
410Stargate7c 1
411Tower Pillar6a 21
412Tower Ramp5c 13
413Sky Walk6b 5
414Anton Aus Tyrol6a+ 8
415Luigi5c 2
416Grazie Micchele6b+ 6
417Red Bull6a 12
418Toro Rosso6c 2
419La Fessura5c 7
420Destra di Toro6a 8
421Barracuda7a 4
422Cocodrillo6a 3
423King for a Day5a 26
424Matter of Trust5c 19
 MORETTI  
426Scott's Quota5c 32
427Waiting for Moretti5a 28
428Sore Fingers, Hot Feet4c 28
429Arête Route5a 35
430Face Route5a 33
431Original Route3+ 22
432A Kind of Madness5a 28
433Diagonale6b 8
434Rapido e Facile6b 1
435Attenzione Soffitto6a 1
436Alex G6a+ 5
437Up and Down5a 5
438I Did It My Way5c 6
439Hanging Tough6b+ 2
440Don Alfredo6b+ 2
441Josef's Crack6c+ 2
442Don't Disturb The Seagull7a 1
443Clean Break6c+ 5
444Break Time6b+ 4
445Nine o'clock on the Moon6b 10
446Soap Opera7c  
447La Scala6a 3
448Puntura per l'ape7a 1
449Lo Spigolo Marisa6a+ 15
 FAR SIDE  
451Far Side6b 4
452Ballerina6c+ 1
453Cassatelle6a 2
 SECRET GARDEN  
455Green Thumb6a+ 8
456The Knife6b 10
457Tulip6a+ 2
458Mels First5c 5
459Screwdriver6b 6
460Little Big Hole6a+ 2
461Short Cut4c 1
462Detour4a 6
 NOT YET MODERATED-TELL ME MORE/GIVE ME A LOCATION  
464Super G (Variante ) *6b  
465FLIP *5a  
466FLOP *5a  
467TANTA *5b * 
468Cosa Dice Il Mula Alla Vacca *7b+ 1
469Open Eyes *6b **1
470Sirocco *7b+ 1
471Per Loro *6a **1
472Per Lui *6b *1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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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