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San Vito lo Capo Salinella

San Vito lo Capo, ITALY

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.

PLEASE READ THIS!! When adding new routes to the data base please include a location, there is no index in the guide

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 third edition of the Gebro Verlag (Sicily Rock 3 2013) guide is back from the printers (1 Dec 13) with 960 routes with 110 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.

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. 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.

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 from Trapani bus.

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 special meal out there are many good restaurants in San Vito, but I can specially recommend Pocho - Albergo Ristorante, well signposted on the road into San Vito, a few hundred metres after the El Bahira turning.

Guidebooks
Sicily-Rock (2013), Di Roccia di Sole - Climbing in Sicily (2012)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
 NUOVA OSSESSIONE  
2Cerott'volante7a+ *1
3Scusassi7a+ 1
4Star Tak5c 1
5Principino6b+ 2
612 Storditti7c 1
7Stringi Tuo An7a+ 1
 CALAMANCINA  
9Salto nel Buio5a 11
10Salto nel Buio (Direct Start)6a 2
11La Caduta Degli Dei5a 11
12Attenzione6b 17
13Giornata Ecologica6b 18
14Topi Sfrattati6a 25
15Oltre Manica6a 25
16Graticula6b+ 2
17Slay Back6b 16
18Super Santos8a  
19Stolen Glory6a 16
20Beam Me Up Scottie7a 6
21No Postcard Home5a 1
22Road To Nowhere6a 4
23Jammin' In The Name Of The Lord6b+ 5
24Fearless Boogie6a+ 5
25Ritter Sport6a+ 15
26Forgefix6b 5
27Alfa Romeo7a+ 3
28April Skies5c 8
29Walk the Dinosaur5a 16
30Johnnie Walker7a+ 2
31The Riddle7a 9
32If Cows Had Wings4a 16
33Tu Mio5c 10
34Strani Sono...Senza Pancia5c 5
35Donati A Gianni5a 8
36Marmot4a 25
37Performing Seals4a 27
38Rabbit4a 30
39My Little Pony4c 32
40Lions, Tigers and Bears5c 34
41Sheep4a 30
42Beautiful Hamster5a 31
43Il Ladro di Panda6b+ 2
44Caldo Umido6b 7
45Red Necks6b 11
46Toyo 176c 4
 GROTTA CALA MANCINA  
48Variante Robin8a+  
49Canna Biologica6a+ 4
50La Nnicchia6a+ 2
51Mal Di Shiena7c 1
52Banana Biologica7a+ 5
 FAKIRELLA BEACH  
54La Rizzagliata6c  
55Pianoro Caffe6b+ 1
56Ciao Ori6b 1
57Le Sirene de Cala Mancha6a+ 1
58Debs5c 4
59Scotties World6c 4
60Maria5a 8
61Elisa5c 17
62Chiara O.5c 17
63Ragnetta6b 3
64Molloblocco6b 2
65Via della Zanzare6a+ 9
66Nini5c 14
67Crusader7b+ 4
68Bianca6c 4
69No Drill Party5a 9
70Mannara6a 5
71Scorpione In Letargo6a 4
72Calze Nere6a+ 10
73My Head Hurts, My Feet ...5a 10
74Evil That Men Do5c 7
75Cimitero delle Lumache6a 8
76Dolores6b 9
77Mezzi Cruccho6a+ 1
78Miracoli6b+ 2
79Ladri Di Moschettoni6b 1
 PARCO GIOCHI  
81Variante X7a 1
82Ypsilon6a 4
83La Mia Ombra7a+  
84Cuscino di Suocera6c 1
 GROTTA DEL CAVALLO  
86Il Domatore Di Capre6b+ 1
87Gaspare7a 2
88Melchiorre6b 3
89Balu Yoghi e Bubu7b+ 1
90Bue6c 2
 BUNKER  
92Classic Deluxe6a+ 4
93Silvester6a 3
94New Year's Greetings6a 3
95Guten Rutsch6a+ 2
96Magic Woman6b 5
97Dreams Got Reality6a 4
98Tick5a 13
99Trick5a 13
100Track5a 14
101Alligator6b 2
102Kaiman5c 3
103Leguan6a 8
104Waran6a 1
105Happy Ötzis5c 8
106La Piccola5c 7
107Il Nonno5c 7
108La Nonna5a 15
109La Femmina5a 9
110Für Christian5c 9
111Due Giganti Sulla Roccia6a+ 6
112Lavoro di Domenica5c 10
113Climb Easy4a  
114Red Arête5c 3
115Right Wall6a 6
116Lo Stagnone6a 5
117Tanti Auguri Daniele6b 3
118Dall'alba al Tramonto6c 2
119Sposerò Pippicalzelunghe6a+ 4
 CANALINO  
121Gatto Silvestro6a+ 4
122Il Coniglio Va A Sinistra6b+ 2
123Megghiu Pessi Ca Depressi6b 6
124Un Mondo A Parte6c+ 2
125I Benefattori6a 2
126Primo Trip5a 2
 GROTTA DELLA PALMA  
128Licantropia6a+ 5
129Gayordo7b 1
130Scassapagghiaru7a+ 1
131Ricotta Salata6a+ 3
 TWO CAVES  
133Lenny5a 2
134Arthur4c 2
135Diversion7a  
136Central Pillar4c 2
137Trad Route3+ 2
138Dorian4a 2
139White Rite6c 1
140Bastard Crack7b  
141Light Duties4a 2
142Hard Work6b+ 1
 PORTELLA DELLE VACHE  
144Car Wreck6a 4
145Close To Home4c 9
146On A Wet Day5a 9
147Madmans Slab3 4
148The Last Move6b 3
149The Other Last Move6a+ 1
150I Patati Su Megghiu Ra Canni6c+ 1
151Vamos A Pilus6b+ 1
152Warm Up3 1
153Cool Down4a 3
154Revenge of the Ghost Thistles6a 6
155Monsters Versus Aliens6a+ 9
156Creature of the Black Lagoon6a 4
157Attack of the 50ft Woman6a 3
158Forgotten Realms6a 2
159La Perla in Rosa6c 4
 SILENZIO  
161Soundcheck6c+ 1
 PIZZERIA  
163Pizza2+ 6
164Pasta2+ 7
165Gelati2+ 6
166Senior Moment5c 9
167Foot Up5a 11
168Fränkische5a 17
169Destination Unknown5c 10
170One Step Beyond6a 4
171Green Wing3 1
172Spider5c 2
173Fragrant5c 2
174Butterfly4a 5
175Giant3 6
176Bee3 6
177Wasp5c 2
 EL BAHIRA WONDERLAND  
179Humpty Dumpty6c 5
180White Rabbit7a 1
181Tweedledum6c+ 3
182Mad Hatter6b+ 13
183Rabbit Hole6c 4
184Drink Me4a 4
185Eat Me3 3
 EL BAHIRA  
187Delusion6b+ 8
188Conclusion5c 21
189Pullution7b+ 3
190Gehe Duschen6b 11
191Solution5a 22
192Susie6a 6
193Für Sophia4a 14
194Two Girls...4c 7
195Easy Over5c 33
196E.J.A6a+ 30
197Redhead6a+ 22
198Red Planet6a 45
199Last Orders5c 39
200JWLG6a+ 22
201Windstorm6b 19
202White Wall7a 14
203Edge5a 20
204Panorama6b 8
 CAMPEGGIO  
206El Bahira5a 27
207Roasting Meat5c 28
208Burning Fat5a 41
209Easter Sacrifice5c 39
210FishMc5a 8
211White Shark5c 39
212Swordfish7a 6
213Just for Fun4c 44
214In Summe Gelungen6b+ 14
215Shirtcut6a 21
216Chaos6c+ 6
217Cat Walk6c+ 12
 Climb nameGradex
218Surprise6c 9
219Pilar6a 19
220White Slab6a+ 34
221Cha Cha6a 17
222Rumba6a 20
223Samba6a+ 12
224Wilkinson6a 7
225Gillette7b 1
226Red Alert7c+  
227Red Peroni7a 12
228Pipeline7c 6
229Black Snake7b  
230Rosso e Nero6a+ 34
231Walk the Line7b+ 6
232Fun to Funky6b 21
233Red Pillar6c 4
234Tarantula7b 1
235Blue Elephants7a+ 3
236Green Spiders6b 20
237Black Beetle6a+ 5
238Fast Cars and Freedom6c+ 3
239Retrobolter6a+ 14
240Thin Red Line6b+ 9
241Now It's History6c+ 3
242Öber Hit6b+ 1
243Carly5a 15
244Carly B6b 1
245Dumbo5a 12
246The Punchline 26b  
247Big Ears5a 11
248Flapper6a+ 1
249Grumpy5c 33
250Dozy3 31
251Dopy2 28
252Sneezy4a 42
253Bashful5c 47
254Doc5c 48
255Happy6a 42
256Snow White4a 21
257Razorhead5c 6
258Baying for blood6a+ 11
259Pump it Up6b 7
260Little White Bull5c 8
261Tractors in Ukranian5c 16
262Via Gogna6a 16
263Brave Old Way6a 17
264Straight into Heaven6b 12
265Forza6c 3
266Grazialone Rich5c 6
267Diedro Makari6a+ 7
268Ave5c 26
269Bella Italia5c 15
270Pretty Woman6b+ 4
271The Sound of Cows6a 21
272Welcome to Sicily6a+ 12
273Via Lucertola5a 23
274Spigolo5c 19
275Joyride6b+ 17
276El Schuppo6a 12
277Traumpfeiler5c 26
278Il Parallelo6b 5
279Finale Grande6b+  
280Hinkfuss6b 3
281Via del Grotte6b 10
282Blutbad6c 2
283Fakirelle6b+ 6
284Feste Sicilane6b+ 4
285Fine Di Vacanza6b  
286Rennaissance6a+ 12
287Caduta Sassi6b 3
288Via Rossa6a+ 20
289A Destra e a Sinistra5c 17
290The Hole6c 7
291Solo Con Te6a 6
292Per I Nostri Amici6b 17
293The Wish7c+ 2
294Soundgarden8a 2
295Soundgarden Extension8a+  
296Letta Sangu7c+  
297Il Minotauro7b 1
298Menage a Trois7a+ 4
299Lo Chiamavoto Trint7c+  
300L'uomo Delle Caverne7c 1
301Way of Light3+ 28
302Das Totenschaf5c 5
303Access Route3 8
304Caveman6b 10
305Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots7a+ 1
306Straight Edge6a 11
307Deception5a 13
308Dog Bites Man6a 5
 SCOMPARTO RIFIUTI  
310Samuel4a 24
311Timmy4a 29
312Via Egadi4c 13
313Talia4c 26
314Red Corner4c 21
315La Bella Vita6a 2
316Alan5a 17
317Kurt6b 9
318Lisa6a+ 5
319Dave5c 14
320Swissmade6c+ 1
321Aus Kurtz Wird Witzig5c 1
322Fratello Caldo7a+  
323Il Polpo7b  
324Il Calamaro6b 1
325Clean Me6a 2
326Gabs6a+ 1
327Happy Birthday5b 1
328Rumanian Girls6a+ 8
329Grey Wall6a 4
330Sunset Arête (Roger's Route)5a 14
 TORRE ISULIDDA  
332Hot September5a 16
333Papa's Work6a 15
334Papa's Project6c 5
335One for Karsten6c+ 1
336Too Scared for Trad7c  
337Bolt Products6c+ 5
338Under a Dead Cow5a 8
339Bridget4c 17
340The Celestial Way of the Dead Cow4c 26
341Tower Route6b+ 10
342Sole Mio6a 19
343Tower Route Direct6b+ 12
344Sticky Fingers7b  
345Stargate7c 1
346Tower Pillar6a 17
347Tower Ramp5c 11
348Sky Walk6b 4
349Anton Aus Tyrol6a+ 7
350Luigi5c 2
351Grazie Micchele6b+ 4
352Red Bull6a 10
353Toro Rosso6c 2
354La Fessura5c 6
355Destra di Toro6a 8
356Barracuda7a 3
357Cocodrillo6a 1
358King for a Day5a 25
359Matter of Trust5c 17
 MORETTI  
361Scott's Quota5c 29
362Waiting for Moretti5a 26
363Sore Fingers, Hot Feet4c 25
364Arête Route5a 32
365Face Route5a 31
366Original Route3+ 19
367A Kind of Madness5a 25
368Diagonale6b 8
369Rapido e Facile6b 1
370Attenzione Soffitto6a 1
371Alex G6a+ 4
372Up and Down5a 5
373I Did It My Way5c 5
374Hanging Tough6b+ 2
375Don Alfredo6b+ 1
376Josef's Crack6c+ 1
377Don't Disturb The Seagull7a 1
378Clean Break6c+ 3
379Break Time6b+ 3
380Nine o'clock on the Moon6b 8
381Soap Opera7c  
382La Scala6a 3
383Puntura per l'ape7a 1
384Lo Spigolo Marisa6a+ 12
 FAR SIDE  
386Far Side6b 2
 SECRET GARDEN  
388Green Thumb6a+ 8
389The Knife6b 10
390Tulip6a+ 2
391Mels First5c 5
392Screwdriver6b 6
393Little Big Hole6a+ 2
394Short Cut4c  
395Detour4a 6
 NOT YET MODERATED-TELL ME MORE/GIVE ME A LOCATION  
397Cassatelle *6a **1
398Easy for You *5a 2
399Easy for Me *6a+ 2
400Serpente Nero *6a+  
401Cosi Mi Piace *5c 2
402Re Del Mare *6a 2
403Mare ? Brutto *6a+ 2
404Casa Claudia *6b  
405Basta *6b+  
406Anaconda *6c  
407Lieto Fine *6c+  
408Sono Felice *7a  
409Madmax 748 *6c  
410Lo Spigolino *6a+  
411Buon Viaggio *5c  
412Usa Il Dito *6b 1
413Colpo Di Vento *6a 1
414Il Naso *6b  
415Nina .G *6a+ 1
416Piu Facile *5a  
417Optimist *6b+  
418Pessimist *6b+  
419Il Dissoluto *6c  
420Kriechspur *6b+ 1
421Ruck Zuck *6a  
422Kakatus *5c  
423Arrivederci Ingrid *6a 2
424Il Ritorno *5c  
425Via Kuchenclub *5a 2
426Vai A Sinistra *5a 2
427Fessurina *5c 2
428Per Giorgio Il Mio Amico *6a  
429Giant Slalom *6a  
430Super G (Variante ) *6b  
431Colazione Piu *5c  
432Strapiombino *6a  
433Pilastrino *6a  
434Tu Vo' Fa' O Calibano *6b+ 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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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