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.

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

A LOOSE BLOCK HAS BEEN REPORTED ON "DRINK ME". I WILL INSPECT THIS NEXT WEEK (W/B 28/10/14) Scott Titt

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.

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

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 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 26
37Performing Seals4a 28
38Rabbit4a 31
39My Little Pony4c 33
40Lions, Tigers and Bears5c 35
41Sheep4a 31
42Beautiful Hamster5a 32
43Il Ladro di Panda6b+ 2
44Caldo Umido6b 7
45Red Necks6b 11
46Toyo 176c 4
 GROTTA CALA MANCINA  
48Variante Robin8a+  
49Canna Biologica6a+ 5
50La Nnicchia6a+ 3
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
 GROTTA DEI SANTI  
92Tu Vo' Fa' O Calibano6b+ 1
 BUNKER  
94Pilastrino5c  
95Colazione Piu5b  
96Strapiombino5c  
97Classic Deluxe6a+ 4
98Silvester6a 3
99New Year's Greetings6a 3
100Guten Rutsch6a+ 2
101Magic Woman6b 5
102Dreams Got Reality6a 4
103Tick5a 14
104Trick5a 14
105Track5a 15
106Alligator6b 3
107Kaiman5c 4
108Leguan6a 9
109Waran6a 2
110Kaktus5b  
111Ruck Zuck6a  
112Arrivederci Ingrid5c 2
113Il Ritorno5c  
114Via Kuchenclub5b 2
115Vai A Sinistra5a 2
116Fessurina5c 2
117Happy Ötzis5c 8
118La Piccola5c 7
119Il Nonno5c 7
120La Nonna5a 15
121La Femmina5a 9
122Für Christian5c 9
123Due Giganti Sulla Roccia6a+ 6
124Per Giorgio Il Mio Amico6a  
125Lavoro di Domenica5c 10
126Climb Easy4a  
127Red Arête5c 3
128Right Wall6a 6
129Giant Slalom6a  
130Lo Stagnone6a 5
131Tanti Auguri Daniele6b 3
132Dall'alba al Tramonto6c 2
133Sposerò Pippicalzelunghe6a+ 4
 CANALINO  
135Gatto Silvestro6a+ 4
136Il Coniglio Va A Sinistra6b+ 2
137Megghiu Pessi Ca Depressi6b 6
138Un Mondo A Parte6c+ 2
139I Benefattori6a 2
140Primo Trip5a 2
 GROTTA DELLA PALMA  
142Licantropia6a+ 6
143Profondo Rosso6c+ 1
144Gayordo7b 1
145Scassapagghiaru7a+ 1
146Ricotta Salata6a+ 3
 TWO CAVES  
148Lenny5a 2
149Arthur4c 2
150Diversion7a  
151Central Pillar4c 2
152Trad Route3+ 2
153Dorian4a 2
154White Rite6c 1
155Bastard Crack7b  
156Light Duties4a 2
157Hard Work6b+ 1
 CASTELLO  
159Buon Viaggio5c  
160Usa Il Dito6a+ 1
161Colpo Di Vento5c 1
162Il Naso6b  
163Nina G6a 1
164Piu Facile5a  
165Optimist6b+  
166Pessimist6b+  
167Il Dissoluto6c  
168Kriechspur6b+ 1
 CASA CLAUDIA  
170Easy for You5a 2
171Easy For Me6a+ 2
172Serpente Nero6a+  
173Cosi Mi Piace5c 3
174Re Del Mare6a 2
175Mare E Brutto6a+ 3
176Casa Claudia6b  
177Basta6b+  
178Anaconda6c  
179Lieto Fine6c+  
180Sono Felice7a  
181Madmax 7486c  
182Lo Spigolino6a+  
 PORTELLA DELLE VACHE  
184Car Wreck6a 5
185Close To Home4c 9
186On A Wet Day5a 9
187Madmans Slab3 5
188The Last Move6b 3
189The Other Last Move6a+ 2
190I Patati Su Megghiu Ra Canni6c+ 1
191Vamos A Pilus6b+ 1
192Warm Up3 2
193Cool Down4a 4
194Revenge of the Ghost Thistles6a 7
195Monsters Versus Aliens6a+ 10
196Creature of the Black Lagoon6a 4
197Attack of the 50ft Woman6a 3
198Forgotten Realms6a 2
199La Perla in Rosa6c 4
 SILENZIO  
201Soundcheck6c+ 1
 PIZZERIA  
203Pizza2+ 8
204Pasta2+ 9
205Gelati2+ 8
206Senior Moment5c 9
207Foot Up5a 11
208Fränkische5a 18
209Destination Unknown5c 11
210One Step Beyond6a 5
211I Feel Weak7a 1
212Green Wing3 2
213Spider5c 3
214Fragrant5c 3
215Butterfly4a 6
216Giant3 7
217Bee3 7
218Wasp5c 3
 EL BAHIRA WONDERLAND  
220Humpty Dumpty6c 5
221White Rabbit7a 1
222Tweedledum6c+ 3
223Mad Hatter6b+ 13
224Rabbit Hole6c 4
225Drink Me4a 4
226Eat Me3 3
 EL BAHIRA  
228Delusion6b+ 8
229Conclusion5c 21
230Pullution7b+ 3
231Gehe Duschen6b 11
232Solution5a 22
233Susie6a 6
234Für Sophia4a 14
235Two Girls...4c 7
236Easy Over5c 34
237E.J.A6a+ 31
238Redhead6a+ 23
239Red Planet6a 46
240Last Orders5c 40
241JWLG6a+ 22
242Windstorm6b 19
243White Wall7a 14
244Edge5a 20
245Panorama6b 8
 CAMPEGGIO  
247El Bahira5a 28
248Roasting Meat5c 29
249Burning Fat5a 42
250Easter Sacrifice5c 41
251FishMc5a 8
252White Shark5c 40
253Swordfish7a 7
254Just for Fun4c 45
255In Summe Gelungen6b+ 14
256Shirtcut6a 21
257Chaos6c+ 6
258Cat Walk6c+ 13
259Surprise6c 9
260Pilar6a 19
261White Slab6a+ 35
262Cha Cha6a 17
263Rumba6a 20
264Samba6a+ 12
265Wilkinson6a 7
266Gillette7b 1
267Red Alert7c+  
268Red Peroni7a 12
269Pipeline7c 6
270Black Snake7b  
271Rosso e Nero6a+ 35
272Walk the Line7b+ 7
273Fun to Funky6b 21
274Red Pillar6c 4
275Tarantula7b 1
276Blue Elephants7a+ 3
277Green Spiders6b 20
278Black Beetle6a+ 5
279Fast Cars and Freedom6c+ 3
280Retrobolter6a+ 14
281Thin Red Line6b+ 9
282Now It's History6c+ 3
283Öber Hit6b+ 1
284Carly5a 15
285Carly B6b 1
286Dumbo5a 12
287The Punchline 26b  
288Big Ears5a 11
289Flapper6a+ 1
290Grumpy5c 34
291Dozy3 32
292Dopy2 30
293Sneezy4a 44
294Bashful5c 48
295Doc5c 49
296Happy6a 43
297Snow White4a 21
298Razorhead5c 6
299Baying for blood6a+ 11
300Pump it Up6b 7
301Little White Bull5c 8
302Tractors in Ukranian5c 16
303Via Gogna6a 16
304Brave Old Way6a 17
305Straight into Heaven6b 12
306Forza6c 3
307Grazialone Rich5c 6
308Diedro Makari6a+ 8
309Ave5c 26
310Bella Italia5c 15
311Pretty Woman6b+ 4
312The Sound of Cows6a 21
313Welcome to Sicily6a+ 12
314Via Lucertola5a 23
315Spigolo5c 21
316Joyride6b+ 17
317El Schuppo6a 12
318Traumpfeiler5c 28
319Il Parallelo6b 6
320Finale Grande6b+  
321Hinkfuss6b 3
322Via del Grotte6b 10
323Blutbad6c 2
324Fakirelle6b+ 6
325Feste Sicilane6b+ 4
326Fine Di Vacanza6b  
327Rennaissance6a+ 12
328Caduta Sassi6b 3
329Via Rossa6a+ 20
330A Destra e a Sinistra5c 17
331The Hole6c 7
332Solo Con Te6a 7
333Per I Nostri Amici6b 17
334The Wish7c+ 2
335Soundgarden8a 2
336Soundgarden Extension8a+  
337Letta Sangu7c+  
338Il Minotauro7b 1
339Menage a Trois7a+ 4
340Lo Chiamavoto Trint7c+  
341L'uomo Delle Caverne7c 1
342Way of Light3+ 29
343Das Totenschaf5c 6
344Access Route3 9
345Caveman6b 11
346Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots7a+ 2
347Straight Edge6a 12
348Deception5b 14
349Dog Bites Man6a 6
 SCOMPARTO RIFIUTI  
351Samuel4a 24
352Timmy4a 29
353Via Egadi4c 13
354Talia4c 26
355Red Corner4c 21
356La Bella Vita6a 2
357Alan5a 17
358Kurt6b 9
359Lisa6a+ 6
360Dave5c 14
361Swissmade6c+ 1
362Aus Kurtz Wird Witzig5c 1
363Fratello Caldo7a+  
364Il Polpo7b  
365Il Calamaro6b 1
366Clean Me6a 2
367Gabs6a+ 3
368Happy Birthday5b 2
369Rumanian Girls6a+ 8
370Grey Wall6a 4
371Sunset Arête (Roger's Route)5a 14
 TORRE ISULIDDA  
373Hot September5a 16
374Papa's Work6a 15
375Papa's Project6c 5
376One for Karsten6c+ 1
377Too Scared for Trad7c  
378Bolt Products6c+ 5
379Under a Dead Cow5a 8
380Bridget4c 17
381The Celestial Way of the Dead Cow4c 26
382Tower Route6b+ 10
383Sole Mio6a 19
384Tower Route Direct6b+ 12
385Sticky Fingers7b  
386Stargate7c 1
387Tower Pillar6a 17
388Tower Ramp5c 11
389Sky Walk6b 4
390Anton Aus Tyrol6a+ 7
391Luigi5c 2
392Grazie Micchele6b+ 4
393Red Bull6a 10
394Toro Rosso6c 2
395La Fessura5c 6
396Destra di Toro6a 8
397Barracuda7a 3
398Cocodrillo6a 2
399King for a Day5a 25
400Matter of Trust5c 17
 MORETTI  
402Scott's Quota5c 30
403Waiting for Moretti5a 26
404Sore Fingers, Hot Feet4c 26
405Arête Route5a 32
406Face Route5a 31
407Original Route3+ 20
408A Kind of Madness5a 25
409Diagonale6b 8
410Rapido e Facile6b 1
411Attenzione Soffitto6a 1
412Alex G6a+ 4
413Up and Down5a 5
414I Did It My Way5c 5
415Hanging Tough6b+ 2
416Don Alfredo6b+ 1
417Josef's Crack6c+ 1
418Don't Disturb The Seagull7a 1
419Clean Break6c+ 3
420Break Time6b+ 3
421Nine o'clock on the Moon6b 8
422Soap Opera7c  
423La Scala6a 3
424Puntura per l'ape7a 1
425Lo Spigolo Marisa6a+ 12
 FAR SIDE  
427Far Side6b 2
 SECRET GARDEN  
429Green Thumb6a+ 8
430The Knife6b 10
431Tulip6a+ 2
432Mels First5c 5
433Screwdriver6b 6
434Little Big Hole6a+ 2
435Short Cut4c  
436Detour4a 6
 NOT YET MODERATED-TELL ME MORE/GIVE ME A LOCATION  
438Cassatelle *6a 1
439Super G (Variante ) *6b  
* 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