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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 (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.

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

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
2Cerott'volante7a+ *1
3Scusassi7a+ 1
4Star Tak5c 1
5Principino6b+ 2
612 Storditti7c 1
7Stringi Tuo An7a+ 1
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
48Variante Robin8a+  
49Canna Biologica6a+ 5
50La Nnicchia6a+ 3
51Mal Di Shiena7c 1
52Banana Biologica7a+ 5
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
81Variante X7a 1
82Ypsilon6a 4
83La Mia Ombra7a+  
84Cuscino di Suocera6c 1
86Il Domatore Di Capre6b+ 1
87Gaspare7a 2
88Melchiorre6b 3
89Balu Yoghi e Bubu7b+ 1
90Bue6c 2
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 3
102Kaiman5c 4
103Leguan6a 9
104Waran6a 2
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
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
128Licantropia6a+ 6
129Profondo Rosso6c+ 1
130Gayordo7b 1
131Scassapagghiaru7a+ 1
132Ricotta Salata6a+ 3
134Lenny5a 2
135Arthur4c 2
137Central Pillar4c 2
138Trad Route3+ 2
139Dorian4a 2
140White Rite6c 1
141Bastard Crack7b  
142Light Duties4a 2
143Hard Work6b+ 1
145Car Wreck6a 4
146Close To Home4c 9
147On A Wet Day5a 9
148Madmans Slab3 4
149The Last Move6b 3
150The Other Last Move6a+ 1
151I Patati Su Megghiu Ra Canni6c+ 1
152Vamos A Pilus6b+ 1
153Warm Up3 2
154Cool Down4a 4
155Revenge of the Ghost Thistles6a 7
156Monsters Versus Aliens6a+ 10
157Creature of the Black Lagoon6a 4
158Attack of the 50ft Woman6a 3
159Forgotten Realms6a 2
160La Perla in Rosa6c 4
162Soundcheck6c+ 1
164Pizza2+ 7
165Pasta2+ 8
166Gelati2+ 7
167Senior Moment5c 9
168Foot Up5a 11
169Fränkische5a 18
170Destination Unknown5c 11
171One Step Beyond6a 5
172I Feel Weak7a 1
173Green Wing3 2
174Spider5c 3
175Fragrant5c 3
176Butterfly4a 6
177Giant3 7
178Bee3 7
179Wasp5c 3
181Humpty Dumpty6c 5
182White Rabbit7a 1
183Tweedledum6c+ 3
184Mad Hatter6b+ 13
185Rabbit Hole6c 4
186Drink Me4a 4
187Eat Me3 3
189Delusion6b+ 8
190Conclusion5c 21
191Pullution7b+ 3
192Gehe Duschen6b 11
193Solution5a 22
194Susie6a 6
195Für Sophia4a 14
196Two Girls...4c 7
197Easy Over5c 34
198E.J.A6a+ 31
199Redhead6a+ 23
200Red Planet6a 46
201Last Orders5c 40
202JWLG6a+ 22
203Windstorm6b 19
204White Wall7a 14
205Edge5a 20
206Panorama6b 8
208El Bahira5a 28
209Roasting Meat5c 29
210Burning Fat5a 42
211Easter Sacrifice5c 40
212FishMc5a 8
213White Shark5c 40
214Swordfish7a 7
215Just for Fun4c 45
216In Summe Gelungen6b+ 14
217Shirtcut6a 21
218Chaos6c+ 6
 Climb nameGradex
219Cat Walk6c+ 12
220Surprise6c 9
221Pilar6a 19
222White Slab6a+ 34
223Cha Cha6a 17
224Rumba6a 20
225Samba6a+ 12
226Wilkinson6a 7
227Gillette7b 1
228Red Alert7c+  
229Red Peroni7a 12
230Pipeline7c 6
231Black Snake7b  
232Rosso e Nero6a+ 35
233Walk the Line7b+ 7
234Fun to Funky6b 21
235Red Pillar6c 4
236Tarantula7b 1
237Blue Elephants7a+ 3
238Green Spiders6b 20
239Black Beetle6a+ 5
240Fast Cars and Freedom6c+ 3
241Retrobolter6a+ 14
242Thin Red Line6b+ 9
243Now It's History6c+ 3
244Öber Hit6b+ 1
245Carly5a 15
246Carly B6b 1
247Dumbo5a 12
248The Punchline 26b  
249Big Ears5a 11
250Flapper6a+ 1
251Grumpy5c 33
252Dozy3 31
253Dopy2 28
254Sneezy4a 42
255Bashful5c 47
256Doc5c 48
257Happy6a 42
258Snow White4a 21
259Razorhead5c 6
260Baying for blood6a+ 11
261Pump it Up6b 7
262Little White Bull5c 8
263Tractors in Ukranian5c 16
264Via Gogna6a 16
265Brave Old Way6a 17
266Straight into Heaven6b 12
267Forza6c 3
268Grazialone Rich5c 6
269Diedro Makari6a+ 7
270Ave5c 26
271Bella Italia5c 15
272Pretty Woman6b+ 4
273The Sound of Cows6a 21
274Welcome to Sicily6a+ 12
275Via Lucertola5a 23
276Spigolo5c 20
277Joyride6b+ 17
278El Schuppo6a 12
279Traumpfeiler5c 27
280Il Parallelo6b 6
281Finale Grande6b+  
282Hinkfuss6b 3
283Via del Grotte6b 10
284Blutbad6c 2
285Fakirelle6b+ 6
286Feste Sicilane6b+ 4
287Fine Di Vacanza6b  
288Rennaissance6a+ 12
289Caduta Sassi6b 3
290Via Rossa6a+ 20
291A Destra e a Sinistra5c 17
292The Hole6c 7
293Solo Con Te6a 6
294Per I Nostri Amici6b 17
295The Wish7c+ 2
296Soundgarden8a 2
297Soundgarden Extension8a+  
298Letta Sangu7c+  
299Il Minotauro7b 1
300Menage a Trois7a+ 4
301Lo Chiamavoto Trint7c+  
302L'uomo Delle Caverne7c 1
303Way of Light3+ 29
304Das Totenschaf5c 6
305Access Route3 9
306Caveman6b 11
307Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots7a+ 2
308Straight Edge6a 12
309Deception5a 14
310Dog Bites Man6a 6
312Samuel4a 24
313Timmy4a 29
314Via Egadi4c 13
315Talia4c 26
316Red Corner4c 21
317La Bella Vita6a 2
318Alan5a 17
319Kurt6b 9
320Lisa6a+ 5
321Dave5c 14
322Swissmade6c+ 1
323Aus Kurtz Wird Witzig5c 1
324Fratello Caldo7a+  
325Il Polpo7b  
326Il Calamaro6b 1
327Clean Me6a 2
328Gabs6a+ 1
329Happy Birthday5b 1
330Rumanian Girls6a+ 8
331Grey Wall6a 4
332Sunset Arête (Roger's Route)5a 14
334Hot September5a 16
335Papa's Work6a 15
336Papa's Project6c 5
337One for Karsten6c+ 1
338Too Scared for Trad7c  
339Bolt Products6c+ 5
340Under a Dead Cow5a 8
341Bridget4c 17
342The Celestial Way of the Dead Cow4c 26
343Tower Route6b+ 10
344Sole Mio6a 19
345Tower Route Direct6b+ 12
346Sticky Fingers7b  
347Stargate7c 1
348Tower Pillar6a 17
349Tower Ramp5c 11
350Sky Walk6b 4
351Anton Aus Tyrol6a+ 7
352Luigi5c 2
353Grazie Micchele6b+ 4
354Red Bull6a 10
355Toro Rosso6c 2
356La Fessura5c 6
357Destra di Toro6a 8
358Barracuda7a 3
359Cocodrillo6a 1
360King for a Day5a 25
361Matter of Trust5c 17
363Scott's Quota5c 29
364Waiting for Moretti5a 26
365Sore Fingers, Hot Feet4c 25
366Arête Route5a 32
367Face Route5a 31
368Original Route3+ 19
369A Kind of Madness5a 25
370Diagonale6b 8
371Rapido e Facile6b 1
372Attenzione Soffitto6a 1
373Alex G6a+ 4
374Up and Down5a 5
375I Did It My Way5c 5
376Hanging Tough6b+ 2
377Don Alfredo6b+ 1
378Josef's Crack6c+ 1
379Don't Disturb The Seagull7a 1
380Clean Break6c+ 3
381Break Time6b+ 3
382Nine o'clock on the Moon6b 8
383Soap Opera7c  
384La Scala6a 3
385Puntura per l'ape7a 1
386Lo Spigolo Marisa6a+ 12
388Far Side6b 2
390Green Thumb6a+ 8
391The Knife6b 10
392Tulip6a+ 2
393Mels First5c 5
394Screwdriver6b 6
395Little Big Hole6a+ 2
396Short Cut4c  
397Detour4a 6
399Cassatelle *6a **1
400Easy for You *5a 2
401Easy for Me *6a+ 2
402Serpente Nero *6a+  
403Cosi Mi Piace *5c 2
404Re Del Mare *6a 2
405Mare ? Brutto *6a+ 2
406Casa Claudia *6b  
407Basta *6b+  
408Anaconda *6c  
409Lieto Fine *6c+  
410Sono Felice *7a  
411Madmax 748 *6c  
412Lo Spigolino *6a+  
413Buon Viaggio *5c  
414Usa Il Dito *6b 1
415Colpo Di Vento *6a 1
416Il Naso *6b  
417Nina .G *6a+ 1
418Piu Facile *5a  
419Optimist *6b+  
420Pessimist *6b+  
421Il Dissoluto *6c  
422Kriechspur *6b+ 1
423Ruck Zuck *6a  
424Kakatus *5c  
425Arrivederci Ingrid *6a 2
426Il Ritorno *5c  
427Via Kuchenclub *5a 2
428Vai A Sinistra *5a 2
429Fessurina *5c 2
430Per Giorgio Il Mio Amico *6a  
431Giant Slalom *6a  
432Super G (Variante ) *6b  
433Colazione Piu *5c  
434Strapiombino *6a  
435Pilastrino *6a  
436Tu Vo' Fa' O Calibano *6b+ 1
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A lot of new routes have been added in the last year and details can be found here; 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