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

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. 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+ *
3Scusassi7a+
4Star Tak5c
5Principino6b+
612 Storditti7c
7Stringi Tuo An7a+
 CALAMANCINA 
9Salto nel Buio5a
10Salto nel Buio (Direct Start)6a
11La Caduta Degli Dei5a
12Attenzione6b
13Giornata Ecologica6b
14Topi Sfrattati6a
15Oltre Manica6a
16Graticula6b+
17Slay Back6b
18Super Santos8a
19Stolen Glory6a
20Beam Me Up Scottie7a
21No Postcard Home5a
22Leuchtturm6a
23Road To Nowhere6a
24Jammin' In The Name Of The Lord6b+
25Fearless Boogie6a+
26Ritter Sport6a+
27Forgefix6b
28Alfa Romeo7a+
29April Skies5c
30Walk the Dinosaur5a
31Johnnie Walker7a+
32The Riddle7a
33If Cows Had Wings4a
34Tu Mio5c
35Strani Sono...Senza Pancia5c
36Donati A Gianni5a
37Marmot4a
38Performing Seals4a
39Rabbit4a
40My Little Pony4c
41Lions, Tigers and Bears5c
42Sheep4a
43Beautiful Hamster5a
44Il Ladro di Panda6b+
45Caldo Umido6b
46Red Necks6b
47Toyo 176c
 GROTTA CALA MANCINA 
49Variante Robin8a+
50Canna Biologica6a+
51La Nnicchia6a+
52Mal Di Shiena7c
53Banana Biologica7a+
 FAKIRELLA BEACH 
55La Rizzagliata6c
56Pianoro Caffe6b+
57Ciao Ori6b
58Le Sirene de Cala Mancha6a+
59Debs5c
60Scotties World6c
61Maria5a
62Elisa5c
63Chiara O.5c
64Ragnetta6b
65Molloblocco6b
66Via della Zanzare6a+
67Nini5c
68Crusader7b+
69Bianca6c
70No Drill Party5a
71Mannara6a
72Scorpione In Letargo6a
73Calze Nere6a+
74My Head Hurts, My Feet ...5a
75Evil That Men Do5c
76Cimitero delle Lumache6a
77Dolores6b
78Mezzi Cruccho6a+
79Miracoli6b+
80Ladri Di Moschettoni6b
 PARCO GIOCHI 
82Variante X7a
83Ypsilon6a
84La Mia Ombra7a+
85Cuscino di Suocera6c
 GROTTA DEL CAVALLO 
87Il Domatore Di Capre6b+
88Gaspare7a
89Melchiorre6b
90Balu Yoghi e Bubu7b+
91Bue6c
 GROTTA DEI SANTI 
93Tu Vo' Fa' O Calibano6b+
 BUNKER 
95Pilastrino5c
96Colazione Piu5b
97Strapiombino5c
98Classic Deluxe6a+
99Silvester6a
100New Year's Greetings6a
101Guten Rutsch6a+
102Magic Woman6b
103Dreams Got Reality6a
104Vietato Sporgersi6b+
105Tick5a
106Trick5a
107Track5a
108Alligator6b
109Kaiman5c
110Leguan6a
111Waran6a
112Kaktus5b
113Ruck Zuck6a
114Arrivederci Ingrid5c
115Il Ritorno5c
116Via Kuchenclub5b
117Vai A Sinistra5a
118Fessurina5c
119Happy Ötzis5c
120La Piccola5c
121Il Nonno5c
122La Nonna5a
123La Femmina5a
124Für Christian5c
125Due Giganti Sulla Roccia6a+
126Per Giorgio Il Mio Amico6a
127Lavoro di Domenica5c
128Climb Easy4a
129Red Arête5c
130Right Wall6a
131Giant Slalom6a
132Lo Stagnone6a
133Tanti Auguri Daniele6b
134Dall'alba al Tramonto6c
135Sposerò Pippicalzelunghe6a+
 CANALINO 
137Cannelloni6b
138Gatto Silvestro6a+
139Il Coniglio Va A Sinistra6b+
140Megghiu Pessi Ca Depressi6b
141Un Mondo A Parte6c+
142I Benefattori6a
143Primo Trip5a
 GROTTA DELLA PALMA 
145Licantropia6a+
146Profondo Rosso6c+
147Gayordo7b
148Scassapagghiaru7a+
149Ricotta Salata6a+
 TWO CAVES 
151Lenny5a
152Arthur4c
153Diversion7a
154Central Pillar4c
155Trad Route3+
156Dorian4a
157White Rite6c
158Bastard Crack7b
159Light Duties4a
160Hard Work6b+
 CASTELLO 
162Buon Viaggio5c
163Usa Il Dito6a+
164Colpo Di Vento5c
165Il Naso6b
166Nina G6a
167Piu Facile5a
168Optimist6b+
169Pessimist6b+
170Il Dissoluto6c
171Kriechspur6b+
 CASA CLAUDIA 
173Easy for You5a
174Easy For Me6a+
175Serpente Nero6a+
176Cosi Mi Piace5c
177Re Del Mare6a
178Mare E Brutto6a+
179Casa Claudia6b
180Basta6b+
181Anaconda6c
182Lieto Fine6c+
183Sono Felice7a
184Madmax 7486c
185Lo Spigolino6a+
 PORTELLA DELLE VACHE 
187Car Wreck6a
188Close To Home4c
189On A Wet Day5a
190Madmans Slab3
191The Last Move6b
192The Other Last Move6a+
193I Patati Su Megghiu Ra Canni6c+
194Vamos A Pilus6b+
195Warm Up3
196Cool Down4a
197Revenge of the Ghost Thistles6a
198Monsters Versus Aliens6a+
199Creature of the Black Lagoon6a
200Attack of the 50ft Woman6a
201Forgotten Realms6a
202La Perla in Rosa6c
 SILENZIO 
204Soundcheck6c+
 PIZZERIA 
206Pizza2+
207Pasta2+
208Gelati2+
209Senior Moment5c
210Foot Up5a
211Fränkische5a
212Destination Unknown5c
213One Step Beyond6a
214I Feel Weak7a
215Green Wing3
216Spider5c
217Fragrant5c
218Butterfly4a
219Giant3
220Bee3
221Wasp5c
 EL BAHIRA WONDERLAND 
223Humpty Dumpty6c
224White Rabbit7a
225Tweedledum6c+
226Mad Hatter6b+
227Rabbit Hole6c
228Drink Me4a
229Eat Me3
 EL BAHIRA 
231Delusion6b+
232Conclusion5c
233Pullution7b+
234Gehe Duschen6b
235Solution5a
236Susie6a
237Für Sophia4a
238Two Girls...4c
239Easy Over5c
240E.J.A6a+
241Redhead6a+
242Red Planet6a
243Last Orders5c
244JWLG6a+
245Windstorm6b
246White Wall7a
247Edge5a
248Panorama6b
 CAMPEGGIO 
250El Bahira5a
251Roasting Meat5c
252Burning Fat5a
253Easter Sacrifice5c
254FishMc5a
255White Shark5c
256Swordfish7a
257Just for Fun4c
258In Summe Gelungen6b+
259Shirtcut6a
260Chaos6c+
261Cat Walk6c+
262Surprise6c
263Pilar6a
264White Slab6a+
265Cha Cha6a
266Rumba6a
267Samba6a+
268Wilkinson6a
269Gillette7b
270Red Alert7c+
271Red Peroni7a
272Pipeline7c
273Black Snake7b
274Rosso e Nero6a+
275Walk the Line7b+
276Fun to Funky6b
277Red Pillar6c
278Tarantula7b
279Blue Elephants7a+
280Green Spiders6b
281Black Beetle6a+
282Fast Cars and Freedom6c+
283Retrobolter6a+
284Thin Red Line6b+
285Now It's History6c+
286Öber Hit6b+
287Carly5a
288Carly B6b
289Dumbo5a
290The Punchline 26b
291Big Ears5a
292Flapper6a+
293Grumpy5c
294Dozy3
295Dopy2
296Sneezy4a
297Bashful5c
298Doc5c
299Happy6a
300Snow White4a
301Razorhead5c
302Baying for Blood6a+
303Pump it Up6b
304Little White Bull5c
305Tractors in Ukranian5c
306Via Gogna6a
307Brave Old Way6a
308Straight into Heaven6b
309Forza6c
310Grazialone Rich5c
311Diedro Makari6a+
312Ave5c
313Bella Italia5c
314Pretty Woman6b+
315The Sound of Cows6a
316Welcome to Sicily6a+
317Via Lucertola5a
318Spigolo5c
319Joyride6b+
320El Schuppo6a
321Traumpfeiler5c
322Il Parallelo6b
323Finale Grande6b+
324Hinkfuss6b
325Via del Grotte6b
326Blutbad6c
327Fakirelle6b+
328Feste Sicilane6b+
329Fine Di Vacanza6b
330Rennaissance6a+
331Caduta Sassi6b
332Via Rossa6a+
333A Destra e a Sinistra5c
334The Hole6c
335Solo Con Te6a
336Per I Nostri Amici6b
337The Wish7c+
338Soundgarden8a
339Soundgarden Extension8a+
340Letta Sangu7c+
341Il Minotauro7b
342Menage a Trois7a+
343Lo Chiamavoto Trint7c+
344L'uomo Delle Caverne7c
345Way of Light3+
346Das Totenschaf5c
347Access Route3
348Caveman6b
349Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots7a+
350Straight Edge6a
351Deception5b
352Dog Bites Man6a
 SCOMPARTO RIFIUTI 
354Stevie6b+
355Chris5c
356Samuel4a
357Timmy4a
358Via Egadi4c
359Talia4c
360Red Corner4c
361La Bella Vita6a
362Alan5a
363Kurt6b
364Lisa6a+
365Dave5c
366Swissmade6c+
367Aus Kurtz Wird Witzig5c
368Fratello Caldo7a+
369Il Polpo7b
370Il Calamaro6b
371Clean Me6a
372Tre Fratelli5b
373Gabs6a+
374Happy Birthday5b
375Rumanian Girls6a+
376Grey Wall6a
377Sunset Arête (Roger's Route)5a
 TORRE ISULIDDA 
379Hot September5a
380Papa's Work6a
381Papa's Project6c
382One for Karsten6c+
383Too Scared for Trad7c
384Bolt Products6c+
385Under a Dead Cow5a
386Bridget4c
387The Celestial Way of the Dead Cow4c
388Tower Route6b+
389Sole Mio6a
390Tower Route Direct6b+
391Sticky Fingers7b
392Stargate7c
393Tower Pillar6a
394Tower Ramp5c
395Sky Walk6b
396Anton Aus Tyrol6a+
397Luigi5c
398Grazie Micchele6b+
399Red Bull6a
400Toro Rosso6c
401La Fessura5c
402Destra di Toro6a
403Barracuda7a
404Cocodrillo6a
405King for a Day5a
406Matter of Trust5c
 MORETTI 
408Scott's Quota5c
409Waiting for Moretti5a
410Sore Fingers, Hot Feet4c
411Arête Route5a
412Face Route5a
413Original Route3+
414A Kind of Madness5a
415Diagonale6b
416Rapido e Facile6b
417Attenzione Soffitto6a
418Alex G6a+
419Up and Down5a
420I Did It My Way5c
421Hanging Tough6b+
422Don Alfredo6b+
423Josef's Crack6c+
424Don't Disturb The Seagull7a
425Clean Break6c+
426Break Time6b+
427Nine o'clock on the Moon6b
428Soap Opera7c
429La Scala6a
430Puntura per l'ape7a
431Lo Spigolo Marisa6a+
 FAR SIDE 
433Far Side6b
434Cassatelle6a
 SECRET GARDEN 
436Green Thumb6a+
437The Knife6b
438Tulip6a+
439Mels First5c
440Screwdriver6b
441Little Big Hole6a+
442Short Cut4c
443Detour4a
 NOT YET MODERATED-TELL ME MORE/GIVE ME A LOCATION 
445Super 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
Do you have more up to date information?

These details were last updated on 08/Nov/2014

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