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. Please vote for stars rather than enter them into your description.

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
202Balet6b
203High Energy Akku6b
204La Perla in Rosa6c
 SILENZIO 
206Soundcheck6c+
 PIZZERIA 
208Pizza2+
209Pasta2+
210Gelati2+
211Senior Moment5c
212Foot Up5a
213Fränkische5a
214Destination Unknown5c
215One Step Beyond6a
216I Feel Weak7a
217Green Wing3
218Spider5c
219Fragrant5c
220Butterfly4a
221Giant3
222Bee3
223Wasp5c
 EL BAHIRA WONDERLAND 
225Humpty Dumpty6c
226White Rabbit7a
227Tweedledum6c+
228Mad Hatter6b+
229Rabbit Hole6c
230Drink Me4a
231Eat Me3
 EL BAHIRA 
233Delusion6b+
234Conclusion5c
235Pullution7b+
236Gehe Duschen6b
237Solution5a
238Susie6a
239Für Sophia4a
240Two Girls...4c
241Easy Over5c
242E.J.A6a+
243Redhead6a+
244Red Planet6a
245Last Orders5c
246JWLG6a+
247Windstorm6b
248White Wall7a
249Edge5a
250Panorama6b
 CAMPEGGIO 
252El Bahira5a
253Roasting Meat5c
254Burning Fat5a
255Easter Sacrifice5c
256FishMc5a
257White Shark5c
258Swordfish7a
259Just for Fun4c
260In Summe Gelungen6b+
261Shirtcut6a
262Chaos6c+
263Cat Walk6c+
264Surprise6c
265Pilar6a
266White Slab6a+
267Cha Cha6a
268Rumba6a
269Samba6a+
270Wilkinson6a
271Gillette7b
272Red Alert7c+
273Red Peroni7a
274Pipeline7c
275Black Snake7b
276Rosso e Nero6a+
277Walk the Line7b+
278Fun to Funky6b
279Red Pillar6c
280Tarantula7b
281Blue Elephants7a+
282Green Spiders6b
283Black Beetle6a+
284Fast Cars and Freedom6c+
285Retrobolter6a+
286Thin Red Line6b+
287Now It's History6c+
288Öber Hit6b+
289Carly5a
290Carly B6b
291Dumbo5a
292The Punchline 26b
293Big Ears5a
294Flapper6a+
295Grumpy5c
296Dozy3
297Dopy2
298Sneezy4a
299Bashful5c
300Doc5c
301Happy6a
302Snow White4a
303Razorhead5c
304Baying for Blood6a+
305Pump it Up6b
306Little White Bull5c
307Tractors in Ukranian5c
308Via Gogna6a
309Brave Old Way6a
310Straight into Heaven6b
311Forza6c
312Grazialone Rich5c
313Diedro Makari6a+
314Ave5c
315Bella Italia6a
316Pretty Woman6b+
317The Sound of Cows6a
318Welcome to Sicily6a+
319Via Lucertola5a
320Spigolo5c
321Joyride6b+
322El Schuppo6a
323Traumpfeiler5c
324Il Parallelo6b
325Finale Grande6b+
326Hinkfuss6b
327Via del Grotte6b
328Blutbad6c
329Fakirelle6b+
330Feste Sicilane6b+
331Fine Di Vacanza6b
332Rennaissance6a+
333Caduta Sassi6b
334Via Rossa6a+
335A Destra e a Sinistra5c
336The Hole6c
337Solo Con Te6a
338Per I Nostri Amici6b
339The Wish7c+
340Soundgarden8a
341Soundgarden Extension8a+
342Letta Sangu7c+
343Il Minotauro7b
344Menage a Trois7a+
345Lo Chiamavoto Trint7c+
346L'uomo Delle Caverne7c
347Way of Light3+
348Das Totenschaf5c
349Access Route3
350Caveman6b
351Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots7a+
352Straight Edge6a
353Deception5b
354Dog Bites Man6a
 SCOMPARTO RIFIUTI 
356Stevie6b+
357Chris5c
358Samuel4a
359Timmy4a
360Via Egadi4c
361Talia4c
362Red Corner4c
363La Bella Vita6a
364Alan5a
365Kurt6b
366Lisa6a+
367Dave5c
368Swissmade6c+
369Aus Kurtz Wird Witzig5c
370Fratello Caldo7a+
371Il Polpo6c
372Il Calamaro6b+
373Clean Me6a
374Tre Fratelli5b
375Gabs6a+
376Happy Birthday5b
377Rumanian Girls6a+
378Grey Wall6a
379Sunset Arête (Roger's Route)5a
 TORRE ISULIDDA 
381Hot September5a
382Papa's Work6a
383Papa's Project6c
384One for Karsten6c+
385Too Scared for Trad7c
386Bolt Products6c+
387Under a Dead Cow5a
388Bridget4c
389The Celestial Way of the Dead Cow4c
390Tower Route6b+
391Sole Mio6a
392Tower Route Direct6b+
393Sticky Fingers7b
394Stargate7c
395Tower Pillar6a
396Tower Ramp5c
397Sky Walk6b
398Anton Aus Tyrol6a+
399Luigi5c
400Grazie Micchele6b+
401Red Bull6a
402Toro Rosso6c
403La Fessura5c
404Destra di Toro6a
405Barracuda7a
406Cocodrillo6a
407King for a Day5a
408Matter of Trust5c
 MORETTI 
410Scott's Quota5c
411Waiting for Moretti5a
412Sore Fingers, Hot Feet4c
413Arête Route5a
414Face Route5a
415Original Route3+
416A Kind of Madness5a
417Diagonale6b
418Rapido e Facile6b
419Attenzione Soffitto6a
420Alex G6a+
421Up and Down5a
422I Did It My Way5c
423Hanging Tough6b+
424Don Alfredo6b+
425Josef's Crack6c+
426Don't Disturb The Seagull7a
427Clean Break6c+
428Break Time6b+
429Nine o'clock on the Moon6b
430Soap Opera7c
431La Scala6a
432Puntura per l'ape7a
433Lo Spigolo Marisa6a+
 FAR SIDE 
435Far Side6b
436Cassatelle6a
 SECRET GARDEN 
438Green Thumb6a+
439The Knife6b
440Tulip6a+
441Mels First5c
442Screwdriver6b
443Little Big Hole6a+
444Short Cut4c
445Detour4a
 NOT YET MODERATED-TELL ME MORE/GIVE ME A LOCATION 
447Super G (Variante ) *6b
448FLIP *5a
449FLOP *5a
450TANTA *5b *
* 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