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.

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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.

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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+ *1
3Scusassi7a+ 1
4Star Tak5c 1
5Principino6b+ 2
612 Storditti7c 1
7Stringi Tuo An7a+ 1
 CALAMANCINA  
9Salto nel Buio5a 16
10Salto nel Buio (Direct Start)6a 7
11La Caduta Degli Dei5a 15
12Attenzione6b 19
13Giornata Ecologica6b 21
14Topi Sfrattati6a 29
15Liquirizia e Mentine *6a 1
16Oltre Manica6a 28
17Graticula6b+ 2
18Slay Back6b 18
19Super Santos8a  
20Stolen Glory6a 23
21Beam Me Up Scottie7a 7
22No Postcard Home5a 2
23Leuchtturm6a 1
24 Road To Nowhere6a 5
25Jammin' In The Name Of The Lord6b+ 5
26Fearless Boogie6a+ 6
27Ritter Sport6a+ 26
28Forgefix6b 13
29Alfa Romeo7a+ 7
30April Skies5c 12
31Walk the Dinosaur5a 17
32Johnnie Walker7a+ 3
33The Riddle7a 14
34If Cows Had Wings4a 18
35Tu Mio5c 13
36Strani Sono...Senza Pancia5c 9
37Donati A Gianni5a 11
38Marmot4a 28
39Performing Seals4a 31
40Rabbit4a 32
41My Little Pony4c 39
42Lions, Tigers and Bears5c 46
43Sheep4a 35
44Beautiful Hamster5a 41
45Il Ladro di Panda6b+ 2
46Caldo Umido6b 13
47Red Necks6b 20
48Toyo 176c 8
 GROTTA CALA MANCINA  
50Variante Robin8a+  
51Canna Biologica6a+ 6
52La Nnicchia6a+ 3
53Chr.is.to7c+ 1
54Mal Di Shiena7c 3
55Banana Biologica7a+ 9
 FAKIRELLA BEACH  
57La Rizzagliata6c  
58Pianoro Caffe6b+ 1
59Ciao Ori6b 1
60Le Sirene de Cala Mancha6a+ 1
61Debs5c 5
62Scotties World6c 4
63Maria5a 10
64Elisa5c 23
65Chiara O.5c 21
66Ragnetta6b 5
67Molloblocco6b 5
68Via della Zanzare6a+ 10
69Nini5c 20
70Crusader7b+ 4
71Bianca6c 4
72No Drill Party5a 13
73Mannara6a 5
74Scorpione In Letargo6a 6
75Calze Nere6a+ 15
76My Head Hurts, My Feet ...5a 11
77Evil That Men Do5c 8
78Cimitero delle Lumache6a 11
79Dolores6b 15
80Mezzi Cruccho6a+ 3
81Miracoli6b+ 4
82Ladri Di Moschettoni6b 2
 PARCO GIOCHI  
84Variante X7a 1
85Ypsilon6a 5
86La Mia Ombra7a+  
87Non e'mai Troppo Tardi6c 1
88Cuscino di Suocera6c 1
 GROTTA DEL CAVALLO  
90Birdwatching7a+ 3
91Il Domatore Di Capre6b+ 2
92Gaspare7a 2
93Melchiorre6b 8
94Archeotalpa7b+ 1
95Balu Yoghi e Bubu7b+ 2
96Bue6c 5
 GROTTA DEI SANTI  
98Tu Vo' Fa' O Calibano6b+ 1
 BUNKER  
100Pilastrino5c 1
101Colazione Piu5b 6
102Strapiombino5c 1
103Classic Deluxe6a+ 16
104Silvester6a 4
105New Year's Greetings6a 4
106Guten Rutsch6a+ 2
107A Chardonnay Cowboy6b 1
108Magic Woman6b 12
109Dreams Got Reality6a 5
110Vietato Sporgersi6b+ 5
111Tick5a 16
112Trick5a 16
113Track5a 17
114Alligator6b 5
115Kaiman5c 6
116Leguan6a 16
117Waran6a 2
118Kaktus5b 2
119Ruck Zuck6a 2
120Arrivederci Ingrid5c 5
121Il Ritorno5c  
122Via Kuchenclub5b 4
123Vai A Sinistra5a 4
124Fessurina5c 4
125Happy Ötzis5c 16
126La Piccola5c 11
127Il Nonno5c 10
128La Nonna5a 18
129La Femmina5a 10
130Für Christian5c 12
131Due Giganti Sulla Roccia6a+ 8
132Per Giorgio Il Mio Amico6a 2
133Lavoro di Domenica5c 16
134Climb Easy4a 1
135Red Arête5c 4
136Right Wall6a 6
137Giant Slalom6a  
138Lo Stagnone6a 8
139Tanti Auguri Daniele6b 5
140Blitz Und Donner7a+ 1
141Dall'alba al Tramonto6c 2
142Sposerò Pippicalzelunghe6a+ 5
143Il Ritorno dei Nomadi6c+ 3
 CANALINO  
145Cannelloni6b 1
146Gatto Silvestro6a+ 5
147Il Coniglio Va A Sinistra6b+ 2
148Megghiu Pessi Ca Depressi6b 7
149Un Mondo A Parte6c+ 2
150I Benefattori6a 4
151Primo Trip5a 4
 GROTTA DELLA PALMA  
153Licantropia6a+ 6
154Profondo Rosso6c+ 1
155Gayordo7b 2
156Scassapagghiaru7a+ 2
157Ricotta Salata6a+ 4
 TWO CAVES  
159Lenny5a 2
160Arthur4c 2
161Diversion7a  
162Central Pillar4c 4
163Trad Route3+ 4
164Dorian4a 2
165White Rite6c 1
166Bastard Crack7b  
167Light Duties4a 2
168Hard Work6b+ 1
 CASTELLO  
170Buon Viaggio5c 2
171Usa Il Dito6a+ 3
172Colpo Di Vento5c 4
173Il Naso6b 4
174Nina G6a 3
175Piu Facile5a 4
176Optimist6b+  
177Pessimist6b+  
178Il Dissoluto6c 2
179Kriechspur6b+ 2
 CASA CLAUDIA  
181Easy for You5a 5
182Easy For Me6a+ 4
183Serpente Nero6a+ 1
184Cosi Mi Piace5c 4
185Re Del Mare6a 2
186Mare E Brutto6a+ 6
187Casa Claudia6b 3
188Basta6b+  
189Anaconda6c 3
190Lieto Fine6c+ 1
191Sono Felice7a  
192Madmax 7486c 1
193Lo Spigolino6a+  
 PORTELLA DELLE VACHE  
195Car Wreck6a 6
196Close To Home4c 11
197On A Wet Day5a 9
198Madmans Slab3 5
199The Last Move6b 5
200The Other Last Move6a+ 3
201I Patati Su Megghiu Ra Canni6c+ 1
202Tu Mi Turbi7a 2
203Vamos A Pilus6b+ 2
204Cosa Dice Il Mula Alla Vacca7b+ 1
 GROTTA DI RAMIN  
206Knock Out8b 1
 NOWHERE  
208Warm Up3 2
209Cool Down4a 6
210Revenge of the Ghost Thistles6a 7
211Monsters Versus Aliens6a+ 14
212Creature of the Black Lagoon6a 5
213Attack of the 50ft Woman6a 4
214Forgotten Realms6a 4
215Balet6b  
216High Energy Akku6b  
217La Perla in Rosa6c 5
 SILENZIO  
219Sirocco7b+ 1
220Soundcheck6c+ 3
 PIZZERIA  
222Pizza2+ 11
223Pasta2+ 11
224Gelati2+ 10
225Senior Moment5c 13
226Foot Up5a 14
227Fränkische5a 22
228Destination Unknown5c 15
229One Step Beyond6a 6
230I Feel Weak7a 2
231Green Wing3 2
232Spider5c 5
233Fragrant5c 3
234Butterfly4a 6
235Giant3 7
236Bee3 7
237Wasp5c 6
 EL BAHIRA WONDERLAND  
239Humpty Dumpty6c 7
240White Rabbit7a 3
241Tweedledum6c+ 3
242Mad Hatter6b+ 15
243Rabbit Hole6c 4
244Drink Me4a 6
245Eat Me3 4
 EL BAHIRA  
247Delusion6b+ 11
248Conclusion5c 26
249Pullution7b+ 4
250Gehe Duschen6b 14
251Solution5a 26
252Susie6a 6
253Für Sophia4a 15
254Two Girls...4c 9
255Easy Over5c 41
256E.J.A6a+ 40
257Redhead6a+ 25
258Red Planet6a 52
259Last Orders5c 45
260JWLG6a+ 23
261Anita5a 1
262Teifi5a 1
263Blue6b+ 1
264Benny5b 1
265Trouble5c 2
266Windstorm6b 21
267White Wall7a 19
268Edge5a 21
269Panorama6b 9
 CAMPEGGIO  
271El Bahira5a 30
272Roasting Meat5c 35
273Burning Fat5a 43
274Easter Sacrifice5c 47
275FishMc5a 11
276White Shark5c 44
277Swordfish7a 11
278Just for Fun4c 50
279In Summe Gelungen6b+ 19
280Shirtcut6a 24
281Chaos6c+ 6
282Cat Walk6c+ 16
283Surprise6c 10
284Pilar6a 21
285White Slab6a+ 39
286Cha Cha6a 21
287Rumba6a 26
288Samba6a+ 13
289Wilkinson6a 9
290Gillette7b 1
291Red Alert7c+  
292Red Peroni7a 12
293Pipeline7c 10
294Black Snake7b 2
295Rosso e Nero6a+ 43
296Walk the Line7b+ 10
297Fun to Funky6b 27
298Red Pillar6c 6
299Tarantula7b 1
300Blue Elephants7a+ 4
301Green Spiders6b 26
302Black Beetle6a+ 7
303Fast Cars and Freedom6c+ 3
304Retrobolter6a+ 16
305Thin Red Line6b+ 11
306Now It's History6c+ 3
307Öber Hit6b+ 1
308Carly5a 19
309Carly B6b 1
310Dumbo5a 16
311The Punchline 26b  
312Big Ears5a 16
313Flapper6a+ 1
314Grumpy5c 39
315Dozy3 37
316Dopy2 32
317Sneezy4a 50
318Bashful5c 55
319Doc5c 54
320Happy6a 49
321Snow White4a 21
322Razorhead5c 6
323Baying for Blood6a+ 14
324Pump it Up6b 7
325Little White Bull5c 9
326Tractors in Ukranian5c 17
327Via Gogna6a 19
328Brave Old Way6a 21
329Straight into Heaven6b 18
330Forza6c 4
331Grazialone Rich5c 10
332Diedro Makari6a+ 11
333Ave5c 35
334Bella Italia6a 24
335Pretty Woman6b+ 5
336The Sound of Cows6a 26
337Welcome to Sicily6a+ 15
338Via Lucertola5a 26
339Spigolo5c 23
340Joyride6b+ 18
341El Schuppo6a 12
342Traumpfeiler5c 29
343Il Parallelo6b 6
344Finale Grande6b+  
345Hinkfuss6b 5
346Via del Grotte6b 11
347Blutbad6c 3
348Fakirelle6b+ 8
349Feste Sicilane6b+ 4
350Fine Di Vacanza6b 1
351Rennaissance6a+ 12
352Caduta Sassi6b 3
353Via Rossa6a+ 27
354A Destra e a Sinistra5c 23
355The Hole6c 7
356Solo Con Te6a 8
357Per I Nostri Amici6b 25
358The Wish7c+ 3
359...Comes True7c+  
360Soundgarden8a 4
361Soundgarden Extension8a+  
362Letta Sangu7c+  
363Il Minotauro7b 4
364Menage a Trois7a+ 10
365Lo Chiamavoto Trint7c+  
366L'uomo Delle Caverne7c 1
367Way of Light3+ 33
368Das Totenschaf5c 7
369Access Route3 9
370Caveman6b 18
371Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots7a+ 9
372Straight Edge6a 16
373Deception5b 17
374Dog Bites Man6a 6
 SCOMPARTO RIFIUTI  
376Stevie6b+ 2
377Chris5c 2
378Samuel4a 27
379Timmy4a 34
380Via Egadi4c 15
381Talia4c 29
382Red Corner4c 25
383La Bella Vita6a 3
384Alan5a 22
385Kurt6b 14
386Lisa6a+ 15
387Dave5c 19
388Swissmade6c+ 4
389O Brothers6c+ 1
390Aus Kurtz Wird Witzig5c 3
391Fratello Caldo7a+  
392Il Polpo6c 1
393Il Calamaro6b+ 2
394Clean Me6a 3
395Tre Fratelli5b  
396Gabs6a+ 6
397Happy Birthday5b 7
398Per Loro6a 1
399Per Lui6b 1
400Rumanian Girls6a+ 11
401Grey Wall6a 5
402Sunset Arête (Roger's Route)5a 16
 TORRE ISULIDDA  
404Hot September5a 17
405Papa's Work6a 21
406Papa's Project6c 5
407One for Karsten6c+ 1
408Too Scared for Trad7c  
409Bolt Products6c+ 5
410Under a Dead Cow5a 9
411Bridget4c 18
412The Celestial Way of the Dead Cow4c 28
413Tower Route6b+ 11
414Sole Mio6a 21
415Tower Route Direct6b+ 13
416Sticky Fingers7b  
417Stargate7c 1
418Tower Pillar6a 23
419Tower Ramp5c 13
420Sky Walk6b 5
421Anton Aus Tyrol6a+ 8
422Luigi5c 2
423Grazie Micchele6b+ 6
424Red Bull6a 14
425Toro Rosso6c 2
426La Fessura5c 7
427Destra di Toro6a 10
428Barracuda7a 5
429Cocodrillo6a 3
430King for a Day5a 26
431Matter of Trust5c 20
 MORETTI  
433Scott's Quota5c 32
434Waiting for Moretti5a 28
435Sore Fingers, Hot Feet4c 28
436Arête Route5a 35
437Face Route5a 33
438Original Route3+ 22
439A Kind of Madness5a 28
440Diagonale6b 8
441Rapido e Facile6b 1
442Attenzione Soffitto6a 1
443Alex G6a+ 5
444Up and Down5a 5
445I Did It My Way5c 7
446Hanging Tough6b+ 3
447Don Alfredo6b+ 4
448Josef's Crack6c+ 2
449Don't Disturb The Seagull7a 1
450Clean Break6c+ 5
451Break Time6b+ 4
452Nine o'clock on the Moon6b 10
453Soap Opera7c  
454La Scala6a 3
455Puntura per l'ape7a 1
456Lo Spigolo Marisa6a+ 16
 FAR SIDE  
458Far Side6b 4
459Ballerina6c+ 1
460Cassatelle6a 2
 SECRET GARDEN  
462Green Thumb6a+ 9
463The Knife6b 12
464Tulip6a+ 2
465Mels First5c 7
466Screwdriver6b 6
467Little Big Hole6a+ 2
468Short Cut4c 1
469Detour4a 7
 NOT YET MODERATED-TELL ME MORE/GIVE ME A LOCATION  
471Super G (Variante ) *6b  
472FLIP *5a  
473FLOP *5a  
474TANTA *5b * 
475Open Eyes *6b 1
476Lucilla *6b 1
477Diedro Giallo *5c **1
478Baywatching *6c 1
479Asinello *6b+ 1
* 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