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Castello del Iride Masua

By: Flaviano Bessone
Country: Italy, Region: Sardinia, Town: Masua (Cagliari)

Castello dell'Iride has become one of the most popular crags in southern Sardinia, and now offers more than 60 routes of all grades with a a magnificent view onto the Masua sea. The crag faces SE and is comprised of a vertical, sharp whiteish yellow limestone. Many of the newer routes require a 70m rope and plenty of quickdraws. Route names are written on the base of the crag.

GETTING THERE

From the Masua beach follow the dirt track to its end (do not park the car close to the Porto Flavia mine or the entry gate). A path leads right from the mine’s entrance (yellow marker) in less than 10 mins to the crag. To get to Placca dei Gigli Marini follow the path that leads off from the single isolated tree.

THE CLIMBING

Technical and sustained limestone climbing.

FOOD AND ACCOMODATION

"Il Castello di Gioiosa Guardia" run by Giuseppe Saba and Betty Mascia, at Villamassargia, via XXV Aprile 15, tel. 3400805191-3383199454 info@gioiosaguardia.it, www.gioiosaguardia.it The B&B "A Ca' da Pria" is temporarily closed at Nebida, via Centrale 256. Tel. +39 0781 474001 Fax +39 0781 474107, e-mail: acadapria@iol.it

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Pietra Di Luna - a guide to sport climbing in Sardinia - Crags by Maurizio Oviglia (Fabula 2011)

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The crag faces SE and in winter receives the sun until 15.00, while in summer it receives the shade from about 16.00.

ROPE

70 m

GRADES

5c - 8a

ROCK

Excellent white pocketed, weathered limestone

ORIENTATION

SE

LINK

pietradiluna.com

NUMBER OF ROUTES

60

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