One crag that should not to be missed at San Vito Lo Capo is Calamancina, for those who love technical climbing by the sea. This crag was named after a small bay located directly under the crag. Divided into four sectors, it is one of the most popular on the Scogliera di Salinella. The most rewarding sector is sector D (Grotta), which hosts several classics such as “Cristo” (8a) or “Banana Biologica” (7a+) on a unique, red and white rock wall. Overall, it is a pleasant crag, suitable for beginners, ambitious climbers and families.
From the center of San Vito first drive towards the harbor and then turn left onto via Calamancina. Pass a cemetery and continue following the road downwards. In a left curve, approximately 200 meters after the cemetery, turn right onto an unfortified road. Only 20 meters after go left in the direction of the sea. The first parking lot is located before the first prominent rock wall. As the road is very rocky and not suitable for all vehicles, cautious driving is recommended to reach the second parking lot. It is located near a small bay right across from the crag.
Approach: Across from the second parking lot in the bay is sector C. Sectors A and B are on the left of the bay. Sector D (Grotta) is to the right of sector C.
|Sportclimbing in Sicily – San Vito lo Capo
(German, Italian, English), Vertical-Life.info, 2013
The title "Sportclimbing in Sicily – San Vito lo Capo" promises climbing with Mediterranean flair. Marble and limestone rocks with beautiful tufas lie directly next to the sea, not far from the small town of San Vito lo Capo in the northwestern part of Sicily. The southern ambiance makes this place a small paradise, offering the chance to climb almost year round. Only during the hot summer months one might prefer a cool dip in the sea. The latest guide with 25 crags around San Vito is published by Vertical-Life. The publisher continues its new format for climbing guides with this latest publication. On 192 pages, clear color-image topos, informative graphs and beautiful photos create a strong desire for a vacationing in San Vito lo Capo.
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