Sicily: Climbing and DWS

Sicily offers more than a beautiful natural environment, great cultural heritage, and amazing limestone rock that is great for climbing. You’ll feel strong emotions while Climbing or DWS at this unique and interesting location in Sicily.

San Vito Lo Capo is the capital of sports climbing in Sicily. It is home to the San Vito Festival, which attracts the best climbers from Europe. The beach at San Vito Lo Capo is well-known, as is the Zingaro Natural Reserve. This area offers many opportunities to those who love climbing: Custonaci, Cala Firriato are two of the many routes that offer qualified routes for climbers of all levels.

Just outside San Vito are “multipitches”, which offer spectacular views along both classical and modern routes.

For those who love Deep Water, there’s Cala Firriato, where the most daring, and free from ropes, can scale the cliffs above sea caves.

There are many cliffs in Palermo, including Valdesi and Schiavo on Monte Pellegrino as well as Bauso Rosso and Bauso Rosso both on Monte Gallo

As you move towards eastern Sicily, there is Monte D’oro at Madonie Park (Collesano) and Rocca di Sciara (Caltavuturo).

Nebrodi park has Rocche del Crasto and Rocca Calanna and Rocca Traura. These parks are in a wild and rugged environment where griffon vultures and eagles can fly unaffected.

We a climb from Taormina towards the sea on the small, but impressive, climbing area of Stockholm beach.

The Siracusa, and Ragusa areas are dominated by beautiful canyons. These “cave” areas allow us to climb in the quiet of nature.

In Syracuse there are Cavadonna,Arena, Gole della Stretta, Cava Grande, Antro dell’eco and Timpa Rossa in Rosolini.

Ragusa‘s most famous cliffs are Umpa Lumpa Pandora and Ambiguita. Syracuse is a great place for Deep Water Soloing. Every year, DWS enthusiasts from all over Europe gather to climb the stunning sea bays, caves, and protected areas in the Plemmirio.

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