Besides offering a natural and sea environment and a great cultural heritage, Sicily also offers a wonderful limestone rock great for climbing. You will acquire strong emotions while Climbing and DWS in this never crowded interesting place in Sicily.

The capital of sport climbing in Sicily is San Vito Lo Capo. With its rocky walls near the sea, it is a charming place where every year in mid-autumn the best climbers of Europe gather for the San Vito Climbing Festival. San Vito Lo Capo, famous for the beach and the Zingaro Natural Reserve, offers many opportunities for those who love this sport: Custonaci and Cala Firriato is an uninterrupted succession of equipped routes for climbers of all levels.

dws San Vito Lo Capo Cala Firriato - ph.Ignazio Mannarano

dws San Vito Lo Capo Cala Firriato – ph.Ignazio Mannarano

On the walls of Monte Monaco, just outside the town of San Vito, there are also “multipitches” classical and modern routes with spectacular views.

Ph.  http://www.ymcaclimbingsanvito.it/attivita/climbing/deep-water-soloing

Ph. www.ymcaclimbingsanvito.it

In the area, for the fans of Deep Water there is Cala Firriato where the most adventurous, free from the ropes, can climb on cliffs above the sea caves.

YMCA Climbing House 

Even in Palermo there are many and various cliffs: Schiavo and Valdesi on Monte Pellegrino and Bauso Rosso on Monte Gallo are the most famous ones.

free climbing in Palermo - Schiavo -  ph.Ignazio Mannarano

Free climbing in Palermo – Schiavo – ph.Ignazio Mannarano

free climbing - Palermo Valdesi - ph. Ignazio Mannarano

free climbing – Palermo Valdesi – ph. Ignazio Mannarano

Moving towards the eastern Sicily there are Monte D’oro in Madonie Park in Collesano and Rocca di Sciara in Caltavuturo.

Monte D'oro - Collesano (Palermo)

Monte D’oro – Collesano (Palermo) – Ph Rosario Loforti

Madonie - Caltavuturo ph. Ignazio Mannarano

Madonie – Caltavuturo ph. Ignazio Mannarano

In Nebrodi Park there are Rocche del Crasto, Rocca Calanna, Rocca Traura, that are located in a rough and wild nature where its beautiful walls are inhabited with eagles and griffon vultures that fly undisturbed.

Nebrodi arrampicata Iurato

Rocca Traura – Ph. Max Flaccavento

From Taormina, going towards the sea, we can climb right from the beach on the small but impressive climbing zone: Stockolm beach.

Lido Stockolm - Ph. Cristina Cascone

Lido Stockolm – Ph. Cristina Cascone

The area of Siracusa and Ragusa is dominated by beautiful canyons, called “cave”, where we can climb in the silence of nature.

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

Rosolini, Siracusa - ph. Ignazio Mannarano

Rosolini, Siracusa – ph. Ignazio Mannarano

The best known cliffs in Ragusa are Umpa Lumpa, Pandora and Ambiguità. Syracuse is great for fans of Deep Water Soloing: every year from all over Europe, fans of DWS gather to climb on the beautiful sea bays and caves in the Plemmirio, a Marine Protected area. Gruppo Roccia Siracusa

deep water arrampicata

DWS a Siracusa – ph. Roberto Zampino

arrampicata deepwater

DWS a Siracusa – ph. Roberto Zampino.

The rock climbing website in Sicily is: Baloofree.it

Video DWS in Siracusa