San Vito Climbing Festival


The San Vito Lo Capo Festival takes place in October and is one of the most important outdoor events in Sicily.

It involves hundreds of climbing enthusiasts from all over the world. Every year, athletes, the public, internationally renowned specialists and prestigious companies in the sector meet.

The Festival was first held in 2009, the brainchild of Massimo Cappuccio and Peppe Gallo, when San Vito Lo Capo was still a little-known location for climbing enthusiasts.

Together with the big sponsors and internationally renowned guests, hundreds of climbers arrive from all over Europe and overseas to climb on the San Vito rocks: Adam Ondra, among the most famous names, as well as directors of outdoor films and some of the best-known freestylers in Europe.

Today, San Vito Lo Capo is one of the most important climbing spots in the Mediterranean. There are over a thousand bolted routes on excellent rock where you can climb all year round, in addition, of course, to the four days of the Festival.

The huge amount of limestone rock offers sport climbing, mountaineering and adventure routes in one of the most beautiful landscapes in Sicily.

The programme includes competitions, rallies, conferences and freestyle shows. Participating athletes are hosted free of charge thanks to the generosity and hospitality of the San Vito campsites.

Finally, the quality of the typical dishes, cous-cous being one of the most famous, is the tasty extra motivation to experience this great event.

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