Are you searching for an unforgettable climbing experience? Look no further than Sardinia, a captivating island nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean. With its rugged landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and rich cultural heritage, Sardinia is a hidden, wait … maybe not that hidden, gem for climbers.
Climbing is one of my passions, and last year I didn’t climb as much as I’d like, but this year things have changed, partnering with Tais Takehara that now is my official belayer, we could visit several climbing spots in Sardinia and as we spent almost 3 months in Orosei are, we’d like so share 3 places that were our main weekend destinations.
Before arriving in Cala Gonone, you might pass through the city of Dorgali, where you’ll find a fantastic climbing spot called S’atta Ruja. This cliff is conveniently located within the city allowing you to park your car at the foot of the crag and reach the climbing area within a 5-minute walk. It’s a great place to climb, especially in the morning until around 13:00, as the cliff is shaded and offers relief from the sun’s rays.
Cala Gonone, located on the east coast of Sardinia, is a renowned climbing area that serves as a gateway to the breathtaking Supramonte mountain range. The limestone cliffs in Cala Gonone provide a stunning backdrop, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. Climbers of all skill levels will find their perfect challenge here, with a variety of routes ranging from single-pitch sport climbs to multi-pitch classics. The diverse rock formations, including vertical walls, overhangs, and caves, ensure an exhilarating experience for climbers with different preferences.
Definitely worth visiting:
La Poltrona, Biddiriscottai that are super easy to reach, and Alveare that is not hard to reach, but it will require to walk some minutes up the road as the parking place near is quite small, to not say that it does not exist 🙈
The area is just beautiful, we managed to spend just a day in Baunei but it was worth. There is a diverse range of routes where climbers can test their skills on a variety of surfaces, from challenging overhangs to vertical walls adorned with unique rock formations. The sheer beauty of the surroundings adds an extra dimension to the climbing experience, as you ascend towards stunning panoramic views of the coastline
It is possible to reach the crag by car as they are near the road. When we went there it was March so we didn’t face problems parking our RV.
We encourage you to search using Climbing Sardinia web site, it is really well done with all the information you need. Just be aware that in this road the internet connection is not that good. Be sure to search and save the information beforehand!