The rock climbing to the east of Cagliari (known as Sarrabus), has become more popular due to the discovery of new and interesting bouldering sites on beautiful granite rock. There are many good bouldering areas such as Geremeas and Rio Pilocca, where there are marvellous boulders of smooth granite waiting for thousands of problems to be invented!
Concentrated around the town of Iglesias is Sardinia's largest rock climbing area, with many hundreds of routes. This area is dominated by the rock climbing at Domusnovas, where there are over 500 routes alone! The rock climbing at Domusnovas is very varied with numerous slabs, walls and overhangs to choose from across all levels of difficulty. The rock climbing here is generally on excellent bolted limestone. The 5th Edition of the Pietra di Luna guidebook is the best guidebook for the Domusnovas and Iglesias area that can bought from our shop (shown above).
|Rock Climbing around Cagliari and Iglesias|
|No||Region||Type of Climbing||Type of Rock||Single or Multi-pitch|
|2||Sard Grit||Pure Trad||Basalt||Single|
|12||Mari Pintau||Bouldering||Granite||Not Applicable|
|15||Ti Mi Ama||Sport||Granite||Single|
|16||Is Concias||Bouldering||Granite||Not Applicable|
|18||Rio Cannas||Bouldering||Granite||Not Applicable|
|21||Villamassargia||Sport||No Information available|
|22||Villacidro||Trad/Sport||No Information available|
|23||Arbus||Bouldering||No Information available|
|24||7 Fratelli||Trad/Sport||No Information available|
|25||P. Frate||Trad/Sport||No Information available|
For the majority of the sport climbing routes a single 60m rope and up to 12 quickdraws will be sufficient. For those looking to climb the long multi-pitch routes, then dual ropes and full lead rack are advisable. Trad/Sport means the bolts on the routes are either very well-spaced or non-existent! It is advisable to bring friends and/or nuts for these routes.
The climate here makes it an excellent place to visit to go rock climbing from early autumn right through to late spring, and hence is a popular "winter sun" rock climbing holiday venue.
Click on these images to view a larger photograph of the rock climbing to be found in the Iglesias and Domusnovas areas of Sardinia.