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, on excellent bolted limestone. The wall of Punta Pilocca is described as the best in the whole of Sardinia, plus there is some multi-pitch climbing near the coast at Masua.
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.
For the majority of the 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.
Within the Iglesias area there are numerous places to stay that are suitable for rock climbers, see our Iglesias accommodation page for more details.
|Rock Climbing around Iglesias and Domusnovas|
|No||Region||Type of Climbing||Type of Rock||Single or Multi-pitch|
|4||Villamassargia||Sport||No Infomation available|
|5||Sard Grit||Pure Trad||Basalt||Single|
|12||Arbus||Bouldering||No Infomation available|
The 5th Edition of the Pietra di Luna rock climbing guidebook (published in October 2011) details all of the single pitch sport routes in the Iglesias region of Sardinia, including Domusnovas.
Click on these images to view a larger photograph of the rock climbing to be found in the Iglesias and Domusnovas areas of Sardinia.