Isili is in the centre of Sardinia and is one of Sardinia's popular rock climbing areas with many superb roof climbs. The rock climbing around Oristano covers many different types of rock, from limestone, basalt in the north, and granite bouldering to the west. With the exception of the rock climbing at Isili, all the rock climbing in the Oristano area has recently been developed, and therefore offers tremendous scope for adding new routes.
Rock Climbing and bouldering around Oristano including Isili
|No||Crag||Type of Climbing||Type of Rock||Grade Range||Single or Multi-pitch|
|1||Isili||Sport||Limestone||5a to 8b+||Single|
|2||Samugheo||Sport||Limestone||5c+ to 7b+||Single|
|3||Monte Arci||Sport||Basalt||4c to 8a+||Single|
|4||Billa Bong||Bouldering||Granite||No information available|
|5||Castello del Vento||Sport||Basalt||5c to 6b||Single|
|6||Sant' Antonio||Bouldering||Basalt||Fb-4c to Fb-6c||N/A|
The above information has been extracted from the 5th Edition of the Pietra di Luna rock climbing guidebook. This guidebook details all the single pitch sport routes in the Oristano region of Sardinia, including Isili. Buy this guidebook from our shop.
Rock Climbing in Isili, in the centre of the island, is one of Europe's premier roof climbing areas. Many of the routes require superb pocket pulling on outrageously steep rock that overhangs up to 45°. In total there are 18 separate crags in this area. There are easier routes, for instance at the Pietra Filosfale sector, but the minimum you need to climb at is F6a to fully enjoy the area. First developed in 1988, many of the 250-odd routes have recently been re-equipped with new bolts.
It is possible to rock climb at Isili throughout the year although in the summer there are only a few sectors where you can find shade. To climb all the sports routes in this area, a single 60m rope and up to 16 quickdraws will be sufficient.
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The 5th Edition of the Pietra di Luna rock climbing guidebook details all of the single pitch sport routes in the Oristano region of Sardinia, including Isili. Buy this guidebook from our shop.