The limestone crags around Sassari and Alghero offer mainly single pitch sport routes across a wide range of grades. There are some multi-pitch sport routes at the Sperone overt and La Cengia crags near Alghero, with routes up to 140m long on excellent sea cliffs of Capo Caccia.
Rock Climbing crags around Alghero and Sassari
|No||Crag||No of Routes||Grade Range|
|1||Cala Inferno||10||5b to 6b+|
|2||Casarotto||61||5b to 8a|
|3||Sperone ovest||29||4b to 7c|
|4||La Cengia||25||4b to 6b+|
|5||Placche di Payer||34||5a to 7a|
|6||Rocca Bagassa||14||3 to 8-|
|7||La rocca della Regina||50||5a to 7c+|
|8||Usini||9||5a to 7a|
|9||Placche del leccio (Ossi)||39||5a to 7b+|
|10||Giorre e Pedras Serradas||13||4 to 7+|
|11||Chighizzu||42||5c to 7a+|
|12||Pianeta delle scimmie||20||6a to 7a+|
|13||Superpippo||20||5a to 7a+|
|14||Osilo||55||4c to 7a|
|15||Dimensione verticale||57||4a to 7b+|
|16||La muraglia||50||5a to 7b|
|17||Il castello||20||5c to 7a|
|18||Il trenino||26||5b to 7b|
|19||Discount di S. Vittoria||16||5b to 6b|
|20||Dinosauri||6||5c to 6b+|
Rock Climbing crags around Olbia
|No||Crag||Type of Climbing||Type of Rock||Grade Range|
|1||Cala Spinosa||Sport||Granite||4c to 7b+|
|2||San Teodoro||Bouldering||Granite||fb-3c to fb-7b|
|3||Siniscola||Sport||Limestone||5b to 8a+|
|4||Posada||Sport||Limestone||3b to 7b+|
|5||Preda istampada||Sport||Limestone||5b to 7b|
The main rock climbing to be found around Olbia is single pitch sport routes on limestone rock, with the main crag being Siniscola, which has a good range of grades. Further north the rock turns to granite, where there is some bouldering at San Teodoro. At Capo Testa there is a mixture of sport routes and bouldering on beautifully naturally carved white-grey granite rock.
To the east of Olbia, most of the climbing areas are not bolted and therefore have an "alpine" feel to them - according to Sardinian rock climbers!
There are many places to go walking and hiking in northern Sardinia, including coastal areas, National Parks and mountains. Find out more about walking in northern Sardinia.
The Pietra di Luna rock climbing guidebook details all of the single pitch sport routes in the Olbia and Sassari regions of Sardinia.
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