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Rock climbing areas around Iglesias and Domusnovas

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 5th Edition of the Pietra di Luna rock climbing guidebookThe information opposite has been extracted from the 5th Edition of the Pietra di Luna rock climbing guidebook details all of the single pitch sport routes in the Iglesias region of Sardinia, including Domusnovas. Buy this guidebook from our shop.

Iglesias and Domusnovas Rock Climbing Logistics

The climate around Iglesias 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 16 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.

The 5th Edition of the Pietra di Luna rock climbing guidebook details all of the single pitch sport routes in the Iglesias region of Sardinia, including Domusnovas. Buy this guidebook from our shop.

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Click on these images to view a larger photograph of the rock climbing to be found in the Iglesias and Domusnovas areas of Sardinia.

Map of the rock climbing areas around Iglesias including Domusnovas

Map of the rock climbing areas around Iglesias including Domusnovas

Rock Climbing areas around Iglesias and Domusnovas

No Region Type of Climbing Type of Rock Single or Multi-pitch
1 Domusnovas Sport Limestone Single
2 Ombre rossa Sport Limestone Single
3 Gonnesa Sport Limestone Single
4 Villamassargia Sport No Infomation available
5 Sard Grit Pure Trad Basalt Single
6 Capo Sandalo Sport Basalt Both
7 Masua Trad/Sport Limestone Both
8 Buggerru Sport Limestone Both
9 Punta Pilocca Sport Limestone Single
10 Gutturu Pala Sport Limestone Single
11 Villacidro Sport Granite Single
12 Arbus Bouldering No Infomation available

The mountains around Iglesias are also a great place to go mountain biking in Sardinia. A combination of old mining tracks, mule tracks, paths and abandoned railway lines have been linked together to create some great routes in these remote mountains. Discover more about mountain biking in Sardinia

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The 5th Edition of the Pietra di Luna rock climbing guidebook

The 5th Edition of the Pietra di Luna rock climbing guidebook details all of the single pitch sport routes in the Iglesias region of Sardinia, including Domusnovas. Buy this guidebook from our shop.