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Rock Climbing and Sport Climbing around Sassari and Alghero in northern Sardinia

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.

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Map of the rock climbing and sports climbing areas around Alghero and Sassari in northern Sardinia

Map of the rock climbing and sports climbing areas around Alghero and Sassari in northern Sardinia

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+

Map of the rock climbing and bouldering areas around Olbia

Map of the rock climbing and bouldering areas around Olbia

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 Pietra di Luna rock climbing guidebook covers the Olbia and Sassari regions of SardiniaThe 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!

The Pietra di Luna rock climbing guidebook details all of the single pitch sport routes in the Olbia and Sassari regions of Sardinia. Buy this guidebook from our shop.

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.

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The Pietra di Luna rock climbing guidebook covers the Olbia and Sassari regions of Sardinia

The Pietra di Luna rock climbing guidebook details all of the single pitch sport routes in the Olbia and Sassari regions of Sardinia. 

Buy this guidebook from our shop.