Rock Climbing in Sardinia
Climbing the Aiguilles of the Sea

 

Limestone, basalt and granite meet salty warm breezes, rosemary aromas, and pine, carob and myrtle scents.

The impression of Sardinia is deep and long-lasting, warm and lively.

Sardinia is a large – almost 1666 km long- mountainous island. This makes it impossible to sum up the climbing here in a sentence, or experience everything in one go. Climbing crags are spread on every limestone tufa that is climbable and the climbing scene on the island is definitely very active.

The absolute highlights for every climber are the Aguglia of Goloritze overlooking the Gulf of Orosei and the Pedra Longa at the magnificent gulf of Arbatax. No soul that enjoys the feeling of plain-air below the feet should miss these two incredible needles. Both offer many multi-pitch routes that can fit in beginners to aficionados.

The Selvaggio Blu Trek is a demanding and scenic coastal hike between Cala Gonone and Santa Maria Navarrese. Along this trek there are more Aguglias overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea to satisfy the biggest adventure-seeker. Moving away from the coast towards the colorful mountain village of Ulassai we find ourselves in a beautiful vibrant climbing hub. Tacchi, crimps, pockets and tufas will keep us busy climbing until dinner time.

On and off the beaten track, Sardinia offers easy and inviting captivating pitches all dipped in a scenic, green and blue background.
I suggest visiting around September-October to enjoy the milder climate while climbing.

International Federation of Mountain Guide Associations
Verband der Österreichischen Berg- und Schiführer
Tiroler Bergsportführerverband

Nikos Hadjis (Chatzis)

Mountain Guide IFMGA / UIAGM / IVBV

Staat. gepr. Berg- und Skiführer

nikosxa@yahoo.com

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