On arriving in Sicily we headed straight for San Vito Lo Capo, home to some of the island’s most breathtaking rocky treasures. As we drove out along the peninsula, our jaws dropped at the sheer number of walls – everywhere you look are climbable cliffs rising up from the otherwise flat countryside like daggers. The rock in all the crags we visited was of superb quality, full of amazing features (including lots of tufas!) and all with incredible views over the ocean. With thousands of routes to choose from, you could spend a lifetime here and never get bored. Don’t miss sunsets over the Cofano gulf from almost anywhere along the Salinella cliffs (a band of rock 4km long stretching westwards along the peninsula) followed by a sociable drink at the Climbing House (http://www.ymcaclimbingsanvito.it/) in town. We’ve explored just a tiny corner of Sicily so far and are blown away… San Vito Lo Capo, we will be back!
P.S. Belayers beware: watch out for the gheccos on the walls, biting each others’ heads. As well as watching your partner climb, watch out for said gheccos when they lose the head-biting contest and come flying towards you from 30m high.