Italy·December

BOULDER CAMP - SICILY

For 6 days, you will join Cata, local expert, climber, bolter and developer of the area, who will show you the hidden Sicilian rock gems.

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Overview

The coastline of Western Sicily is a real amusement park for climbers. The protagonists are the Mediterranean sea, the golden tufas, and the laid-back Sicilian vibe. Nature is still untouched here and you will find extraordinary rock quality and scenery, ranging from limestone crags, to sandstone boulders and DWS routes over crystal clear water. During the Boulder Camp, you will explore the awesome sandstone boulders of Western Sicily, experience the local climbing culture, and most of all have a blast with your new climbing buddies. Are you ready to join? This unique trip awaits you!

Local Partners

Meet our local partner in Sicily

Cata

Cata

Cata is a boulderer from Nothern Italy, who in 2016 decided to leave it all and clean more than 200 boulders of the area. He runs a climbing house, the basecamp of this trip!

Marco

Marco

Marco is a certified alpine guide: he will understand your climbing level, propose the optimal climbing routes, and show you the best climbing tricks!

The Experience

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DAY 1

Get to Know Each Other!

Once picked up from the airport and greeted with a welcome aperitivo, you will have a quick warm-up with your group mates at Stardust Wall, while Gio and Cata prepare the dinner. Be ready for some barbecue or pizza and some chill in the hot tub!

NB: There will be only one transfer that will pick you up at 8.8.30 pm at the airport of Palermo.

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DAY 2

Set Your Boulder Mission

After some early morning Tibetan exercises, you will head towards the boulders, and get to choose your mission: a route beyond your capabilities to be closed in the next days. If breakfast wasn’t enough, consider taking advantage of our Cannoli delivery: from the best pastry shop in the surroundings to the crag. Some slack line training, and back to the basecamp for a nice dinner. 

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DAY 3

Beyond Climbing

Spend the morning trying to complete your mission, and get to choose a new one if you made it. In the afternoon, you'll have a swim at Monte Cofano natural reserve bay nearby, and attend a Body Tension class - Pole Dance or TRX. Dinner, music, and Stardust Wall in the evening! 

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DAY 4

DWS and Trekking

After your Tibetan exercises, you'll head to Riserva dello Zingaro for some DWS, a nice swim and some rest!
In the afternoon you'll trek near Lake Venere, with its suggestive pre-historic canyons and unspoiled nature. If you need some more rest, ask Cata to bring you to the public hot-springs in Segesta.

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DAY 5

Mission Accomplished!

It is your last day, hence your last chance to complete the mission(s) you set at the beginning of the trip. You got this!

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DAY 6

Departure

Unfortunately, it is already time to go home... Eat the last cannoli all together to plan your next adventure. Then, Cata will drop you at the airport!

NB: Same as the arrival, there will be one transfer that will leave at the time of the first of you to be at the airport :) We would advise you to leave in the afternoon so that you can enjoy your last day at the b&b! 

The program is very flexible to take into account weather conditions, climbing level, and endurance of the group

Mapo Tapo Boulder Camp

Explore the awesome sandstone boulders of Western Sicily

Scorace forest, with its sandstone boulder blocks, is a real gem of Western Sicily. Huge bowls with perfect holes, mainly slopers, delicate slabs, overhangs requiring surgical heel-hooks.
The area hosts 200+ blocks - personally cleaned by our local climber Cata - from 4a to 8a, and many more to discover!
In the Northern-Western point of the island, you can find nice deep water solo spots: the cliffs here are not too tall, and the water's deep, which makes the place suitable also for beginners!

Mapo Tapo Boulder Camp

Basecamp

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B&B Polvere di Stelle

B&B Polvere di Stelle

The B&B is located at Ummari, 24km distance from Trapani, and it is the perfect climbing house: fully equipped with hot tub, BBQ, and a climbing wall in the backyard - Cata Wall - its features will make your stay very special! Not to mention the delicious Italian breakfasts, where homemade cakes are the main characters.

B&B Polvere di Stelle

B&B Polvere di Stelle

The B&B is located at Ummari, 24km distance from Trapani, and it is the perfect climbing house: fully equipped with hot tub, BBQ, and a climbing wall in the backyard - Cata Wall - its features will make your stay very special! Not to mention the delicious Italian breakfasts, where homemade cakes are the main characters.

B&B Polvere di Stelle

B&B Polvere di Stelle

The B&B is located at Ummari, 24km distance from Trapani, and it is the perfect climbing house: fully equipped with hot tub, BBQ, and a climbing wall in the backyard - Cata Wall - its features will make your stay very special! Not to mention the delicious Italian breakfasts, where homemade cakes are the main characters.

B&B Polvere di Stelle

B&B Polvere di Stelle

The B&B is located at Ummari, 24km distance from Trapani, and it is the perfect climbing house: fully equipped with hot tub, BBQ, and a climbing wall in the backyard - Cata Wall - its features will make your stay very special! Not to mention the delicious Italian breakfasts, where homemade cakes are the main characters.

B&B Polvere di Stelle

B&B Polvere di Stelle

The B&B is located at Ummari, 24km distance from Trapani, and it is the perfect climbing house: fully equipped with hot tub, BBQ, and a climbing wall in the backyard - Cata Wall - its features will make your stay very special! Not to mention the delicious Italian breakfasts, where homemade cakes are the main characters.

What's Included

What's Included

6 days with local rock climber

5-night accommodation

5 dinners at B&B

5 homemade breakfasts

Daily transport

Crashpad rental

Outdoor bouldering gym

Transfer A/R to airport

Accident Insurance

What's Not Included

Lunches and snacks

Climbing shoes

Flights A/R to Palermo

Everything not specified in the paragraph “What is included”

More Info

Climbing Skills

Climbing Skills

This is a climbing trip for autonomous climbers exclusively. There will be no instructors nor guides present, so you will need to know how to climb safely outdoors without help of a third party. Boulder grades range from 5a to 8+. We do not mind about your grade as much as about your ability to be a fully independent climber. If you are unsure about your climbing level and you prefer to be guided or assisted in climbing, book onto one of our trips labelled 'Certified guide included' or contact us.

Liability

Liability

Mapo Tapo selects crags and local partners with the utmost care. For any inaccuracies, however, we can not accept any liability. Rock climbing is a risky sport that takes place in nature. Ultimately, you are fully responsible for the choices you make. Mapo Tapo recommends that anyone who does not have sufficient knowledge and skills not to go outdoor alone. Contact us to organize a trip with a certified mountain guide instead.

Travel

Travel

Please DO NOT book your flights until this trip is confirmed. Most of our trips require a minimum number of participants to run. Wait for the status of the trip to be confirmed and for more information go to the "How it works" section

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BOULDER CAMP - SICILY

Italy· December· 6 days

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