Italy·May 15 - 20 2022

MULTIPITCH CAMP - SAN VITO LO CAPO

A 6-day trip rock climbing in Sicily, focusing on developing the skills you need to climb bolted multi-pitch routes independently.

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Overview

Do you enjoy sport climbing, but feel like it's time to start tackling some longer routes? If so, then this trip is for you! Join certified mountain guide Mirto in San Vito Lo Capo, Western Sicily, for a full-on 6 days of multi-pitch climbing. During this course you will learn all the skills needed to tackle a bolted route of several rope lengths independently: anchor building, setting up belays, rope management, abseiling, self-rescue, and much more. You will also get to climb at some of Sicily's finest crags, sample the delicious local food, and get a taste of what this extraordinary island has to offer the adventurous climber. You could learn to multi-pitch climb anywhere, but why not do it in a place with over 300 days of sunshine a year, soul-stirring sea views, and a rich history to discover?

Local Partners

Meet our local partners in Sicily

Mirto

Mirto

Mirto is a certified mountain guide from Catania, Sicily, who lives and breathes climbing in all it's forms: with ropes, without ropes, by the sea and in the mountains. His knowledge of the island and enthusiasm for climbing makes him the perfect person to show you around Sicily's incredible crags.

The Experience

A 6-day course teaching you all the skills needed to tackle multipitch climbs independently

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DAY 1

Arrival

Your guide, Mirto, will pick you up from the airport and bring you to your accommodation. After unpacking, you'll have a short briefing - then it's off to the crag (if time allows). In the evening, get to know your fellow Mapo Tapers over dinner.

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DAY 2

Skill workshops

After a delicious breakfast of local specialities, we will start the day with a lesson on the following topics: how to plan climbing a longer route, equipment preparation, belays and anchors. In the afternoon, the group will head to the crag to put these skills into practice.

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DAY 3

Ropes management + climb

Today we will be spending all day at the crag! The focus will be on managing multiple ropes and setting up belays safely. This will be a practical workshop, so arrive ready for lots of climbing :)

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DAY 4

Try some longer routes

It's time to put some of these skills to practice on a real multi-pitch route! Today you'll be joined by an additional guide, allowing you to climb some multipitches in smaller groups. In the afternoon, Mirto will lead some some abseiling and self-rescue workshops.

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DAY 5

More multipitch

Time for some more multipitch climbing! This is your chance to try some harder routes and brush up on any skills you are unsure about. We'll finish the day with a workshop on autonomous ropes, and a final dinner with the Mapo Tapo crew.

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DAY 6

Debrief and departure

Your final day will start with a short debrief and climbing at a nearby crag. After this, Mirto will drop you off at the airport for your flight home. Hopefully we'll see you again soon at the crag!

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

San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily

Golden tufas, stunning sea views, and a laid-back vibe can all be found in abundance

The coast of Western Sicily is a true paradise for climbers. Aside from the world-famous Salinella cliff, the crags here remain mostly unknown to non-locals, offering plenty of opportunities for climbing on unpolished cliffs of an extraordinary quality. Golden tufas, stunning sea views, and a laid-back vibe can all be found in abundance - and with hundreds of new routes bolted every year there's more than enough to keep you entertained. From bouldery conglomerate routes and flowy multi-pitches, to delicious food, sunshine and the clear blue sea, there's everything you need here for a peaceful climbing holiday!

San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily

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Climbing House Sicily

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You'll be staying in a comfortable appartment located just 600m from the famous beaches of San Vito Lo Capo and 100m from some of the most beautiful cliffs in Sicily. The highlight of the place is the wonderful terrace / garden -  ideal for relaxing in after a long day out! The apartment includes a shared bathroom, kitchen and living room for the group; wifi and air conditioning.

Climbing House Sicily

Climbing House Sicily

You'll be staying in a comfortable appartment located just 600m from the famous beaches of San Vito Lo Capo and 100m from some of the most beautiful cliffs in Sicily. The highlight of the place is the wonderful terrace / garden -  ideal for relaxing in after a long day out! The apartment includes a shared bathroom, kitchen and living room for the group; wifi and air conditioning.

Climbing House Sicily

Climbing House Sicily

You'll be staying in a comfortable appartment located just 600m from the famous beaches of San Vito Lo Capo and 100m from some of the most beautiful cliffs in Sicily. The highlight of the place is the wonderful terrace / garden -  ideal for relaxing in after a long day out! The apartment includes a shared bathroom, kitchen and living room for the group; wifi and air conditioning.

Climbing House Sicily

Climbing House Sicily

You'll be staying in a comfortable appartment located just 600m from the famous beaches of San Vito Lo Capo and 100m from some of the most beautiful cliffs in Sicily. The highlight of the place is the wonderful terrace / garden - ideal for relaxing in after a long day out! The apartment includes a shared bathroom, kitchen and living room for the group; wifi and air conditioning.

Climbing House Sicily

Climbing House Sicily

You'll be staying in a comfortable appartment located just 600m from the famous beaches of San Vito Lo Capo and 100m from some of the most beautiful cliffs in Sicily. The highlight of the place is the wonderful terrace / garden -  ideal for relaxing in after a long day out! The apartment includes a shared bathroom, kitchen and living room for the group; wifi and air conditioning.

Climbing House Sicily

Climbing House Sicily

You'll be staying in a comfortable appartment located just 600m from the famous beaches of San Vito Lo Capo and 100m from some of the most beautiful cliffs in Sicily. The highlight of the place is the wonderful terrace / garden - ideal for relaxing in after a long day out! The apartment includes a shared bathroom, kitchen and living room for the group; wifi and air conditioning.

Climbing House Sicily

Climbing House Sicily

You'll be staying in a comfortable appartment located just 600m from the famous beaches of San Vito Lo Capo and 100m from some of the most beautiful cliffs in Sicily. The highlight of the place is the wonderful terrace / garden - ideal for relaxing in after a long day out! The apartment includes a shared bathroom, kitchen and living room for the group; wifi and air conditioning.

What's Included

What's Included

Transfer to/from airport

4 days multipitch workshops

Accommodation

One dinner

Transfer to all activities

Accident insurance

LOTS of climbing

Pre-trip assistance (help organinsing equipment etc)

1 certified guide for duration of trip

Additional certified guide for days 4 & 5

What's Not Included

Meals (except one dinner)

Flights

Ropes & shoes (10 euros/day)

Anything not mentioned in the 'what is included' section

More Info

Climbing Skills

Climbing Skills

Due to the nature of this trip, a minimum level is required. You should be able to lead climb 5a/5b. However, no prior multi-pitch experience is required as you will be accompanied at all times by a certified guide.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

You will be required to bring the following equipment on this trip: a Petzl Reverso OR Black Diamond ATC guide, a 5m Kevlar lanyard, 4 pear-shaped or HMS carabiners.

Liability

Liability

Mapo Tapo selects crags and local partners with the utmost care. For any inaccuracies, however, we cannot accept any libaility. 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 should not go outdoors alone.

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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MULTIPITCH CAMP - SAN VITO LO CAPO

Italy· May 15 - 20 2022· 6 days

FROM$1292/pp