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Gutturu Cardaxius Rock Climbing
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Gutturu Cardaxius is an impressive ~2 mile long gorge running east-west in the southwest region of Sardinia not far from the beautiful Cala Domestica. It currently has four published crags but the potential in the canyon appears staggering and will likely enjoy much future development. The crags face various aspects so you can find sun or shade depending on the conditions. The two walls at Istentales are in a narrow portion of the gorge, on either side of the gorge, and it's often quite breezy here making for good sending temperatures.
From Gonessa, SP83 for about 20 minutes to an unsigned turn on the right just before the left turn to Cala Domestica. Drive this narrow dirt road as far as you're willing to drive it. For us in a low clearance wagon rental car, that was just shy of 1.5 miles to a large pullout/open area on the left shortly before a steep road up on the right. Apparently this dirt road may have been passable beyond this point but you can see in the river bottom where a flood washed out the road. From this parking hike in the river bed, occasionally using the old road on the shelf on the right for about 10 minutes to the first crag, Istentales. To reach the Sardus Pater crag, continue hiking on the intermittently washed out road for another half mile to the wall on the left. To reach the gorgeous Banana Republic crag, continue hiking for another half mile beyond Sardus Pater (one mile in total from Istentales).
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