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Palermo Area Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 238'
Location: 38.0913, 13.3429 View Map  Incorrect?
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A different view of the rock above Palermo.


Rising up within the city of Palermo is the mountain of Monte Pellegrino, and is the largest climbing area in Sicily. This mountain is over 600m high and extends from south to north for several kilometres, offering a continuous sequence of limestone walls exposed on every side. The majority of the climbing is on the west side of the mountain and in all there are 8 major crags, offering single pitch and multi-pitch routes up to 200m long. There are 100’s of sports routes here, as well as long classic routes, making it the most important rock climbing area in southern Italy. However there are still enormous possibilities for new routes and long stretches of the wall are still untouched.
To the north of Palermo and rising from the sea is Monte Gallo. It is an isolated mountain consisting of a number of different peaks, with some walls up to 400m high. The rugged nature of the mountain and its steep walls are similar to the Dolomites! All of the routes are multi-pitch giving big wall bolted routes up to 370m long on good quality limestone rock.

Getting There 

See Directions on Sicily page

Guidebook found here:

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: The crags above Palermo, Sicily.
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