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Cala Gonone

The amazingly attractive region centred on the beautifully-situated village of Cala Gonone, with its small harbour and gorgeous beaches makes a pleasant change from the high-rise fleshpots of the Spanish Costas. Single and multi-pitch climbing is in abundance, mountain cragging and waterside venues are easily mixed and matched and there is sport for all with lots across the grade range from perfect slabby 4s to tendon-searing 8s. All the climbing in this region is on limestone but the variation in the crags is what makes this spot so appealing. Mornings can be spent gently roasting on huge walls of boiler-plate slabs, the afternoons tugging on pockets and tufas whilst an evening saunter up a huge pinnacle or buttress will set the scene for some entertaining Italian-style apres-climbing indulgences.


172 sport routes (3...8b)
50 of the Best Routes top50
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents

Crag (click for details) No. of Routes Grade Range Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Village Area
As you approach Cala Gonone for the first time one crag strikes you more than...
Lots of sun!

10 mins

There are many crags further up the coast from Cala Gonone, all in a fine...
Lots of sun!

5 mins

Cala Fuili
This is one of the most delightful and varied spots in the Cala Gonone area....
Sun to mid-afternoon
Up and Down

25 mins

The town of Dorgali is an essential spot for most visitors to Cala Gonone since...
Afternoon sun

5 mins

Cala Luna
Cala Luna is an isolated beach, about 4km down the coast from the road end by...
Morning sun

60 mins

Cala Goloritze
On the cover of one of the Sardinia guidebooks is the blue, piercing spire of...
Lots of sun!

50 mins

  • Latest Comments

    For Cala Gonone

    La prima goccia (Cala Luna)
    "Stunning exposed setting, great sustained climb. Finger tape will help. I though..." 30/Apr top50

    Overland 1 (Dorgali)
    "6b is bizarre. Solid 6c if you don't skip right at the crux." 15/Nov top50

    I wanna hold your hand (Village Area)
    "tough for the grade. good climbing but not 3 stars, maybe 1 star." 28/Apr top50

    Ferry 1 (Cala Fuili)
    "This is a great route. The miniguide says the route is "poor", but th..." 13/Apr

    Deutsch Wall (Village Area)
    "Be prepared for a 50 footer if you blow any of the moves on the hard pitch E5 6..." 13/Apr top50

    Deutsch Wall (Village Area)
    "This route should definitely have the flutter sign. The precarious crux feels a..." 09/Apr top50

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