Domusnovas, with its 33 sectors, is the biggest climbing area in south Sardinia. It offers a great variety of climbing styles, from the 35 meters high superb rock in Rifondazione Strapiombista, to the short but very physical overhanging tufas at Animal House.
All sectors in Domusnovas are located around the popular Grotta di San Giovanni. This is a 800 m long tunnel that crosses a mountain just north of the town. It is a beautiful sight and it used to be a road until an enlighten administration noticed it was better to have it as a protected area instead. Just at the north entrance of the Grotta are some of the hardest routes in Italy.
Adam Ondra was one of the few who managed to climb Marina Superstar (9a+/b)
The Main Sectors
Probably the best sectors for those who are comfortable climbing from 6a to 7a are Rifondazione Strapiombista, La Ruota del Tempo and Chinatown. Climbing above 7a is a must to fully enjoy many other sectors. Expert climbers can have the climb of their life in sectors such as La Ruota del Tempo (40 meters high 8b), La Tana delle Tigri and Animal House.
Climbing in the Summer
Domusnovas has a few summer sectors where it is possible to climb even during the hottest days. In order of difficulty these are: La Peschiera (5b to 7a), La Piccola Bottega degli Orrori (5a to 7a), Canneland (5c ti 8a+), Tana delle Tigri (6c to 8b) and Bronx (6c to 9b)
Most popular sectors
Sector, Difficulty, Style, Verticality, Orientation
Rifondazione Strapiombista, 6a to 7a, Physical, Vertical and overhangs, South-East
Chinatown, 5c to 7a,Technical, Vertical, South-East
Pollo Positivo, 5c to 7b, Physical,Vertical and Overhangs, East
La Ruota del Tempo, 5c to 8c, Physical, Vertical, West
Tana delle Tigri, 7a to 8b, Very Physical, Extreme Overhangs, West
Arrampicantro, 4a to 7b, Technical, Vertical, East
Sherwood, 4c to 7c, Classic Limestone, Vertical, East
Technicolor, 6a to 7b, Technical, Vertical, East