Isili

Climbing in Isili

Isili is the winter crag per excellence in Sardinia. It has a very high concentration of long overhangs and the north sector ‘Urania’ is famous for its extreme routes and unsent projects.

In Isili there are a total of 13 Sectors, starred with hundreds of routes for beginners and hardened climbers alike.

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Sectors

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Sector,n. of routes,Grades,Orientation
Urania,56,7a – 8c,s-w
Paese dei Nuraghi,13,6a – 6b,n
Corvo Spaziale,36,5a – 7b,s
Paese dei Balossi,20,5a – 7a,w
Ombra del Dubbio,12,7a – 7c,s-w
Cubo Magico,12,6b – 6c,s-w
Pietra Filosofale,50,6a – 8a,s-w
Pentagramma,15,6a – 6b,s
Corvo Solitario,11,6b – 7b,n/e
Muro Blu,14,5b – 6a,s
Campo dei Fiori,17,6b – 7a,s
Conca Manna,30,6a – 7c,e
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The Hardest routes

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Sector,Route Name,Grade,Length,Year bolted,First sent
Urania,La signora con la falce,8c,15 m,1996,Steve Mc Lure
Urania,L’Eternauta,8b+,15 m,1995,Adam Ondra
Urania,Fungo Atomico,8b+,15 m,1996,Matteo Marini
Urania,Raga,8b+,17 m,1993,Arthur Kubista
Urania,Fantasia e verità nel Tanca Farà,8b+,17 m,1998,Arthur Kubista
Urania,Halloween,8b,15 m,2009,unknown
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Urania has also a dozen of bolted projects that are waiting for their first sender. We’re talking of short (15 meters) but really complex and bouldery overhangs. They are mostly located at the north end of Urania, where the overhang becomes a roof!