About us

The association starts in 2009 from a meeting of the most active Sicilian climbers, strong in their twenty years of activity in the climbing and outdoor world, they brought up their own experience with goals of developing and promoting climbing in Sicily.

The organisation of St Vito climbing Festival has certainly helped to rise this “group of work” that sees their founders also involved in other climbing activities.

The central team of the association is represented by Massimo Cappuccio, Peppe Gallo and Daniele Arena.

Massimo Cappuccio President of ASD, is a environmental excursionist guide and climbing FASI instructor, already founder of the group Rock Siracusa. Indefatigable traveller has climbed and travelled trekking in the five continents. He has cooperated with TCI for the writing of Sicily Mountains Guide.

Giuseppe Gallo National Alpinism Instructor of CAI, founder and director of alpinism school Sud Estremo. His experience and mountain climbing activities, thanks also for these 20 years of services in mountain rescue for the Finance Police department. Great efforts in alpinism activities mountain security and mountain climbing. In Sicily he opened several new climbing routes, in rock gyms and high rock faces. So much effort done with his usualy few friends and up keeping with several sites of Sicilian climbing.

Daniele Arena, indefatigable traveller climber bolting among the most productive in Sicily. In the last years he spent more of his time hanging on a rope that with his feet on the ground. His a mountain bike guide and loves long tours possibly with downhill rides. St Vito lo capo where he lives and works since a few years, it has become the climbing paradise thanks to his valuable contribution, with the opening of several climbing routes. Reference point for climbers and bikers looking for updated news, thanks to his knowledge of the Trapanese territory.

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Massimo Cappuccio and Peppe Gallo are also the authors of Di Roccia di Sole - Versante Sud guide,  that in ten years contributes in the knowledge of Sicilian crags for many Europe climbers.

 Guida di roccia di sole  Carto guida

The main activities of the association are the organization of sport and cultural events related to climbing. The main efforts done in these years has been the organization of St Vito Climbing Festival, a manifestation rich of events; sports competitions , Conference , film festivals, meetings with guest of honour, freestyle show e concerts.

Furthermore to promote the event we assisted to the most important international climbing events; from the Arco Rock master, to Melloblocco and Friederichshaffen exhibition, where we have made new friends and important collaborations.

A rich technical knowledge and collaborations with companies and international fame people, which allows us to deal fully with the most important realities of the Vertical World.

One of the main partners of the association , as well as the Town Hall of St Vito Lo Capo, that for first supports the proposed projects, there is Up-Climbing of Roberto Capucciati, in the role of the main principal partner of ASD.

There are also collaborations of media partner with Outdoor Magazine, Planet Mountain and Pareti.

Alan Formanek, director of the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, several years our collaborator, his the manager of the film exhibition that we put up during the festival.

Giusy Treccarichi, architect, Massimo’s partner, takes care of the graphics and the Advertisement promo part of the association.

Activities held:

  • Organization SanVito Climbing Festival – Five editions
  • Locandina 2009Locandina 2010locandina 2011 2Locandina 2012locandina 2013
  • CartoGuide – San Vito Crags, area and route maps
  • Monte Monaco track – lay outs and poster preparations
  • Conferences:
    • Mental climbing workout with Jolly Lamberti
    • 30 years of climbing in Sicily with Alessandro Gogna
    • Sport activities in the secured areas
    • Crags bolting



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