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Something about Capo d'Uomo


Capo d’Uomo is a very interesting crag, overlooking the sea. The routes are of medium/easy level routes, never through technical slabs, never banal, with a top-level view.

The cliff offers some interesting multipitches routes too, of medium/low level, in a magnificent setting, recently opened by the mountaineering guide Eraldo Meraldi. Even if these multipitches routes are equipped with expansion bolts, overlooking the sea, the rock wall has mountaineering features, thus it is not recommended for beginners.

The single pitches routes, instead, are good for a wide range of climbers. Most of these were set in the nineties by Giancarlo Rustici e Paolo Pozzi, from the Italian Alpin Club of Grosseto. The mountaineering guide Eraldo Meraldi has recently re-equipped all the old routes, and set some other ones, making Capo d’Uomo the most interesting climbing spot of the Argentario.

The environment of both the single-double pitches area and the multipitches area has mountaineering features, so the use of the helmet it’s recommended.


Take the Aurelia road (E80) and exit at Orbetello. Continue following the signs to Porto Santo Stefano, Monte Argentario. Once at Porto Santo Stefano, continue up to the roundabout and take the second exit toward the promontory. Pass the Simply supermarket and go uphill, following the signs to “Poderi di Capo d’Uomo”. Continue uphill. Once at the top of the ridge (where the road gets downhill) leave the main road and turn right. Continue for less more than 1.2 Km. Once at a small widening near a junction with a dirty road on the right (with a touristic sign) park your car.