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Angelo Baldino on "Ossi duri". photo F. Fadda

The area is on Monte Mannu, approx. eight km from Ossi towards Florinas, and was discovered some time ago by Fabio Fadda from Sardegna Verticale. An unpaved road, an old cuile (sheepfold), a nice fountain and an enormous centuries-old holm-oak. On top, in front of the Domus de’Janas, the small unexplored wall. The bottom of the cliff is covered by a jungle of thorns and a few days’ work is necessary in order to create an access before touching the rock. Once the area is accessible, first throws are possible.
The routes are not longer than 12 m, but the climb is fun and technical, mainly on slabs, graded 5b to probable 7a. The limestone has an excellent consistency and the routes are equipped with resined bolts and chains at belas.
It surely deserves a visit for the magnificent panoramic view onto the north-western coast and the surrounding landscape.

Marcello Mariano

Access:
From the S.S 131 (the Sassari tunnels) take the turn to Ossi (4km).
Cross the town for approx. 1 km taking the main road and after you pass it, you will find the sign to the Domus de’Janas at the first crossroads.
Turn left (s.p. 97 towards Florinas).
After eight km along the old, winding road you will find the sign again, on the left, at the beginning of an unpaved road (500m) which leads us to a large holm-oak beneath the cliff.
Follow the path along the dry-stone wall which allows you to reach both the far left side and the central slab of the wall in about ten minutes.
Ideal period: all year long, except in summer from 13 due to the exposition to the sun (north-west) and in winter on cold days when the maestrale blows.






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Angelo Baldino on " Uomo
Ragno spacciatore "
(photo F.Fadda)