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Gola di Valle Contieri

Fosso Contieri is a tributary of Melfa Gorges. It is a canyon with low walls, alternating narrows and open parts, rich in beautiful erosions. It is nice especially in rainy winters, when water flows through the whole canyon.
Fosso Contieri is made by two branches joining together at the half of the canyon: the interesting one (more beautiful) is the right branch (face to river Melfa).

One only wrong note: trash. Water remains clean but it would be more nice without seeing plastic bottles or tires near the pools.

Name Gola di Valle Contieri
Area Lazio, Ciociaria
Nearest village Santopadre (Frosinone)
Entrance altitude (above sea level) 450 m
Exit altitude (above sea level) 210 m
Length 1300 m
Longest rappel 13 m
Rock Limestone
Rating2 (winter, spring)
Shuttle Possible
Explored by Right branch: Michele Angileri, june 5th 1992
Left branch: Michele Angileri and Pasquale Cuccurullo: march 6th 1994


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A university fellow told me about Melfa Gorges: you claim to love canyons, go there and see! Good advice: really a beautiful environment, the road of Melfa Gorges in tune with the places ...
Just a moment, please ... let me look at this tributary ...

Photographs in this website show ultralight ropes (6 mm ropes made of high tenacity fibers). Read multimedia book Ultralight ropes canyoning technique to learn how to use them.

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