canyon exploring with Michele Angileri

Rio Paghetto

Canyon of Rio Paghetto gives canyoneer a variety of shapes, colors and views so wide that seems to go through 4 canyons in one day. It begins as a typical canyon of Sabina, in white limestone. Then it becomes a steep canyon in flint-limestone, with a majestic mediterranean view over rocks and bush. Rock then changes again, and things becomes coloured with pink. Finally variegated flysch and marl paint a landscape of badlands and rocky dunes.

Rappels, pools and downclimbings add more emotions and feelings to a beautiful canyoning day in Rio Paghetto.

Name Rio Paghetto
Area Umbria, Monti Sabini
Nearest village Finocchieto (fraz. Stroncone)
Elevation loss 280 m
Length 1700 m
Highest cascade 23 m
Rock Limestone, pink marl-limestone, flysch
Rating3 (winter, spring)
Shuttle No
Explored by Michele Angileri, Andrea Pucci; january 10th 2009

 

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In the recent years Andrea and I have given much time to the search for light materials, with the aim to have lighter backpacks when going through unknown canyons. So we have got to replace standard gears with equipment unknown to canyoneers but used in other outdoor activities. By the way, this non-standard equipment often prooved to be much safe and performing than standard one.

Technological evolution of batteries and electric-tools is helping us in our search. 3 years ago we replaced lead and ni-cd accumulators with the much lighter lithium ones. In Rio Paghetto we tested a new cordless hammer drill, the smallest and lightest ever made capable to pierce the stone. It worked reall fine, but we did only 2 holes with it. Harder tests will be done to the drill next times.

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