canyon exploring with Michele Angileri

Fosso dello Scoglio Rosso (ramo destro)

The mountains near to the village of Poggiodomo have bands of pink limestone walls surrounded by green woodlands. One of these walls is the "Scoglio Rosso", whose shape reminds a red rock in a green sea. The rock bands are crossed by a creek that has numerous waterfalls and a beautiful narrow dug in pink limestone.

The upper part is made of two branches, both offering interesting canyoning trails. Left branch is more open and vertical, while right branch mostly develops in the narrow.

Name Fosso dello Scoglio Rosso (ramo destro)
Area Umbria, Valnerina
Nearest village Poggiodomo
Elevation loss 295 m
Length 600 m
Highest cascade 16 m
Rock Pink limestone
Rating2
Shuttle Can do without. Possible with 4WD vehicles.
Explored by Upper canyon: ???
Lower canyon: Michele Angileri, Tullio Dobosz; october 1st 1995

 

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I remember ...

As I told in left branch page, Fosso dello Scoglio Rosso probably is the most explored canyon in Valnerina, but it's also the less attended.
An evidence of this is the fact that I myself had gone through the right branch only in 2016, 21 years after having explored the left branch!
It must be said, however, that having seen, in the course of exploration of the left branch, industrial fixed ropes coming from the right branch (a sure sign that this had been descended by people with no cave-climbing gear) made me think that right branch was really uninteresting.

21 years later, being belied by the facts has been ... a pleasure! :-)

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