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Fosso Calzatoro

Fosso Calzatoro descends very steep and narrow into the valley of Tissino (tributary of river Nera). Descent consists in a continuous sequence of dryfalls.

Name Fosso Calzatoro
Area Umbria, Valnerina
Nearest village Rocchetta
Entrance altitude (above sea level) 730
Exit altitude (above sea level) 540
Length 350 m
Longest rappel 26 m
Rock Limestone
Shuttle Possible with 4WD vehicles
Explored by Michele Angileri, Andrea Pucci; september 23rd 2012


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The limestone of Appennino Umbro-Marchigiano does not have the compactness among its features. Limestone layers are generally thin, the walls of canyons tend to release stones and landslides are quite common. The danger forces canyoneers to be particularly cautious and carefully check the cascades looking for unstable stones that could be set in motion by the canyoneer or rope.
Must check carefully, or it can happen what you see in the video clip at minute 4. Fortunately that time the stone did not hit anyone.

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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