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canyon exploring with Michele Angileri


Immediately upstream of the artificial lake, river Salto runs through a hidden and lonely canyon. In winter and spring the canyon is a destination for whitewater kayakers. No waterfalls, then, but rapids and flooded sections. The artificial lake enters the latter part of the canyon, which thus becomes a long flooded canal enclosed between walls of rock.

At the beginning of canyon the Salto receives the waters of Fosso delle Cese. Even this stream runs through a canyon, steep and short. Fosso delle Cese is a canyoning trail that features a sequence of nice waterfalls and pools. The canyon of Cese and the Salto can be concatenated into a single path with unusual features, or they can be covered individually.

Name Cese-Salto
Area Lazio, valle del Salto
Nearest village Baccarecce (frazione di Pescorocchiano)
Entrance altitude (above sea level) 640 m
Exit altitude (above sea level) 575 m
Length 350 m / 2 km
Longest rappel 18 m
Rock Limestone
Shuttle Possible
Explored by Fosso delle Cese: Giorgio Ecker, Valerio Carlin; march 10 2001


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The discovery of the Fosso delle Cese is due to Tullio Dobosz. In one of his countless trips in the most unthinkable of central Italy, he realized that Fosso delle Cese could be a canyoning trail. But instead of go and explore he chose to talk to his friend Giorgio Ecker and direct him towards the exploration. Giorgio did not need to be told twice and did the exploration together with Valerio Carlin.

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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