Valle Artogna

Beautiful gorge, almost canoeble, with a few rope descents anda lot of toboggans. The flow is remarkable and many of the toboggans may not seem to be very inviting; so, unless you are a white water expert, prepare to bealy various wet descents on rope, in quite uncomfortable positions.


Difficulty: v4 a5 II
Period: may to october
Length: about 2 km
Alt. Difference: 210 meters (1090-880)
Rope Descents:

4, higher 40 meters

Bolts: good - 2002
Duration: 45' approach + 4h descent + 5' coming back
Shuttle: 0 km

2 ropes 60 mt long, lifejacket


Access: from Romagnano Sesia follow the indications towards Varallo Sesia / Val Sesia. Once in the valley, pass over the village of Varallo and continue untill Campertogno. Just after the little village square, a little alley takes to the bridge over the Sesia; turn right after the bridge and go on untill a parking at the end of the road.

Approach: take the path no.71 rising evidently and after a few meters, at the first junction, keep on going on the path no.71, towards Valle Artogna. Pass over the Tinaccio fall (the last fall of the canyon) and go on the path until a flat wood with a few ruins, near the river bed. Reach the water before a new building on the left.

Coming back: take the path over the bridge going towards the bottom of the valley and reach the parking after about 100 meters.

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