Vallon de la Bendola

Wonderful gorge digged into the white limestone of the Valle Roya. The descent is actually varied: first part is dry with many passages to climb down, the second one is really vertical with a few pools, in the third part there are good flow and some Rappels, then there is a long part without any great difficulty with walks, little dives and swims inside beautiful narrow pools. The spectacular narrow ending part is almost completely a long swim. Physically really hard, only for well trained canyoners, with good skill in Rappels.


Difficulty: v4 a3 VI
Period: may to july
Length: about 16 km
Difference in height: 1340 meters (1770-430)
Rappels: about 37, higher 40 meters long
Anchors: dipartimental - 2008
Duration: 20' approach + 14h descent (9+5) + 1h coming back
Shuttle: 33 km
Gear: 2 ropes 60 meters long


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