Ferriere

Short and not really interesting, this canyon is otherwise enriched by a very impressive waterfall 95 meters high, with at least 60 meters out of the perpendicular. Can be descended together with the lower part of the Bras des Etangs, in the same day.

 

Difficulty: v5 a1 III
Period: may to october (dry season)
Length: 400 m about
Alt. difference: 190 m (1170-980)
Rope descents: 7, higher 95 m (20 + 75)
Bolts: good - 1998
Duration: 3h 30' + 40' coming back
Shuttle: about 2 km
Equipment: 2 ropes 100 mt long, 1 rope 60 mt long, optional wetsuits

 

Access: take the road leading from Cilaos to Ilet Cordes; after about 3 km, a little bridge cross the canyon, which is almost always dry.

Coming back: just after the last jump take an evident path leading to the che road to Ilet Cordes, near the old Cilaos thermal baths.

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