Fleurs Jaunes

Quite difficult descent marked by two wonderful narrow passages and beautiful waterfalls as well. In the middle, a fatiguing chaos.

 

Difficulty: v5 a3 V
Period: may to october (dry season)
Length: about 1 km
Alt. difference: 480 m (1230-750)
Rope descents: 13, higher 140 meters (50 + 50 + 40)
Bolts: quite good - 1998
Duration: 6h 30' + 2h coming back
Shuttle: about 9 km
Equipment: 1 rope 100 mt long, 2 ropes 60 mt long

 

Access
upper: take the road leaving from Cilaos and heading for Ilet Cordes and after about 7.5 km park the car just before the bridge that crosses the Fleurs Jaunes.
lower: park near the beginning of the path going from Cilaos to La Chapelle.

Coming back: after the last fall inside the narrow part of Chapelle go on the river bed for about 400 m more and, near the river first big bend on the left, rise up on the left bank to find a litlle path initially flanking the river. After a few meters the path rises quickly and in about 20' reaches a quite flat ridge. Pass over this ridge and go down on a meandering path crossing several times a little river and then rising up again towards Cilaos. The whole path is marked by a red circle on white background; hard to get lost.

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