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|
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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