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Cavadonna

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About Cavadonna:

One of the few bad explanations of the climbing guide by Cappuccio and Gallo.
Nearest town or city: Floridia (Siracusa)
Directions: One of the very few bad explanations of the climbing guide by Cappuccio and Gallo! The road explanation is correct. Once you are parked on the road SR15 (3701'52" N ; 1508'28" E), walk west and go through 3 open or closed fences until the path GOES UP a little bit for 20 meters. Once the path turns right at a right angle and narrows : go left through a ruined stone wall and follow the red dots through the bushes. Walk by the north side of a very large kind of concrete bassins (old shrimp farm???), then walk by a 3x3 m concrete platform and from here look for a RUSTY truck on the edge of the cliff (you cal also look for the hard-to-find red dots). From this truck, go down the cliff (the red dots become very present when you don't really need them anymore), then walk on the base of the cliff to the east : you will soon find the first routes, until you reach the large cave.
Latitude, Longitude: 37.02800, 15.13081
Access Issues: The rusty truck is not there anymore. Here's how you get there... When you get to the GPS coordinates mentioned above (3701'52" N ; 1508'28" E), continue to the first gravel road on your left. Drive up it as far as you can go. You will run into a wall built of stones across the road. Hop the wall and continue on foot up to the break in the wall mentioned above. You will see the abandoned shrimp farm back there. The trail head is actually south west of the shrimp farm. It is not easily spotted, but you will find it if you hug the cliff. It looks like it goes straight down and you will know you are there when you are using the permanantly installed ropes to help you balance on your way down. The trail goes all the way to the bottom of the canyon, but the first route is on the trail to the left before you get that far. For more info send me an email. Maybe I will just show you.
Camping:
When to Climb: Autumn Spring Winter
Quantity of Climbs: Weekend