Caving in Sima del Patio - (Murtas, Alpujarra)

Main characteristics excursion: ER18490-1
Time of the year : May -November
Difficulty level : medium / hard
Physical level : hard
Start location : Murtas
Duration : 3 hours (depending the physical level)
No. of persons : minimum 1p
Price : € 175 (1-5p) a group / € 30 (>5p) a person
Insurance incl.   : assistance insurance, civil liability insurance




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This activity is taking place in the Sima del Patio (a chasm) in the municipality of Murtas (Alpujarra). Certainly a cavity of great importance in understanding the history of the Alpujarra, like the nearby Murcielagos Cave in the municipality of Albuñol. It belongs to a serie of caves that were used in Neolithic times, either as an occasional home or as a necropolis in the lower Alpujarra. The challenge of this excursion is the decent by an air rappel of 40 meters, which leads to the base of the first well, which is of big demensions and is covered with ferns and moss, It will be a dizzying experience ... Once the group has made up. the climbing starts with an alpine caving technique, using the blocker fist and ventral blocker. All the maneuvers are insured by an extra rope which is controlled by the guide or monitor. Back in the upper entrance of the chasm the group will get ready to cross the mouth of the chasm by a Tyrolean traverse by which you have an unforgettable view of the place.

What is Included

  • Accident insurance;
  • Personal progression equipment (helmet with headlamp, sit & chest harness, ventral & fist blocker, descenders, foot loops), group equipment (ropes)
  • Photographic reportage;
  • Entitled guide and monitor.

Material Needed

Comfortable sport shoes or similar, sports clothes.

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The Location

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