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Caronte | Southern Calabria

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The crag of Caronte

All the sectors of the Caronte crag are distributed along the north-east side of Monte Sant’Elia. The Folletti, Flegetonte, San Giovanni sectors are completely in the shade all day, while the Caronte sector is sunny in the morning and goes into the shade around 2 pm.

Access to the cliff is very convenient and requires a few minutes on foot, especially for the Folletti sector and the Caronte sector, which is also suitable for children. On the other hand, to reach the Flegetonte sectors and the San Giovanni sector, it is advisable to proceed with caution, in particular when changing between the Flegetonte sectors and the San Giovanni sector in which there is also a handrail for all parts dangerous.

The rock is a good white and gray limestone with red limestone tracts due to the presence of iron oxide, while for the Flegetonte and San Giovanni sectors it is mainly gray limestone.

All the routes present are sports itineraries, almost all equipped with 10 mm stainless steel fixes.

Cellular signal coverage is not guaranteed in all areas.


Coming from the A2 Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorway, exit at the Lamezia Terme junction, and continue for 1km on the SS109 until you reach the roundabout, take the 3rd exit from the roundabout and continue straight on the SP107 for about 5 km, at the intersection, turn to left and take Via Martiri Di Nassirya until you reach the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and continue on Via delle Terme following the signs for Terme di Caronte.

Once you reach the Terme di Caronte, continue 100 meters until you reach the parking lots of the public bath of Charon (Lat. 38.974468 Lon. 16.2589060), (about 20 parking spaces), a little further on about 100 meters there is a second parking (Lat . 38.975813 Lon.16.258871), (about 6/7 parking spaces), once parked continue for 300 meters on the road, passing through the second car park, and drive along the road on the left, from the second blue lamp on the road the path that leads to the crag (Lat.38.9765778 Lon.16.258602777777778). 

Be careful when crossing the Tibetan bridge.