Location ✦ Céret
Region ✦ Pyrénées-Orientales
Country ✦ France
Vertical rise ✦ 70m
Distance ✦ 500m
Difficulty ✦ v4-a4-II
Max abseiling ✦ 15m
Duration ✦ 1h30 to 2h
Access to the place
Hiking to the start 20'
Climb up and pass km16 and the bridge to find a path leading down to the right (well-marked). Wind your way down, then below, take the clear fork on the left, with a small cairn. Continue on through the woods, ending up in the bed of the Gourg des Anelles.
Course 1h30 à 2h
The aquatic canyon, facing north-east, is not very difficult and is perfectly equipped. It's a great way to get into the swing of things.
The first obstacle is an S-shaped waterfall some 20 metres long, leading into a huge basin. You can either abseil down to finish in a slide over the last few metres, or join a handrail on the right for a nice jump of around 10m, dashing far ahead to avoid the rock that comes forward... a little tense.
Further down, you come to a large basin which opens onto vegetation, with a large tree lying across it. At this point, you can climb back up to the left to grab a handrail and make another 7-8m jump.
After this, there's an easy aquatic hike before a possible 3rd jump of 5 m, followed by a large slide of around 20 m, also to be triggered on the second part. Finally, there's a passage under a rock with a small knotted rope and, just beyond, a hole through which you can crawl feet-first. End of course.
A little further on, to the right, we enter the trees (vaguely marked path, tangled vegetation). It's a steep climb up to a small pass, then down the other side, passing along a hole. It then climbs back up to join a larger path (the approach path) to the left. Pass the approach fork again and climb back up to the starting point.