Tresviso Caves Project

Tresviso Caves Project Gazetter

T105: Italianos

(Italia)

Area:Mazarrasa Mines
East, North:360674, 4785822 (nearby)
Coordinate Quality:Uncertain
Long, Lat:-4.7152471286093, 43.21229959074 (map)
Elevation (m):1777
Length (m):0
Depth (m):-308
Active Lead:
Survey Available:

Approach

The entrance is 50m west of the lake above the Caseton de Andara and close to the track. LH side as you walk toward the Pozo de Andara (Lake Depression)

Entrance

An obscure small rectangular mined entrance in the cliff face with Italianos painted beside it.

Description

It is worth noting that Italianos is in a decaying state and care should be taken at all times, with loose rock above, rock strewn rotten gallery’s and decaying woodwork throughout.  
Once inside the entrance the passage continues to a slight left bend and then splits, right leads to a deep flooded shaft while left leads to the first pitch head (30m) split with two re-belays to reach the floor.
 
The continuation from here follows some natural passage around a few bends and onto another rotten gallery with a fixed line across, passing over an unstable gallery and across another chamber towards the next pitch (4m). From here a pitch drops back under the travelled route, the way on continues opposite, along the obvious path down and along the edge of a steep chamber, passing a rock bridge and back underneath a ramp (30m) leading to the level below. Back under the ramp is a dead end.
 
Away from the ramp leads towards the pitch (30m) down to RCA6. It is possible to continue over the top of the pitch, however it is unstable.  The pitch is broken by 2 re-belays over a couple of loose ledges.
 
On the ground an old working continues off to more loose and rotting galleries, while the impressive tube leads down into RCA6 and T91 the Lower Caseton de Andara Mine.  An obvious eyehole on the left in the mined passage is the start of the first pitch of T91A Torca Boulderosa.

Reference

Caves & Caving No9 T.C.P. (2015)

Notes

Safest entrance / only accessibly one into Ramazosa

Images

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