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Spring Activities Program01-Oct-2018 to 31-Dec-2018


Wed - 26-Dec-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Pipeline Canyon - Newnes
This Canyon has 9 abseils with the longest being 25 metres. There are a few swims and wades involved. Wetsuits are optional as it should be warm at this time of year. Some of the abseils have tricky starts. A good track to and from this canyon. We will be meeting at the main campground, at Newnes, at the end of the road. Do not drive across the Wolgan River. We will be meeting at 0900.
Map: Mt Morgan

Sun - 23-Dec-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Dione Dell Canyon
This is a dry canyon trip, near Kanangra Walls, that involves 5 abseils, with the longest being 32 metres. You may get your feet wet in one or two sections. The abseils have easy starts and it is a good introduction trip for people new to abseiling and canyoning. We will be meeting at Boyds Crossing campsite at 0900.
Map: Kanangra

Sat - 22-Dec-2018
4 MH - Creek
Deep Pass and River Caves
Two creeks in one day! Down to Deep Pass then up beautiful Nanook Creek wading and some pulls up fixed ropes. After lunch to River Caves and wade up that delightful creek
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sun - 16-Dec-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Juggler and Grand Canyons
Juggler and Grand Canyons are suitable for abseilers of all ability. You do need to have completed the abseil training with UBMBC. Juggler has 6 abseils and is a dry canyon and Grand has one entry abseil with a lovely walk/wade/swim through canyon. They are conveniently situated near each other, so doing both canyons should only take 6 to 7 hours in total. Sandra will also be helping with the leading.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 15-Dec-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Hat Hill to Bennett's Lookout circuit walk
Starting from near the Hat Hill track, we take a ridge out to Bennett's Lookout, cross the gully to the high point above the Anvil Rock carpark, then head back through the bush along the line of Perry's Lookdown Road. Maybe some poking about Surveyor's Gully as well. A very beautiful area.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 15-Dec-2018
3 MX - Canyon
Hole in the Wall
Hole-in-the-Wall is an impressive canyon flowing into the north branch of Bungleboori Creek (now known as Dingo Creek). It features an upper and a lower section separated by a section of open creek. The lower constriction also features an enclosed tunnel populated with glowworms. There area 5 shortish abseils. Julie Burton will also be a co-leader.
Map: Not Specified

Tue - 11-Dec-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Bowens Creek South Branch Canyon
South Branch of Bowens Creek is near the Bells Line of Road at Mt Wilson. There are three abseils, an open forest section then spectacular dark caverns with some long swims. Getting down a log sloping at 30 degrees will prove a challenge. After the canyon opens out we climb through the cliffs and return to Bells Line of Road.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 09-Dec-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Penrose Gully (aka Crooked Crevasse) & Cracks of Doom/Cathedral Canyon
Penrose is a dry canyon, close to Tiger Snake. It has three abseils. It has some interesting very narrow cracks and some really tight sections to squeeze through. After Penrose we continue our "Squeezing" adventure and visit Cracks of Doom and Cathedral Canyon. Do not eat too much the night before :-)
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 08-Dec-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Mystery Walk Blackheath
All on track (rough at times). Beautiful rainforest, creek. About 300meters ascent/descent on track to get to walk.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 08-Dec-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Newnes State Forest: Ethereal Canyon and Falls, plus Midsummers Night Grotto
Find out why Newnes State Forest, situated within the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations. Park one vehicle at GR 465 014 off Waratah Ridge Road and another one at about GR 460 005. From the first vehicle, descend into Ethereal Canyon and follow it through a beautiful canyon section and to the falls. No abseiling, but wet feet and more likely. Then visit the small but stunning Midsummers Night Grotto. From there, ascend to the Five Ladies Lookout over the Bungleboori and its pagodas (Three Sisters, watch out). Re-connect with the second car. Spectacular scenery, all unprotected within the State Forest. About 8k.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Fri - 07-Dec-2018
4 MH - Pack Walk
Morton NP Pack Walk
One of two walks depending on how hot the weather will be (historically weather in December is unpredictable!). Option 1: if it's not going to be a scorcher, we will start this three day walk on Friday - walking for about 13k on an old dis-used fire trail (approx 5 hours with lots of stops, mostly flat terrain), setting up a base camp at the Lost Pools which ends in a mini canyon. On Saturday, with a daypack, we'll make our way to Lyrebird Leap, overlooking Cinch Creek and New Moon Creek (a mini canyon). Plenty of opportunities to cool off in the many pools in both these creeks. Sunday we will walk out retracing our steps on 13k of fire trail. Option 2: If the weather's going to be hot, this is a much shorter walk and we will start the walk on Saturday morning, walking in to Corang Cascades - where we will relax and swim all day (take along a pool ring!), plenty of opportunity to explore up the cascades or just chill out, floating around in your pool ring (and maybe drinking margaritas!). Both will be joint trips with members of other clubs (BWOC, MSS and CMW). We will be driving down on Thursday night (for 3 day trip) or Friday night (for 2 day trip). Car pooling can be organised.
Map: Not Specified

Fri - 07-Dec-2018
5 H - Day Walk
The Ultimate Traverse
As the name of the walk suggests, I expect this to be one of the most incredible traverse journeys in the Greater Blue Mountains. Early start. Leave one vehicle at GR 243 305 on Glen Davis Road and drive to Airly Gap. Ascend the spur towards Airly Turret, then continue clockwise close to the rim of the escarpment all the way to the Ultimate View and to The Citadel and then to the tip of the spur at GR 255 301. Use a known pass to descend to the first car. Pagodas and views paradise. Scrambling and exposure. About 12km.
Map: Glen Alice

Sun - 02-Dec-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Lions Head
This is a walk on Kings Tableland with wonderful views over the Jamison valley. Not too much ascent/descent, just a cruisey, shortish, enjoyable day.
Map: Jamison

Sun - 02-Dec-2018
3 MX - Abseiling
Malaita Point
This is a substitute for the postponed Hole in the Wall canyon which has been deferred. A series of abseils down the cliff from the top of Cliff Drive.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 01-Dec-2018
3 MX - Day Walk
Blackheath and Shipley area
A short steep descent and nearly all on tracks. A new walk walkfor this club.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 01-Dec-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Serendipity Canyon
This canyon at Mt Wilson involves up to 6 abseils, longest being 15 metres. Current rain should not be an issue. Great canyon formations. We do not access the Wollangambe River but should see plenty of water in it. There are a few swims and wades so wetsuits recommended.
Map: Mt Wilson

Tue - 27-Nov-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Upper Bowens Creek North Branch
This is an exciting canyon at Mt Wilson. There are three abseils including the "the hole" (see photos) . The lower canyon has excellent canyon formations. Wading and swimming is involved. Entry is via a beautiful rain forest gully.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 25-Nov-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Mt Hay to Venus Tor and Boorong Crags
Up and over Mt Hay, then follow the ridge out to Venus Tor and Boorong Crags. Maybe try to work our way around the bottom of Mt Hay on the way back?
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 24-Nov-2018
3 M - Creek
Hat Hill Creek
Hat Hill is a delightful Creek at Blackheath. No abseils are involved but a wet suit is recommended. There are some impressive canyon sections and rock pools to relax in. A steep climb out is involved to a gentle ridge leading back to Hat Hill.The UBMBC Christmas function at Blackheath is a great way to finish the day.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 24-Nov-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Return to Kamarah Ridge, Jungaburra Ledges, Wilkinson Hill
This walk heads starts on the Bells Line of Road about 1.5 km east of Bell. We head down Kamarah Ridge and cut south towards Jungaburra Brook to the east of Kamarah Bluffs (see attached GPS trace). We drop down by a brook and join a climbers’ edge half way down the cliff line. We follow that ledge east along the northern side of Jungaburra Brook then cut across to another climbers’ ledge on the southern side of Jungaburra Brook/ the northern side of Wilkinson Hill and follow that west. We climb up onto the western end of Wilkinson Hill (deviating from the GPS trace) and then along the southern edge of Wilkinson Hill for some great views of the Grose Valley. Finally, we head north and follow the ridge first north then east to the Bells Line of Road. Total time approx. 6hrs. Walk half off track through open bush. V. limited exposure.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 24-Nov-2018
1 E - Meeting
UBMBC Christmas getogether
Saturday early evening you are all invited to come to our Christmas function at Evans Lookout Road Blackheath. BYO plate and drinks. Note to leaders, please schedule walks in the Blackheath area this day so members can come to the party.
Map: Katoomba

Fri - 23-Nov-2018
2 EM - Day Walk
Thor Head
Aswan Swamp, Thor Head and old mine adit. Off Mt Victoria Road.
Map: Mt Wilson

Fri - 23-Nov-2018
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Red Rock Creek and Woolpack Gap
Numbers are strictly limited. Park at GR 342 178 on Wolgan Road. Walk north west, then north, then north east towards Woolpack Gap. Stay underneath the cliffs and use the Amphitheatres Pass to climb on top of the escarpment. Once on top, walk west to the lookout point at GR 341 203. From here, walk north east and down underneath the cliff line above Red Rock Creek, at around GR 342 210. Traverse underneath the cliff line all the way to Woolpack Gap, descend through the pass and walk back to the cars. About 12k. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. 6M.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 18-Nov-2018
5 H - Abseiling
Mirrorball Abseil
John Murray, Ev Obriadina and I will lead an abseil to Mirrorball canyon. Mirrorball is approached from Pierces Pass and has 3 long, exposed abseils down an exposed cliff, close to a climbing area. It is suitable for those who have done a few abseils/canyons, not people fairly new to abseiling.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 18-Nov-2018
4 MH - Creek
Upper Bowens Creek
This is a creek walk,not a canyon. There are no abseils. We begin at the Mt Wilson sign before the hairpin bends and follow Upper Bowens Creek North Branch from its beginning to the canyon entrance gully. A wet suit is need for short swims and deep wades.There are three rope assisted drops. Excellent creek walking and a lovely exit in a rain forest gully.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 17-Nov-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Ben Bullen State Forest: Pagoda Maze
Find out why Ben Bullen State Forest, part of the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations. Park the cars at GR 276 193 on Moffits Trail. Climb N and explore several pagoda ridges, before crossing into Gardens of Stone NP to visit Palatine Rock and Tarpeian Rock with their spectacular views. Then on to the amazing Pagoda Maze, best part of which is located back in the State Forest and is therefore unprotected. About 8km. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 17-Nov-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Bungleboori revisited
For those who missed out on Rob and Lisa's walk, here is an alternative, more exploring of the Bungleboori Ridges.Go up onto the "fourth ridge" and explore it on the top . Wildflowers in profusion plus interesting pagodas etc. Also looking for an alternative way off the ridge.Parking at end of Waratah Ridge Road.
Map: Wollangambe

Sat - 17-Nov-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
North of the Altar Room
This trip extends recent reconnaisance trips to the area. From Newnes we will ascend through the spectacular Altar Room and then try to follow a previously untried slot into the headwaters of the Eastern tributary of Canobla Creek. The creek is dry, quite open and easy going. We will head North and then East, trying to find a way up to the top of Cathedral Pass on the South East side of Mount Tricky. If we're successful we will descend Cathedral Pass to Newnes. If not, we will return to Canobla Creek, exiting through a slot on the Western side of the creek, and go back down through Altar Room. Be prepared for a few false leads and a bit of scrambling but not serious exposure.
Map: Ben Bullen

Fri - 16-Nov-2018
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Capertee Creek Gorge and Mount Dawson
Park at GR 420 250 and walk up Capertee Gorge all the way to the non-negotiable waterfall at GR 387 242, checking out an interesting short canyon and tunnel just before that point. Now, walk back a few hundred metres, climb out on the northern side and walk to Mount Dawson. From there, head east to a pass at GR 393 238 and come back down into the Capertee Creek Gorge. Keep under the cliff line this time, whilst making our way back. The first section is through private property; access has been arranged. Partly exploratory. About 12km. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Ben Bullen

Thu - 15-Nov-2018
2 EM - Abseiling
Abseil Training for Beginners and Juggler Canyon
A introduction to abseiling for members who haven't abseiled previously or who a returning to canyoning after a long break.The training covers basic abseiling technique, safety, communication, bottom belay, tie- offs and negotiating an overhang. The training session will be held at Mt York near Mt Victoria. in the afternoon we drive to Medlow Bath for 6 abseils in Juggler Canyon. The exit is a lovely walk through part of the Grand Canyon.
Map: Katoomba

Mon - 12-Nov-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Hazelbrook Creek
From the locked gate at the end of Binnowee Drive to Blue Mountain Trig, follow the ridge north east 600m, than east down into the northern end of one of the Hazelbrook Creek tributaries to check out a cavern and 20m waterfall. GR 640 690. Continue up the tributary back to the ridge line to join the Lawson Ridge Fire trail and back to the cars.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 11-Nov-2018
2 EM - Day Walk
Bald Hill via Hat Hill
Easy walk with great views and only about 150m ascent. A half daywalk.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 11-Nov-2018
4 MHX - Abseiling
Ranon Brook Cayon
About 4 abseils and a few tricky climb downs. Exiting back up the upper half of Ranon canyon back to the road (a short day). Please note this is Ranon Brook caynon (shortish day) and not Ranon canyon (which is a long day).
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 10-Nov-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Kamarah Ridge, Jungaburra Ledges, Wilkinson Hill
This walk heads starts on the Bells Line of Road about 1.5 km east of Bell. We head down Kamarah Ridge and cut south towards Jungaburra Brook to the east of Kamarah Bluffs (see attached GPS trace). We drop down by a brook and join a climbers’ edge half way down the cliff line. We follow that ledge east along the northern side of Jungaburra Brook then cut across to another climbers’ ledge on the southern side of Jungaburra Brook/ the northern side of Wilkinson Hill and follow that west. We climb up onto the western end of Wilkinson Hill (deviating from the GPS trace) and then along the southern edge of Wilkinson Hill for some great views of the Grose Valley. Finally, we head north and follow the ridge first north then east to the Bells Line of Road. Total time approx. 6hrs. Walk half off track through open bush. V. limited exposure.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 10-Nov-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Megalong Road to Bowtells Swing Bridge
Walking part of the 6 Foot Track from Megalong Road, past historic Megalong Cemetery, through farmland, forest and granite boulders to Bowtells Swing Bridge. We will stop at Coxs River for lunch before retracing our steps to Megalong Road. May be an opportunity for a swim.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 10-Nov-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Wentworth Falls
Tracks: Darwins, Lincoln Rock, Over/under Pass, Nature Trial, Gladstone Lookout.16 K approx on good tracks returning to station via the local laneways.
Map: Katoomba

Fri - 09-Nov-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Starlight and Devil Pinch Canyons Look-in
Drive to Newnes and park at the locked gate at the Wolgan River Trail at GR 425 262. Walk the trail to GR 464 269 and walk in at the bottom of Starlight Canyon. Proceed to the last abseil and back. Swim/wade likely. Glowworms may be seen. Then visit the bottom of Devils Pinch Canyon, starting at GR 468 269. Both canyons are very impressive in their lower parts. About 12k. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Mt Morgan

Wed - 07-Nov-2018
5 H - Abseiling
Butterbox Canyon
Butterbox is accessed by the Mt Hay Rd at Leura. It is classified as Grade 5 difficult so it is suitable for experienced canyoners. There is a challenging abseil under a chockstone, a jump into a pool and some short swims.The exit has a grade 11 rock climb. It is a beautiful canyon with a spectacular 40m abseil.
Map: Katoomba

Wed - 07-Nov-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
To the North and East of Maiyingu Marigu (Blackfellows Hand Cave)
Last weekend a club walk visited the area from The Catacombs to Last Crusade point. On this walk we will Park at Maiyingu Marigu and explore the area to the north working our way east towards the valley south of Lost Crusade point and overlapping with some of that previous walk. We will return to our starting point, in part along the track.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 04-Nov-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Boars Head abseiling trip
Five pitch abseiling trip with great views and "exciting" traverse in a narrow crack (Safety line can be rigged). Exposure guaranteed. Short (ish) walk out via Devils Hole track. We'll have a leisure mid/late-morning start time to allow extra hour in bed on Sunday morning.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 03-Nov-2018
5 H - Abseiling
Arabanoo Creek Canyon
From Dance Floor Cave at Kanangra we will descend a gully and do up to 6 abseils, the longest being 40 metres. The abseils will be down, or next to waterfalls. The last abseil will be done on SINGLE rope. There are one or two sections where you will get wet up to your thighs. The climb out is steep and the trip will take about 9 hours so an early start will be required. Email requests only.
Map: Yerranderie

Sat - 03-Nov-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Around Airly
We plan to camp at Airly on Friday night and then head up the hill to roam around the area. We will visit gnome gully, the old silver mine, Pt Hatteras which has spectacular views and finish by visiting "the Ultimate Slot ". Lots of variety in this interesting area. Some off track.
Map: Glen Alice

Sat - 03-Nov-2018
5 HX - Pack Walk
Wollemi National Park: Middle Hill and Blackwater Creek
Day 1. Drive to Mount Coricudgy. With water for the day, walk to Middle Hill and set camp at around GR 541 694. Explore the nearby area that shows a couple of interesting slots. About 10km. Day 2. Find a way down into the creek to the north, explore a possible volcanic ‘neck’ on the way, then descend into Blackwater Creek. Take water, climb a ridge to the west and walk back to the camp. About 10km. Day 3. Find a way down into the creek to the south and follow it to Blackwater Creek, exploring a number slots along the way. Walk up Blackwater Creek and find an exit at around GR 545 658. Walk the ridge and then the trail back to the cars. About 12km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Not Specified

Fri - 02-Nov-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Perrys Lookdown, Grose River/ Govetts Creek, Du Faur Head, Lockley Pylon and back
Head down from Perrys Lookdown to the junction of the Grose River and Govetts Creek, then up to Du Faur Head and along to Lockley Pylon and back. This walk is all on track but it involves two steep climbs (and descents) of 600 m each, so a reasonable level of fitness is required.Length 14 km, ascent 1300 m, duration 7 hrs (est.)Meeting at Friday 8 am Nov 2nd at Perrys Lookdown car park, GR 537 791
Map: Mt Wilson

Wed - 31-Oct-2018
3 MX - Abseiling
Wotta and Dalpura Canyons
Two short canyons on Bells Line of Road Wed 31 Oct On Wed Nicole and I are exploring Wotta Canyon and Dalpura Canyons. Starting on Birrabang Ridge we descend into Wotta Canyon. This is new canyon for both of us. It involves some short abseils and swims across pools. The canyon finishes in Birrabang Creek which we follow to the Birrang exit along Dalpura Ridge. From Dalpura we descend into Dalpura Creek for one abseil into a delightful chamber. We then follow the Creek with some short swims and deep wades. Leaving the creek, we climb to Dalpura Head for some magnificent views of the Grose Valley. A pleasant walk along Dalpura Ridge returns us to Bells Line of Road.
Map: Mt Wilson

Mon - 29-Oct-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Wilson Glen Creek
Explore a small section of Wilsons Glen Creek to check out Wallace Falls and the overhangs around Linda Rock, Woodford
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 28-Oct-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Newnes State Forest: Temple Creek, Holy Grail Ravine and Last Crusade Point
Find out why this unique unprotected area, part of the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations. Park vehicles on the Blackfellows Hand Trail at GR 327 090. Walk north down into Temple Creek, then turn west and walk along the base of the cliffs to Last Crusade Point and Ravine. Climb to the tops, then descend into Holy Grail Ravine. Walk to the end, then climb out on the eastern side and return to the vehicles. Scrambling and exposure. About 9km.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 27-Oct-2018
4 MH - Pack Walk
Carne Creek Exploration
Explore Sunnyside Ridge pagoda ridge line - steep descent into Carne Creek - camp - exit via Miracle Slot. Carne Creek has been described as one of the last pristine creek systems in the Greater Blue Mountains. Lots of scrambling and interesting rock formations of explore. Beautiful campsite. Come visit this area before it is destroyed by mining forever. Joint trip with SBW.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 27-Oct-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Yileen Canyon
Located south of the Bells Line of Road at the Mount Wilson turn-off. Moss lined canyon walls, short swims, and up to 4 abseils. Walk up Pierces Pass takes us back to the cars (Car Shuffle required). We will take our time to enjoy the canyon and take photos. Abseiling equipment and wetsuits are required.
Map: Mt Wilson

Wed - 24-Oct-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Closet Canyon
A long day with an early start. Closet is N of Coachwood and Breakfast Creek canyons. The walk in and out is about 5 km each way through bush. There are 7 abseils ending with a spectacular 40m drop into Rocky Creek. After completing the canyon we wade a lovely section of Rocky Creek and exit through the cliffs to return the way we came in.
Map: Rock Hill

Sun - 21-Oct-2018
2 EM - Day Walk
Ikara Head
A morning walk to Ikara Head overlooking the upper end of the Grose Valley. On the way we'll enjoy a sea of wildflowers and waratah.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 20-Oct-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Fortress Canyon
Fortress is off the Mt Hay Rd at Leura. It is an ideal canyon for people new to canyoning who don't mind a 2 metre jump. There is one 6m abseil as well as the 2 metre jump. The canyon involves creek walking, wades and swims. At the end there are magnificent views of the Grose Valley from rock pools where Fortress Creek plunges over the cliffs.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 20-Oct-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Pulpit Rock and Popes Glen
Easy medium half day Grade 3 walk along the Pulpit Rock and Popes Glen tracks to Blackheath station. From the “Blue Mountains Georgraphic Encyclopedia” we will explore the lookouts and other features along the Pulpit Rock track.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 20-Oct-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Rock Island
My annual romp around this interesting area.Mostly off track, we go through a rainforest gully, climb pagodas, enjoy spectacular views and spring wildflowers .
Map: Ben Bullen

Tue - 16-Oct-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Penrose and Alcatraz canyons
On Tuesday 16 Oct Nicole and are leading Penrose and Alcatraz Canyons. Penrose is a dry canyon, on the opposite side of the ridge to Tiger Snake canyon. It has three short abseils. The second abseil is down a very narrow crack and the canyon has some really tight sections to squeeze through. Large people would find it very difficult. After Penrose we return to the Tiger Snake car park then drive to Alcatraz Canyon. Alcatraz has only one abseil but it is really spectacular. The anchor is above a narrow curving chute, which usually has with knee deep water flowing. The chute curves through the rock wall and drops in a 6m waterfall to a waist deep pool. (see the photos) The base of the waterfall is an enclosed bowl formed in the rocks. The only way out is through a “letter box slit’” in the base of the bowl. It’s a really exciting abseil. You will get soaked but can change soon afterwards, so wet suits aren’t needed. There is a short walk and climb back to the vehicles through magnificent pagoda country. Bookings Geoff Fox email preferred foxes9@westnet.com.au or phone 0400 628063Penrose : https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6irmibo0u1aechp/AADxvtL6H7jzNbusxD3gWxUDa?dl=0Alcatraz : https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ng73071fkn8bgnn/AAAgHN_ie65a7lx4Vn-3FMOda?dl=0
Map: Cullen Bullen

Mon - 15-Oct-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Dakin Falls and Wallace Falls
To explore two little known waterfalls in the south Woodford area. Dakin Falls and Wallace Falls. The distance is short but steep and scrubby hence higher grade. Ref: Blue Mountains Geographical Encyclopaedia
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 14-Oct-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Donkey Mountain
Donkey Mt in Wolgan Valley, North of Lithgow, is a maze of passages, caves, slots, pagodas and mini canyons. There is a steep climb to reach the top and a steep descent. This walk is an introduction to Donkey Mt for experienced walkers who must be prepared to scramble over rocks and squeeze through tight passages.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 13-Oct-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Bird In the Sky Ravine and surrounds
Further exploration on this area. Spectactular views with interesting pagodas
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 13-Oct-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Pantoneys Crown
An Iconic walk via the Northern end. 12 km total length, ascent/descent 600m. There are 2 straight forward rock scrambles involved where a tape will be set. We traverse the entire length and return via the same route. We will follow a well used track from private property to the base.
Map: Ben Bullen

Mon - 08-Oct-2018
3 MX - Day Walk
Shipley Plateau walk No. 2
With more information available a second walk down the bridle track from Arthurs Lookout to Kanimbla Drive to explore the area for possible trial coal mine and overhangs.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 07-Oct-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Wolgan Falls Peninsula
This walk combines two half day walks on the Newnes Plateau. Sunnyside Canyon is an easy canyon (no abseils) on Waratah Ridge, with a spectacular round window cave. Some scrambling is involved. A short drive brings us to a fire trail and bush walk (less than I km) to a narrow peninsula above Wolgan Falls. The gorge and pagodas are magnificent. We return on the same track. 4WD vehicles are required for this trip.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 06-Oct-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Dharug National Park Mill Creek
The meeting place is 5 km south of Wisemans Ferry down Wisemans Ferry Road at the junction with Mill Creek Road. The walk is 7 to 8 hrs in length, so we will meet at 8:30 am.The route is shown in the attached map. We will head south along a ridge parallel to the Hawkesbury to (Mount) Starkey then follow ridges east/ north-east. On reaching WP1 on the attached map we will either head for the Aboriginal Carvings via WP2 and then back via WPs 4 to 8 or head directly from WP1 to WP 8 depending on time/ fitness.There is some negotiating of cliff lines, so a tape will be taken. Depending on the route 50 to 100% is off track. However the ridges are reasonably open and there are great views of the Hawkesbury.
Map: Gunderman

Sat - 06-Oct-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Megalong Road to Bowtells Swing Bridge
Walking part of the 6 Foot Track from Megalong Road, past historic Megalong Cemetery, through farmland, forest and granite boulders to Bowtells Swing Bridge. We will stop at Coxs River for lunch before retracing our steps to Megalong Road.
Map: Katoomba

Wed - 03-Oct-2018
4 MH - Pack Walk
Mount Kinabalu Sabah - Malaysia
5 days 4 nightsPackage cost RM1,500Air ticket optional 400 to 600 (Malaysia)Deposit Payment RM 300Contact Sunny: info@via-sun.com.au / 0414 766 051
Map: Not Specified

Wed - 03-Oct-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Zorro and Pleasant View Canyons
Zorro is a short canyon on the Newnes Plateau with three easy abseils. There is a waist deep pool but you can change clothes immediately afterwards. Pleasant View is a short walk through canyon (no abseils) on the opposite side of the ridge to Zorro. This is a good trip for less expereinced canyoners.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Mon - 01-Oct-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Abseiling Malaita Point
Another trip down Malaita point. Six Pitches. Exposure to heights but no difficult starts. Walk out via Furber Steps.
Map: Katoomba

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