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Autumn Activities Program01-Apr-2018 to 30-Jun-2018


Sat - 30-Jun-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Window in the Sky Ravine
Walk in on Birds Rock Trail to great lookout above Carne Creek then follow cliffs above Carne Creek. Great pagoda views and slots
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sun - 24-Jun-2018
2 EM - Day Walk
Historic Mulherron's Walk Wentworth Falls
Mulherron built many of the popular paths around Wentworth Falls and his expertise can still be seen today. This walk has been investigated and reclaimed by Jim Smith. It goes along the cliff tops with great viewsA short but interesting day.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 23-Jun-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Boars Head Abseil
5 pitch dry abseil trip with spectacular views and an exciting traverse along the "slot". Longest pitch 48m. Some exposure, especially in the "slot". The trip ends with an easy walk out up Devil's Hole. Trip requires a head for heights.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 23-Jun-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Mount Victoria - Sugar loaf - Kanimbla Valley - Bushrangers Cave
Starting down Berghofers Pass up across the GWH to the real Mount Victoria the down the knife edge to the Kanimbla Valley and return up the trail past the Bushrangers Cave. This walk coudl be done in reverse
Map: Hartley

Fri - 22-Jun-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Matisse Caves, Faberge Caves and maybe more
Park at Little Capertee Creek Campground and walk up Cathedral Canyon. Once on top, visit Matisse Caves and Faberge Caves, and explore the immediate area for more ‘artistic’ caves. Return the same way. Partly exploratory. About 6km.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 17-Jun-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Asgard Head, Thor Head & Ikara Head
Replicating a walk we did with Roger Clarke in 2014, a visit to each of the heads around Asgard Swamp (not bothering with Valhalla Head) - part on track, part off track, a steep scramble up to Ikara Ridge.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 17-Jun-2018
3 MX - Day Walk
Jinki Ridge & Wilkinson Hill
We'll explore one or 2 of the eastern spurs off Jinki Ridge then make our way around to Wilkinson Hill. Plenty of pagodas and great views of the Grose, particularly Thor head directly opposite Wilkinson Hill.
Map: Mt Wilson

Thu - 14-Jun-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Advanced Abseiling Course
This is course conducted by Australian School of Mountaineering, Katoomba (ASM). It is intended for canyoners who want to extend their skills and learn more about canyoning. It is an excellent opportunity to ask questions. Participants should have their own equipment and be able to cooperate in a canyon environment. They should have completed a range of canyons and be proficient in prussiking. The cost for the two day course at Mt York is $300. The course is fully booked and waiting list has been created. UBMBC members are the only participants and will decide the course content with the instructors. The course will be held at Mt York. Marchelle Madden is organizing the day.I expect that the course will be offered again next year/
Map: Hartley

Thu - 14-Jun-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Newnes to Mount Dawson via Capertee Creek Gorge
Park at GR 420 250 and walk up Capertee Gorge as far as the terrain allows, then climb out on the southern side and walk to Mount Dawson. There are a number of options for the return route - that will be decided closer to or during the walk. The first section will be through private property. Access has been arranged. About 10km. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 09-Jun-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Dalpura Ridge and Plateau
The walk will visit various points on the cliff edge of Dalpura Plateau overlooking Dalpura Creek, the Grose River and Birrabang Brook.. Over half is off track. Estimated duration is approx 6 hrs. A GPS track and photos are available in the link.
Map: Mt Wilson

Fri - 08-Jun-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Inca Pathway
From the Little Capertee Creek Campground, follow the track along the northern side of the Wolgan River. Just past the crossing of Petries Gully commence the ascent of the ridge following the Pipeline Track to the saddle at the head of Green Gully. From this point, follow the ridge generally north east, firstly on a canyoners track and then untracked, walking with some rock scrambling. Spend time at the Inca Pathway. The return journey will be by the same route. About 16km. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 03-Jun-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Fortress ridge and Darks cave
We park on the Mt Hay Rd and walk on a fire trail and then a track towards Fortress hill which has spectacular views over the Grose valley. We then return and go along another fire trail that takes us to a track down to Darks cave, an amazing overhang next to a waterfall.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 02-Jun-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Ben Bullen State Forest: Neubecks Spur and Hermit Spur
Find out why Ben Bullen State Forest, part of the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations. Park the vehicles at GR 263 090. Walk SW and explore Neubecks Spur and then Hermit Spur. This walk has both the spectacular pagoda landscapes and fascinating historical elements in it. Scrambling and exposure. About 8km.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 02-Jun-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Dione Dell Canyon
This is a dry canyon trip, near Kanangra Walls, that involves 4 abseils, with the longest being 35 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 canyons.
Map: Kanangra

Sat - 02-Jun-2018
3 MX - Day Walk
Mount Victoria under the Cliffs Tour
Starting in Fairy Dell, visiting Cox's Cave, Dunn's Leap Ferris's Cave and more. Great views all the way
Map: Hartley

Wed - 30-May-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Goolara Peak-Circuit Walk
Wednesday Survey.Carlon Farm-Tinpot Hill-Coxs river-Goolara Peak-Tinpot Mountain-Ironpot Mountain & Ridge.Explore different routes to Coxs river beyond Tinpot Hill Also interesting more direct routes to summit of Goolara Peak- Rock-scrambling and elements of exposure. Strenuous- exciting walk -fit experienced walkers. Steep long scrambly ascent to Goolara Peak from Coxs river.Great views from the summit!Distance 16 km Total ascents 800 metres
Map: Jenolan

Sun - 27-May-2018
2 EM - Day Walk
Historic Mulherron's Walk WEntworth Falls
Mulherron built many of the popular paths around Wentworth Falls and his expertise can still be seen today. This walk has been investigated and reclaimed by Jim Smith. It goes along the cliff tops with great viewsA short but interesting day.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 27-May-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Mount Townsend
Pleasant walking on the Southern edge of the Colo Wilderness. The route starts at the beginning of Bob Turners track and follows a ridge to the South of Mount Townsend. Return back the same way. Reasonably open off-track walking with a few ups-and-downs and occasional excellent views. Meet at Windsor railway station.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Sat - 26-May-2018
4 MH - Pack Walk
Colboyd Range, Kowmung, Bullhead Ridge and Kanangra Tops
Walk down the Colboyd Range past Executioner Bluff and Stone Hag to camp on the Kowmung, returning up Cambage Spire and up the Bullhead Ridge. A tape will be carried. 22.4k 1500m ascent/descent. All downhill when the load is heavy.
Map: Yerranderie

Sat - 26-May-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Dicksonia Ravine part 3
The aim is to go down the twin ravine next to Dicksonia, explore the valley leading to the pagodas of Derailment Hill.Up the end of Baroque Spur and return.
Map: Rock Hill

Sat - 26-May-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Leura cascades to Katoomba Falls
Starting at Leura cascades descend via steep descent via stairs (220m) to Leura forest. Up Dardanelles Pass to Furber Steps (370 m ascent) then exit at Katoomba falls. Alternately you can take exit via Scenic world at start of Furber Steps and pay for a less strenuous exit :) New members welcome
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 26-May-2018
3 MX - Abseiling
Rescue Training for Abseil Leaders
This is a follow up of the course conducted on 5th May.• Lowering using a munter hitch• Lifts to unweight a stuck descender• Simple mechanical advantage for a raise - Z drag• Lightweight equipment for efficient rescue Priority will be given to UBMBC canyon leaders who attended the previous course and to leaders who were unable to attend the previous course. Guy Wittig will lead the day. The venue is Yellow Rock. It is possible that another follow up day will be organized in June.Contact and questions - Geoff Fox foxes9@westnet.com.au
Map: Springwood

Fri - 25-May-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban SCA: South West Mount Airly returning via Gap Creek
Park vehicles at Airly Gap, GR 238 326. Walk south and then west following the alignment of the former ‘tramway/self- actuated incline to the transfer station site then the double track skip haulage to the high level tunnel through the SW end of Mount Airly; climb the spur to the top of the SW corner of Mount Airly, inspect the crest /edge of cliff line before heading north to descend into a tributary of Gap Creek and hence back to the vehicles. Exploratory for the leader. Scrambling and exposure. About 8 km.
Map: Glen Alice

Wed - 23-May-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Tracey Taylor-Young Memorial Bench
This walk is a rare visit to the legendary "lost" Tracey Taylor-Young memorial bench. The walk is straightforward except for the last 0.5 km which is off track and very overgrown. Overall distance is approx 20 km, but 14 km of that is along Narrow Neck fire trail to the fire tower. Elevation Gain/Loss 500m. Estimated time 6 hrs.
Map: Jamison

Sun - 20-May-2018
3 MX - Day Walk
Tessellated pavement and beyond
We drive through Mt Wilson and Mt Irvine enjoying the beautiful autumn colours and then start the walk. After wandering along a ridge, we arrive at an open stone platform with amazing views over the Wollangambe. We then go further onto a rocky, narrow ridge.Return the same way.
Map: Wollangambe

Sat - 19-May-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Ben Bullen State Forest and Gardens of Stone National Park: Witches Watch, Hecates Cauldron and Tara Point
Park the vehicles at around GR 306 175 on the branch road off the Bicentennial National Trail. Follow the Great Dividing Range north to Gordian Knot and then to Witches Watch, a spectacular lookout above Hecates Cauldron. From here, descend into the Cauldron and explore it underneath the cliff lines and also above, amidst “the bubbles”. Visit the Tower of Hope and other attractions. Descend into the headwaters of Baal Bone Creek, cross the valley and climb up through Tara Slot onto Tara Point. More amazing views. From here, move up to the ridge and re-connect with the vehicles. Unbelievable views, rock formations and pagodas. Scrambling and exposure. About 10k.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 19-May-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Castle Head Abseil
A 6 abseil trip along a narrow ridge with spectacular views down Cedar Valley and Jamison Valley. Longest abseil 45m, some exposure in places and a little scrambling to get to some of the abseils.Finish with lunch on Ruined Castle and walk back via Golden Stairs.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 19-May-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Leura cascades to Katoomba Falls
Starting at Leura cascades descend via steep descent via stairs (220m) to Leura forest. Up Dardanelles Pass to Furber Steps (370 m ascent) then exit at Katoomba falls. Alternately you can take exit via Scenic world at start of Furber Steps and pay for a less strenuous exit :) New members welcome
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 19-May-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Wild Dogs Scenic Tour
A challenging walk 2 steep descents and 2 steep ascents. Down ironmonger Spur to the Cox's up to Knights Deck. Down Cattledog and then up Hobbles Spur to return. Glorious views plus a feeling of accomplishment
Map: Jenolan

Sun - 13-May-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
To the south of Nobles Canyon
In 2014 the club walked in this area in an anticlockwise direction. Towards the end of the day we found a slot heading north that some of us explored a short way. This time I would like to see if we can enter this feature just south of Nobles Canyon to see if we can follow it from bottom to top. After that we will follow the course of our previous walk past the deep cracks in the cliff edge until we reach Nobles Canyon. After checking the view at the end we will exit along the canyon floor.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 12-May-2018
3 MX - Day Walk
Hat Hill Creek - Bald Head - Bennetts Lookout - Burramoko Ridge
Undulating track out to the lookouts. A steep scrubby descent to Hat Hill Creek. Explore down the creek a way before returning and exiting out (steep and scrubby) to Burramoko Ridge.
Map: Mt Wilson

Mon - 07-May-2018
3 MX - Day Walk
Explore the old c1891 walking tracks in the Bonnie Doon Falls area
We will be walking down part of the Six Foot Track in Nellies Glen to the last water fall, Ethel Falls, than endeavouring to find the old track infrastructure which loops back up to the walking track above the main cliff line.The history of the area will be explained as we progressGrade: 200m descent and ascent, first part on track, a section off track as the old 1890 track will be long gone.Meeting: 8:30am near locked gate at the start of the Six Foot Track, Nellies Glen Road, Katoomba.Duration: half day, 2 to 4 hours.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 06-May-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Heathcote Circuit-Royal NP
Heathcote-Kangaroo creek-Robertson's Knoll-Uloola Falls- HeathcoteInteresting walking through some beautiful forest on a variety of tracks. Not a difficult walk4km hugging Kangaroo creek on historic rough tracks- passing by some great rock-pools-angophra forest. Some fun rock-hoppingPleasant autumn with much variety at unhurried pace.Distance 17 km. Total ascents 300 metres. Joint activity : Bush Club
Map: Port Hacking

Sat - 05-May-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Mt Banks - North East Traverse
Mt Banks is often overlooked as a bushwalking destination. This walk explores an area not often visited. Pagodas, high cliffs, incredible onion weathering and some wonderful views. There are some wild spots on this walk - exposure is optional. 8k +/- 400m ascent/descent.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 05-May-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Rescue training for abseil leaders
A one day, canyon rescue workshop, has being planned for Sat 5th May. The workshop will be conducted by Michael Brown who has extensive experience with SES and Bush Search and Rescue (formerly BWRS). Michael will discuss some of the real dangers in specific canyoning accidents/incidents and the importance of the leader to act quickly and efficiently. This will lead into the techniques best suited for quick rescue without getting too technical. • Lowering off• Lifts to unweight a stuck descender• Simple mechanical advantage for a raise• Lightweight equipment for efficient rescue Numbers are limited. Priority will be given to UBMBC canyon leaders and potential canyon leaders. The venue is Yellow Rock.
Map: Springwood

Fri - 04-May-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban SCA: The south east cliffs of Genowlan Mountain
Park vehicles on the Capertee to Glen Davis Road at approximately GR 268 298. Head out along a spur to the north, descend into and cross Dog Trap Creek at approximately GR 271 306 before ascending a long north orientated ridge towards the cliffs of Mount Genowlan. Climb up a further 200m to reach a point on the cliffs where the drainage tips to the west. From this point explore the headwaters before ascending through the next line of cliffs before heading ENE to a compound slot at GR 275 330. Descend through the cliff line and return to the cars via a northern tributary network of Dog Trap creek. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 10km.
Map: Glen Alice

Sun - 29-Apr-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Blackmans Crown
Map: Capertee. Situated just before the town of Capertee, it has commanding views of the area. A miniature version of Donkey Mountain with rock scrambling and ledge walking involved. All off track.
Map: Not Specified

Sun - 29-Apr-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Hole in the Rock Canyon
Hole in the Rock is an interesting, dry canyon just up the hill from Windows Canyon. The track uphill is on Wolgan Road, just a few kms before Newnes. There are 5 abseils - 3 of which are 27 to 30 metres and the entry to the canyon is through a rock, hence the name.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 29-Apr-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Leura Cascades-Lindeman Pass-Wentworth Falls
Follow Leura creek off-track upstream this time, for about 1 km- merge with Lindeman track-Gladstone Pass- Moya Point &Gladstone Lookouts-Lilians Bridge-Wentworth Falls.We will be on the lookout for more endangered dwarf pines.Some easy scrambling. Mainly on bush tracks. Interesting terrain. Nice views-rain-forest. Several steep ascents.Total ascents 450 metres. Distance 17 km
Map: Jamison

Sat - 28-Apr-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Ben Bullen State Forest: From Heaven To Hell And Back
Ben Bullen State Forest, part of the Gardens of Stone region, encapsulates, in a relatively small area, everything that is exciting and interesting about bushwalking – incredible rock sculptures, tall pagodas, narrow slot canyons, magnificent caves, verdant forests and more. Find out why this area must be protected for future generations. This walk includes a visit to the stunning Hall of Elrond. All off track, scrambling and exposure. About 8k.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 28-Apr-2018
3 MX - Day Walk
Ikara to Asgard Mt Victoria
We walk from Victoria Falls Rd and go to Ikara head. We then walk along with views of the Grose valley, passing Valhalla, Thor and Asgard heads before heading back to the cars. Some off track, optional detour to old mine.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 28-Apr-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Malaita Point Abseil
Malaita Point is a multi-pitch abseil which involves 6 abseils down into the valley. Longest abseil 40 metres. Most of the abseils are straight forward and would be good for members who have done the clubs abseil training or an introduction to multi-pitch abseil trips.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 21-Apr-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Dicksonia Forest Ravine and Baroque Spur
A stunning valley of tree ferns off the lower Deep Pass Fire Trail plus Baroque Spur which ends overlooking Dingo Creek with good pagodas. Exploratory walk with great interest
Map: Rock Hill

Sun - 15-Apr-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
South corner and Eastern side of Rock Island (new date)
This trip (rescheduled from 24/3, now on 15/4) will explore the spectacular South East corner and Eastern perimeter of Rock Island. We’ll make it up a bit as we go, but the provisional plan is to walk from the Tiger Snake Canyon car park (on the Newnes Plateau) down to the Place that Time Forgot, then head up on to Rock Island and wander over to the pagodas on its most Southern corner. We will try to find a way down to Deanes Creek which might involve some scrambling, but we won’t do anything tricky or exposed. If we get down to the creek we will return to the top by a straightforward gully on the East side. If we can’t find a way down we’ll explore the Eastern perimeter of Rock Island. While this walk is mostly off-track and partly exploratory it won’t be difficult or strenuous.
Map: Mt Morgan

Sat - 14-Apr-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
The Mt Airly Highlights
Mining History, Cave Houses, Tramways, Pagodas, Slots and amazing views! This walk has it all. We walk through the old Mt Airly Village, past the Cave Houses, the old Mines and then follow an old tramway for a while. We'll thread our way through the Great Wall pagoda maze, climbing up onto Mt Airly. Our return to the cars takes us through the Gap Creek Pagodas and down a lovely chute back into the valley. 10k, 5k off track, 350 m ascent/descent.
Map: Glen Alice

Sun - 08-Apr-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Carlon Head-Tarros Ladder-Blackhorse Ridge
Circuit walk from Dunphy's campground. Megalong valleyExposed exciting ascent of Carlon Head- in stages- assisted by chains and spikes in cliff face. Tarros Ladder-Meadlow Gap-Blackhorse Ridge-Carlon creek. Stunning views. Interesting terrainFit experienced rock-scrambling bush-walkers with a head for heights. Distance 16 km. Total ascents 700 metres
Map: Jenolan

Sun - 08-Apr-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Hole in the Wall canyon.
Grade 3 to 4 canyon. Several short abseils and some swims and wades. Highlight is the glow worm tunnel. Longish walk in and out. Will have to cancel if the weather is too wet or cold as we are very late in the season..
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 08-Apr-2018
5 HX - Pack Walk
Wollemi National Park: Complete East to West Wollemi Traverse Closed
This walk will attempt to traverse the Wollemi NP from its easternmostpoint near Bulga in the Hunter Valley to its westernmost point at Oz Mountain next to Bylong Valley Way. It is expected to take 12 days. Please note that this walk is now closed. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 07-Apr-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Pool of Siloam to Conservation Hut
A pleasant half day walk starting in Leura via Lyrebird Dell, Pool of Siloam then Leura's back streets in Autumn sunshine (hopefully) to Fairmont Resort track to Lilians Bridge and Nature Trail ending at conservation Hut Wentworth falls. A few deviations to lookouts on the way. Suitable for new walkers, photographers and the less experienced.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 07-Apr-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Pt Hatteras the other way
This walk explores a different route to Pt Hatteras, up through the cliffs from Genowlan Creek. Our return route will be through the pretty Ladders Defile canyon. We might not get to Pt Hatteras - there is a large cluster of pagodas worth exploring on the way. Part exploratory. 8k +- 550m ascent/descent.
Map: Glen Alice

Fri - 06-Apr-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Coorongooba Car Camp
Camp in this beautiful camp ground, toilets but no showers.Explore, day walks with an optional tour of Glen Davis works on Saturday afternoon ( cost $15, I think ). Bring water, swim and feed the kangaroos. Camping is free.
Map: Gospers Mountain

Sun - 01-Apr-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Darwin's Track, Lincoln's Track, Under/Over Pass, Nature Trail
This is a 17 km walk with about 200 to 250 metres of ascent and descent. It goes from Darwin's Track to Lincoln Track along Under/Over pass and then the Nature Trail with a side trip to lookouts at the back of the Leura Golf Course. There some road walking (return from Conservation Hut) and fire trail of 1.5 km in the Lincoln rock area.
Map: Jamison

Sun - 01-Apr-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Golden Stairs-Ruined Castle-Mt Solitary-Landslide-Furber Steps
Iconic Blue Mountains walk with some interesting variations on the usual route. Some fun easy scrambling up the Knife edge- at times away from the tourist route. Morning tea atop Ruined CastleLunch at Melville Lookout- Mt Solitary- offering stunning views beyond Kanangra Walls. Return Landslide-Furber Steps. Walk starts/ finishes Katoomba oval- opposite-kiosk- top of Furber Steps.Fit experienced bush-walkers. Mainly on tracks.Distance 21 km. Total ascents 750 metres
Map: Katoomba

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