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Winter Activities Program01-Jul-2019 to 30-Sep-2019


Sun - 29-Sep-2019
4 MHX - Day Walk
Exploring the heads of Mt Victoria
We walk to Ikara head from Victoria falls rd seeing a wonderful view of the upper Grose valley. Then we make our way past Girraween cave to Thor head with a possibility of examining an old mine and proceeding to Asgard head if time and energy allow.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 28-Sep-2019
4 MH - Day Walk
Tootie Creek, Colo River
The walk starts at the car park at the beginning of the T3 track, approx. 5 km north of Mountain Lagoon (map attached). We follow a ridge W then NW for a couple of km, then another ridge NE down to Tootie Creek. This is off track but both ridges are reasonably open. There is a little scrambling down to the creek and a tape will be used if necessary. There is an excellent swimming pool where we join the creek. We then follow the creek down towards the Colo River. The first half is open with rock platforms but the vegetation gets thicker as we approach the Colo. We join the Colo at the bottom of the T3 track, and can cool off again in the river if the weather is hot. Then it is a straightforward walk up the T3 track back to the cars.The ridges and creek are excellent, and the going is not too hard. Nevertheless , estimated time is 9 hrs. I would grade this walk as the hard side of 4, but not enough to make grade 5.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Fri - 27-Sep-2019
5 H - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: From Capertee Creek Gorge to Little Capertee Creek via Newnes Balcony
Set up a car shuffle. Walk into Capertee Creek Gorge until GR 386 243 then climb out to the north east via the western part of Newnes Balcony. Continue north east and descend into Little Capertee Creek. Scrambling and exposure. About 10 km.
Map: Ben Bullen

Thu - 26-Sep-2019
3 M - Day Walk
Yerranderie Car Camp
Day walks, Yerranderie Peak, Tonalli River and falls, old mining infrastructure and dodge the pigs. Hot showers. Camping fees apply. Bring water and all supplies for 4 days and a bit more.
Map: Yerranderie

Sun - 22-Sep-2019
2 EM - Day Walk
Mt Hay and Butterbox Point
We will drive to the end of the My Hay road walk to the top of Mt Hay and explore a little around there and return to circuit Butterbox Point, climb that and then return to the cars.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 22-Sep-2019
4 MH - Day Walk
Rodriguez Pass circuit – Govetts Leap return via Evans Lookout
A beautiful walk following creeks most of the way and a scenic clifftop walk to finish. About 12km with ascents/descents a bit over 600m.We may need cars to take walkers from Blackheath station to the Govetts Leap and back. If you are planning to drive and are happy to take people from the station to Govetts Leap and back please let me know.This is a combined UBMBC/ANB walk.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 21-Sep-2019
5 H - Day Walk
Ben Bullen State Forest: 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 10 km.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 21-Sep-2019
4 MHX - Day Walk
Nobles Canyon
Explore beyond Nobles Canyon. Interesting cliffline, pagodas and great views over Carne Creek
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sun - 15-Sep-2019
4 MHX - Day Walk
Valley of The Waters to Sublime Point via 4 Passes
Conservation Hut-Empress Falls-Roberts Pass-Lindeman Pass-Gladstone Pass- Copelands PassCombining 4 historic Passes. Stunning valley views, beautiful Passes, interesting terrain, waterfalls, rainforest.Copeland Pass invloves rock scrambling, exposure. Agility, fitness required. Strenuous walk, fit adventurous walkersAscents 1000 metres. Distance 10 kmJoint activity, Bush Club
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 14-Sep-2019
3 MX - Bike Ride
Bike trip on road exploring the country south of Walllerawang
Explore the country lanes south of Wallerawang by bike. Lovely undulating hills, quiet roads and we will try to get to the Wallerawang coffee shop for morning tea. Distance not extreme an enjoyable cycle
Map: Portland

Sat - 14-Sep-2019
3 M - Day Walk
Grose Valley - Govetts Leap to Pierce's Pass
We will descend from Govetts Leap on the Williams Track to the base of Bridal Veil falls then onto Junction Rock and the beautiful Blue Gum forest for lunch. From here we follow the Grose via Little Blue Gum to Pierce's Pass. A total of 14 km and approximately 500m descent and ascent - a full day of walking and a car shuffle involved
Map: Katoomba

Wed - 11-Sep-2019
2 EM - Day Walk
Zig Zag railway loop, Clarence
Starting and finishing at Clarence, a loop walk with lots of history and great views. Bring lunch, morning tea and a torch for the tunnels.
Map: Lithgow

Sun - 08-Sep-2019
3 MX - Day Walk
Lockleys Pylon, Du Faurs head and Yardleys cave
This is a classic walk coming off the Mt Hay Rd at Leura. We walk along a ridge to the pylon and then proceed along the cliff edge to Du Faurs head before heading back to to Yardleys cave. This is a large overhang with views of the Grose valley. Great sleeping cave!
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 07-Sep-2019
5 HX - Day Walk
North of Little Capertee Creek
From Newnes we will walk West along Little Capertee Creek until it divides and narrows. From there we will head steeply up a gully to the North. Once on the top we will make our way East on the broken ridge line until we find a notch that provides an easy way through the cliffs below the Altar Room. Then it is a steep descent to the creek and a short walk back to Newnes. The walk is mostly off-track. All except the first and last hour will be exploratory for the leaders. Expect some scrambling, wild country, great views and a pogoda-fest. Graded 5 because of the exploratory nature of the walk. Co-leader is Lisa Harvey.
Map: Ben Bullen

Wed - 04-Sep-2019
4 MH - Day Walk
Across the Jamison valley
Walk from the Golden Stairs past Ruined Castle, and head off across the Jamison Valley.we descend 700 m to Kedumba creek, cross over, and head back up to Lindemans track at the base of sublime point. we will then ascend up Copelands Pass to the top of sublime point.This will be a moderately paced walk, with large ascent/descent.Some exposure land climbing on Copeland pass.
Map: Jamison

Wed - 04-Sep-2019
1 E - Day Walk
Mount Tomah, Botanical Gardens
Easy day walk, bring lunch, social day out enjoying the gardens.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 31-Aug-2019
4 MHX - Day Walk
Balcony Point Du Faurs Creek circle from Bells Line of Road
Part exploratory along the pagoda ridges to Balcony Point overlooking Clatterteeth Canyon and then back via a different route. Marvallous views good going
Map: Wollangambe

Fri - 30-Aug-2019
5 H - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Ariadne Thread and Theseus Slot
Park on Wolgan Road and make our way up Minotaur Lair Gully; pass through Minotaur Lair, then turn north and climb up the tributary creek to about GR 421 234. Explore the many slots of The Labyrinth, including Theseus Slot, moving westwards, until about GR 417 234. Exit via Ariadne Thread and Minotaur Lair Gully. Scrambling and exposure. About 10km.
Map: Ben Bullen

Mon - 26-Aug-2019
3 M - Day Walk
Lockyers Road and Lawsons Long Alley
Park one vehicle on Mount York Road at the junction with Lawsons Long Alley, 438 815 and another on Mount York Road at 434 847. Starting at the top of Lockyers Road and walking down it to approx. 434 847 and then off track descending the spur there to the east to connect with Waltons Road approx. 441 847 and then walking back up Lawsons Long Alley. About 200m +&- and about 8km. Joint walk with The Bush Club.
Map: Hartley

Sun - 25-Aug-2019
4 MH - Abseiling
Castle Head Abseil
Castle Head Abseil is situated 1 km further along the road from the barrier at Narrow Neck, Katoomba. We do a car shuffle form the Golden Stairs car park to the barrier. There are 6 abseils down the cliff, the longest of which is 45 metres. There is a fairly exposed step across a gap between 2 cliffs after Abseil 4. At the end of the abseils, we walk down the ridge to the tourist track close to the Ruined Castle, then back up the Golden Stairs to Narrow Neck.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 25-Aug-2019
3 MX - Day Walk
Trig Overhangs, Rhubarb Rock and Shattered Canyon - Narrow Neck Plateau
A walk out along Narrow Neck Plateau to see places shown on the 1961 Nelly's Glen Map. I've been past these spots a many times without paying too much attention. Time to have a better look and perhaps visit Rice Terrace. 30% off track with some thick heath. 10k, 900m ascent/descent.
Map: Jamison

Sat - 24-Aug-2019
3 MX - Abseiling
Malaita pt. - Abseiling trip
This is a re-scheduled trip from 10 August. Malaita Point entry is close to Scenic World. There are up to 7 abseils and we finish on the main track which is close to Furber steps.If there is enough time and interest, we can also do Juggler incthe afternoon.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 24-Aug-2019
3 MX - Abseiling
Malaita pt. - Abseiling trip
This is a re-scheduled trip from 10 August. Malaita Point entry is close to Scenic World. There are up to 7 abseils and we finish on the main track which is close to Furber Steps. We will return to Scenic World. If there is time and enough interest, Guy has agreed to lead Malaita Walls in the afternoon. There are 5 abseils down the cliff wall which are bigger and more exposed than Malaita Point. The first abseil in particular is 45 metres and exposed so it is a harder grade than Malaita Point.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 24-Aug-2019
4 MH - Day Walk
Traverse of the Ridges of Dunn
This walk was cancelled on 10th Aug owing to snow.The Ridges of Dunn are a series of parallel rocky ridges to the SW (approx. 2 km) of Wollangambe Crater. They show up particularly well in the Google Earth view (attached file).We start along the track to Wollangambe Crater and cut east at the first creek and then slightly south down to another creek which feeds into Wollangambe Creek. We cross this creek and head up the central ridge of Dunn, which is a playground of pagodas, and have a look at the parallel ridges to the E and W. Then we head back along a ridge to the W then S which leads to the heavy vehicle Inspection station at Bell. This is reasonably open and the last half is lightly tracked.The central part of the walk is off track but open. The pagoda ridges offer scrambling, or detours around the scrambling, depending on how you feel. The open nature of the ridges makes for excellent views. The walk will last approx. 6 hrs and I am grading it as 4 but it is on the easy side of that.
Map: Wollangambe

Fri - 23-Aug-2019
3 M - Day Walk
Historic tracks of the Foy's Hydro Majestic
Retracing the maze of tracks built in the Hey day of the Hydro. We will visit 3 Brothers, the Flying Fox, the Sunbath, the Coloseum Track to the landslide section, and Mark's Tomb finishing on the Wonderland track and returning via Station St past the Hydro itself
Map: Katoomba

Fri - 23-Aug-2019
5 HX - Pack Walk
Wollemi National Park: Lee Creek and Bylong Labyrinth
A 3-day adventure. From a base camp at Lee Creek, explore the surrounding wild terrain of Bylong Labyrinth. Further details to be advised.
Map: Not Specified

Wed - 21-Aug-2019
3 M - Day Walk
Darks Cave
Half day walk to a well known cave used by Eric Dark. Wonderful views and a step back in time. Some scrambling but nothing too strenuous.
Map: Katoomba

Wed - 21-Aug-2019
4 MH - Day Walk
Lions head and the goat track
We will walk out to lions head pass and down into kedumba valley to the clearing, then proceed along the road till we join the track up goats head pass. The pass involves a climb up some chains and has some exposure.then we will climb up to kedumba gate. Car shuffle will be required
Map: Jamison

Mon - 19-Aug-2019
2 EM - Day Walk
Berghofers Pass, Mount Victoria
Half day walk from Mount York Road follow Berghofers Pass until it meets the highway and return, and then a drive out to the end of Mount York Road. The history and maps of when this was listed as the Great Western Highway will all be explained.
Map: Hartley

Sun - 18-Aug-2019
4 MH - Day Walk
Altar Room
Walk up Little Capertee Creek to the Altar Room and across the top with spectacular views. We will then descent via a canyon like slot to the Newnes camp ground.The walk has one short 'climby' bit, where we pull the packs up and can then use the rope as a hand-line to assist people getting up if necessary.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 17-Aug-2019
4 MH - Day Walk
Box Creek Waterfalls - Kanangra Boyd Nation Park
The Waterfalls of Box Creek are spectacular after rain. Black Banksia Falls, Box Creek Falls and the Dungalla Cascades should be flowing after the recent rain. All off-track through open forest but not a big walk - 6k in total, 400m ascent/descent.
Map: Shooters Hill

Sat - 17-Aug-2019
2 EM - Day Walk
Hat hill, Bald hill, Bennetts Lookout
We have a gentle walk towards the edge of the Grose valley along the Hat hill ridge.Fabulous views, easy half day.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 17-Aug-2019
4 MH - Abseiling
Hole-in-the-Rock Abseil
A winter abseil trip (with 1 pitch into waist deep water, so change of clothes needed) and with a "testing" scramble over the pool at the H-I-R. 5 abseils up to 30m. Joint trip with CBC.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 17-Aug-2019
4 MH - Day Walk
Newnes State Forest: Silkpod Point and Silkpod Gorge
Park the cars on Fire Trail No. 4 off Sunnyside Ridge Road, at about GR 402 078. Head south east into a gorge and down to the junction with Carne Creek. Continue downstream and explore 2-3 other ravines running north before reconnecting with the cars. About 7km.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Fri - 16-Aug-2019
5 H - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Little Capertee Creek and the Plateau to the South
From the camping ground at Newnes, walk along Little Capertee Creek to about GR 380 250, then climb to plateau top, head east to about GR 390 250 and descend a tributary creek. Return to Newnes camping ground. About 14km. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Ben Bullen

Thu - 15-Aug-2019
5 H - Day Walk
Eldorado Ledge,Ariadne Thread and MinotaurLair
late notice walk.Joint walk with ANB.Steep climb(350m),rock scrambling.short tape assisted descent, level dry slot canyon.
Map: Ben Bullen

Wed - 14-Aug-2019
2 EM - Day Walk
Under cliff, Over cliff track
An relatively easy 1/2 day walk starting at the Conservation Hut and we'll explore all the lookouts over the Jamison Valley and side tracks returning to the Conservation Hut via the Short Cut track.
Map: Jamison

Mon - 12-Aug-2019
3 M - Day Walk
Blair Athol Coal Mine
Blair Athol Coal Mine close to Mount Victoria has a fascinating history. The mine and the surrounding area ruins, ventilation shaft, explosive storage will be checked out with oral history of the mine. A half day walk. Keith Painter author of the Chert Bubble, Mount Victoria will be a guide
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 11-Aug-2019
3 M - Day Walk
Mystery walk Blackheath
This walk has beautiful views of the Grose valley and lush sections of rainforest. Mostly on track but some muddy areas. Short day.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 10-Aug-2019
3 MX - Abseiling
Malaita pt. - Abseiling trip
This is a trip to celebrate Gerard,s birthday! There are 6 abseils down the cliff where you can enjoy great views. There is an optional 7th abseil at the end. We meet at Scenic World with short walk to the first abseil. We finish on the main track below and then its a climb up the Furber steps to Scenic World.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 10-Aug-2019
3 M - Day Walk
Mount York
A 10km Circuit walk starting at beautiful Barden Lookout, Mt York. We will follow Coxs Descent (approx 260m) and admire the historical markings and signs of the first road over the mountains, built in 1815. Then return up the pretty Lockyer's Pass ( 260 m ascent), started in 1835 but never completed.
Map: Hartley

Sat - 10-Aug-2019
4 MH - Day Walk
Traverse of the Ridges of Dunn
The Ridges of Dunn are a series of parallel rocky ridges to the SW (approx. 2 km) of Wollangambe Crater. They show up particularly well in the Google Earth view (attached file).We start along the track to Wollangambe Crater and cut east at the first creek and then slightly south down to another creek which feeds into Wollangambe Creek. We cross this creek and head up the central ridge of Dunn, which is a playground of pagodas, and have a look at the parallel ridges to the E and W. Then we head back along a ridge to the W then S which leads to the heavy vehicle Inspection station at Bell. This is reasonably open and the last half is lightly tracked.The central part of the walk is off track but open. The pagoda ridges offer scrambling, or detours around the scrambling, depending on how you feel. The open nature of the ridges makes for excellent views. The walk will last approx. 6 hrs and I am grading it as 4 but it is on the easy side of that.
Map: Wollangambe

Wed - 07-Aug-2019
2 EM - Day Walk
Berghofer's Pass
From Mount York Road follow the 1912 (?) Berghofer's Pass down to its junction with Victoria Pass. Early automobiles were unable to cope with the steepness of Victoria Pass and the alternative route was used.Easy half day walk.
Map: Hartley

Wed - 07-Aug-2019
5 H - Abseiling
Coinslot Canyon
Coinslot a short canyon is near the Capertee camping ground at Glen Davis. There is a demanding climb through the cliffs to reach the first abseil. Rick Jamieson grades this canyon as 6. There are five abseils. The "coinslot' abseil is a 30m drop in a narrow crack and is quite spectacular.
Map: Glen Alice

Sun - 04-Aug-2019
1 E - Meeting
AGM 2019
The clubs AGM will be held at Don and Karin's in Evans Lookout Road, Blackheath. Walks will be held after the meeting.Please do not post other walks on that day. More information will be circulated via the googlegroup.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 03-Aug-2019
3 MX - Abseiling
Penrose Gully & Tiger Snake Canyons
Two excellent dry(ish) canyons with a very interesting abseil into the dark section. Mostly on reasonable track. Joint trip with CBC.
Map: Rock Hill

Sat - 03-Aug-2019
5 H - Day Walk
Wild Dogs Circuit
Green Gully - Ironmonger - Cox's River - Blue Dog Spur - Knights Deck - Cattle Dog Ridge - Hobbles Spur The classic tour of the Wild Dogs
Map: Jenolan

Fri - 02-Aug-2019
5 HX - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban SCA: Pagoda Spurs and Ravines West of Genowlan Gorge
Park on the plateau at GR 250 324. Walk down Genowlan Mountain Trail to about GR 255 329 and find a way up a north-south running defile. Check the pagodas around GR 255 332 and to the south of there. From here, check the ravine and slots to the north west, then walk out on the spur to the south at GR 2525 3300. Now, use the next defile to the west to descend and eventually return back to the cars. About 8km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Glen Alice

Wed - 31-Jul-2019
2 EM - Day Walk
Radiata Plateau
An easy half day walk to the trig with a view to the south as far as Cloudmaker and Crafts Walls and 180 Degrees to the North. The rock platform looks down on Back Creek in the Megalong with Kanimbla Valley in the distance. A panorama.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 28-Jul-2019
2 EM - Abseiling
Prussik and Rescue Practice Day
This is an informal practice day to consolidate safety and rescue skills. The venue is Yellow Rock Lookout (above the Nepean River, follow Singles Ridge Rd from Winmalee) . The day will be very much do your own thing and learn from each other. I will have some ropes and rope protectors. Bring your own ropes. You can practise abseiling, try different descenders and ascenders, learn to tie knots, prussik, tie off, lower using a munter hitch, pass a knot and top belay. Mechanical advantage systems will be used to practise rescues. Please let me know if you will join us and arrive whenever you like. We will start at 1030. I will have prussik cords for people who would like to learn to prussik. This day is for members who are in the UBMBC canyoning program. A learn to abseil day for members will be held soon.
Map: Springwood

Sat - 27-Jul-2019
3 M - Abseiling
Dione Dell Canyon
This is a mainly 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 and there is a short thigh deep traverse.. All abseils have easy starts and it is a good trip for members new to abseiling.
Map: Kanangra

Sat - 27-Jul-2019
3 M - Day Walk
Hippocrene / Vera Falls
Starting at Wentworth Falls head down the rock face past the falls. Icy dip in the water optional! Head down Slacks stairs and on to Hippocrene falls and past Vera falls. Depending on time and energy we can either head back up valley of the waters or Roberts pass. Various easy routes to choose from to get back to the start.
Map: Katoomba

Fri - 26-Jul-2019
3 M - Abseiling
Zorro and Pleasant View Canyons
Zorro, Grade 3, is a very short canyon on a fire trail off Sunnyside Ridge on the Newnes plateau. There are three abseils. A short one in a slot, tricky one in the dark, down a sloping rock into a knee deep pool and a nice 20 m abseil at the end of the canyon. The exit is up a wonderful rainforest gully. After abseiling into the pool on abseil 2 you can change clothes immediately and remain dry for the rest of the day. Pleasant View Canyon is very close to Zorro. There are no abseils. It is a nice, walk through canyon ending with great views of Carne Creek and the cliffs opposite. There are holes and cracks to explore. These canyons are suitable for less experienced canyoners and are a lot of fun.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Wed - 24-Jul-2019
2 EM - Day Walk
Castle Head
Half day walk on track to an awesome lookout and return.If easy midweek walks are wanted please show support.
Map: Jamison

Tue - 23-Jul-2019
4 MH - Day Walk
Donkey Mt
Situated in the Wolgan Valley, North of Lithgow, Donkey Mt, is a unique combination of pagodas, caves, passages, and mini canyons. A steep climb and descent are required to reach what has been described as “an adventure playground for bushwalkers”. I have been exploring and mapping Donkey Mt for twelve years and always find something of interest. This walk is an introduction to Donkey Mt and will cover most of the basic features. We will visit, Jenny Craig Crevasse, the Titanic, the Green Room, the Columns, Donkey Canyon and the Grand Hall. The walk is suitable for experienced walkers who must be prepared to squeeze through tight passages, climb pagodas and crawl through tunnels.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 21-Jul-2019
4 MH - Abseiling
Hole in the Rock canyon
Hole in the Rock is a mostly dry canyon, although you do get wet in a small pool, possibly less than waist deep, at the end of the second abseil. There are 5 abseils up to 30 metres. At the end of the third abseil, there is an exciting bridging activity to avoid another pool. Access is similar to Windows Canyon, 4 kms this side of Newnes, on the Wolgan road.
Map: Not Specified

Sun - 21-Jul-2019
4 MH - Day Walk
The Rain Cave and Pyramid Rock
Pyramid Rock is situated in Carne Creek on the Newnes Plateau. We park on Fire Trail 7 on the Glowworm Tunnel road and descend to the Weather Cave and the Rain Cave on the edge of the cliffs. Next there is a great scramble up the Governors Pagoda for great views, Photos on Michael's Chair are optional. We follow the cliff line to the Gemini Cave then descend steeply into the valley to Cleopatra's Needle and Pyramid Rock. Climbing Pyramid Rock is optional. We return to the cliffs and climb Miracle Pass. On our way back to the vehicles we visit the remarkable Double Arch Cave. It is a demanding day. Bookings open on Mon 15 July.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 20-Jul-2019
4 MHX - Day Walk
Girdwood Ridge - Holts Heaven
Clarence Fire Trail - Girdwood Ridge Holts Heaven. Time to explore this magnificent pagoda area again.
Map: Wollangambe

Fri - 19-Jul-2019
5 HX - Pack Walk
Wollemi National Park: Skyline Traverse in Bylong Labyrinth
Strictly limited numbers. Private property access has been arranged. Day 1. Set up the shuffle. Walk from Spring Log Creek to Growee River south of Goat Mountain. Day 2. Climb Goat Mountain and complete a skyline traverse to Painted Rock on Lee Creek. Day 3. From Painted Rock to Growee Gulf. Finish the shuffle. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 30km.
Map: Not Specified

Thu - 18-Jul-2019
4 MH - Day Walk
Dalpura Track, Birrabang Brook, Yileen Spur
Distance 10K, Ascents/Descents 290m. Off track components, mild exposure, use of climbing tape.
Map: Mt Wilson

Wed - 17-Jul-2019
4 MH - Abseiling
Looking Glass Canyon
Looking Glass is in the cliffs above the Wolgan River at Newnes. We begin with a 5 km walk on the Wolgan River Fire trail then climb through the cliffs and enter the canyon by a side abseil. There are five, mainly short abseils and some waist deep pools.On e abseil has a difficult start. Looking Glass joins Firefly Canyon giving us three more abseils. We return along the Wolgan River Fire Trail. It's a long, demanding day.
Map: Mt Morgan

Mon - 15-Jul-2019
3 M - Bike Ride
Cycle trip from Blackheath station to Hanging Rock
Cycle ride along Ridgewell road, through the national park until we reach the track to Hanging Rock. Park the bikes and walk to the wonderful views from Hanging rock. The return journey to Blackheath station should take around 2 and a half hours, and give us time to enjoy the views. If we still feel energetic, we could continue the ride along the back streets to Govetts Leap Lookout and back to the station. The trip would be a half day and finish by lunchtime. You will need a mountain or hybrid bike.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 14-Jul-2019
4 MH - Abseiling
Malaita Wall abseil
Malaita Wall is a multi-pitch abseil trip with 5 abseils, the longest being 45 metres; It is similar to the Malaita Point abseil trip but the abseils are longer and the first one of 45 metres is more exposed. At the end of the abseils we will walk up Furber Steps.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 13-Jul-2019
5 H - Pack Walk
Splendour Rock
From Dunphys Campground walk down Carlon Creek, cross Breakfast Creek and up Blackhorse Ridge, Mobbs Swamp and onto Mt Dingo to camp near Splendour Rock. Splendour Rock has one of the most spectacular views in the Blue Mountains (just my opinion). The next day return on the Eastern side of Mt Dingo, Mt Merrimerrigal, Mt Warrigal, down Blackhorse Gap, Medlow Gap and walk the fire trail back to Dunphys.
Map: Jenolan

Sat - 13-Jul-2019
4 MH - Day Walk
Wolgan State Forest: Western Escarpment of Wolgan Valley
Find out why this part of the Gardens of Stone region must be protected for future generations. After placing vehicles at each end of the walk, leave from near Wolgan Gap Trig, climb to the top of the cliff line, then follow the ins and outs of the cliff line for about 7km. Stunning views.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Fri - 12-Jul-2019
5 H - Day Walk
Gardens of Stone National Park: Koan Cave and Flying Carpet
Park one car at GR 419 130 off Glowworm Tunnel Road and another car at GR 415 150. From the second car, take an old fire trail north west, then descend the Long Zig Zag Pass. Continue south east underneath the cliff line, visit the incredible Flying Carpet and then Koan Cave. Move generally south under the cliffs until the Koan Pass. Re-connect with the cars. Scrambling and exposure. About 6 km.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Thu - 11-Jul-2019
4 MH - Abseiling
Windows canyon
Windows canyon is a dry canyon with 7 abseils rangingfrom 5m to 29 metres for the final abseil. The access point is about 4 kms this skde of Newnes, on the Wolgan road. Possible wet feet, but unlikely with the dry weather. At the end of the third abseil, there is a great morning tea/lunch ledge with views down the Wolgan.
Map: Not Specified

Mon - 08-Jul-2019
4 MH - Day Walk
Rienits Mine site
Located Victoria Creek and accessed via Ridgewell Road, Blackheath. approx. 8km off track and 6km on firetrail. Recent history by the leader has come to me about this site.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 07-Jul-2019
3 M - Abseiling
David Crevasse - Mt Banks
An abseil trip through a dry gully. A 90 minute walk along fire trail to the start of the canyon. About 5 abseils, up to 25 metres. Exit is via another gully. This exit involves an 8 metre prussick up a rock wall. You must be able to prussick this distance to do this trip. Once up the rock face it is a 30 minute walk to the top, where we walk along fire trail back to cars.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 06-Jul-2019
4 MHX - Day Walk
Mount Townsend
This walk explores a small section of the Southern end of the Colo Wilderness. It starts near Upper Colo, about 40 minutes drive from Richmond and 90 minutes drive from Blackheath. Lisa and I can provide transport from Richmond railway station. Car sharing from the upper blue mountains may be possible. From the start of Bob Turner's track we will head South and then West to Mount Townsend. The aim is to find a way down one of the ridges to the North of Mount Townsend and meet up with Bob Turner's track. If there's time we could head down to the Colo River before returning along Bob Turner's track to the cars. Mostly off-track walking, possibly with some scrambling but nothing exposed or scary. The middle section (North from Mount Townsend to Bob Turner's track) will be exploratory.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Sat - 06-Jul-2019
4 MHX - Day Walk
To the N and W of Maiyingu Marragu (Blackfellows Hands )Cave
With today's other walk booked out, I would like to explore the area to the north and west of Maiyingu Marragu. It will be partly exploratory as we make our way north and then west to the pagoda surrounded valleys and hills to the east. We will return to Maiyingu Marragu via the 4WD track. Having seen "Destination Pagoda" this week , this is one of the areas where there is some damage but the country is great to explore. Ledges to be avoided!
Map: Cullen Bullen

Thu - 04-Jul-2019
3 M - Abseiling
Spiral Canyon
Spiral is a dry canyon on the Newnes Plateau with four abseils. There is a 6km fire trail walk before we reach the turn off then push through thick bush to the canyon. It is an open canyon and not high quality but it has two really good abseils.The canyon ends opposite Rock Island in Deans Creek which is very pleasant walking for about 500m. The exit is by a steep gully with a rock scramble up the cliffs. We then push through thick bush to return on the fire trail.
Map: Mt Morgan

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