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Summer Activities Program01-Jan-2018 to 31-Mar-2018


Sat - 24-Mar-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Kanangra Walls - Pages Pinnacle
This walk is on the Kanangra plateau with fabulous views. There is not a lot of ascent and descent. It is a classic walk in this amazing area.
Map: Kanangra

Sat - 17-Mar-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Burra Korain Ridge
Burra Korain Ridge, Crayfish Creek, camping cave and back to Burra Korain Ridge.Mostly off track, probably no wet feet, small canyon to explore.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 11-Mar-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Shark's Head Cave, Lost World Lookout, Psalm Rock
Shark's Head Cave, Lost World Lookout, Psalm Rock. Day Walk - The walk starts at Martin's Lookout nr Springwood. We head down "secondary" path to the junction of Western Creek and Glenbrook Creek, a decaying but partially restored path, then directly north up a challenging looking ridge to Shark's Head Cave. This ridge has a little scrambling, with limited exposure as you head up to Lost World Lookout. There are a couple of excellent viewpoints. From Lost World Lookout we head 1/2 km along a path to Kings Link Track to Bunyan Lookout, our probable lunch spot. From there we follow another old and partly maintained track to Glenbrook Creek and back up to Martins Lookout. On crossing Glenbrook Creek we will take a detour approx. 300 m downstream to Psalm Rock, where the entire Psalm 23 (King James version) is chiselled into the rock. If it's a warm day we can take a dip in the pool.This is not a long walk, being only 5 km & 500 m ascent, but it is reasonably strenuous. Estimated time 5 hrs.
Map: Springwood

Sat - 10-Mar-2018
5 H - Creek
King George's Brook
Some creek walking with a few short swims. Spectacular undercuts with lunch above a waterfall. Check out the photos. A short but steep section on the climb out.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 04-Mar-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Mystery Mountain to Zobels Gully
From Newnes, climb the short but steep track to the top of Mystery Mountain. Then follow wide ledges on the western side of Mystery Mountain south for about two kilometers. Scramble up an easy slot to the saddle above the north arm of Zobels Gully. Descend the open gully back to the Wolgan Road.
Map: Mt Morgan

Sat - 03-Mar-2018
4 MH - Creek
Du Faurs Creek
One of our favourite summer creek wade/swim. Beautiful Creek and exit at Joe Canyon, park at Mount Wilson.Wetsuit preferred to lilo
Map: Wollangambe

Sat - 03-Mar-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Horse Track - Rodriguez Pass
Descend via the Horse Track to Grose River and return via Rodriguez Pass with lots of swims. 600m metre ascent.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 24-Feb-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Evans Crown - Flat Rock
Steep ascent to Evans Crown near Tarana. Lunch at Flat Rock swimming hole. Option for a coffee at Tarana at the end. Walk / social.
Map: Lithgow

Sat - 24-Feb-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Fortress Canyon
Track walk into canyon. Water jumps and a few swims. One 6 metre abseil. Spectacular lunch spot. Uphill track walk out.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 24-Feb-2018
5 HX - Day Walk
Newnes State Forest: Wild Gorge, Dome Cave and Cosmic Cave
Find out why this spectacular and threatened area must be protected for future generations.Park at GR 396 071 off Sunnyside Ridge Road and walk east to the head of a tributary of Wild Gorge. Descend it, visiting Dome Cave along the way, then explore both branches of the gorge, including Pinch Point Circle. Move south east and out towards Carne Creek. Locate a ledge that leads towards Cosmic Cave. Exit via Split Rock Point and Pass. Re-connect with the cars. About 8k. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 24-Feb-2018
3 M - Bike Ride
Oakes Firetrail - Cycle
Cycle Woodford station to Glenbrook station mostly on firetrail in the National Park. This is a beautiful ride, after a few hills with a bit of sting in the first half it is then a lovely down hill run to to Glenbrook Creek. Then a steep climb up from the causeway. Meet at Woodford station and then catch train back to Woodford (or a variation that suits you). 28km, total elevation 764m. Not suitable for road bikes.
Map: Springwood

Fri - 23-Feb-2018
5 HX - Day Walk
Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon
Depending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Mugii Murum-ban or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details.
Map: Not Specified

Sun - 18-Feb-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
The Pentafid
Start from the car park at the end of the Old Coach Road (Newnes Plateau). Follow the Tiger Snake Canyon track for a couple of kilometers. Then leave the track, heading east then north, following an open ridge down a gentle slope all the way into the heart of the Pentafid. Explore one or two of the fingers of the Pentafid before exiting to the Tiger Snake track on the North side of the Pentafid and following the track back to the cars.
Map: Mt Morgan

Sat - 17-Feb-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Glenbrook
Glenbrook station to Glenbrook Creek, up and past Red Hands Cave then beyond this to the old track into unnamed creek past another unnamed creek into Kanooka Brook.Joint UBMBC and Bush Club walk. Ring before 7pm.
Map: Penrith

Sat - 17-Feb-2018
4 MH - Creek
Upper Bell Creek
From Watertrough Hill walk to the Creek. A steep slide into Creek from a side creek then enjoy Upper Bell Creek some long swims fascinating rock formations. Wetsuit preferred to lilo.
Map: Wollangambe

Fri - 16-Feb-2018
5 HX - Day Walk
Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon
Depending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Mugii Murum-ban or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details.
Map: Not Specified

Sun - 11-Feb-2018
4 MH - Creek
Dismal Dingle and the Camels Hump
Walk down Dismal Dingle, cross Claustral Brook and climb up onto the Camels Hump. Explore the rocky outcrops and views on the Camels Hump. Drop back into Claustral Brook and walk downstream and follow the canyoners track out. 7k Elevation Gain/Loss 500m.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 10-Feb-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Popeye Canyon
A walk through canyon with wet feet wades and a short swim. No abseiling or ropes necessary. We will explore further up the creek this time.
Map: Wollangambe

Fri - 09-Feb-2018
5 HX - Day Walk
Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon
Depending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Mugii Murum-ban or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details.
Map: Not Specified

Tue - 06-Feb-2018
1 E - Day Walk
Minimal Impact Bushwalking Training Walk
Bushwalking NSW is holding this free Minimal Impact Bushwalking Training Walk at Walls Cave Walk, Walls Cave Road, Blackheath.This is a short walk (2 hours) through the gardens of native wildflowers and a small canyon to learn about minimal impact bushwalking. It is a Bushwalking NSW event.To do this activity please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/minimal-impact-bushwalking-training-walk-walls-cave-walk-tickets-40899044142#map-target
Map: Jamison

Sun - 04-Feb-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Juggler and Grand Canyon
Jugglers is a relatively easy, dry canyon with a short walk in. On the way back, we do a short detour to the one and only abseil into Grand Canyon. There are wades and short swims so a wetsuit is recommended. If someone is willing to co-lead with me, that would be great.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 04-Feb-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Yarramundi to Grose River via Engineer's Track
A walk beside the lower reaches of lovely Grose river to the Gauging Station. Bring cossies for swim if weather is warm.
Map: Kurrajong

Sat - 03-Feb-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Bowen Creek North Canyon
Steep descent to creek. Three abseils up to 15 metres. Water jumps and a few swims. Steep climb out of canyon.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 03-Feb-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Pierces Pass
Pierces Pass to Grose River and return with lots of swimming.
Map: Mt Wilson

Fri - 02-Feb-2018
5 HX - Day Walk
Exploratory bushwalk or non-abseiling canyon
Depending on the weather, either a walk exploring the amazing country in the Wollemi/Mugii Murum-ban or a non-abseiling/swimming canyon walk will be offered. Put this date in your diary and watch Short Notice Walk announcements for exact details.
Map: Not Specified

Sun - 28-Jan-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Lapstone to Glenbrook:Rock-hopping Through The Gorge
Lapstone- Nepean River-Glenbrook Gorge-Jellybean Pool-Blue PoolPleasant walking following Glenbrook Creek as it winds it's way through a spectacular Gorge Ample swimming opportunities to cool off along the way.Joint activity with Bush Club
Map: Penrith

Sat - 27-Jan-2018
3 MX - Day Walk
Springwood
An idea from Gary Barnard UBMBC President from long ago.Springwood station to Fairy Track to Perch Ponds and then continue to 23rd Psalm Rock. Return by Sassafras Gully to Springwood. Nearly all on track with a steep climb on the way out. Joint UBMBC and Bush Club walk.Please ring before 7pm.
Map: Springwood

Sat - 27-Jan-2018
4 MH - Creek
Upper Upper Wollangambe
A lovely swim/float down this rarely visited part of the Wollangambe River. Wet suits preferred, no abseils. About 5 km walk in /out
Map: Wollangambe

Mon - 22-Jan-2018
3 M - Canyon
Serendipity canyon
Ruth and SueEasy/medium grade canyon at Mount WilsonSeveral abseils, longest 20 m.Wetsuits for lower section if you don't like cold water.We will be taking the short exit route out.
Map: Wollangambe

Sun - 21-Jan-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Passes of Narrow Neck Redledge to Mitchells Creek via Rock Pile Pass
From Redledge we follow the cliffs through to Rock Pile Pass. There are some exposed sections. From Rock Pile Ledge we descend to a lower ledge using a fixed rope, then follow the ledges to the spiked tree in Mitchells Creek. The climb out returns us to the fire tail leading back to the locked gate.
Map: Jenolan

Sat - 20-Jan-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
King Pin to Kanangra Walls Rescheduled
A walk down Kanangra Creek from Mt Thurat to Kanangra Falls. Unusually for Kanangra this walk is mostly downhill. It is January so expect to cool off in the rock pools above the falls. 10k, mostly off track.
Map: Kanangra

Sat - 20-Jan-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Victoria Falls - Pierces Pass
From Victoria Falls Road to the falls then to Burra Korain and exit at Pierces Pass. Opportunity for a swim in the Grose River. Steep descent & ascent.
Map: Mt Wilson

Fri - 19-Jan-2018
5 H - Canyon
Blue Mountains National Park: Grand Canyon (wet section, without the abseil)
It is going to be a very hot day on Friday, so I propose to spend the hottest part of it in this delightful wet canyon.We will meet at 1230pm at Evans Lookout car park and walk down to the abseiling canyon exit, then walk upstream to the abseil point and back again. It should take about 2 hours each way (the canyon part). There is one 20-25m swim at the start (and therefore the end), otherwise it is wading only. Bring helmets and appropriate shoes for slippery rocks. Waterproof bags for your food, clothes and personal items. Bring water.After finishing the canyon, we will return the same way to Evans Lookout.Canyon Grade 2. Bushwalk Grade 5.
Map: Katoomba

Fri - 19-Jan-2018
2 EM - Abseiling
Grand Canyon - Canyon
This canyon will be done at night to view the many glowworms. Tourist track walk in to the only 17 metre abseil. Creek walking ,wading and one or two swims. The trip will start about 1900 and take about 4 hours.
Map: Katoomba

Fri - 19-Jan-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Whungee Wheengee Canyon
Spectacular deep dark Canyon in the Wollangambe area. A sustained and tricky canyon with several abseils and a fair bit of scrambling. Can involve duck unders if the water level is high. Finishes in the Wollangambe. Joint leaders Guy Wittig & Ruth East.
Map: Wollangambe

Wed - 17-Jan-2018
3 M - Creek
Dargan Creek Canyon
No abseils but some little climb downs, short swims, rope assisted drops and a tricky exit via a spiked tree.Entry into the creek via a secret climbers track requiring a hand line assisted, exposed drop, must be comfortable with exposure.Dargan Creek is an excellent Canyon in the Clarence area with beautiful canyon formations.Optional swim in the spectacular dam afterwards.
Map: Lithgow

Sun - 14-Jan-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Bundeena-Marley Lagoon- Royal NP
Bundeena-Marley Lagoon-Jibbon Beach-Bundeena.Experience a different aspect of scenic coast route on historic rarely used tracks. Taking advantage of a low tide we will rock-hop by some beautiful rock-pools. Canyon section-sea caves- some easy scrambling- aboriginal engravings- amazing rock formations old forts-sand dunes-beautiful lagoon and more. A unique look into The Royal NP on ways less travelled
Map: Port Hacking

Sun - 14-Jan-2018
3 M - Bike Ride
Faulconbridge Point Cycle
Ride to Faulco Point from Springwood. Morning tea overlooking the Grose River then cycle back. Easy to moderate riding on a fire trail - a few hills and rough patches but lots of fun. Suit beginners with some experience. A short half day, about 20km. Not suitable for road bikes.
Map: Springwood

Sat - 13-Jan-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Katoomba Falls - Ruined Castle - Golden Stairs
Park in Katoomba Falls Carpark, down Furber Steps, out to Ruined Castle along Federal Pass Track, over the castle, down the back, return via Golden Staircase and Cliff Drive. Optional: To climb the ruined Castle which is bit exposed. Bit of Car swap involved at two car parks.Approximately 18Km; 460m ascent; All on track.
Map: Katoomba

Fri - 12-Jan-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Galah Canyon
Galah canyon is a spectacular canyon in the Rocky Creek area of Newnes Plateau. It is deep and dark has a number of good abseils. It is the canyon on the cover of Rick Jamieson's book, Canyons Near Sydney.There is a fairly long walk in and out and some challenging climbing on the exit, so this canyon is for experienced canyoners only.
Map: Rock Hill

Fri - 12-Jan-2018
5 H - Canyon
Hat Hill Canyon
There are no abseils but plenty of rock hoping and scrambling. Drive some cars to the track in Godson St. Follow the track to Hat Hill Creek. Put on wet suits. Morning tea break at a suitable place in the canyon. Continue downstream to where Hat Hill Creek plunges into the Grose. Retrace upstream to the exit point. Have lunch, change into dry clothes for the walk out that will take about one hour. We will connect with the track leading to Hat Hill. If we have time we will visit the Aboriginal engravings and grinding grooves near the car park. Drive to the start of the walk to collect vehicles.Bring the helmet. Wet suit or thermals depending on how you handle cold water. We will be in and out of the creek all day. Shoes that grip on wet rocks. Waterproof bags for your food, clothes and personal items. Water. I would not recommend drinking from Hat Hill Creek. There are side creeks where we can refill. Leave a change of clothes in the car.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 07-Jan-2018
4 MH - Creek
Dalpura Canyon
Dalpura is a short creek with a nice canyon section. There is a nice cave with a waterfall. No abseiling. No swimming. One deep wade so waterproof your gear. We will follow a different route in to the canyon to previous walks I have led. 7k. Elevation Gain/Loss 200m.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 06-Jan-2018
5 HX - Day Walk
Newnes State Forest and Blue Mountains National Park: Cerberus Canyon, Cerberus Falls and Hair of the Dog Ravine
Half of this walk is in an unprotected area of Newnes SF; the other half is in the Blue Mountains NP. The straight boundary line, drawn by politicians, makes no sense when it comes to natural beauty. See it for yourself!Park the vehicles at the locked gate at the end of Waratah Ridge Road. Walk into and down the Hair of the Dog Ravine at GR 493 038. After exiting the ravine, make our way west to Cerberus Creek and its canyon. Go through the canyon, visiting Cerberus Falls and exit at about GR 472 038. Walk on the road back to the cars. About 10k. Partly exploratory.
Map: Rock Hill

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