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Autumn Activities Program01-Apr-2021 to 30-Jun-2021


Mon - 28-Jun-2021
3 MX - Day Walk
Mount York
Explore old forgotten tracks, hand chiselled steps and lookouts at Mount York. As time permits on this half day walk explore some sections of cliff line.
Map: Hampton

Sun - 27-Jun-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Glenbrook Creek-Kanuka Brook- Circuit
Glenbrook creek-Kanuka Brook-Crayfish-pool Red Hands Cave-Jellybean Pool- GlenbrookScenic walk through bushland mainly following some beautiful creeks with some interesting rock formations, rockpools, to explore along the way. Several steep scrambly ascents descents. Distance 15 kmJoint activity with Bush Club.
Map: Penrith

Sat - 26-Jun-2021
5 H - Day Walk
Lindemann's pass
Undercliff walk starting from the Leura Forest track. Crossing over Leura Cascades, bottom of Gordon Falls, Sublime Point, skirting Gladstone Pass and then up Roberts Pass Lovely views over the Jamison Valley the whole way. Track can be overgrown, slippery and muddy in parts
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 26-Jun-2021
5 H - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban SCA: Gap Creek Pagodas
This unique but unprotected area, part of the Gardens of Stone region, has an active coal mine underneath it. Find out why it must be protected for future generations. Park at GR 238 326 at Airly Gap and walk up the western tributary of Gap Creek. Explore its northern branch, then climb out to the tops at about GR 231 335 and explore the pagoda spurs on the northern side of Gap Creek, moving east. Descend into Airly Gap. Scrambling and exposure. About 8 km.
Map: Glen Alice

Fri - 25-Jun-2021
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Around Spot Height 537
Park at GR 758 950 on Mountain Lagoon Road. Walk to GR 755 960 and walk down a gully till GR 750 963, then continue under the cliffs – first north, then west, to about GR 758 967. Continue south to GR 762 955 to exit. About 9 km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Wed - 23-Jun-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Kanuka Brook Waterfall, Crayfish Pool, Red Hands Cave
Duck Hole - Kanuka Brook - climb ridge - Kanuka Brook waterfall - Red Hands Cave
Map: Penrith

Mon - 21-Jun-2021
3 MX - Day Walk
Rienits Pass to Mount Piddington via Hourn Point
A half day circuit walk at Mount Victoria. mostly on bush track.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 20-Jun-2021
4 MH - Abseiling
Malaita Wall multi-pitch Abseil - Katoomba - Sunday 20th June 2021
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 with a tricky start. At the end of the abseils we will walk up Furber Steps.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 19-Jun-2021
4 MHX - Day Walk
Lockleys and Lycon Plateau
Walk to Lockleys Pylon , Yardley Cave and then across to Walford Walls . the Lycon Plateau coming down to cross Rocky Creek and up to the Pinnacles. A circular walk, mostly off track good views
Map: Katoomba

Wed - 16-Jun-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Erskine Creek, Lincoln Creek, Monkey Ropes Creek
Pisgah Rock – descend via Tierneys Trail (five climbing sections) – Erskine Creek, Lincoln Creek, Monkey Ropes Creek – ascend with some clambers up nameless creek
Map: Penrith

Sat - 12-Jun-2021
3 M - Abseiling
Windows Canyon
Windows Canyon is situated in the Wolgan Valley and has six abseils. It is "dry" with some waterfall spray,. We begin by crossing the Wolgan river and walking up Penrose Gully to ridge above Windows. The are several options for side abseils to enter the canyon. The six abseils are suitable for less experienced canyoners. A short walk down a ridge returns us to our vehicles. Hazards include exposed ledges.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Fri - 11-Jun-2021
5 H - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Flat Rock and Around
This walk features exceptional Angophoras, rainforest and rock formations.Park one car on Mountain Lagoon Road at GR 752 941 and another one at GR 759 950. From the first car, walk down into a creek, then make our way towards Flat Rock. After Flat Rock, descend into a gully at around GR 755 952 and follow it downstream, then exit up the gully at GR 750 963 or, if time permits, continue to 753 970. Climb on the ridge and walk to the second car. About 9 km. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Tue - 08-Jun-2021
3 M - Abseiling
Spiral Canyon
Spiral Canyon is located off the Deans Creek Trail on the Newnes Plateau. There a four abseils. The walk in and out is 5km fire trail and one Km through bush. Spiral is not a great canyon but it is good in Winter because it is dry. The exit along Deans Creek is pleasant walking. The return to the fire trail involves a scramble up a rock face.
Map: Mt Morgan

Mon - 07-Jun-2021
3 MX - Day Walk
North Walk, Mount Victoria
A short walk in a northly direction under the cliff line at Mount Victoria, taking off from the Little Zig Zig towards the base of Engineers Cascade.
Map: Hartley

Sun - 06-Jun-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Redledge Pass to Rock Pile Pass
This is a half day walk below the cliffs on Narrow Neck at Katoomba. I intend to finish just after lunch to avoid the afternoon traffic. From the locked gate on Narrow Neck we walk along the fire trail then turn off to Redledge Pass. We follow the ledges to Redledge Pass but do not descend. We continue S along the ledges. There are some exposed sections. Then ledges open out to pleasant ledge walking, We reach the pile of rocks signifying Rock Pile and walk past it to the end of the ledge then return to rock pile. A short climb and a bush track bring us back onto the fire trail and back to the locked gate. Distance 6 km.
Map: Jamison

Sat - 05-Jun-2021
3 M - Abseiling
David Crevasse Canyon
An abseil trip, near Mt Banks, through a lush, dry gully. A 90 minute walk along fire trail to the start of the canyon. About 6 abseils, up to 25 metres. Exit is via another gully. This exit involves an 10 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 6 klm along fire trail back to the cars.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 05-Jun-2021
4 MHX - Day Walk
Lagoon Creek Gold Mine
Old gold mine with many bits of apparatus around and solid stone tunnels that one can explore. In WInburndale Nature Reserve
Map: Portland

Thu - 03-Jun-2021
4 MH - Abseiling
Cracks of Doom
Situated off Sunnyside Ridge on the Newnes Plateau this adventure involves abseiling and squeezing through narrow cracks. The cracks are only a short walk from the vehicles. We abseil into the Diamond Cavern then use a rope to climb out of Crack of Doom Two. A walk along the cliff top brings us to Crack of Doom 1, a very tight squeeze. An alternative is a 25 m abseil. We return to the vehicles by a pleasant exit gully. Hazards include cliff edges and squeezing through narrow cracks. Thanks to Nicole Bordes, Ev Obraidina, Yuri Bolotin, Gabby Faura, Jen Campbell, Marchelle Madden and John Park whose photos appear in this presentation.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Wed - 02-Jun-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Numantia Falls and Rainbow Cave
Victory Track - Clarinda Falls - Numantia Creek - Numantia Falls also Rainbow Cave
Map: Springwood

Wed - 02-Jun-2021
5 H - Day Walk
Wollemi NP: Potos Wall and Lions Cave
Leave one car GR 719 928 on Mountain Lagoon Road and drive another one to Hanlons Road North, GR 699 916. From the second car, descend east into Back Creek and follow it all the way to Tootie Creek. Visit Potos Wall, then Potos Cave. Climb onto the ridge to the east and visit Lions Cave. Continue north east underneath the cliff line, exploring caves, till about GR 714 933 or GR 714 938, depending on the available time. Re-connect with the first car.Expect cascades, waterfalls, rainforest ravines and beautiful caves.About 6 km. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Mon - 31-May-2021
3 MX - Day Walk
Narrow Neck Revisited 5 - The Cavern and Ledges of Diamond Falls
An ascent from Nellies Glen to the large cavern below Diamond Falls, and an exploration of the lower ledge, generally between Andersons Head and Herbaceous Gully. Be prepared for a steep ascent and potential exposure to heights. Distance will be about 10km with total ascent of 300m.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 30-May-2021
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. Scrambling and exposure. About 10 km.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 30-May-2021
4 MH - Abseiling
Castle Head multi-pitch 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 some serious scrambling to get to some of the abseils. It is a 3klm walk from the Golden Stairs, where we start and finish the walk.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 30-May-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Megalong Ledges
A walk referenced in Jim Smith's book ''How to see the Blue Mountains'' that transverses a series of ledges above the Megalong Valley. We start near the old ''Flying Fox'' at Medlow bath and finish at Radiata Plateau. Nice views, some scrubby sections but not much exposure. A car pool will be required.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 29-May-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Tarpeian Rock Ridge
This walk follows the boundary between Gardens of Stone National Park and Ben Bullen State Forest. We will drive along the Moffitt Trail to 261185. From there we will walk along a complex ridge to Tarpeian Rock, exploring slots and, depending on progress, possibly exploring the pagoda-infested side-ridge to the south. Then it is a short descent to the valley and a 2 km walk back along the fire trail to the cars.
Map: Ben Bullen

Thu - 27-May-2021
3 MX - Day Walk
Walls Ledge, Centennial Glen Circuit and Porters Pass
Starting at Centennial Glen Car Park, this circuit walk follows the cliff lines of Walls Ledge, both above and below, with views of the Kanimbla Valley before descending down to Porters Pass along many popluar rock climbing sites and back up a steep section that finishes at Blackheath Christian College. From there the track goes along the cliff lines back via Centennial Glen to the car park. It includes rock features, waterfalls and a small canyon. On track with steep sections, some muddy and contains slippery parts. 5.4km. 400m elevation.
Map: Katoomba

Wed - 26-May-2021
3 MX - Abseiling
Tigersnake Canyon
Tigersnake canyon is a narrow twisting canyon in the Dean's creek area of the Newnes Plateau. The upper section has several constricted short abseils and climb downs in which you MAY be able to keep your feet dry. Or maybe not.The lower section features a spectacular 25m abseil into a deep slot.The walk out climbs back up through pagodas to the entry track.
Map: Ben Bullen

Mon - 24-May-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Rainbow Falls, North Katoomba
We will check out the little known Rainbow Falls and what was known as Guiva estate and area at North Katoomba, an easy half day walk.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 23-May-2021
3 MX - Day Walk
Yardleys cave Full
A gentle walk to Lockleys Pylon and then proceeding to Du Faurs Head before skirting a gully to access Yardleys cave. This is a beautiful overhang with views of the Grose Valley.A gentle, scenic walk.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 22-May-2021
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. Scrambling and exposure. About 10 km.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 22-May-2021
3 M - Abseiling
Malaita Point multi pitch abseil - Katoomba
Malaita Point is a multi-pitch abseil which involves 7 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 and an introduction to multi-pitch abseil trips. Exit is via Furber Steps. Not a long day.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 22-May-2021
5 HX - Day Walk
The Tinpots Wild Dogs
Tinpot Hill down to the Cox's River and then up Quart Pot Ridge to Tinpot Mountain., Return along Ironmonger Spur. About 700 metre climb from the Cox's River. Need good steady hill walkers ..Magnificent views and interesting aboriginal grinding grooves.
Map: Jenolan

Fri - 21-May-2021
5 HX - Day Walk
Even More of The Labyrinth
Park at Wolgan Road and go through Minotaur Lair to Point Sol and climb a high point at GR 422 232. Next, head north along the spur, then turn west and find a way down to the next level towards west at about GR 4200 2356. The idea is to explore the next 400 m of pagodas and slots, until 4160 E. Return via Ariadne Needles. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 10 km.
Map: Ben Bullen

Fri - 21-May-2021
3 M - Abseiling
Zorro and Pleasant View Canyons
Zorro and Pleasant View overlook Carne Creek on the Newnes Plateau. Zorro is a very short "Z: shaped canyon on a fire trail off Waratah Ridge. There is a short walk in and out for 3 or 4 easy abseils. A knee deep pool can't be avoided but you change soon after it and are dry for the rest of the day. The exit is via a beautiful rainforest gully. Lunch is at the vehicles. We descend the other side of the ridge to Pleasant View canyon. There are no abseils. This is a really enjoyable canyon with a great view across Carne Creek and slots to explore. This is an excellent day for new canyoners.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Wed - 19-May-2021
5 H - Day Walk
Lost World LO via Sharks Head Cave
Martins LO – Glenbrook Creek – ascend 300m spur line via Sharks Head Cave that involves rock climbing (scrambling, no rope needed but some exposure) following a feint pad - about 4 hours
Map: Springwood

Mon - 17-May-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Narrow Neck Revisited 4 - Dunphys Pass and "Sun in the Eye"
An ascent of Narrow Neck from the Megalong Valley by one of the interesting passes, investigating features shown on old bushwalking maps. Return will be by Tarros Ladders. Distance is about 15km, with total ascents about 500m. Expect steep and slippery climb, negotiation of rock faces by tape and climbing spikes, and some exposure to heights.
Map: Jamison

Sun - 16-May-2021
4 MH - Abseiling
Boars Head Multi-pitch Abseil
Boars Head Abseil. Five pitch, dry abseil trip with spectacular views and an exciting traverse along the "slot". Longest abseil 50m. Some exposure, especially in the "slot". A safety rope will be in place for the slot. The trip ends with a walk out up Devil's Hole. Trip requires a head for heights.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 16-May-2021
5 HX - Day Walk
Mount Barranbali
A chance to visit the rarely climbed Mount Barranbali. The walk starts just past The Hives café on Bells Line of Road (nr Mount Tomah). We head along Tallara Ridge fire trail, SE down the bluff to Carmathen Brook and up again to Mount Barranbali. We will return by the same track. This is exploratory and I am not sure of the condition of the fire trail. However, I have talked to UBMBC members who have done parts/ all of the walk before. As with the Skeleton Rock we should anticipate some thick bush. Approx. 1,000 m ascent/ descent. Fit walkers only, max 8.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 16-May-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
The Flying Carpet
The Flying Carpet is a remarkable feature in the Carne Creek cliffs. It is only 2 metes wide and projects horizontally from the cliff face. After driving along the Glow Worm tunnel road we walk through open bushland to the cliff edge. here there are great views of Carne Creek. We follow the cliff line to Koan Cave then use ropes to reach the carpet. After descending we continue under the cliffs, climbing out through a very pleasant gully and returning to our vehicles. This walk is for experienced bushwalkers.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 15-May-2021
3 M - Abseiling
Fun with Ropes - Yellow Rock Lookout, Winmalee
This is a rope practice session focussing on techniques for setting releasable anchors and strategies for rescue. We will aim to practice dealing with untying isolation knots under load and cutaway rescues as a last resort.It is also an opportunity for people to practice general rope skills like use of prussics and ascenders.
Map: Springwood

Sat - 15-May-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Gooches crater Full
This walk explores an amazing natural phenomenon surrounded by intricate pagodas.Some off track and wet feet but nothing difficult.
Map: Wollangambe

Sat - 15-May-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Mt Wilson mindful meditation walk
This is a silent meditation walk, to enable reflection on the last twelve months. A traditional camping ground in the foothills of Mt. Wilson is on the way. We also cross 2 small creeks. There will be seated as well as walking meditation ( instruction given if necessary). We'll walk on track, off-track and on a fire-trail at a slower pace than is normal for bushwalking.
Map: Mt Wilson

Mon - 10-May-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Lost World LO – St Helena Spur – Bull Ant Tk
Lost World LO – St Helena Spur – Bull Ant Tk – Glenbrook Creek – Pippas Pass
Map: Springwood

Sat - 08-May-2021
4 MHX - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban - the South West Corner
Our walk will explore the south-west corner of Mugii Murum-ban SCA from the Glen Davis Road up to Mt Airly's Southern Pagodas. On the way we'll also explore the area south of Torbane for any evidence of a flying fox used when the refinery was operational. The walk will be entirely within the bounds of the SCA. Distance: 9k. Elevation Gain/Loss: 600m.
Map: Glen Alice

Fri - 07-May-2021
3 M - Abseiling
Abseil Skills Practice Full
This is a follow up training session for the members who did Juggler canyon on 18 April. The activity is fully booked.
Map: Katoomba

Fri - 07-May-2021
4 MHX - Day Walk
Potos Wall and Caves
Leave one car at Hanlons Road North and drive another one to GR 716 925 on Mountain Lagoon Road. From the second car, take Potos Ridge NW towards Tootie Creek. Visit Potos Cave 1 on the way down, followed by Potos Wall to the west of the descent ridge. Climb out of Potos Creek to visit Potos Cave 2. Next, cross the creek westwards and use East Ridge to descend into the Tootie Creek and Back Creek junction. Walk upstream on Back Creek, all the way to Hanlons Road North.About 6 km. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Mon - 03-May-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Kanuka Brook Waterfall, Crayfish Pool, Red Hands Cave
Follow pad to Kanuka Brook Waterfall. Extension to above the falls.Track to Red Hands Cave
Map: Penrith

Sun - 02-May-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Hydro Tracks
An exploration of the network of tracks behind the Hydro Majestic hotel, built by master stonemason Murdo McClennan. The day includes a short history tour of the property with insight into the it's founder, the eccentric Sydney retailer Mark Foy. About 12klms, up to 400m ascent/decent, rock scrambling, mostly on track.A reasonable level of fitness and agility required.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 01-May-2021
5 H - Abseiling
Bungonia Creek Canyon
Bungonia Creek is more of a gorge with a lot of creek walking between, over and under large boulders. There are about 4 abseils (12m, 35m, 60m, 45m). There are a few swims, up to 30 metres in length. There is a very steep climb at the end of the canyon. This trip will involve a long day, and an early start. Camping fees 17.00 per night. Park entry 8.00 per vehicle.
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 01-May-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
South of Larkins Gully, Winburndale Nature Reserve
This walk is in the North of Winburndale Nature Reserve. After driving from Mount Victoria for ~90 minutes we will leave a car or cars near where the Mount Horrible Road meets the Eastern Boundary of the reserve. The walk starts from just South of the junction of the Mount Horrible Road and the Eskdale Road, and heads generally East, initially through lovely open woodland with mature unburned trees, then down a knife edge ridge, to meet a fire trail at Palmers Oaky Creek. There is a short, steep uphill walk along the fire trail back to the car/s.
Map: Capertee

Fri - 30-Apr-2021
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Spot Height 958 and Green Gully Divide
Park on the eastern edge of the Little Capertee Creek Camping Ground and make our way to Petries Gully. At GR 438 276, take a western tributary, then exit northwards and climb to spot height 958. Continue to a high point at GR 437 296, then descend north west on a spur to a lookout spot at around GR 441 303. Retrace to the previous high point, then use a known slot to come underneath the cliffs. Return via Green Gully Divide. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 15 km.
Map: Ben Bullen

Tue - 27-Apr-2021
4 MHX - Day Walk
Berambing to Skeleton Rocks via Caleys range
This walk takes in part of Caley's 1804 expedition to Mount Banks. Skeleton Rocks is apparently difficult to find (Caley himself failed on the way back). If possible, we will continue to Pincushion Hill, but the aim will be to limit the walk to 8 hrs. In the past the bush was very thick in this area, but that may have been reduced by the fires. Nevertheless, we should be prepared for a bit of a bush bash. We will aim to start from Berambing at 08:00.
Map: Kurrajong

Mon - 26-Apr-2021
3 MX - Day Walk
car camping kanangra boyd
Camping at Boyd River, arriving casually on Monday, with a series of Day walks to commence on Tuesday.Walks will include: Box Creek falls, Morong Falls, Crafts walls, Whaliana. Grades are dependent on conditions of bush post fire and floods. Come for some or all.
Map: Kanangra

Mon - 26-Apr-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Pippas Creek, Florabella Pass (part) and Glenbrook Creek
See sections of Pippas Creek and waterfall, Florabella Pass (part) and Glenbrook Creek
Map: Springwood

Sun - 25-Apr-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Fortress Ridge option of Dark's Cave
Great views of the Grose and a lovely place to see the bushfire regeneration. Fortress Ridge is an easy walk on track (2EM - 3 km return) however the path to Dark's cave is a bit of a scramble with a creek crossing to navigate. 150 m descent/ ascent. Total walk less than 7 km.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 25-Apr-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Redledge Pass
After setting up are car shuffle we depart from the locked gate at Narrow Neck. A 2 km walk along the road brings us to a bush track that descends to a gully with a lovely waterfall. We make our way along the cliffs to Redledge Pass then follow the ridge down to the remains of the Glen Shale mines. This includes adits, the winding wheel and other artefacts. Next we follow the path of skip tram way to Devils Hole for a climb through the cliffs to our vehicles.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 25-Apr-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Upper Breakfast Creek Deferred
This is a pleasant creek walk suitable for experienced walkers. From Blackheath we drive along the Megalong Valley to Dunphy Car park. The walk begins with a steep climb on a fire trail until we reach Bellbird Ridge. Here rock scrambling is involved as we descend off track to Breakfast Creek. We follow the creek up stream with rock hopping and climbs around waterfalls. After 2 km of creek walking we exit at Glenalan Spurs and return along the Medlow Gap Fire Trail. (5 km) Walk Postponed Flood Damage.
Map: Jamison

Sat - 24-Apr-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Mount Banks Walkabout
Meet at Mount Banks Picnic area. Walk a few km along the fire trail then head up to Onion Ring Point followed by 500m Abseil Point. Next, we cut across the summit to 270 Degree Panorama Point. Finally follow the cliff line round back to the cars. A shortish walk of 4 to 5 hrs. Some bits of thickish bush. Great views of the Grose Valley.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 24-Apr-2021
4 MH - Pack Walk
Splendour Rock Bushwalkers Anzac Service
Pack Walk - Saturday 24th April to Sunday 25th April.Walk along Narrow Neck out to Splendour Rock and return.18 klm each day. It will be a 5.30 am rise on Anzac day for dawn service at 6.00 am. This site is the bushwalkers memorial site where a plaque was placed in 1948 and the services commenced from that date. The walk is along track (hopefully, after the fires) all the way with a couple of steep climbs. Water is not available at the campsite and needs to be carried. You would need to carry at least 3 litres of water to get you through the walk in, at night, and for the walk out. Meeting place will be at the locked gate on Narrow Neck.Tent and cooking equipment required.
Map: Jamison

Sat - 24-Apr-2021
4 MHX - Day Walk
Box Vale loop and Forty Foot falls
Map: Mittagong. We'll park the cars at the picnic area at 623863 which is off the Wombeyan caves road near Welby. Walking along a track we descend to visit Forty Foot falls at 642873 before exploring along the Nattai river and ascending at 637891. Part of the walk is along the old Box Vale railway with some dramatic cuttings and a tunnel. Half on track and half off-track.
Map: Not Specified

Fri - 23-Apr-2021
5 HX - Day Walk
Bainbrig Creek and Wave cave
Map: Nerriga. We will park the cars on the Braidwood road at 412149 and walk to 415138 where we will descend through the cliff to visit the Wave cave at 418135 the rest of the day is exploring along the creek with a possible exit at 422146 or somewhere else, depending on what we find. Exploratory walk.
Map: Not Specified

Fri - 23-Apr-2021
5 HX - Pack Walk
Wollemi National Park: Nullo Range Adventure
Co-leader: Kevin SongbergStrictly limited numbers. Private property access has been arranged. A series of three one-day walks from a base camp exploring the Nullo Range (directly north of the Yodellers Range) between Myrtle Gap and Lovers Leap. The plan for each day is to be advised, and our progress will depend on our ability to penetrate this very difficult but spectacular terrain. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 6 km every day.
Map: Not Specified

Thu - 22-Apr-2021
3 M - Abseiling
Abseil Training for Beginners
This is a basic abseil training day at Mt Boyce near Blackheath. and is intended for members who walk with UBMBC and who have not abseiled previously. It will cover ropes, anchors and equipment, safety checks, personal anchors, abseiling technique and belay. The venue at Mt Boyce has progressively steeper cliff faces that are ideal for training. Following the training we drive to Medlow Bath where we put skills into practice in Juggler Canyon, which has 6 abseils. The day ends with a lovely walk through part of the Grand Canyon. Members who complete the training successfully will be approved to attend easier canyons on the UBMBC program. You will need a helmet, harness, carabiner and descender. Equipment must be approved to European or North American safety standards. Bicycle helmets and helmets from other sports are not acceptable. Please do not buy new equipment, you will be given advice on the day, which includes shops that offer discounts for UBMBC members. I also have equipment for loan for the day. Before booking in for this program please read Guidelines for Canyoners on the UBMBC website. Members must have done at least one bushwalk with UBMBC and have completed a non-abseil canyon (eg Grand Canyon, Du Faurs Canyon, Rocky Creek )Canyoning involves carrying wet suits, ropes and equipment as well as scrambling over slippery rocks and climbing in steep, rugged country. A suitable level of fitness and agility is required.
Map: Katoomba

Mon - 19-Apr-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Narrow Neck Revisited 3 - Glen Shale Mines
On the last walk here, there was so much to see, and all the features were not visited. So from Nellies Glen Road, we'll continue with the general exploration of the mining area, with a greater and specific focus on the infrastructure such as the self acting incline, the shale transfer area, the various remnant skips, and the locations and remains of the abutments of the tramway bridges. Return to the cars will be along the Six Foot Track.Map: Katoomba
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 18-Apr-2021
3 M - Abseiling
Abseiling Skills Practice Day
On Sunday 18 April, there will be an abseil training session at Mt Boyce near Blackheath. The area has bolted anchors and is a short walk from the car park. The day will be “do your own thing” which has been very successful in the past. You can learn to prussik or practise your prussik skills. I will have a VT prussik for you to try. There will be opportunities to try out different descenders and hand ascenders, learn knots and rig anchors. You can share ideas with other members. We will set up releasable anchors, lowering systems and haul systems. Ropes will be provided. You can bring your own ropes, extra carabiners and usual equipment. A rope protector or piece of carpet is a good idea. Some of the edges wear ropes. Members attending this training must have experience in canyoning. You can arrive and leave when you like. Please book in.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 17-Apr-2021
3 M - Abseiling
Malaita Point multi pitch abseil - Katoomba
Malaita Point is a multi-pitch abseil which involves 7 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 and an introduction to multi-pitch abseil trips. Exit is via Furber Steps.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 17-Apr-2021
5 H - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban SCA: Airly Turret and the Clifftops to the East
Find out why this area, part of the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations. Leave one vehicle at Airly Mountain and drive to Airly Gap. Climb towards Airly Turret, approaching it from the west, then explore the turret and its slots. Continue east through dissected terrain of pagodas and ravines until we join the road which will take us down to the first car. Scrambling and exposure. About 6 km.
Map: Glen Alice

Sat - 17-Apr-2021
4 MHX - Day Walk
Popeye Canyon. Newnes
Park cars at end of Waratah Ridge Road. Walk along ridge with interesting pagodas and then explore Popeye Canyon and Falls. Wet feet
Map: Wollangambe

Fri - 16-Apr-2021
5 HX - Day Walk
Drip Rock, Clews Cave, Island Mountain and the Colo
Park at the end of Drip Rock Trail and make our way via several ridges to Clews Cave. From there, ascend Island Mountain, then descend to the Colo. Walk up a tributary to the north east and climb back up. Walk back to the vehicle. About 10 km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Colo Heights

Tue - 13-Apr-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Down the Wire, Paterson Hill, Cabbage Tree Creek
A rare chance to do an attractive walk in the Lower Blue Mountains. We meet at the entrance to the Vale of Avoca Recreation Centre at 09:00 on Tuesday 13th April. At the traffic lights in North Richmond you head left along Grose Vale Road for 7 km then turn left along Cabbage Tree Road for a further 3 km. (Map attached). For the walk itself we head “Down the Wire”, a steep descent to the Grose River. Then we make our way upstream to the junction of Burralow Creek with the Grose River and climb up the slope to Paterson Hill. We will have an early lunch and marvel at the giant stone men before descending to the junction of Burralow Creek and Cabbage Tree Creek. From there we head back up Cabbage Tree Creek to the cars. Estimated time 4 to 5 hrs. Most of this walk is off track and there is a steep descent and ascent. As always in such situations care needs to be taken but there is no exposure or technical difficulty. I will take a tape in case.
Map: Kurrajong

Mon - 12-Apr-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Narrow Neck Revisited 2 - Glen Shale Mines
From Nellies Glen Road, there'll be a general exploration of the mining area, but with a greater and specific focus on the infrastructure such as the self acting incline, the shale transfer area, the various remnant skips, and the locations and remains of the abutments of the tramway bridges. Return to the cars will be along the Six Foot Track. It's a walk with minimum ascents, but a great slice of history.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 10-Apr-2021
5 H - Abseiling
Devils Pinch and Starlight Canyon - Wolgan Valley
Devils Pinch canyon is a long and impressive canyon. A steep climb is required to get up the Pipeline track. There are 2 abseils, both about 25 metres. There are a few wades and one very short swim. At the end of the canyon we will go around to Starlight Canyon and walk up that. Good working torches required for Starlight. It will be a long day and an early start will be required.
Map: Mt Morgan

Sat - 10-Apr-2021
4 MHX - Day Walk
Winburndale lagoon Creek
Winburndale Nature Reserve is 1 hour from Mount Victoria a large reserve with interesting conglomerate formations and casuarina lined streams. This time we will be exploring Lagoon Creek. Good views on the way down and hopefully an interesting creek
Map: Meadow Flat

Thu - 08-Apr-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Mt Victoria- Grotto and Caves.
Pleasant walk to Hourne point, taking in Ferris Cave, Cox’s Cave and Fairy Bower. Approximately 3 hours, mostly on track, but some wet and eroded sections.
Map: Hartley

Sun - 04-Apr-2021
3 MX - Day Walk
Valley of The Waters Circuit-Wentworth Falls
Conservation Hut- Nature Track-Empress Falls- Wentworth Pass-Slack Stairs-Undercliff TrackScenic walk with some of the most stunning views and beautiful waterfalls rainforest, in the Blue mountains. All on good tracks
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 03-Apr-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Blackmans Crown
Blackmans Crown is near Capertee on the Castlereagh Highway, 45 km N of Lithgow. It is a prominent rocky crown with excellent views of the surrounding countryside. The walk is about 6 km but there is plenty of rock scrambling involved. Care must be exercised when traversing exposed ledges. This is an ideal walk for new members.
Map: Capertee

Sat - 03-Apr-2021
4 MH - Pack Walk
Great South West Walk, Victoria
Portland, Victoria - This walk was supposed to take place last April but COVID-19 put a stop to it. I am going to try again this year: 3-17 April, 2021.The trip was full so preference is given to those who were ready to go last year. However, as circumstances change some may not be able to come along this year.The Great South West Walk: Pack Walk over 14 days & 252km (plus 1 rest day- depending on whether we fly or drive to Portland)) that begins and ends in Portland, Victoria. This unforgettable experience winds around 3 National Parks, hardwood forests, the pristine Glenelg River, the picturesque township of Nelson, aboriginal heritage sites, the mighty Southern Ocean and vast sand dunes, sandy bays and beaches, rugged cliffs, freshwater lakes, the Cape Nelson Lighthouse, the stunning Bridgewater Bay and amongst a diversity of natural fauna and flora including Blue and Southern Right Whales, a mainland Fur Seal colony and Australia's only mainland Australasian Gannet rookery and much more. Max. 8 walkers. This walk fits nicely into the April 2021 school hols: We might fly into Avalon Airport and get transport to Portland (cost TBA). Food 'drop' and gas collection half way point at Nelson where we might have a rest day. Joint walk with the Bush Club and SBW. For more details contact leader. Map: The Great South West Walk
Map: Not Specified

Fri - 02-Apr-2021
3 M - Canyon
Dargans Creek Canyon
Dargans is a short canyon near Bell with no abseils. Rock scrambling, wading and short swims are involved. The exit involves climbing next to a waterfall using a fixed rope, then climbing a spiked tree.(see photos). Members must be comfortable with exposure and physically capable of performing these activities. The constricted section of the canyon has excellent photo opportunities.
Map: Hartley

Fri - 02-Apr-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Mt York Cox Road Lawson Long Alley Loop
Meet at Lawson Long Alley Car Park (Mt York) walk to Mt York - descend via Cox Road to Hartley Valley and return via Lawson Long Alley track
Map: Hartley

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