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Winter Activities Program01-Jul-2020 to 30-Sep-2020


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Sat - 05-Sep-2020
4 MH - Day Walk
Mt Victoria heads
This is a romp with the Norse gods who guard this part of the Grose Valley. We start at the Asgard fire trail and branch off to Asgard head through a delightful ferny gully. We then proceed to Thor, Valhalla and Ikara heads, all showing different perspectives of this wonderful area.
Map: Mt Wilson

Fri - 28-Aug-2020
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Above Daves Pass
Leave one car at the old Newnes Hotel and drive to the locked gate at GR 418 261. Walk in Little Capertee Creek and then turn up a tributary creek at GR 407 260. Walk up it and explore the slots and pagodas to the east. Climb to the tops at around GR 404 243 and make a way north to about GR 412 256. Descend via Daves Pass. Mostly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 10 km.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 23-Aug-2020
4 MH - Abseiling
Dalpura Abseil Canyon
An easy canyon with one short abseil. Several short swims so thermals & a wetsuit recommended.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 22-Aug-2020
3 MX - Day Walk
Keriwoga Ridge Faulconbridge
Interesting ridge off the Faulconbridge Point Fire Trail with good views. We will make it a loop walk going from near Faulconbridge Point. A bit of a slog along the fire trail but the views are worth it
Map: Springwood

Sat - 22-Aug-2020
5 HX - Pack Walk
Wollemi National Park: Yodellers Adventure
Co-leader Kevin SongbergA 3-day pack walk. Details to be advised.Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Not Specified

Sun - 16-Aug-2020
3 M - Day Walk
Fortress ridge and Dark’s cave
The walk starts from Mt Hay road and continues along a ridge to Fortress head which gives us amazing views of the Grose Valley.We then retrace our steps and head along another ridge, before going down a steep slope which takes us to Dark’s cave, a beautiful overhang with a convenient waterfall..
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 15-Aug-2020
4 MHX - Day Walk
Bungleboori Dumbano traverse
After leaving a car on the Wollongambe fire trail near the turn-off to Gooch's crater we will take a second car to the end of the Waratah Ridge Road. From the Waratah Ridge we will walk south following a spectacular but straightforward route down a ridge to Bungleboori Creek. After crossing the creek we will follow a ridgeline SSE, climbing gradually, eventually returning to the first car for the reverse car shuttle. The route south of the Bungleboori could be complex and will be exploratory for the leader. Expect some scrambling. To make the car shuttle practical the group will be limited to 5, of whom at least one (apart from me) has a vehicle that can be taken on a rough road.
Map: Wollangambe

Sat - 15-Aug-2020
4 MH - 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 on a fire trail 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, then climb out and visit Cosmic Cave. Exit via Split Rock Point and Pass. Re-connect with the cars. About 8k. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Fri - 14-Aug-2020
4 MHX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Tootie Creek Tributaries
Park the car at GR 719 928 on Mountain Lagoon Road. Walk north west on a spur. Find a way down to Tootie Creek, then follow it downstream till GR 714 941. Find a way up to Easy Ridge and walk to the car. About 5 km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Sun - 09-Aug-2020
4 MH - Abseiling
Juggler Canyon & Picnic at Hanging Rock
Juggler Canyon with 5 abseils up to 20m followed by a short drive & a 10km return fire trail walk to Hanging Rock for a picnic lunch & spectacular views.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 08-Aug-2020
3 MX - Day Walk
Newnes Plateau
Park cars at end of Waratah Ridge. Follow ridge down to Bungleboori Creek and back. There are plenty of pagodas and views to see. Checked with NPS on 9th June and was told this area is open
Map: Wollangambe

Sun - 02-Aug-2020
4 MHX - Abseiling
Malaita Wall Abseil
6 abseils up to 45m, spectacular views and lots of exposure. Helmet and personal safety line essential. Joint trip with CBC.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 01-Aug-2020
3 M - Day Walk
Burra Korain ridge
An interesting walk along this ridge towards the Grose Valley.As we walk, we will see different perspectives of landmarks like hanging rock, finishing with a spectacular view of the valley.
Map: Mt Wilson

Fri - 31-Jul-2020
5 HX - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban: Airly Creek Cave
Park at Airly Gap and attempt to find a way up and explore the big triangular cave at about GR 234 331 seen when returning from Mount Airly South West pagodas walk. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 5 km.
Map: Glen Alice

Sat - 25-Jul-2020
5 HX - Day Walk
Winburndale Rivulet
Another expedition to the south of Winburndale NR . This time exploring more of the Winburndale Rivulet.The Rivulet further down stream was a very attractive stream lined with giant casuarinas. There will be steep slopes up and down and mainly off track. Totally exploratory.
Map: Meadow Flat

Fri - 24-Jul-2020
4 MH - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Tootie Creek Loop
Start from Hanlons Road North and walk down the Back Creek, all the way to Tootie Creek at GR 708 928. There are caves and waterfalls to keep us occupied. Walk upstream along Tootie Creek till Front Creek at GR 698 927. Climb through a cliff line using a slot, then follow the creek back to Hanlons Road North. There are several points of interest along the way. A short day (about 4-5 hours). About 5 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Wed - 22-Jul-2020
4 MH - Day Walk
Hydro Tracks 2
A repeat of the walk on 17th June as we explore the historic network of tracks behind the Hydro constructed by a master stone mason, late 19th and early 20th century. We start at the hotel and access the tracks from the northern end. We then visit most of the famous landmarks named by Mark Foy, the property's flamboyant and eccentric creator. About 12k-15lms, 500m decent/ascent, mostly on track but some quite rough steep with some rock scrambling. As we start and finish at the hotel, no car-pooling is required. I plan to start with a brief tour of the hotel and give some historical context.
Map: Katoomba

Tue - 21-Jul-2020
4 MH - Abseiling
Wolgan Falls Again
Wolgan Falls is in the Newnes State Forest on the Black Fellows Hand (Maiyingu Marragu) Trail . Laurie Cohen and Mick Barr have set up 4 abseils in this beautiful area. The access road requires a large 4 wd vehicle. From where we park there is a short walk in through magnificent pagoda country above Wolgan Falls. The final abseil is next to the falls. The exit has some exposed ledges. Bookings open on Thurs 16 July. This trip is suitable for experienced canyoners.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sun - 19-Jul-2020
4 MH - Abseiling
Boars Head Abseil
A spectacular abseil trip with 5 abseils up to 50m. Some exposure and an "interesting" traverse through the slot (with a safety line installed for those who need it). Joint trip with CBC. Helmet and personal safety line essential.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 18-Jul-2020
4 MH - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban SCA: Valley of the Dinosaurs and Ultimate Slot
Find out for yourself why this unique area must be protected for future generations.Park on the road from Mount Airly to Genowlan Trig where there is suitable space. Walk up the road to the top of the plateau and then take the road to Genowlan Trig. Leave this road at about GR 253 320 and head east to the top, southern end of the Valley of the Dinosaurs. We will then proceed down the valley stopping to explore as many slots as possible on both sides. Next, visit the Ultimate Slot and then return to the road and to the vehicles. Scrambling and exposure. About 6km.
Map: Glen Alice

Sat - 18-Jul-2020
3 M - Day Walk
Numantia Falls
Circuit walk from Faulconbridge via Victoria Track to Numantia Falls and above falls, follow ridge back to Sassafras Creek, return to Faulconbridge.
Map: Springwood

Fri - 17-Jul-2020
3 M - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban: Historic Sites Along Tramway Trail and Haulway to the Ridge Above Torbane
Park cars at Airly Gap, follow Tramway Trail north and then west around the base of the Mount Airly cliffs, looking at historic sites along the way. At the junction with the old haulway, climb up to the cliff edge overlooking Torbane. Investigate the area for old infrastructure and possibly clamber down some of the descent into Torbane. Return via the track network on Mount Airly. About 12 km.
Map: Glen Alice

Sun - 12-Jul-2020
2 EM - Day Walk
Lions Head
Easy walk along Kings Tableland with spectacular views over Jamison valley.Short day with lots of leisurely breaks.
Map: Jamison

Sat - 11-Jul-2020
4 MH - Day Walk
Exploring 6 waterfalls, South Hazelbrook & South Lawson
Walk the old track from off Wilson St Lawson to old Lake Rd Hazelbrook & explore the old Western track at Terrace Falls on the way to Picnic Pt & then following Lawson Creek (off track) up to visit Leslie Falls. Then onto Federal Falls & rejoining the track to Junction & Adelina Falls & visit a great hanging water swamp before returning to the cars.
Map: Katoomba

Thu - 09-Jul-2020
3 M - Day Walk
Evans Crown
Lots of boulders with a visit to the big nose, split rock and the balancing rock. No pub lunch this visit. An interesting place with lots of views. map Tarana.
Map: Not Specified

Mon - 06-Jul-2020
3 MX - Day Walk
Top of Rock Pile Pass, Narrow Neck, Katoomba
Walking along Glenraphael Drive, Narrow Neck for just over 1km and then on faint track to the top of Rock Pile Pass and checking the surrounding area. Note: BMNP has tracks of the main track closed, But permission has been granted by the NPWS Ranger at Blackheath for this walk.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 05-Jul-2020
3 M - Abseiling
Abseil Skills Practice
We will meet at the Blackheath railway car park at 0900. The training area is a short drive from the car park, along Station St then along the railway line. Bring your own rope if you have one, bolt plates, gloves, and any pieces of equipment that you would like to try. A piece of carpet to protect your rope on edges is a good idea, The day is loosely structured to do your own thing. I will revise knots, anchors, tie offs, self rescue, top belay and haul systems.
Map: Hartley

Sun - 05-Jul-2020
3 M - Day Walk
Warrumbungle Day Walks
Join me for 3 day walks in the stunning Warrumbungle NP - which was not burnt out in the recent fires. The Warrumbungles are only 4 and a half hours from Blackheath. You will need your own transport. We will have a base camp at Camp Blackman which has hot showers (luxury). Yes, the nights will be cold but the days glorious and great for hiking. Day hikes all on track. Contact me for more details.
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 04-Jul-2020
4 MH - Day Walk
South East of Mount Towinhingy
Park cars on the road East of Mount Towinhingy. Walk and scramble SW up onto the ridge that runs SE from Mount Towinhingy. Follow the ridge until we run out of steam then head North back to the road.
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 04-Jul-2020
4 MH - Abseiling
Wolgan Falls
Wolgan Falls is in the Newnes State Forest on the Black Fellows Hand (Maiyingu Marragu) Trail . Laurie Cohen and Mick Barr have set up 4 abseils in this beautiful area. The access road requires a large 4 wd vehicle. From where we park there is a short walk in through magnificent pagoda country above Wolgan Falls. The final abseil is next to the falls. The exit has some exposed ledges. Bookings open on Mon 28 June. This trip is suitable for experienced canyoners and will be repeated on Tues 21 July.
Map: Cullen Bullen

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