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Autumn Activities Program01-Apr-2019 to 30-Jun-2019


Sat - 29-Jun-2019
3 MX - Abseiling
Malaita Point
A relatively easy multi pitch abseil trip but with exit now by Giant Stairway as Furber Steps are likely to be closed (if not we will take the easier Furber Steps exit). Joint trip with CBC.
Map: Katoomba

Fri - 21-Jun-2019
4 MH - Day Walk
Exploring Airlie
We will car camp at Airlie on Friday night.On Saturday we'll head up the hill (off track) and wend our way to "Gnome Gully " a beautiful rainforest gully before exploring other areas with interesting pagodas and other features.On Sunday, we'll have a short walk along a fire trail to see the cave houses and other features of historical interest.Walkers not wishing to camp can meet us on Saturday.
Map: Glen Alice

Sat - 15-Jun-2019
3 MX - Abseiling
Windows Abseil Canyon
A dry canyon (possible wet feet) with great views into the Wolgan Valley. Joint trip with CBC.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 08-Jun-2019
4 MHX - Canyon
Twin Canyon and Nobles Canyon
We will park just to the north of the Nobles Canyon parking area and head west to the cliff edge. We will then follow the cliff edge north and eventually find a way down to the end of Twin Canyon. After some exploration we will follow the canyon south to the watershed and then down into Nobles Canyon. We will walk towards the entrance to Nobles canyon and then follow one of the gully's north to where the cars are parked. Some short exploratory sections. Some mild exposure on the descent to Twin Canyon and a a leg up and scramble needed to exit from Twin Canyon. On the border of the Ben Bullen/Cullen Bullen maps
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 02-Jun-2019
2 EM - Day Walk
Pool of Siloam to Conservation Hut
A pleasant half day walk starting in Leura via Lyrebird Dell, Pool of Siloam then Leura's back streets to Fairmont Resort track to Lilians Bridge and Nature Trail ending at conservation Hut Wentworth falls. A few deviations to lookouts on the way. Suitable for new walkers, photographers and the less experienced.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 01-Jun-2019
4 MHX - Day Walk
Red Ridge area Kings Tableland
Further to our initial exploratory last year. A look at Mount White and Mount Gibson which we saw but didn't conquer!! Only disadvantage is a 4 km walk in along a good trail and return.
Map: Jamison

Sun - 26-May-2019
5 H - Day Walk
Ben Bullen State Forest Series – The Northern Valleys
Ben Bullen State Forest west of the Great Dividing Range encapsulates, in a relatively small area, everything that is exciting and interesting about bushwalking – incredible rock sculptures, tall pagodas, narrow slot canyons, magnificent caves, verdant forests and more. This unique area is currently under serious threat from mining. Find out why this area must be protected for future generations. About 8k. All off track, some rock scrambling and exposure.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 25-May-2019
3 MX - Abseiling
Castle Head Abseil
Multi pitch abseil trip with great views & some exposure. Joint trip with CBC.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 25-May-2019
4 MH - Day Walk
Glenbrook, Glenbrook Creek, Kanuka Brook, Red Hands Cave
Meet at the Blue Mountains National Park entrance at Glenbrook. Walk down the road to the Causeway then upstream along Glenbrook Creek via Blue Pool to Duck Pool by the junction with Kanuka Brook (approx. 3 km). This stretch is partly tracked and reasonably open. Head up Kanuka Creek for approx. 1 km. There is an intermittent track marked by splodges of blue paint. Then head up a gully to the left (south) for 50m until it forks. Climb the ridge between, weave through some cliff lines (always marked with blue paint) and follow a clear track on the ridge until it meets Red Hands fire trail. Turn left and make your way down to the Red Hands Cave. Continue down the track to the junction with Camp Fire Creek (1.5 km). Turn left here and follow Camp Fire Creek downstream to the Glenbrook Causeway. Cross the causeway and climb back up the road to the park entrance.Approx. 6 hrs, 13 km, 400 m ascent.Links to a couple of blogs of this walk - a Tom Brennan blog https://bushwalkingnsw.com/walk.php?nid=729 and a David Noble blog http://www.david-noble.net/blog/?p=6290
Map: Penrith

Fri - 24-May-2019
3 M - Pack Walk
A romp around Kanangra
We will meet at Boyd river on Friday and explore the magnificent Morong Falls.On Saturday we'll go to Pages Pinnacle, a classic walk on the plateau with constant stunning views.On Sunday, we do a short walk to Box creek falls before heading home.Mostly easy walking with not much ascent/descent or scary edges.This is a car camp with day walks.
Map: Kanangra

Fri - 24-May-2019
5 H - Day Walk
Blue Mountains National Park: Mount Banks to Pierces Pass Traverse
A spectacular cliff edge traverse, connecting these two iconic destinations. Exploratory for the leader. Scrambling and exposure. About 6km.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 19-May-2019
4 MH - Day Walk
Megalong Ledges
As referenced in Jim Smith’s “How to see the Blue Mountains” 2nd edition, walk No. 83 on page 44. A series of ledges with some scrubby sections between. No real exposure or rock climbing involved. We start at Medlow Bath behind the Hydro-Majestic and finish above Black's Ladder on Radiata Plateau.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 18-May-2019
5 H - Abseiling
Kalang Falls Abseil - Kanangra Walls
There are 10 abseils with the longest being 50 metres, and 6 of them over 30 metres. Most abseils are exposed with great views. A lot of rock scrambling but the trip is dry but you may get your feet wet in one or two spots. A very steep and long climb out. A long day involved and an early start will be needed.
Map: Kanangra

Sat - 18-May-2019
3 MX - Abseiling
Mirrorball Abseil
Abseil trip in the Grose Valley with spectacular views and a great morning tea spot on the Mirrorball. Joint trip with CBC.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 18-May-2019
4 MHX - Day Walk
Sunnyside Ridge
A further explore from an old trail near the end of the ridge. From memory the pagodas were very impressive as was the view of the Wolgan Valley
Map: Wollangambe

Sun - 12-May-2019
2 EM - Day Walk
Lochleys Pylon
We walk from the small car park on the Mt Hay Road out to the pylon and the magnificent views of the valley and return. If the road between Fortress Ridge and the start of the walk is still poor we may need 4 wheel drives get through a steep section or walk from the Fortress Ridge carpark. 1/2 day walk.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 11-May-2019
3 M - Day Walk
Lagoon Creek
Walk in country which is totally different to the Blue Mountains and examine old gold mining relics. Check out old tunnels (in solid granite and safe) Short walk but lots of mining history.
Map: Portland

Sat - 11-May-2019
5 H - Pack Walk
Point Nicholson
From Newnes we'll follow Little Capertee Creek, then walk through some delightful pagodas to get to the campsite on a rock shelf overlooking the Capertee Valley with spectacular views of Pantoney's Crown as we watch the sunset. This is a dry camp with no water nearby, so you will have to carry all the water you require for the walk and camp, as the water from Little Capertee Creek is unreliable. This walk is mostly off track, so only walkers with off track pack walking experience please.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 05-May-2019
5 H - Canyon
Arethusa Canyon with Climbing Exit
This is a wet canyon run late in season hence adequate gear (such as warm woollen thermals under the wetsuit, etc) is required if the weather is on a cool side. There are a few abseils on the way to the canyon which is mostly a downhill walk. One abseil in the canyon through a hole in the rock (good for photos). Canyon is very slippery. Three climbing pitches at the end to exit the canyon. Second pitch being an exposed traverse. You must be at least very proficient with prussiking however some climbing ability is required. Expect 3/4 or full day trip. We'll start from Mt Hay area.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 05-May-2019
3 MX - Abseiling
Boars Head Abseil
A dry multi-pitch abseil trip with some great views and lots of exposure in the slot (not for the faint hearted). 5 abseils up to 50m. Joint trip with CBC.
Map: Rock Hill

Sat - 04-May-2019
4 MHX - Day Walk
Ropeway across Jamison Valley
Down Furber Steps and then follow the cables (intermittently) from Malaita Point across the valley to the Ruined Castle and return by the Federal Pass to Furber Steps. A walk through history.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 28-Apr-2019
3 M - Day Walk
Jenolan Caves Circuit
Park at Jenolan Cabins and walk down the Six Foot Track to Jenolan Caves. The Devils Coachhouse is closed due to a rock fall so we will go to the McKeowns Valley and follow the river to Rowe's cottage ruins and the ascend a steep ridge to the cabins. About 12 Kms.
Map: Jenolan

Sat - 27-Apr-2019
5 H - Day Walk
Mt Solitary Traverse
The classic walk Kings Tableland - over Solitary finish - Golden Stairs traversing the Jamison Valley. Some very steep sections about 20 kms and 9 -10 hrs walking so an early start to get it in before dark Walk will be at a moderate pace - fit walkers only, please
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 27-Apr-2019
3 MX - Abseiling
Zorro Canyon
A reasonably easy abseiling canyon with 1 tricky chimney to avoid waist deep water. 2 or 3 abseils up to 25m. Great views as we walk in from the top. Wet feet, but no swimming. Joint trip with CBC.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Fri - 26-Apr-2019
5 HX - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban SCA: West of Genowlan Trig
Leave one vehicle at GR 243 305 on Glen Davis Road and drive another to GR 249 322 on the plateau. Climb onto the escarpment and walk southwards, enjoying spectacular views. Next, explore the area west of Genowlan Trig. Use Citadel Pass South to descend to the first car. Mostly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 8km.
Map: Glen Alice

Wed - 24-Apr-2019
3 M - Pack Walk
Splendour Rock Bushwalkers Anzac Service - overnight walk
Wednesday 24th April to Thursday 25th April. Overnight walk from Carlons Farm in the Megalong Valley out to Splendour Rock and return 14 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 all the way with a couple of steep climbs. Water is not available at the campsite and needs to be carried about 3 klms. You would need to carry at least 2 litres of water from this point to get you through the night and for the walk out. Over the last few years it has become popular again with many walking clubs, scouts and other groups attending, with up to 100 people at the service. Meeting place will be in Blackheath at about 0800.Tent and cooking equipment required.
Map: Jenolan

Sun - 21-Apr-2019
2 EM - Day Walk
Mt Wilson - Pheasant’s Cave and Tessellated Pavements
Two short, scenic and very different walks showing off the best of Mt Wilson. Approx 9km in total, the first walk has few hills, the second 150m ascent/descent approx. Feel free to do one or both walks.Please advise if you are happy to drive and take passengers.There is no public transport. Contact me by email please.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 21-Apr-2019
3 M - Day Walk
Table Rock in Jenolan State Forest
Walk off track up ridge adjacent to Table rock, then climb Table Rock for a fantastic 360 degree view. Not very long walk but spectacular. See what Bernard O'Reilly did when he climbed up in 1931. The climb up Table Rock is a bit exposed. I will climb and put a tape down.
Map: Hampton

Sat - 20-Apr-2019
5 H - Day Walk
North of Wollangambe River/ Crater
This walk is to the region north of Wollangambie River, and to the north west of Wollangambie Crater (WC). The track starts as if heading to WC then heads north across the river. For a short distance we join a fire trail and head south down a ridge towards WC, find a way through the cliffs and cut across the river and head back up to the return trail from WC. A small amount of scrambling is required. This is a big walk and Joe Dunn reckons it as one of the better ones we have done. Fitness is required as it is a 22 km walk with 1000 m ascent. Last time it took us 9 hrs.
Map: Wollangambe

Sat - 20-Apr-2019
3 MX - Abseiling
Penrose Gully & Tiger Snake Canyons
Two dry abseil canyons. 3 drops up to 20m in Penrose Gully (this section is not for fat people & can be missed). 4 drops up to 25m in Tiger Snake. Joint trip with CBC.
Map: Rock Hill

Fri - 19-Apr-2019
5 HX - Pack Walk
Wollemi National Park: Baker Labyrinth and more
Co-leader Ian Thorpe. A 4-day pack walk adventure that will include crossing of the incredible Baker Labyrinth and exploration of the nearby areas. Details to be advised. Scrambling and exposure. Mostly exploratory.
Map: Not Specified

Mon - 15-Apr-2019
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Newnes Galleries
Park at Little Capertee Creek Camping Ground and walk up Cathedral Canyon. Once on top, explore the area to the east and north east, named Newnes Galleries on a previous walk. It contains spectacular rock formations. Return the same way. Scrambling and exposure. Partly exploratory. About 6km.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 14-Apr-2019
4 MH - Creek
Budgary Creek - upstream from River Caves - Newnes Plateau
The walk involves creek walking in water and high ferns, with compulsory waterfall jumps and slides. A few rope assisted climb downs also. Mostly off track. Wetsuits optional. Need 4wd vehicles to get to start of walk.
Map: Rock Hill

Sat - 13-Apr-2019
4 MH - Day Walk
Around the Altar Room
This walk visits the interesting and not-so-often visited area North of the Altar Room (a deep slot in the ridge that separates Little Capertee and Canobla Creeks, near Newnes). Rather than going through the Altar room we go around it. From Newnes we head West up Little Capertee Creek and then ascend steeply up to the hanging valley below the Altar Room. We then traverse West and North, emerging on the spur that separates the Western and Eastern parts of Canobla Creek. From there we descend an easy slot to the East and traverse around the Northern side of Mount Tricky to Cathedral Pass, from where it is a long and steep but not difficult descent back to Newnes. Around 6 hours of walking, almost all off-track, a few scrubby patches (nothing too bad), little or no scrambling and no exposure.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 13-Apr-2019
3 M - Day Walk
Burra Korain Head
We meet on Ridgewell Rd and follow Burra Korain ridge to the edge of the Grose valley.Mostly on track with interesting rock formations along the way and a spectacular view at the end.Not too much ascent/descent.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 13-Apr-2019
3 M - Abseiling
Jugglers Canyon
Juggler and Grand Canyons are suitable for abseilers of all ability. You do need to have completed the abseil training with UBMBC. Juggler has 6 abseils and is a dry canyon and Grand has one entry abseil with a lovely walk/wade/swim through canyon. They are conveniently situated near each other, so doing both canyons should only take 6 to 7 hours in total.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 07-Apr-2019
4 MH - Abseiling
Hole in the Wall canyon
HITW canyon is a wet canyon on the Newnes plateau. There is a 6 km walk in and out. Glow worms are in a tunnel section. There is a great canyon section and a squeeze through or climb over. There are 5 abseils. At the end of HITW there is a 500 m wade through a spectacular section of the Bungleboori canyon.There is just time to do it before the weather gets too cold!
Map: Not Specified

Sun - 07-Apr-2019
2 EM - Day Walk
Slavens Cave
A walk at Wallerawang through open Forest and mainly on track. You need to bring a torch. Afterwards we will drive to Mount Lambie for lunch or afternoon tea with an expansive view. Map is Meadow Flat.
Map: Lithgow

Sat - 06-Apr-2019
3 MX - Abseiling
Honeycomb Canyon
A reasonably easy abseil canyon, where with a tricky scramble, you can stay largely dry. 3 or 4 abseils up to 15m. Walk back through the Glow Worm Tunnel so head torch needed. Joint trip with CBC.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 06-Apr-2019
5 H - Day Walk
Newnes State Forest: Temple of Doom, Lost Ark Point and Indiana Gorge
Find out why this area, which is part of the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations.Drive to GR 332 088 on Blackfellows Hand Trail. Walk north through the magnificent Temple of Doom and then continue exploring the pagodas on the east side of the ridge, heading north. Arrive at the high cliffs above Wolgan Valley and then walk to Lost Arc Point. After enjoying the stunning views, proceed under the cliffs and into Indiana Gorge. Check out the amazing Indiana Slot and the rest of this scenic hidden valley. Exit the gorge at the south end and make our way back to the cars. About 8km. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 06-Apr-2019
5 H - Day Walk
Pantoney's Crown
An Iconic walk via the Northern end. 12 km total length, ascent/descent 600m. There are 2 straight forward rock scrambles involved where a tape will be set. We traverse the entire length and return via the same route. We will follow a well used track from private property to the base.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 06-Apr-2019
3 M - Pack Walk
Tootie Creek
From Mountain Lagoon at the end of the fire trail we'll follow the T3 track down the rocky ridge with spectacular views to the Colo River to camp for the night. The track is well defined but steep in some sections. Very pleasant camping on the sandy banks of the Colo River with the possibility of a swim. Return the same way on Sunday. This is a short walk that will allow for a reasonably early return home on Sunday.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Fri - 05-Apr-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

Thu - 04-Apr-2019
4 MH - Abseiling
Galah Canyon
Galah Canyon is an excellent canyon in the lower reaches of Rocky Creek. It features a number of interesting abseils and a magnificent cathedral-like chamber at the end. It requires a fairly long walk in and out, and there is an exposed climb of about 6m back up the cliffs at the end for which we will run a top belay. Expect an 9-10hr day. Wetsuits optional.
Map: Rock Hill

Wed - 03-Apr-2019
3 M - Abseiling
Empress Canyon
Empress canyon is a short and impressive canyon close to the conservation hut in Wentworth Falls. There are several wades and short swims so a wetsuit is recommended. The canyon finishes with a 30 metre abseil into a pool below.
Map: Katoomba

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