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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

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

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

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 - 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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