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Sun - 30-Sep-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Castle Head Abseiling Trip
Multi-pitch abseiling trip off Narrow Neck, Katoomba with 5 - 7 abseils (depending on the route) up to 40 m. Some exposed scrambling. Great Views of Mt Solitary and Katoomba cliff line. Back to the cars via Golden Stairs.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 29-Sep-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Dumbano Creek and Tunnels
Off the Clarence Fire Trail Dumbano Creek narrows into a series of mini canyons which we will wade through (wet Feet). There is a large cave to be rediscovered and some great pagodas.Mostly off track.
Map: Wollangambe

Fri - 28-Sep-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Shipley Plateau
Exploring Shipley Plateau including the little known Arthurs Lookout but also visiting Mount Blackheath, Hargraves Lookout, Panorama Point and more.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 23-Sep-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Juggler Canyon
Juggler Canyon is a dry canyon, near Medlow Bath, with around 6 abseils and suitable for those with less experience in abseiling and canyoning. It is reached after a short walk. We return to the cars via the Gran Canyon and Pilcher track. As it is not a long day, and for those interested, we could also practice some abseiling skills at Mt York afterwards.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 22-Sep-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Mt Mouin
Mt MouinTime: 6 hrs Distance: 15km Fitness: M Skill: EM Ascent: 640mA solid walk to the highest of the peaks in the Wild Dogs, with great views
Map: Jenolan

Sat - 22-Sep-2018
4 MHX - Pack Walk
Overnight Walk in Wollemi area
Starting from Putty Road, we will follow ridges to Gibba Trig and then to Wollemi Creek where we will camp. Return via similar route. Whilst this is exploratory, the area can be scrubby but there is very little elevation involved (maybe ups and downs of 60 - 80m) with a drop of 200m to the campsite (scrambling down to campsite through cliff-lines using a hand-line may be involved). This trip will appear on other club calendars, and because of exploratory nature, numbers will be limited to between 6 and 8. MAPS: Six Brothers. This wont be a difficult walk, I've had a few epics lately so am expecting it to be a bit of a bludge walk, if you want a low-level adventure, contact me on 0417 453 170 (M) or email marilyn_scott@bigpond.com (out of mob reception from 7/9 - 14/9). ** Note: This Trip also appears on the Walks Programs of - Brisbane Water Outdoors Club and Coastal Mountain Walkers.
Map: Not Specified

Fri - 21-Sep-2018
3 MX - Abseiling
Windows canyon
Windows canyon is a dry canyon with 6 abseils and a lovely platform halfway down with stunning views where you can have lunch. We would meet at the Lisdale turn off and drive down Wolgan road to about 5 kms short of newnes. Then it is a climb up the hill and around a ridge to the canyon. All downhill from then on.
Map: Ben Bullen

Wed - 19-Sep-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Better Offer Canyon
Better Offer Canyon is on the Bells Line of road near Mt Banks. It is suitable for beginners. There is one waist deep pool but you can change clothes soon after it. The canyon has one spectacular abseil down a waterfall into a cavern. The exit is a pleasant bush walk up Birrabang Creek onto Dalpura Ridge. It is not a long day
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 16-Sep-2018
3 MX - Day Walk
Lost City
A walk among the awe inspiring pagodas of the Lost City off the Newnes Forest Road
Map: Lithgow

Sat - 15-Sep-2018
3 M - Pack Walk
Bell to Wollangambe Crater
Bell-Wollangambe River-Crater-Return BellScenic pack walk into pagoda country pace at unhurried pace to better enjoy-explore the many interesting features of Wallangambe wilderness. Suitable for pack hikers of all abilities. Some easy rock-scrambling. Joint activity Bush ClubGreat campsite. Suitable pack hikers of all abilities Total ascents 500 metres
Map: Wollangambe

Sat - 15-Sep-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Dione Dell Canyon
This is a dry canyon trip, near Kanangra Walls, that involves 4 abseils, with the longest being 35 metres. You may get your feet wet in one or two sections. The abseils have easy starts and it is a good introduction trip for people new to abseiling and canyoning.
Map: Kanangra

Sat - 15-Sep-2018
5 H - Creek
Myles Chasm and Dione Dell Deferred
Explore a section of Christies Creek usually reserved for canyoners. We'll walk in over Marrilman Heath & Pindari Top, down in to the Myles Chasm and follow the creek upstream to Dione Dell. We'll have to scramble around at least 4 waterfalls. A tape will be carried. 6 kilometres, 350m ascent/descent.
Map: Yerranderie

Sat - 15-Sep-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Red Rocks - Kings Tableland
Red Rocks are off the McMahons Point Road and quite distinctive. An area with great views over the Sydney Basin.mostly off track with fire trail access. An area we haven't visited recently
Map: Jamison

Fri - 14-Sep-2018
3 MX - Abseiling
Coachwood Canyon
Coachwood canyon is in the Newnes Plateau area near Rocky Creek. This canyon has 4-5 abseils up to 30m, and a nice walk through some Coachwood Forests. Abseiling experience is necessary but it is not a particularly difficult or long canyon.Wetsuits are not required but we end up walking through Rocky Creek so will get wet up to the knees. There is a slightly exposed section on the exit but a rope can be set up if you are worried.
Map: Rock Hill

Fri - 14-Sep-2018
5 HX - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban SCA: Pagoda Spurs and Ravines South of Point Hatteras
Park on the plateau at GR 250 324. Walk on Point Hatteras Trail to GR 250 330; walk east100m, then turn south and explore the first spur to its end at GR 251 328; descend into the gorge to the east and walk up it to its end at GR 251 332. From here, move east and explore the second spur to its end at around GR 253 328. Walk NE, cross another ravine and attempt to gain a high point on the cliff edge at GR 255 330. Walk N from here to GR 255 333 above the W-E running gully; walk above the gully W to the trail. Re-connect with the cars. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 6km.
Map: Glen Alice

Sun - 09-Sep-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Faulconbridge Funicular Railway/ Steam Boiler
The walk starts at the northern end of Highland Road in Faulconbridge and heads down to Linden Creek. We visit the remains of an old steam engine which are located on a small tributary to the west. Then we continue north along Linden Creek. This bit is off track and gets thicker the further you go. Depending on the day we will either head up to Hillcrest Ridge 1 km after the steam engine or follow the creek for another 1 km and head up to Adeline Park. From the web (https://infobluemountains.net.au/rail/cable/ )"Around 1910, a cable incline was built at Faulconbridge, by Henry Joyce, to provide access to a sawmill beside Linden Creek. There must also have been a tram-line or track connecting the sawmill to the base of the incline. The remains of a cutting may be seen at the end of a fire trail which runs off Highland Rd"
Map: Springwood

Sat - 08-Sep-2018
3 MX - Day Walk
Burra Korain ridge and head
We walk out from Ridgewell Rd along a ridge finishing with great views over the Grose valley.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 08-Sep-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
David Crevasse near Mt Banks
An abseil trip through a dry green 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 prusik up a rock wall. Being able to prusik this height would be good. There is a sloping rock nearby where a top belay can assist with people getting up. People who can prussik only on this trip. Once up the rock face it is a 30 minute walk to the top, where we walk 90 mins along fire trail back to cars.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 08-Sep-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban SCA: The Citadel
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. Leave one vehicle at GR 243 305 on Glen Davis Road and drive another to GR 249 322 on the plateau. Walk southwards close to the rim of the escarpment all the way to Ultimate View and The Citadel; then to the Citadel Point at GR 255 301. Use a known pass to descend to the first car. Scrambling and exposure. About 8km.
Map: Glen Alice

Fri - 07-Sep-2018
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, which I named on a previous walk Newnes Galleries. Return the same way. Scrambling and exposure. Partly exploratory. About 6km
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 02-Sep-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Abseil Training for Beginners and Juggler Canyon
This activity is for members who have not abseiled previously or who wish to return to abseiling after a break. It covers safety and basic abseiling technique. The training course will be held at Mt York followed by a short drive to Medlow Bath where we put our skills into practice with six abseil in Juggler canyon.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 02-Sep-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Leura Cascades-Lindeman Track-Copeland Pass-Sublime Point- Circuit
Combination of historic tracks- Steep ascent to Sublime Point via Copeland Pass. Side trip rock-climbers track to explore rock overhangs- ledges. Great views- interesting terrain.Some easy rock-scrambling- roped sections. Distance 15 km. Ascents approx' 500 metresJoint activity Bush Club
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 02-Sep-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Leura Cascades-Lindeman Track-Copeland Pass-Sublime Point- Circuit
Combination of historic tracks- Steep ascent to Sublime Point via Copeland Pass. Side trip rock-climbers track to explore rock overhangs- ledges. Great views- interesting terrain.Some easy rock-scrambling- roped sections. Distance 15 km. Ascents approx' 500 metres
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 02-Sep-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Muogamarra Nature Reserve - Peats Bight
Muogamarra Nature Reserve (near Cowan) is only open 6 weeks of the year and is well worth a visit. The walk to Peats Crater & Peats Bight is the longest and most interesting of the walks available, about 10km return trip or 3-4 hours. There's aboriginal rock art, a convict-built road, and beautiful displays of wildflowers.
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 01-Sep-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Abseiling trip - Malaita Point
Re-scheduled from 26th of August. Multi-pitch abseiling trip with 6 exciting abseils. No to difficult starts. Yes to beautiful views. Exercise on the way back to the cars via Furber Steps.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 01-Sep-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Ida Falls and Zig Zag railway
Walk to commence at the main Zig Zag station following a track down to the bottom station then walking via the rail line across the viaduct to the next station UP and then down to Ida Falls gully, after visiting the falls we walk out through the abandoned picnic ground rejoining the track at the halt and walk through Clarence tunnel back to the cars. ROUTE MAY CHANGE IF TRAINS ARE BACK RUNNING
Map: Lithgow

Fri - 31-Aug-2018
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park/Wolgan State Forest: Cliff line below Mount Jamison-Mount Davidson
Numbers are strictly limited. Park at GR 342 178 on Wolgan Road. Walk west, then north west to underneath the cliff line at GR 310 190, below Mount Jamison. From here, follow it north east all the way to Blue Rock Gap, exploring for overhangs, slots and more. Return to the cars. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 8km.
Map: Ben Bullen

Wed - 29-Aug-2018
4 MHX - Abseiling
Cathedral Canyon and the Cracks of Doom
Cathedral Canyon (aka The Diamond Cavern) is near FT 6 on Sunnyside Ridge. Access from above is by very narrow slots - "The Cracks of Doom". The slots are so narrow that this trip will be restricted to people who can squeeze through. Cathedral Canyon has one 6m abseil. After completing the slots and canyon we will explore the cliff line looking for another way up and back to the vehicles.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sun - 26-Aug-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Slots North East of the Altar Room
It is not far from Newnes to the Altar Room, a spectacular cleft in the escarpment on the North side of Little Capertee Creek. Just to the North East of the Altar Room is a series of interesting slots. We'll explore these slots and then return the way we came.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 25-Aug-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Gladstone pass into Jamison valley
We go down Gladstone pass from the Fairmont until we join the Lindeman track which will take us back via Moya point. Some muddy sections and scrambling.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 25-Aug-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Hole in the Rock Canyon - Newnes
An abseil trip involving two abseils through "holes in the rock". There are 5 abseils, up to 30 metres. One wet spot that you need to straddle across so you don't fall in. Isolated double rope abseils will be used.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 25-Aug-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Trek for Timor
The club is currently considering entering a team or teams for this event. Members of the UBMBC have been great supporters of recent Blue Mountains Treks. The Trek begins Wilson Park in Wentworth Falls and finishes in either Leura, Katoomba or Wentworth Falls depending on which track length you have chosen. There is a choice of 3 distances; 15, 30 and 50km. The Upper Blueys team was triumphant in 2014 and 2016, completing 50km in under 10 hours. The brilliant support from all trekkers helped organisers to complete some very worthwhile projects in East Timor. Map: Jamison
Map: Jamison

Fri - 24-Aug-2018
5 HX - Pack Walk
Wollemi National Park: Skyline Traverse in Bylong Labyrinth
Strictly limited numbers. Day 1. Set up shuffle. Walk from Growee Gulf to Painted Rock on Lee Creek. Day 2. Walk from Painted Rock to south of Goat Mountain. Day 3. From south of Goat Mountain to Hefrons Gap. Complete shuffle. Further details tba. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 36km.
Map: Not Specified

Wed - 22-Aug-2018
3 MX - Day Walk
Redledge through to Rock Pile pass
This walk follows ledges above Redledge Pass through to Rock Pile Pass. Here we crawl along a ledge then follow a rockclimbers' track to the road on Narrow Neck and return to the locked gate. There are some exposed sections. It is not a long day.
Map: Jenolan

Sun - 19-Aug-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Asgard - Thor - Ikara Head
Visit Asgard & Thor Head before crossing Asgard Swamp to Ikara Head.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 19-Aug-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Tiger Snake Canyon
Tiger Snake is a dry canyon in the South Wolgan area. There are 4 abseils, the longest is the last abseil, a 27 metre drop into a narrow dark section of canyon, plus some climb downs. It is reached from the Old Coach car park on the Newnes Plateau.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 18-Aug-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Baroque Spur and Derailment Hill (Dicksonia 4)
From Baroque Spur cross valley to Derailment Hill and explore the pagoda forest and then return. The pagodas on Derailment Hill are quite magnificent
Map: Rock Hill

Sat - 18-Aug-2018
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 6km.
Map: Glen Alice

Sat - 18-Aug-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
The Jedi Traverse. Wolgan Valleu
A repeat of a walk lead by Yuri last year. We will follow the pass up to the base of the uppercliff line then follow it North past some interesting over hang and slots before we scramble up a steep pass to admire the views. From there it's up through the scrub before making our way back down through the cliff lines via a gully to the North.Mostly off track with some exposed scrambling
Map: Mt Morgan

Fri - 17-Aug-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Woolpack Gap, Alcatraz and Liberty Gully
Numbers are strictly limited. Park at GR 342 178 on Wolgan Road. Walk north west, then north, then north east to enter Woolpack Gap. Next, walk around Woolpack Rock and climb the Watch Tower Spur to the west of it. Follow it north west all the way to about GR 332 204, then walk west to the escarpment and descend into Liberty Gully. Visit Liberty Chamber before proceeding to climb the Alcatraz. From here, use Alcatraz Pass to get back to the cars. Scrambling and exposure. About 12km.
Map: Ben Bullen

Wed - 15-Aug-2018
2 EM - Abseiling
Rescue and Prussik Practice
A relaxed afternoon to learn and practise canyoning skills : Prussiking, descending using an autoblock, self rescue, passing a knot, haul systems, releasable anchors, top belay, anchors and useful knots.
Map: Hartley

Sun - 12-Aug-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Devil's Hole area abseils
Several Abseils (5-7) up to 45 m in Devil's Hole area - Whores Bed, Africa Wall and Kilimanjaro, Devil's Hole Chockstone. All next to each other. Kilimanjaro abseil has very exposed "interesting" start.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 12-Aug-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Martin's Lookout-Circuit
Martin's Lookout-Glenbrook Creek-Bunyan & Lost World Lookouts-Shark's Head Cave-Rock-climbers TrackAlthough short in distance there is a lot packed into this little walk.Stunning views- ledges- overhangs, Wonderful descent along a narrow rocky spur to Shark's Head Cave. Some rock scrambling.Thanks to Bill Beck for showing us this route to the cave Distance 7 km. Ascents 500 metresJoint activity Bush Club
Map: Springwood

Sat - 11-Aug-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Katoomba Falls - Ruined Castle return
From Katoomba Falls Carpark, down Furber Steps, out to Ruined Castle along Federal Pass Track, return via Golden Staircase and Glenraphael Drive. Approximately 18 km; 460m ascent; All on track.
Map: Jamison

Sat - 11-Aug-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Malaita pt. - Abseiling trip
Malaita point, just up the road from Scenic World, has 6 abseils, the longest is 38 metres. Short walk in and up the Furber steps for the return.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 11-Aug-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Poets Ridge, Bowen Mountain
Poets Ridge is approx 2 km down a fire trail south of Bowen Mountain, near North Richmond. Despite its low altitude the ridge is both challenging and exciting and it offers great views on the way down. A rope will be used on a couple of occasions but serious exposure is avoided. From the bottom of the ridge we will cut down to Burralow Creek then depending on circumstances (fitness of group, time taken, weather) we will decide which way to return to the fire trail. Depending on this choice the walk will take 5 to 8 hrs. More details will be added closer to the date.
Map: Kurrajong

Fri - 10-Aug-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Theseus Slot and Ariadne Thread
Park at GR 430 228 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, moving westwards, until about GR 415 233. Exit via Minotaur Lair Gully; the exact route will depend on how we go and may include Ariadne Thread. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 10km.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 05-Aug-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Hair of the Dog Ravine
From the end of the Waratah Ridge Road on the Newnes Plateau, we will head East and then North to Hair of the Dog Ravine. We'll follow the ravine down to Dingo Creek and return by the spur to the East. The trip will be exploratory for both leaders but the route is described in Keats and Fox's Gardens of Stone Book 4.
Map: Wollangambe

Sun - 05-Aug-2018
3 MX - Day Walk
Mount Victoria pagodas
The real Mount Victoria stands above Mitchell Pass has some incredible rock formations just waiting to be explored. Come and have an enjoyable few hours investigating this mountain ridge.
Map: Hartley

Sat - 04-Aug-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Cliffs tops around Victoria Brook and Odin head
Starting from Victoria falls road we will explore the cliff lines with a possible trip down to the brook to see the long overhang then back up and around to Odin head. No creek walking involved. All off track and exploratory.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 04-Aug-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Long Gully Canyon - Bungonia
Long Gully is a multi pitch abseil trip down a gorge and is a dry trip. There is one 60 metre abseil and about 8 other smaller abseils. It is quite exposed and has a very steep climb out from the Shoalhaven River. Suitable for experienced and fit members. Isolated double rope abseils will be used.
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 04-Aug-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Nightmare Canyon
A dry multi pitch abseiling trip in the Wolgan Valley. Around 6 abseils the longest being 35m. Double rope abseils will be used. The trip will be weather dependant.
Map: Mt Morgan

Mon - 30-Jul-2018
5 HX - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban SCA: The Ravine South of Point Hatteras and more
Park on the plateau at GR 250 324. Walk on the fire trail and visit Mine in the Sky. Continue to Spot Height 1031m, then descend into the gorge to the east. Explore the gorge, eventually linking with Genowlan Mountain Trail at about GR 256 330. Next, visit The Grotto and Ladders Defile, before walking back to the vehicle. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 8km.
Map: Glen Alice

Sun - 29-Jul-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Narrow Neck Abseiling trip
An abseil trip involving two long and exposed abseils over 40 m each in Narrow Neck area. Walk out via Redledge Pass with amazing views. Isolated double rope abseils will be used. Trip is weather / wind dependent
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 28-Jul-2018
3 MX - Day Walk
Wolgan Pinnacle
Sunnyside Ridge Road and then Fire Trail . This walk has great views over the Wolgan Valley, the Emirates Resort and Donkey Mountain.. Some great pagoda climbing - it's worth a visit even if it has been 10 years!
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sun - 22-Jul-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Find Wentworth Creek
Start at the end of Edward Pde in Wentworth falls and head North on extension trail. Follow ridge north east to GR 589704 at the confluence of Franks Creek and Wentworth Creek. Attempt to find a way down to the creek and whether it is possible to gain access to the ridge starting at GR586705. Return the same way. The aim is to determine if a loop is possible by continuing to Rock Lily Ridge trail.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 22-Jul-2018
2 EM - Day Walk
Mt York Circuit Walk
Easy medium track walk, about 300 metres ascent, approx. 10 km's.Historic walk from Mt York down Coxs Road to Hartley Vale. We will return to Mt York via Lawsons Long Alley. Half day walk with great views & history. Dog friendly walk
Map: Hartley

Sun - 22-Jul-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Waterfall Creek Canyon
A mostly dry abseiling trip on Kings Tableland involving around 4 abseils the longest being 45m. There is the possibility of getting wet up to waist level in one small pool at the main abseil depending on how much rain has fallen prior to the trip. Walk out is via Kedumba Valley Road. Double rope abseils will be used and the trip is weather dependant.
Map: Jamison

Sat - 21-Jul-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Newnes State Forest: Wolgan Loops and Point Green
Find out why Newnes State Forest, part of the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations. Park one car on FT No.5 off Sunnyside Ridge Road and the other car near FT 8. From the first car, walk above the Wolgan Loops, then make our way to Point Green and the second car. Scrambling and exposure. About 6km.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 21-Jul-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Windows Abseil Canyon, Newnes
A dry canyon (possible wet feet, depending on weather). 7 abseils up to 35m. Isolated double rope abseils will be used.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 15-Jul-2018
2 EM - Day Walk
Basic Navigation
an introduction to navigation which will cover grid coordinates, grid and magnetic bearings, and how to use a compass. There will be 2 to 3 hours of "theory" followed by navigation practice at Kings Tableland. Note: bring a compass.
Map: Jamison

Sun - 15-Jul-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
North of Nobles Canyon to Twin Canyons
Walk through the area to the North of Nobles canyon and see if we can find a route along the western spur of Twin Canyons to enter that system. I'm intending to do a reccy midweek in the first two weeks of July. Anyone interested is invited to join me nearer the time. I'll update details of the walk after the reccy. I'm overseas in June so please don't contact me until the end of the month.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 14-Jul-2018
3 M - Meeting
UBMBC AGM followed by walk
The UBMBC AGM will commence at 10am followed by lunch and a walk down the Grand Canyon. All members welcome. The meeting location is 170 Evans Lookout Rd Blackheath.
Map: Katoomba

Wed - 11-Jul-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Lion Head - Kedumba walk
A repeat of a lovely walk we did last year. Walk out to Lion Head off Kings Tableland and then down the pass to the old Kedumba Farm (Now Kedumba Campground). From there we intend to walk out via the Goat Track Pass or Kedumba pass if wet. Firstly, walk out to Lion Head for morning tea, then backtrack 500 mtrs to the pass. Follow this down to the left to pick up an old road that will lead us to Kedumba. Then follow Kedumba Valley road to the beginning of the goat track. There is a small rock outcrop, with chains that can be climbed up. We can then cross the Kedumba valley trail and continue up a very steep slope, or, alternately, head on up the fire trail which is longer but easier. Up near the top is the remnants of the tractor/ grader used by the Maxwells to develop the road into the valley. Walk back to cars and organised shuffle.
Map: Jamison

Mon - 09-Jul-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Broughtons Waterhole and Delaney’s slaughter House ruins and Soldiers Pinch
A history walk of the original spring near the Toll House at Mount Victoria and the remains of 1890s Delaney's Slaughter House as well as the original Soldiers Pinch.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 08-Jul-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Abseil Training for Beginners and Juggler Canyon
An introduction to abseiling course, covering safety and basic abseiling technique. The course is intended for adult club members who walk regularly with the UBMBC. 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. Training will take place at Mt York, followed by a short drive to Juggler Canyon for six abseils. The day ends with a lovely walk through part of the Grand Canyon.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 08-Jul-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Walls Lookout to Wongara ridge
We will walk from Bells line of rd to the edge of the Grose valley then down to the climbers track before heading up to Wongara ridge. Short day, amazing views.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 07-Jul-2018
2 EM - Day Walk
Riverwalks of the Nepean
Riverwalks along the Nepean, with an eye to the pre- and post-European settlement history. Plant, fish and birdlife of the river, bridges, crossings, restoring the health of the river. 5 hours walking, easy gradient on tracks and some streets. No car needed, we will start and finish at Emu Plains train station. Also on the Springwood map.
Map: Penrith

Sun - 01-Jul-2018
3 MX - Abseiling
David Crevasse near 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 - 30-Jun-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Window in the Sky Ravine
Walk in on Birds Rock Trail to great lookout above Carne Creek then follow cliffs above Carne Creek. Great pagoda views and slots
Map: Cullen Bullen

Mon - 25-Jun-2018
3 MX - Day Walk
Odin Head
A short half day walk approximately 5km return. From Victoria Falls Road to Odin Head and return.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 24-Jun-2018
2 EM - Day Walk
Historic Mulherron's Walk Wentworth Falls
Mulherron built many of the popular paths around Wentworth Falls and his expertise can still be seen today. This walk has been investigated and reclaimed by Jim Smith. It goes along the cliff tops with great viewsA short but interesting day.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 23-Jun-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Boars Head Abseil
5 pitch dry abseil trip with spectacular views and an exciting traverse along the "slot". Longest pitch 48m. Some exposure, especially in the "slot". The trip ends with an easy walk out up Devil's Hole. Trip requires a head for heights.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 23-Jun-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Mount Victoria - Sugar loaf - Kanimbla Valley - Bushrangers Cave
Starting down Berghofers Pass up across the GWH to the real Mount Victoria the down the knife edge to the Kanimbla Valley and return up the trail past the Bushrangers Cave. This walk coudl be done in reverse
Map: Hartley

Fri - 22-Jun-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Matisse Caves, Faberge Caves and maybe more
Park at Little Capertee Creek Campground and walk up Cathedral Canyon. Once on top, visit Matisse Caves and Faberge Caves, and explore the immediate area for more ‘artistic’ caves. Return the same way. Partly exploratory. About 6km.
Map: Ben Bullen

Mon - 18-Jun-2018
3 MX - Day Walk
Ikara Head and Girraween Cave
Ikara Head and Girraween Cave
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 17-Jun-2018
3 MX - Day Walk
Jinki Ridge & Wilkinson Hill
We'll explore one or 2 of the eastern spurs off Jinki Ridge then make our way around to Wilkinson Hill. Plenty of pagodas and great views of the Grose, particularly Thor head directly opposite Wilkinson Hill.
Map: Mt Wilson

Thu - 14-Jun-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Advanced Abseiling Course
This is course conducted by Australian School of Mountaineering, Katoomba (ASM). It is intended for canyoners who want to extend their skills and learn more about canyoning. It is an excellent opportunity to ask questions. Participants should have their own equipment and be able to cooperate in a canyon environment. They should have completed a range of canyons and be proficient in prussiking. The cost for the two day course at Mt York is $300. The course is fully booked and waiting list has been created. UBMBC members are the only participants and will decide the course content with the instructors. The course will be held at Mt York. Marchelle Madden is organizing the day.I expect that the course will be offered again next year/
Map: Hartley

Thu - 14-Jun-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Newnes to Mount Dawson via Capertee Creek Gorge
Park at GR 420 250 and walk up Capertee Gorge as far as the terrain allows, then climb out on the southern side and walk to Mount Dawson. There are a number of options for the return route - that will be decided closer to or during the walk. The first section will be through private property. Access has been arranged. About 10km. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 10-Jun-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Abseil Skills Practice Day
Drop in during the day to practise knots, anchors, prussiking, self rescue, rigging and rescue methods. Location : Narrow Neck Road above the Water Board ladders. Stay for as long as you like. Learn from each other. This day will be repeated on Wed 13 June if there is further interest.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 09-Jun-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Dalpura Ridge and Plateau
The walk will visit various points on the cliff edge of Dalpura Plateau overlooking Dalpura Creek, the Grose River and Birrabang Brook.. Over half is off track. Estimated duration is approx 6 hrs. A GPS track and photos are available in the link.
Map: Mt Wilson

Fri - 08-Jun-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Inca Pathway
From the Little Capertee Creek Campground, follow the track along the northern side of the Wolgan River. Just past the crossing of Petries Gully commence the ascent of the ridge following the Pipeline Track to the saddle at the head of Green Gully. From this point, follow the ridge generally north east, firstly on a canyoners track and then untracked, walking with some rock scrambling. Spend time at the Inca Pathway. The return journey will be by the same route. About 16km. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 03-Jun-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Fortress ridge and Darks cave
We park on the Mt Hay Rd and walk on a fire trail and then a track towards Fortress hill which has spectacular views over the Grose valley. We then return and go along another fire trail that takes us to a track down to Darks cave, an amazing overhang next to a waterfall.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 02-Jun-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Ben Bullen State Forest: Neubecks Spur and Hermit Spur
Find out why Ben Bullen State Forest, part of the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations. Park the vehicles at GR 263 090. Walk SW and explore Neubecks Spur and then Hermit Spur. This walk has both the spectacular pagoda landscapes and fascinating historical elements in it. Scrambling and exposure. About 8km.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 02-Jun-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Dione Dell Canyon
This is a dry canyon trip, near Kanangra Walls, that involves 4 abseils, with the longest being 35 metres. You may get your feet wet in one or two sections. The abseils have easy starts and it is a good introduction trip for canyons.
Map: Kanangra

Sat - 02-Jun-2018
3 MX - Day Walk
Mount Victoria under the Cliffs Tour
Starting in Fairy Dell, visiting Cox's Cave, Dunn's Leap Ferris's Cave and more. Great views all the way
Map: Hartley

Fri - 01-Jun-2018
3 M - Canyon
Zorro Canyon
Canyon at Sunny Side Ridge. Relatively easy canyon. Short day. Mainly dry, especially after this long dry spell. There is a video that you can google if you want to have a look what it is like.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sun - 27-May-2018
2 EM - Day Walk
Historic Mulherron's Walk WEntworth Falls
Mulherron built many of the popular paths around Wentworth Falls and his expertise can still be seen today. This walk has been investigated and reclaimed by Jim Smith. It goes along the cliff tops with great viewsA short but interesting day.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 27-May-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Mount Townsend
Pleasant walking on the Southern edge of the Colo Wilderness. The route starts at the beginning of Bob Turners track and follows a ridge to the South of Mount Townsend. Return back the same way. Reasonably open off-track walking with a few ups-and-downs and occasional excellent views. Meet at Windsor railway station.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Sat - 26-May-2018
4 MH - Pack Walk
Colboyd Ridge, Kowmung, Bullhead Ridge and Kanangra Tops
Walk down the Colboyd Ridge past Executioner Bluff and Stone Hag to camp on the Kowmung, returning up Cambage Spire and up the Bullhead Ridge. A tape will be carried. 22.4k 1500m ascent/descent. All downhill when the load is heavy.
Map: Yerranderie

Sat - 26-May-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Dicksonia Ravine part 3
The aim is to go down the twin ravine next to Dicksonia, explore the valley leading to the pagodas of Derailment Hill.Up the end of Baroque Spur and return.
Map: Rock Hill

Sat - 26-May-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Leura cascades to Katoomba Falls
Starting at Leura cascades descend via steep descent via stairs (220m) to Leura forest. Up Dardanelles Pass to Furber Steps (370 m ascent) then exit at Katoomba falls. Alternately you can take exit via Scenic world at start of Furber Steps and pay for a less strenuous exit :) New members welcome
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 26-May-2018
3 MX - Abseiling
Rescue Training for Abseil Leaders
This is a follow up of the course conducted on 5th May.• Lowering using a munter hitch• Lifts to unweight a stuck descender• Simple mechanical advantage for a raise - Z drag• Lightweight equipment for efficient rescue Priority will be given to UBMBC canyon leaders who attended the previous course and to leaders who were unable to attend the previous course. Guy Wittig will lead the day. The venue is Yellow Rock. It is possible that another follow up day will be organized in June.Contact and questions - Geoff Fox foxes9@westnet.com.au
Map: Springwood

Fri - 25-May-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban SCA: South West Mount Airly returning via Gap Creek
Park vehicles at Airly Gap, GR 238 326. Walk south and then west following the alignment of the former ‘tramway/self- actuated incline to the transfer station site then the double track skip haulage to the high level tunnel through the SW end of Mount Airly; climb the spur to the top of the SW corner of Mount Airly, inspect the crest /edge of cliff line before heading north to descend into a tributary of Gap Creek and hence back to the vehicles. Exploratory for the leader. Scrambling and exposure. About 8 km.
Map: Glen Alice

Wed - 23-May-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Tracey Taylor-Young Memorial Bench
This walk is a rare visit to the legendary "lost" Tracey Taylor-Young memorial bench. The walk is straightforward except for the last 0.5 km which is off track and very overgrown. Overall distance is approx 20 km, but 14 km of that is along Narrow Neck fire trail to the fire tower. Elevation Gain/Loss 500m. Estimated time 6 hrs.
Map: Jamison

Sun - 20-May-2018
3 MX - Day Walk
Tessellated pavement and beyond
We drive through Mt Wilson and Mt Irvine enjoying the beautiful autumn colours and then start the walk. After wandering along a ridge, we arrive at an open stone platform with amazing views over the Wollangambe. We then go further onto a rocky, narrow ridge.Return the same way.
Map: Wollangambe

Sat - 19-May-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Ben Bullen State Forest and Gardens of Stone National Park: 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. Unbelievable views, rock formations and pagodas. Scrambling and exposure. About 10k.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 19-May-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Castle Head 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 a little scrambling to get to some of the abseils.Finish with lunch on Ruined Castle and walk back via Golden Stairs.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 19-May-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Leura cascades to Katoomba Falls
Starting at Leura cascades descend via steep descent via stairs (220m) to Leura forest. Up Dardanelles Pass to Furber Steps (370 m ascent) then exit at Katoomba falls. Alternately you can take exit via Scenic world at start of Furber Steps and pay for a less strenuous exit :) New members welcome
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 19-May-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Wild Dogs Scenic Tour
A challenging walk 2 steep descents and 2 steep ascents. Down ironmonger Spur to the Cox's up to Knights Deck. Down Cattledog and then up Hobbles Spur to return. Glorious views plus a feeling of accomplishment
Map: Jenolan

Sun - 13-May-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
To the south of Nobles Canyon
In 2014 the club walked in this area in an anticlockwise direction. Towards the end of the day we found a slot heading north that some of us explored a short way. This time I would like to see if we can enter this feature just south of Nobles Canyon to see if we can follow it from bottom to top. After that we will follow the course of our previous walk past the deep cracks in the cliff edge until we reach Nobles Canyon. After checking the view at the end we will exit along the canyon floor.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 12-May-2018
3 MX - Day Walk
Hat Hill Creek - Bald Head - Bennetts Lookout - Burramoko Ridge
Undulating track out to the lookouts. A steep scrubby descent to Hat Hill Creek. Explore down the creek a way before returning and exiting out (steep and scrubby) to Burramoko Ridge.
Map: Mt Wilson

Mon - 07-May-2018
3 MX - Day Walk
Explore the old c1891 walking tracks in the Bonnie Doon Falls area
We will be walking down part of the Six Foot Track in Nellies Glen to the last water fall, Ethel Falls, than endeavouring to find the old track infrastructure which loops back up to the walking track above the main cliff line.The history of the area will be explained as we progressGrade: 200m descent and ascent, first part on track, a section off track as the old 1890 track will be long gone.Meeting: 8:30am near locked gate at the start of the Six Foot Track, Nellies Glen Road, Katoomba.Duration: half day, 2 to 4 hours.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 06-May-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Heathcote Circuit-Royal NP
Heathcote-Kangaroo creek-Robertson's Knoll-Uloola Falls- HeathcoteInteresting walking through some beautiful forest on a variety of tracks. Not a difficult walk4km hugging Kangaroo creek on historic rough tracks- passing by some great rock-pools-angophra forest. Some fun rock-hoppingPleasant autumn with much variety at unhurried pace.Distance 17 km. Total ascents 300 metres. Joint activity : Bush Club
Map: Port Hacking

Sat - 05-May-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Mt Banks - North East Traverse
Mt Banks is often overlooked as a bushwalking destination. This walk explores an area not often visited. Pagodas, high cliffs, incredible onion weathering and some wonderful views. There are some wild spots on this walk - exposure is optional. 8k +/- 400m ascent/descent.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 05-May-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Rescue training for abseil leaders
A one day, canyon rescue workshop, has being planned for Sat 5th May. The workshop will be conducted by Michael Brown who has extensive experience with SES and Bush Search and Rescue (formerly BWRS). Michael will discuss some of the real dangers in specific canyoning accidents/incidents and the importance of the leader to act quickly and efficiently. This will lead into the techniques best suited for quick rescue without getting too technical. • Lowering off• Lifts to unweight a stuck descender• Simple mechanical advantage for a raise• Lightweight equipment for efficient rescue Numbers are limited. Priority will be given to UBMBC canyon leaders and potential canyon leaders. The venue is Yellow Rock.
Map: Springwood

Fri - 04-May-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban SCA: The south east cliffs of Genowlan Mountain
Park vehicles on the Capertee to Glen Davis Road at approximately GR 268 298. Head out along a spur to the north, descend into and cross Dog Trap Creek at approximately GR 271 306 before ascending a long north orientated ridge towards the cliffs of Mount Genowlan. Climb up a further 200m to reach a point on the cliffs where the drainage tips to the west. From this point explore the headwaters before ascending through the next line of cliffs before heading ENE to a compound slot at GR 275 330. Descend through the cliff line and return to the cars via a northern tributary network of Dog Trap creek. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 10km.
Map: Glen Alice

Sun - 29-Apr-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Blackmans Crown
Map: Capertee. Situated just before the town of Capertee, it has commanding views of the area. A miniature version of Donkey Mountain with rock scrambling and ledge walking involved. All off track.
Map: Not Specified

Sun - 29-Apr-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Hole in the Rock Canyon
Hole in the Rock is an interesting, dry canyon just up the hill from Windows Canyon. The track uphill is on Wolgan Road, just a few kms before Newnes. There are 5 abseils - 3 of which are 27 to 30 metres and the entry to the canyon is through a rock, hence the name.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 29-Apr-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Leura Cascades-Lindeman Pass-Wentworth Falls
Follow Leura creek off-track upstream this time, for about 1 km- merge with Lindeman track-Gladstone Pass- Moya Point &Gladstone Lookouts-Lilians Bridge-Wentworth Falls.We will be on the lookout for more endangered dwarf pines.Some easy scrambling. Mainly on bush tracks. Interesting terrain. Nice views-rain-forest. Several steep ascents.Total ascents 450 metres. Distance 17 km
Map: Jamison

Sat - 28-Apr-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Ben Bullen State Forest: From Heaven To Hell And Back
Ben Bullen State Forest, part of the Gardens of Stone region, 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. Find out why this area must be protected for future generations. This walk includes a visit to the stunning Hall of Elrond. All off track, scrambling and exposure. About 8k.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 28-Apr-2018
3 MX - Day Walk
Ikara to Asgard Mt Victoria
We walk from Victoria Falls Rd and go to Ikara head. We then walk along with views of the Grose valley, passing Valhalla, Thor and Asgard heads before heading back to the cars. Some off track, optional detour to old mine.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 28-Apr-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Malaita Point Abseil
Malaita Point is a multi-pitch abseil which involves 6 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 or an introduction to multi-pitch abseil trips.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 21-Apr-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Dicksonia Forest Ravine and Baroque Spur
A stunning valley of tree ferns off the lower Deep Pass Fire Trail plus Baroque Spur which ends overlooking Dingo Creek with good pagodas. Exploratory walk with great interest
Map: Rock Hill

Sun - 15-Apr-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
South corner and Eastern side of Rock Island (new date)
This trip (rescheduled from 24/3, now on 15/4) will explore the spectacular South East corner and Eastern perimeter of Rock Island. We’ll make it up a bit as we go, but the provisional plan is to walk from the Tiger Snake Canyon car park (on the Newnes Plateau) down to the Place that Time Forgot, then head up on to Rock Island and wander over to the pagodas on its most Southern corner. We will try to find a way down to Deanes Creek which might involve some scrambling, but we won’t do anything tricky or exposed. If we get down to the creek we will return to the top by a straightforward gully on the East side. If we can’t find a way down we’ll explore the Eastern perimeter of Rock Island. While this walk is mostly off-track and partly exploratory it won’t be difficult or strenuous.
Map: Mt Morgan

Sat - 14-Apr-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
The Mt Airly Highlights
Mining History, Cave Houses, Tramways, Pagodas, Slots and amazing views! This walk has it all. We walk through the old Mt Airly Village, past the Cave Houses, the old Mines and then follow an old tramway for a while. We'll thread our way through the Great Wall pagoda maze, climbing up onto Mt Airly. Our return to the cars takes us through the Gap Creek Pagodas and down a lovely chute back into the valley. 10k, 5k off track, 350 m ascent/descent.
Map: Glen Alice

Sun - 08-Apr-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Carlon Head-Tarros Ladder-Blackhorse Ridge
Circuit walk from Dunphy's campground. Megalong valleyExposed exciting ascent of Carlon Head- in stages- assisted by chains and spikes in cliff face. Tarros Ladder-Meadlow Gap-Blackhorse Ridge-Carlon creek. Stunning views. Interesting terrainFit experienced rock-scrambling bush-walkers with a head for heights. Distance 16 km. Total ascents 700 metres
Map: Jenolan

Sun - 08-Apr-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Hole in the Wall canyon.
Grade 3 to 4 canyon. Several short abseils and some swims and wades. Highlight is the glow worm tunnel. Longish walk in and out. Will have to cancel if the weather is too wet or cold as we are very late in the season..
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 08-Apr-2018
5 HX - Pack Walk
Wollemi National Park: Complete East to West Wollemi Traverse Closed
This walk will attempt to traverse the Wollemi NP from its easternmostpoint near Bulga in the Hunter Valley to its westernmost point at Oz Mountain next to Bylong Valley Way. It is expected to take 12 days. Please note that this walk is now closed. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 07-Apr-2018
3 M - 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 in Autumn sunshine (hopefully) 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 - 07-Apr-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Pt Hatteras the other way
This walk explores a different route to Pt Hatteras, up through the cliffs from Genowlan Creek. Our return route will be through the pretty Ladders Defile canyon. We might not get to Pt Hatteras - there is a large cluster of pagodas worth exploring on the way. Part exploratory. 8k +- 550m ascent/descent.
Map: Glen Alice

Fri - 06-Apr-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Coorongooba Car Camp
Camp in this beautiful camp ground, toilets but no showers.Explore, day walks with an optional tour of Glen Davis works on Saturday afternoon ( cost $15, I think ). Bring water, swim and feed the kangaroos. Camping is free.
Map: Gospers Mountain

Sun - 01-Apr-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Darwin's Track, Lincoln's Track, Under/Over Pass, Nature Trail
This is a 17 km walk with about 200 to 250 metres of ascent and descent. It goes from Darwin's Track to Lincoln Track along Under/Over pass and then the Nature Trail with a side trip to lookouts at the back of the Leura Golf Course. There some road walking (return from Conservation Hut) and fire trail of 1.5 km in the Lincoln rock area.
Map: Jamison

Sun - 01-Apr-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Golden Stairs-Ruined Castle-Mt Solitary-Landslide-Furber Steps
Iconic Blue Mountains walk with some interesting variations on the usual route. Some fun easy scrambling up the Knife edge- at times away from the tourist route. Morning tea atop Ruined CastleLunch at Melville Lookout- Mt Solitary- offering stunning views beyond Kanangra Walls. Return Landslide-Furber Steps. Walk starts/ finishes Katoomba oval- opposite-kiosk- top of Furber Steps.Fit experienced bush-walkers. Mainly on tracks.Distance 21 km. Total ascents 750 metres
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 31-Mar-2018
4 MH - Pack Walk
Mt Waratah and the Nattai River
Mt Waratah - Hidden Creek - Nattai River - camp - explore Fish Pools and Blatchs Pass on Saturday afternoon - Sun morning explore Stockyard Creek - return via unnamed ridge to Mt Waratah / Maps Mittagong, Hilltop
Map: Not Specified

Thu - 29-Mar-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
A Memorial Quest
For years I've heard stories of a memorial out along Narrow Neck Plateau that was erected to remember Tracey Taylor-Young after she died crossing an ice fall in Nepal. I've seen a photo of the memorial but I've not found it yet. The weather forecast is good so we'll give it another go. Mostly on track but expect off track sections to be challenging. 20k Elevation Gain/Loss 500m.
Map: Jamison

Thu - 29-Mar-2018
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Ravines and Slots of Koopartoo Mesa South
Park at GR 430 228 on Wolgan Road and make our way up Minotaur Lair Gully, then use Minotaur Pass at GR 419 230 to climb up to the top of Koopartoo Mesa. From here, walk SW and find a way down into a tributary of Koopartoo Gully at around GR 415 226. Moving SSE, investigate slots and pagodas until about GR 416 222. From here, walk W and use the tape to descend at GR 414 222, or, if time allows, traverse to GR 413 220 and use a known double tape descent route from GR 414 221.Descend to Wolgan Rd at GR 420 216 and walk 1.5km back to the cars (alternatively, a car shuffle could have been set up). Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 6km.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 25-Mar-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Death Trap Canyon
Despite its name Death Trap (aka Sheep Dip) is so much fun. It's a short canyon with slides, little waterfalls, jumps, wades and one lovely abseil. It's just past the Galah Mt turn off on the Newnes plateau. It's best after rain when the creeks are flowing and the max temp forecast for Sunday is 24 degrees. After the abseil there is a nice rain forest section, a huge cave and the biggest boulder ever! Then it's a short walk back to the car.
Map: Rock Hill

Sun - 25-Mar-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Leura Creek-Jamison Valley-Sublime Point Ridge-Lindeman Pass
Follow Leura Creek through some magnificent rain-forest- (steep scrambly descent in sections) for about 3.5 kilometres deep into Jamison Valley.Some great off-track open country walking in the vicinity as well.Very little walking on fire-trail. Steep long ascent of Sublime Point Ridge-wonderful section of Lindeman Track-walk starting/ finishing parking area above Leura Cascades.Strenuous walk- fit experienced off-track walkers with heightened sense of adventure. Distance 14 km, ascents 800 metres
Map: Jamison

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

Fri - 23-Mar-2018
3 MX - Day Walk
Blackheath Glen to Medlow Bath
An exploration of the site of the old Glen Saw Mill and possible tram line up to Medlow Bath.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 24-Mar-2018
5 HX - Pack Walk
Wollemi National Park: Baker Ridge and Holbrook Castle
Strictly limited numbers. Private property access has been arranged. Day 1 – Friday 23 March. Early start. Drive to Widden Valley and park at the national park boundary at GR 471 767. Ascend Baker Ridge until about GR 468 740. The objective now is to find water in the gullies below. Camp at Baker Ridge and visit Holbrook Castle. Distance about 6km. Day 2 – Saturday 24 March. With day packs only, walk south, then east on Baker Ridge, through the labyrinth of spurs, till about GR 490 722. Return to the camp. If time permits, visit Sheep Station Point. Distance 8-12km. Day 3 – Sunday 25 March. From the camp, walk into a side gully to the west and down to Widden Trail and the cars. Distance 6km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Not Specified

Tue - 20-Mar-2018
4 MH - Canyon
Geronimo Canyon
Geronimo Canyon is a good canyon tributary of the Wollangambe River. It has a relatively sustained constriction, punctuated by a number of abseils, some of which are a bit tricky. It finishes in the Wollangambe.
Map: Wollangambe

Sun - 18-Mar-2018
4 MH - Day Walk
Glastonbell
Glastonbell, on the Bells Line of Road at Dargan, was formerly a meditation retreat. It is now privately owned. Marcia Kaye, who once lived in the area, has obtained access for our club. We last walked here in 2013. The property contains cliffs, pagodas and wonderful caves. Most of the walking tracks are overgrown or obliterated by the 2013 fires. Marcia and I will co lead this walk. Bookings open with Geoff on 11 march. None before this date please. The owners reserve hte right to cancel access even on the day of the walk.
Map: Lithgow

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

Fri - 16-Mar-2018
5 HX - Day Walk
Wolgan Rock
Early start. Numbers are strictly limited. Park at GR 342 178 on Wolgan Road. Walk north west, then north, then north east towards Woolpack Gap. Stay underneath the cliffs and try to find a way up at about GR 347 205 (alternatively, traverse further east to Collett Gap). Once on top, walk to Collett Gap and from there, to Wolgan Rock. Return either via Collett Gap or the new pass at GR 347 205 (if it is possible). About 12k. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. 6M. M333E.
Map: Ben Bullen

Wed - 14-Mar-2018
5 H - Abseiling
Claustral Canyon
Claustral Canyon is one of the best canyons in the region, but is also one of the most challenging. We will be going via the new NPWS route so this will be a long day (10-12 hrs) and subject to the weather. Wetsuits a must.
Map: Mt Wilson

Wed - 14-Mar-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Tiger Snake Canyon
A short, dry canyon with 4 easy abseils. It's situated on the Newnes plateau and is ideal for less experienced canyoners. The walk in and out is almost all on track.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sun - 11-Mar-2018
5 H - Day Walk
Newnes State Forest: Gang Gang Canyon, Tunnels and Falls
The spectacular Gang Gang Falls and the ecosystems of Gang Gang Gorge that they are feeding are unlikely to survive the expansion of underground coal mining, recently approved by the Government. See this unique area whilst you can.Park at GR 398 038. Descend into Gang Gang Canyon and walk all the way through to Gang Gang Tunnels, visiting a cave at about GR 309 400 seen on the previous trip, as well as the cave at GR 405 043. After exploring the Gang Gang Tunnels, turn south and walk to the falls at GR 407 045, whilst inspecting the caves along the way. Continue south to visit Lots Wife and the adjacent cave. Find a way out to the western side and re-connect with the cars. About 6km. All off track, some rock scrambling and exposure.
Map: Cullen Bullen

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 6 km & 500 m ascent, but it is reasonably strenuous. Estimated time 4-5 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

Sat - 10-Mar-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Long Gully Canyon, Bungonia
Long Gully is a multi pitch abseil trip down a gorge and is a dry trip. There is one 60 metre abseil and about 8 other smaller abseils. It is quite exposed and has a very steep climb out from the Shoalhaven River. Suitable for experienced and fit members.
Map: Not Specified

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 - 03-Mar-2018
5 HX - Pack Walk
Wollemi National Park: From Growee Gulf to Goat Mountain in Bylong Labyrinth
Note: there is currently an open fire ban in the Wollemi National Park, to be reviewed on 28/02/18. We may only be able to use gas stoves.Day 1-Saturday 3 March. Park at Growee Gulf on Bylong Valley Way. Use Deliverance Gully to gain Growee Range, then follow it east to Key Saddle. Descend into Lee Creek for overnight camp. Distance 10km. Day 2-Sunday 4 March. With day packs, return to Key Saddle, then traverse a tight and convoluted ridge towards Goat Mountain, as far as the time permits, before returning to the camp. Day 3-Monday 5 March. Make our way back to the cars along Growee Range and down through Wanda Wanda Crater and Gully. Distance 10km. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. Numbers are strictly limited.
Map: Not Specified

Fri - 02-Mar-2018
2 EM - Day Walk
Booderee National Park
2 March - 6 March - 4 night car camping trip to Greenpatch at Jervis Bay. Great beaches, snorkelling, bush walks, cycling, wildlife, relaxing, good amenities including hot showers. This will be a laid back trip with optional activities. I have booked 1 large site which is now full but adjacent sites still available if you are quick.
Map: Sussex Inlet

Sat - 24-Feb-2018
3 M - Day Walk
Cronulla to Kurnell
Cronulla-Gunnamatta Bay- Boat Harbour- Cape Bailey-Cape Solander. Botany Bay NP-Kurnell.Taking advantage of low tide we will at leisure explore rock pools-amazing rock formations and enjoy some relaxing beach walking- rock-hopping- stunning ocean views.No significant ascents. 17 km. Joint walk with Bush Club
Map: Port Hacking

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 - Canyon
Bowens Creek South Canyon – Middle Section
This trip explores the middle section of the canyon. No abseils, but tape will be carried.Park one car at Range Hill on Bells Line of Road at GR 558 834 and another one at GR 575 852 on Bells Line of Road. From the first car, enter the canyon at GR 557 855. Continue to GR 575 862. Walk up to the second car. Bring helmet and dry bags. Wet suit recommended. Exploratory. You must be a confident swimmer. Scrambling and exposure. About 8km.
Map: Mt Wilson

Wed - 21-Feb-2018
3 M - Abseiling
Horse Shoe Canyon
Horse Shoe is a short canyon at Mt Wilson. There are three abseils. We intend to find a new way into the canyon and explore the Wollangambe downstream afterwards.
Map: Wollangambe

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

Fri - 16-Feb-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Hole in the Wall
Several short abseils. May be a swim or two and a couple of wades. Lots of glowworms in the dark section if you leave the torch switched off and a narrow squeeze.Longish walk in and out, but it's worth it!
Map: Wollangambe

Wed - 14-Feb-2018
4 MH - Abseiling
Geronimo and Horseshoe Canyons
Geronimo Canyon is a good canyon tributary of the Wollangambe River. It has a relatively sustained constriction, punctuated by a number of abseils, some of which are a bit tricky. It finishes in the Wollangambe. Time permitting we will also attempt Horseshoe Canyon. It is a short canyon and can be reached by climbing back up the same ridge.We will need to start by 8:00 at Mt Wilson Fire Station.
Map: Wollangambe

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

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
Wollemi National Park: Wolgan Rock
Numbers are strictly limited. Early start. Park at GR 342 178 on Wolgan Road. Walk north west, then north, then north east towards Woolpack Gap. Stay underneath the cliffs and try to find a way up at about GR 347 205 (alternatively, traverse further east to Collett Gap). Once on top, walk to Collett Gap and from there, to Wolgan Rock. Return either via Collett Gap or the new pass at GR 347 205 (if it is possible). About 12k. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Ben Bullen

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

Tue - 23-Jan-2018
4 MHX - Day Walk
Wollangambe 4
Co-leader Anna Ossig-Bonanno. Limited numbers. Park at the locked gate at Boronia Point Trail and walk down to the exit of Wollangambe 3 at GR 583 925. Walk/swim/scramble down the gorge until the sharp bend at GR 598 925. Exit up the spur and re-connect with the vehicles. Must be able to swim well. Exploratory for both leaders. Scrambling and exposure. About 10km.Bring helmet and dry bags. Wet suit recommended. Lilo optional.
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 - 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 - 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

Sat - 30-Dec-2017
1 E - Day Walk
Dunn Swamp overnight camping trip
Come visit a regular camping haven to the club with walking, swimming and liloing trip. Camping Area near Kandos/Rylestone in the Wollemi NP. Easy walking graded tracks!
Map: Olinda

Sun - 24-Dec-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Faulconbridge to Springwood via Numantia Falls
Faulconbridge-Victory Track-Numantia Falls-Perch Ponds-Magdala Gully-SpringwoodFrom Faulconbridge we join Victory Track descending into lush rainforest along Sassafras creek. Side track to beautiful Numantia Falls Ascend on rough rough track to Aboriginal Art Cave- then some easy open off-track (approx 3km) exploring interesting overhangs-rock formations. Descend to Sassafras creek through a neat pass, No exposure. Proceed to Glenbrook Creek then past waterfalls along Magdala creek. Ample swimming opportunities. Distance. 15 km. Ascents 400 metresJoint Walk With Bush Club
Map: Springwood

Sat - 23-Dec-2017
3 M - Day Walk
Evans Lookout - Edenderry Falls
Day Walk - we head down Rodriguez Pass from Evans Lookout and then turn off towards Govetts Creek. Edenderry Falls is one of the best swimming holes in the mountains. Approx 600 metre ascent via the Horse Track to return to Evans Lookout.
Map: Mt Wilson

Fri - 22-Dec-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban SCA: From Mothers Arms to the Land of the Stone Dragon
Early start. Park on the plateau at GR 250 324. Walk on Genowlan Mountain Trail to about GR 268 350, then walk east to a high pagoda at GR 271 350 seen on a previous walk.From here, move southwards and explore Mothers Arms area, then continue through the Land of the Stone Dragon and re-join the road at about GR 266 339. Walk back to the vehicles. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 12km.
Map: Glen Alice

Thu - 21-Dec-2017
3 M - Canyon
Wollangambe3/4/5 Exploratory
Starting at the exit of Wollangambe 2 going downstream as far as we make it. When 'it's time' - go out one of the many exits I explored last winter. Small Group
Map: Wollangambe

Wed - 20-Dec-2017
3 M - Canyon
Rocky Creek and Twister Canyons
Spectacular canyons in the Wolgan area that do not require abseiling. We start with Twister (aka Sheepdip) which involves a few jumps into pools and slides down waterfalls. Then we follow on down Rocky Creek which is a spectacular canyon with a number of swims and scrambles. We will then reverse Rocky Creek and walk out back to the cars.These are cold and dark canyons so wetsuits are recommended. You should have sticky shoes as wet rocks can be be very slippery, and you must be comfortable swimming up to 50m with a pack on.
Map: Rock Hill

Tue - 19-Dec-2017
3 M - Creek
Wollangambe 1
Join us for a leisurely float along the Wollangambe River at Mt Wilson. This is a classic air bed trip with deep water and massive canyon walls. Ability to swim, float and tread water compulsory. There is some rock scrambling in the river and a steep climb out to return to the Mt Wilson Fire Station. Floatation strongly recommended. There will be an optional side trip to explore part of Water Dragon Canyon.
Map: Wollangambe

Mon - 18-Dec-2017
3 M - Abseiling
Whore's Bed, Devil's Hole, African Wall, Kilimanjaro
After the canyon we'll walk up Devil's hole and abseil on to the chockstone and down off the chockstone. Then we'll climb up the other side of Devil's Hole and do African Wall and the magnificent Kilimanjaro (exiting start). Co-leader Nicole Bordes.
Map: Katoomba

Fri - 15-Dec-2017
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

Wed - 13-Dec-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Blacks ladders to Ben Esgate pass, radiata plateau.
We will walk onto radiata plateau, and follow a track to Blacks Ladders (spikes in a 2-3 m drop).Then we traverse around the cliff lines, on a series of ledges, to Ben Esgate pass at the base of Megalong Head.The pass is an exposed scrabble on ledge around a small cliff, a scramble up a crevasse, followed by a 4 m climb up a rock face with chains. The climb is actually easy, but there is a lot of exposure. Rope will be taken for belay if needed. Nice views over megalong the whole way.Lead by Sue and Ruth
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 10-Dec-2017
3 M - Creek
Hat Hill Canyon
No abseils. A lovely creek at Blackheath with swims and wades. Wet suit advisable. Some excellent canyon sections and "spa" pools at the end.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 09-Dec-2017
3 M - Abseiling
Breafast Creek Canyon
3 abseils. A few short swims or wades, a little climb. Co-leader Sheila Zaman.
Map: Rock Hill

Sat - 09-Dec-2017
5 H - Day Walk
Newnes State Forest: Point Green and Wolgan Falls
Only a few spaces left. This is a walk in another spectacular, unprotected part of the Gardens of Stone region, currently under threat. We will visit Point Green and the Wolgan Falls, starting and finishing on Sunnyside Ridge Road. Find out why this area must be protected for future generations. About 9km. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Fri - 08-Dec-2017
4 MH - Canyon
Closet Canyon
A very long day. A long walk in and out. 7 or 8 abseils. A nice canyon. Some scrub, off track walking.Two short swims.Steep climb out - up tree roots. Participants need to have a reasonable level of fitness.Possible camping at Barcoo Swamp for Sunday Canyon. Co-leader Sheila Zaman.
Map: Rock Hill

Fri - 08-Dec-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
The Wonders of Alcatraz
Note early start. Only a few places left on this walk, which promises to be a spectacular adventure. Numbers are strictly limited due to multiple private properties access. Park at GR 357 188 on Wolgan Road. Walk N, then NW, then SSW and locate a narrow ridge at around GR 332 192. Now, climb this ridge and find a way to the tops. Follow the escarpment NW, then N around a tributary of Liberty Gully till about GR 331 201. From here, walk SE and visit a high point at around GR 333 199. Retrace NW, descend the gully to the W and make our way to the top of Alcatraz. Find a descent via the gully to the S; alternatively, use Woolpack Gap. About 13k. Scrambling and exposure. Exploratory.
Map: Ben Bullen

Wed - 06-Dec-2017
3 M - Canyon
Coachwood Canyon
Coachwood canyon is a fairly short and open canyon in the South Wolgan area near Galah mountain. There are several interesting abseils up to 25m, and we end up in Rocky Creek. We walk through Coachwood forests and take the Rocky Creek exit. Wetsuits are optional. This is suitable for beginners who have abseiling experience.
Map: Rock Hill

Sun - 03-Dec-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Dadder Cave/Erskine Creek
Start from Nepean Lookout Trail to Pisgah Rock then down Monkey Ropes Creek to Lincoln Creek and to Erskine Creek. Along to Dadder Cave. About 300 m west of Dadder Cave head SE up to the cliff line and follow this back a couple of km. This gives great views of Erskine Creek. Follow the spur north down to the junction of Erskine and Lincoln Creeks. This ridge has some scrambling and one part where a rope is useful, but probably not necessary. From the junction of the creeks head back up the track to Pisgah Rock and to the Nepean Lookout Trail. There are a couple of spots where a rope will be used if necessary. Great spot for a swim before walking back up. Distance approx 10 km. more than half off track, ascent approx 500 m, time 7 to 8 hrs.
Map: Penrith

Sun - 03-Dec-2017
4 MH - Abseiling
Grand Canyon Abseil Canyon
One of the gems of the mountains. One easy abseil and a number of swims, including about 50m swim towards the end of the canyon.Helmet & abseiling gear required and wetsuit / thermals recommended
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 02-Dec-2017
3 M - Creek
Colo River Overnight Lilo Trip
Mountain Lagoon - T3 Track - lots of huffing and puffing as you blow your lilo up - launch - camp overnight on sand bar - exit river at Paul Landa Reserve - Mailes Ridge - Gospers Ridge Track - Mountain LagoonApprox 19 km walk and 9 km liloing on Mountain Lagoon Map / Joint trip with SBW
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Sat - 02-Dec-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Ethereal Canyon
A glorious walk. Some knee deep wading but no swims mainly ankle high or along the banks. Accessed off the Waratah Ridge Road. Only rated as high as Grade 4 as it is all off-track, no steep climbs. Spectacular undercuts and canyon sections. PLEASE NOTE: I am away most of October and will reply to emails when I return.
Map: Wollangambe

Sat - 02-Dec-2017
4 MHX - Day Walk
Newnes State Forest: Point Green and Wolgan Falls
This is a walk in another spectacular, unprotected part of the Gardens of Stone region, currently under threat. We will visit Point Green and the Wolgan Falls, starting and finishing on Sunnyside Ridge Road. Find out why this area must be protected for future generations. About 9km. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 02-Dec-2017
3 M - Day Walk
Pierce's Pass
Pierces Pass then along creek to swimming hole. It's a nice pass into the Grose with plenty of rain forest.
Map: Mt Wilson

Fri - 01-Dec-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
The Torbane Balcony
Come and explore The Torbane Balcony, a ledge running for some 750 metres along the western face of the pagodas of Mt Airly's 'Great Wall'. The ledge twists and turns as it follows the contours of the pagodas with views to the southwest near the southern end of the ledge. There are just a couple of vacancies left for this walk.
Map: Glen Alice

Wed - 29-Nov-2017
4 MH - Creek
Jamison Creek to Kedumba River
Creek walk starting at Valley of the Waters Conservation Hut, down past Vera Falls to the Jamison Creek junction. Then down Jamison creek for about 5km (off track) past the mystical Prince Regents Glenn, to meet the Sublime Point fire trail. Return via ascent of Sublime Point. This will be mostly off track and a fairly long day with about 5km of creek walking and a steep climb up Sublime Point.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 26-Nov-2017
2 EM - Day Walk
Jenolan Caves circuit walk
Jenolan Caves Easy Medium day (mainly track) circuit walk taking in Blue Lake short track loop walk. Some short off track hill climb around 250m accent. Come visit an interesting limestone area sometimes visited by our great club!
Map: Jenolan

Sun - 26-Nov-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Katoomba-Ruined Castle-Mt Solitary
Katoomba-Narrowneck-Golden Stairs-Ruined Castle- Mt Solitary-Landslide-Furber Steps-Katoomba. Very scenic walk starting/finishing Katoomba railway station. Great lookouts-rainforest-Waterfalls-optional scramble to the top of Ruined Castle-lunch on Mt Solitary following neat ascent up the knife edge. Return via Landslide-Furber Steps Ascents 600 metres. Distance 22 km. Joint Walk with Bush Club
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 25-Nov-2017
3 M - Day Walk
Blaxland to Glenbrook via Duck Hole
The walk is a short descent to Glenbrook Creek then a walk of about 6 km along the creek followed by a steep but short section back to Glenbrook. There is a path along the creek but it is overgrown and faint, disappearing totally from time to time There are a number of fallen trees over the track, and intermittent lawyer vine. I have graded it as a 3 but was tempted to grade it as 4. There are some pleasant pools, and swimming is possible at Duck Hole and a couple of other spots. When I last walked it I saw a platypus swimming in one pool and heard a couple splashing into the water at other spots, so we may get lucky and see one this time. It will involve a car shuffle, or we could park at Glenbrook and catch a train to Blaxland. Estimated time 5 hrs, distance 9 km and height climbed 250 m.
Map: Penrith

Fri - 24-Nov-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban SCA: Mothers Arms and more
Early start. Park on the plateau at GR 250 324. Walk on Genowlan Mountain Trail to about GR 267 355; explore the area to the east, moving southwards towards the northern extent of Mothers Arms at GR 268 348. Explore Mothers Arms, moving southwards and re-join the road at about GR 267 345. Walk back to the vehicles. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 14km.
Map: Glen Alice

Sun - 19-Nov-2017
4 MH - Abseiling
Serendipity Canyon
A nice easy canyon with 6 easy abseils and a few short swims. Helmet & abseiling gear required as well as swimmers and a wetsuit / thermals.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 18-Nov-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Newnes State Forest: Gang Gang Canyon, Tunnels and Falls
The spectacular Gang Gang Falls and the ecosystems of Gang Gang Gorge that they are feeding are unlikely to survive the expansion of underground coal mining, recently approved by the Government. See this unique area whilst you can.Park at GR 398 038. Descend into Gang Gang Canyon and walk all the way through to Gang Gang Tunnels, visiting a cave at about GR 309 400 seen on the previous trip, as well as the cave at GR 405 043. After exploring the Gang Gang Tunnels, turn south and walk to the falls at GR 407 045, whilst inspecting the caves along the way. Continue south to visit Lots Wife and the adjacent cave. Find a way out to the western side and re-connect with the cars. About 6km. All off track, some rock scrambling and exposure.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Fri - 17-Nov-2017
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. Limited spaces available. We start at Medlow Bath behind the Hydro-Majestic and finish above Black's Ladder on Radiata Plateau.Email contact preferred please.
Map: Katoomba

Fri - 17-Nov-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: The Wonders of Alcatraz
Note early start. Only a few places left on this walk, which promises to be a spectacular adventure. Numbers are strictly limited due to multiple private properties access.Park at GR 357 188 on Wolgan Road. Walk N, then NW, then SSW and locate a narrow ridge at around GR 332 192. Now, climb this ridge and find a way to the tops. Follow the escarpment NW, then N around a tributary of Liberty Gully till about GR 331 201. From here, walk SE and visit a high point at around GR 333 199. Retrace NW, descend the gully to the W and make our way to the top of Alcatraz. Find a descent via the gully to the S; alternatively, use Woolpack Gap. About 13k. Scrambling and exposure. Exploratory.
Map: Ben Bullen

Wed - 15-Nov-2017
3 M - Abseiling
Ranon Brook
A delightful short canyon near Mt Charles on the Bells Line of Road. It has four easy abseils. A wet suit is recommended. The exit is up Mistake Ravine and involves climbing three waterfalls. This canyon is suitable for less experienced canyoners.
Map: Mt Wilson

Mon - 13-Nov-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban SCA: Land of the Stone Dragon and Genowlan Canyon
Early start. Park on the plateau at GR 250 324. Walk on Genowlan Mountain Trail to about GR 266 339 – the take off point to the Land of the Stone Dragon. Descend into the Dragons Mouth, then continue on the rising spur southwards to the top of Genowlan Canyon at GR 273 333. Descend towards the southern cliff edge of the Hammer, then walk counter clockwise, visiting the northern cliff edge of the Hammer, before retracing towards the trail at about GR 267 332. Walk back to the cars. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 8km.
Map: Glen Alice

Sun - 12-Nov-2017
4 MHX - Day Walk
Mount Tricky and the Altar Room
The provisional plan is to ascend Cathedral Pass from the Newnes campground, traverse the eastern slopes of Mt Tricky, and descend through the Altar Room to Little Capertee Creek. The route is provisional and may be altered slightly, or perhaps done in the reverse direction, after a reconnaissance trip. Leaders are Rob Herbert and Lisa Harvey
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 12-Nov-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Sublime Point - Lindeman Pass - Leura Cascades
We will complete the western section of Lindeman Pass.Track is rough in places and there is some exposure getting down Sublime Point
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 11-Nov-2017
1 E - Day Walk
Birrabang Canyon
A short day. No abseils but a couple of scrambles and maybe wet feet.A nice canyon and a spectacular gorge.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 05-Nov-2017
3 M - Day Walk
circut from the Fairmont via vera Falls
Fairmont resort, Roberts Pass (there is a steep downhill section), Vera Falls, base of Wentworth Falls , Wentworth Pass, Valley of the Waters,Lillians bridge, Fairmont Resort.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 05-Nov-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Oronga Canyon
Walk out across Wongara Hill to the Grose Valley Cliffs and down into Oronga Canyon, aiming for a rock shelf overlooking the falls and the Grose Valley. Walk up the gorge and climb out to finish on Oronga Ridge. A tape will be carried.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 04-Nov-2017
3 MX - Day Walk
Dicksonia Ravine part 2
Continuing exploring Dicksonia Ravine with an exit up Baroque Spur. Beautiful tree fern valley , interesting pagodas along spur. Maybe a bit of a scramble up the spur
Map: Rock Hill

Sun - 29-Oct-2017
2 EM - Day Walk
Berghofers Pass - Hartley Vale
Easy medium track walk, about 300 metres steady ascent, 8-9 km's.Historic walk from the base of Victoria Pass on Berghofers track to Hartley Vale. We may follow Lawsons Long Alley to Hartley Vale. Option to visit Hartley Vale historic cemetery on the way back. Half day walk with great views & history. Dog friendly walk
Map: Hartley

Sun - 29-Oct-2017
3 M - Abseiling
Dione Dell Abseil
Grade3. 4 abseils. Co-leader John. Suitable for beginners. Only about 40min to first abseil. If it's a nice hot day we will go the "direct route". Wet, splashy, fun.
Map: Yerranderie

Sun - 29-Oct-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Lapstone to Glenbrook:Rockhopping Through The Gorge
Reasonably challenging walk through a beautiful gorge with scrambly steep side trips to scenic Portal & Tunnel View Lookouts-then some easy off-track to Jellybean Pool. Continue to Blue Pool- along Glenbrook creek. Exit via a neat pass to finish at Glenbrook.Ample swimming opportunities.Distance 12 km. Ascents 400 metres
Map: Penrith

Sat - 28-Oct-2017
5 H - Abseiling
Arabanoo Creek abseil
From Dance Floor Cave at Kanangra we will descend a gully and do 4 to 5 abseils (not hard). Some tricky climbing, especially if you don't want to get wet. The climb out is quite steep and long. We will be camping for next day's canyon. Co-leader John.
Map: Yerranderie

Sat - 28-Oct-2017
3 M - Day Walk
Bungleboori Three ridges
A delightful walk, although mostly off track, easy open ridge walking and hopefully some magnificent wild flowers. Of course with magnificent views. Accessed from Waratah Ridge Road.
Map: Wollangambe

Fri - 27-Oct-2017
3 M - Abseiling
Breakfast Creek Canyon
Breakfast Creek Canyon is a short, easy canyon near Rocky Creek. Guy Wittig is leading the canyon and Geoff Fox is taking the bookings. After a short walk along the Galah Mt fire trail we find a rough track to the start of the canyon. There are 4 easy abseils. The highlight is St Pauls Cathedral, a wonderful dome cave. The canyon ends in Rocky Creek then we wade up stream to the Coachwood Canyon exit for a climb through a lovely rain forest gully to return to the vehicles.
Map: Rock Hill

Sun - 22-Oct-2017
1 E - Day Walk
Ikara Head
From Mt Victoria Falls Road the walk goes to Ikara Head for great views of the Grose Valley and return. Come and see the spring wildflowers and Waratah in bloom. This is a half day walk.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 22-Oct-2017
4 MHX - Day Walk
Sublime Point to Valley of Waters-Via 4 Historic Passes, Blue Mountains NP
Sublime Point- Copeland's Pass-Lindeman Pass-Gladstone-Pass-Robert's Pass-Valley of Waters-Conservation HutCombination of historic walking tracks with some challenging sections requiring good fitness-agility and comfort with some rock scrambling and minor exposure. There are some steep scrambley sections- fixed ropes. Stunning views-beautiful waterfalls and rain-forest. Variety of interesting terrain-challenges packed into the walk. Distance 11 km. Ascents 950 metres
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 21-Oct-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Wollangambe Trail Dumbano Creek
This is a interesting walk with great rock formations, mostly off track with some scrub, creek crossing and fire trail.
Map: Wollangambe

Wed - 18-Oct-2017
4 MH - Abseiling
Claustral Canyon
Claustral is a cold, wet but beautiful canyon. There are 5 abseils, water jumps, scrambling, plenty of wades and a few swims. A steep walk out and a long day.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 15-Oct-2017
3 M - Abseiling
Looking Glass abseil
8 short easy abseils. None over 10m.Suitable for beginners. Longish walk in
Map: Mt Morgan

Sat - 14-Oct-2017
4 MH - Abseiling
Honeycomb Canyon
An easy short, but lovely, canyon where (if you can manage the tricky scramble around a slot) you will only get wet to thigh deep. If you have to abseil into the slot then it will be wet to the waist, but no swimming.A joint trip with CBC.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 14-Oct-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
The Best of the Wild Dogs
Down from Green Gully to Breakfast Creek then up Cattle Dog Ridge. Along to Knights Deck and return. This walk takes in the most spectacular views of the Wild Dogs. Cattle Dog Ridge is about 400 meters ascent /descent and is a nicely graded ridge.
Map: Jenolan

Wed - 11-Oct-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Re run of across the valley walk.
This is the second version of this trip for those who missed the first. This time we will walk from sublime point, across the valley to ruined castle. There are a few places available.Step decent down Sublime Point, with some exposed minor climb downs. Step descent continues till reaching Kedumba Valley Road.we then head down to Kedumba River, and back to Ruined Castle.Descent/ ascent 750mDistance approx 12 kms.
Map: Jamison

Tue - 10-Oct-2017
4 MH - Pack Walk
Blue Mountains NP: Wollangambe Crater
Walk from Bell station to Wollangambe Crater, camp the evening, and return the same way next day. With daylight saving we should have plenty of time to check out some interesting pagoda formations, or just relax in camp. Pagodas, ridge walks and rainforest in the Wollangambe wilderness. Some off-track and minor scrambling. Total is 18km with 520m climbs over the 2 days. Co-leader is Bob Seibright, maximum 8, joint walk with The Bush Club.
Map: Wollangambe

Sun - 08-Oct-2017
2 EM - Day Walk
Lockley's Pylon
The classic walk out from Mt Hay Rd and back.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 08-Oct-2017
3 M - Abseiling
Multi Pitch Abseil
Malaita Point is a multi-pitch abseil which involves 6 abseils down into the valley. Most of the abseils are straight forward and would be good for members who have done the clubs abseil training.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 07-Oct-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Rock Island
This walk has fabulous wildflowers and views and is all off track. It has rock scrambling but no exposure.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 07-Oct-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Twins Canyon
Come and explore the Twins Canyon system. Two small creeks , each with their own canyon combine in a hidden hanging valley. We will use a tape to get into and out of the canyon. No big climbs but scrambling in the canyon.
Map: Ben Bullen

Fri - 06-Oct-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban SCA: Gap Creek Pagodas
Co-leader – Peter MedburyPark at Airly Gap and walk up 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. About 8km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Glen Alice

Wed - 04-Oct-2017
3 M - Canyon
Spiral Canyon
Spiral is a short canyon on the Newnes Plateau with four abseils. There are no pools, it's a totally dry canyon. There is a 4 km walk on the Deans Creek Trail to reach the canyon. After the canyon we enjoy a lovely walk up Deans Creek below Rock Island. The exit up a side creek involves a grade 9 rock climb. There will be ropes for extra safety. Then it's back along the Deans creek trail to the vehicles.
Map: Rock Hill

Sun - 01-Oct-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Bell to Wollangambe River
From Bell walk enters Wollangambe Wilderness.Much variety; interesting rock pagodas, stunning views, canyon, wildflowers, swim at Wollangambe river and a visit to the crater.Party limit eight.Option to carpool from Katoomba or to meet at BellAscents 500 metres. Distance 20 km
Map: Wollangambe

Sat - 30-Sep-2017
4 MHX - Day Walk
Burra Korain Head
Blackheath Ridgewell Road and then along ridges to Burra KorainHead with great views. Bush track along the way also some scrub.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 30-Sep-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: North of Penrose Gully
Park on Wolgan Road at GR 429 220, cross Wolgan River, use Glowworm Tunnel track for a while, then climb to the top cliff line and traverse it, looking at slots. Climb up to the plateau at GR 432 206, using one of the two known passes, then walk to the top of the ridge and north to about GR 438 215 – the start of Rock-in-the-Wall gully. Descend the gully and attempt to find a way around the first abseil. Depending on what we find, we will return the same way or down at about GR 439 220. About 8km. Exploratory. Includes possibly impossible sections. Scrambling and exposure. 6M, S333E.
Map: Not Specified

Fri - 29-Sep-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: The Ledge between Koopartoo Ravine and Koopartoo Gully
Park at GR 412 209 on Wolgan Rd and climb NW into Koopartoo Ravine. Walk up the ravine, then climb E to the base of the cliffs at about GR 405 217. Follow the ledge SE and then around to the extent possible, ideally all the way to Koopartoo Gully at about GR 415 221 or even beyond to GR 420 221. Descend to the Wolgan Rd. Includes possibly impossible sections. About 6k. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Ben Bullen

Wed - 27-Sep-2017
3 M - Canyon
Spiral Canyon
Spiral (grade 3) is a short canyon on the Newnes Plateau with four abseils. There are no pools, it's a totally dry canyon. There is a 4 km walk on the Deans Creek Trail to reach the canyon. After the canyon we enjoy a lovely walk up Deans Creek below Rock Island. The exit up a side creek involves a grade 9 rock climb. There will be ropes for extra safety. Then it's back along the Deans creek trail to hte vehicles.
Map: Rock Hill

Mon - 25-Sep-2017
5 H - Pack Walk
Bibbulmun Track - Kalamunda to Albany (WA)
The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world's great long distance walk trails, stretching 1000km from Kalamunda, a suburb in the hills on the outskirts of Perth, to the historic town of Albany on the south coast. It passes through the heart of the scenic south west of Western Australia. The Track takes walkers through towering karri and tingle forests, down mist-shrouded valleys, over giant granite boulders and along breathtaking coastal heathlands. It passes through many of the most beautiful national parks of the south west forests and coastline.Grade: 4/5; max 8 walkers; food 'drop' options.
Map: Not Specified

Sun - 24-Sep-2017
2 EM - Day Walk
Abercronbie Caves overnight car basecamp trip with day trip walk
I am leading an easy medium overnight car base camping trip to Abercrombie caves one hour south of Bathurst or approximately 200kms west of Sydney. Visiting caves and including a past gold panning ruins site on a circuit track walk within the reserve. Max. 8 (min. 3 to start). The camping site has not been visited by our club lately and is a worthwhile stay for early spring visitors.
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 23-Sep-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Carlons Farm - Mount Moin
Starting at Carlons Farm walk to Green Gully, Carlons Creek to Mt Moin and return. The hard climbs are worth the view from Mt Moin. Mostly on track
Map: Jenolan

Sat - 23-Sep-2017
3 M - Day Walk
Mill Creek - Car camp & walks
Saturday will be the 11 Km Mill Creek loop approx 5 hours walk starting mid morning - some steep sections and scrambling - aboriginal rockart and beautiful gullies. Sunday will be the 9 km Old great northern road loop featuring many historical convict features and a picturesque return along the Hawkesbury river. Some steep sections approx 3 hours. Camping Saturday night at Mill Creek campground - campfires permitted and I'll be bringing wood! Also a short scenic drive and drink at historic St Alban's pub late late Saturday afternoon for those interested. Camp fees apply and must be booked 24 hours ahead. Not usually crowded so you can wait till see how the weather turns out before booking. The walk will be cancelled in the event of wet weather. Details of walks and campground at nationalparks.nsw.gov.au. Note: NPWS grade these walks as Grade 4 and 5 respectively, but I would class them as Grade 3 only. Steep sections all on track and some scrambling. You are welcome to join just for either walk if you wish.
Map: Gunderman

Sat - 23-Sep-2017
5 H - Day Walk
Newnes State Forest: Waratahs and Pagodas in Holts Heaven
Find out why this unique part of the Gardens of Stone region must be protected, now.This walk is a ramble and scramble through the amazing pagoda terrain of Holts Heaven, with a camera in hand and an eye on the Waratahs, which should be out by then. We will access the area through a fire trail at GR 463 965. About 7km. Scrambling and exposure. 5M, S223E.
Map: Wollangambe

Fri - 22-Sep-2017
3 MX - Canyon
Juggler Canyon
Ruth East and I will co-lead Jugglers canyon on friday 22 september. It is an entry level canyon suitable for those who have completed Geoff,s training. However, you need to be confident with scrambling, some mild exposure etc. Please contact Ruth or myself, if interested.
Map: Katoomba

Wed - 20-Sep-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Across the Jamison Valley with Sue and Ruth
Start at golden stairs, past Ruined Castle to Cedar Gap. From here we descend to Kedumba River for lunch.Then we climb a spur and cross over Kedumba Valley Road.then it is a steep climb up Sublime Point to the cars.The point has some minor exposed climbing.Descent/ascent approx 750mDistance approx 11 kmsCar shuffle required
Map: Jamison

Sun - 17-Sep-2017
3 M - Day Walk
Coxs River - Aboriginal and settler history
From the junction with the 6 Foot Track ( a traditional Gundungurra campground) we'll walk upriver to Bowtels Bridge. We'll continue upriver off-track, then return the same way. A fair drive from Mt. Vic, 4WD's needed. Maps: Hampton & Jenolan 8 kms.
Map: Hampton

Sat - 16-Sep-2017
5 H - Day Walk
Adrenilin Ledges
Two walks taking in some spectacular scenery. Mainly off-track Slots, Pagodas and ledges. An area we haven't walked in for a few years. 4WDs needed for access.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Fri - 15-Sep-2017
5 HX - Pack Walk
Bylong Labyrinth West Exploration
This is challenging and spectacular country. Early start on Friday. Day 1-Friday 15 September. Park at Growee Gulf on Bylong Valley Way. Find a new route to the tops and follow the Growee Range east to Key Saddle. Descend into Lee Creek for overnight camp. Distance 10km. Day 2-Saturday 16 September. With day packs, return to Key Saddle, then traverse a tight and convoluted ridge towards Goat Mountain, as far as the time permits, before returning to the camp. Day 3-Sunday 17 September. Make our way back to the cars along Growee Range, using some variations in the route. Distance 10km. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. Numbers are strictly limited. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Not Specified

Fri - 15-Sep-2017
5 HX - Pack Walk
Wollemi National Park
There will be a 3-day pack walk in the Wollemi Wilderness that weekend. I am currently working out the details, which will be advised. Numbers are strictly limited.Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. 6M, M333E.
Map: Not Specified

Wed - 13-Sep-2017
3 M - Canyon
Better Offer Canyon
Better Offer Canyon is a short canyon off the Bells Line of Road near Birrabang Canyon.. There are 5 abseils, waterfalls and a waist deep pool. Warm weather is forecast and you are able to change into dry clothes soon after the pool.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 10-Sep-2017
5 H - Day Walk
Miracle Slot, Pyramid Rock, the Rain Cave and other Caves
Pyramid Rock is in the middle of Carne Creek just waiting to be climbed. After driving along the Glowworm Tunnel road we visit the Double Arch cave then descend into Carne Creek to Pyramid Rock. (climb optional). The climb back to the cliffs takes along some lovely ledges to the Gemini Cave, Rain Cave, Michael's Chair, and the Shovel Cave.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 09-Sep-2017
3 M - Day Walk
Mount Hay to Boorong Crags
We drive to the Mt Hay car park and walk to the top of Mt Hay and then down the other side, then along a ridge with wonderful views of the Grose valley to Boorong crags for a great lunch spot. A short day all on track.
Map: Mt Wilson

Fri - 08-Sep-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Firefly Point via Galaxies Gully East
Park at the locked gate GR 434 258 and walk on Wolgan River Trail, then use Galaxies Gully East to climb up to the tops at GR 450 250. Next, walk to Firefly Point at GR 461 258. From here, find a way underneath the cliffs, starting from the southern side, then traverse underneath the cliffs until Galaxies Gully East. Walk down to the Wolgan River Trail and to the cars. About 10k. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. 6M. M333E.
Map: Mt Morgan

Sun - 03-Sep-2017
3 M - Abseiling
Abseil Training for Beginners
An introduction to abseiling will cover equipment, safety and abseiling technique. Participants will develop skills on graded rock faces at Mt York (near Mt Victoria) then abseil Juggler Canyon at Blackheath. Members must have fitness and agility suited to canyoning.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 03-Sep-2017
2 EM - Day Walk
Mt Hay walks
Half day walk in the Mt Hay area. We'll go to the summit of Flat Top for the views. Also walk to Mt Hay via Butterbox Box.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 02-Sep-2017
4 MHX - Day Walk
Mount Cameron to Yah Hut
Yah Hut was built by the Catholic Bushwalkers for relaxation but unfortunately was destroyed by bushfires. We intend to find the remains of the Hut and also to explore the little visited area near Mount Cameron.
Map: Rock Hill

Thu - 31-Aug-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Gardens of Stone National Park: South Eastern Cliff Line of Donkey Mountain
Park on Wolgan Road at GR 370 191 (The Style). Walk up south east to the saddle on top of Donkey Mountain at GR 376 183. Descend to the first ledge on the southern side and explore it to its full extent. Return to the saddle and come down to the second ledge. Visit Masterpiece Wall and the cave before it. Retrace to about GR 373 181, climb back on top from there, then descend to the cars. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 6km.
Map: Ben Bullen

Wed - 30-Aug-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Lapstone To Glenbrook - Rock-HoppingThrough The Gorge
Challenging walk through a beautiful gorge with scrambly steep side trips to scenic Portal and Tunnel View Lookouts then some easy off-track to Jellybean pool..Continue to Blue Pool- along Glenbrook Creek for a neat little ascent to finish at Glenbrook.The distance may seem short but there is a lot of interesting features packed into the walk and it will require reasonable fitness.Distance 12 km Ascents 400 metres
Map: Penrith

Mon - 28-Aug-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Cliffs above Newnes Campground
Park the vehicles at the Newnes Campground. Ascend Cathedral Canyon till about GR 421 273. From here, explore three consecutive spurs running south east. Exit via Mount Tricky and Cathedral Canyon. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.About 6km.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 27-Aug-2017
2 EM - Day Walk
Darwins walk to National Pass to Nature track to Leura Fairmont Resort
I am leading an easy medium track walk leaving from Darwin’s walk (Wentworth Falls) thru along an escarpment on the national pass arriving at the conservation hut for morning tea or lunch, time permitting. Then continuing from here to back the nature track circuit to Edinburgh Castle Rock for afternoon tea. To crossing the Lilians bridge over to our final destination at Fairmont Resort (Leura) or Leura Golf club for late drinks before return back to Wentworth Falls Railway station. Car shuffle required to complete start and finish rendezvous’s. Please respond by email preferred or text message mobile. Max. 8 (min. 5 to start) persons including myself go get in early to avoid disappointment!!!
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 27-Aug-2017
3 M - Abseiling
Zorro and Pleasant View Canyons
Zorro is a short, easy canyon on the Newnes plateau. The exit slot is spectacular. Pleasant View is a non abseil canyon on the opposite side of the ridge to Zorro. The upper section is really nice.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 26-Aug-2017
3 M - Day Walk
Federal Pass & Dardanelles Pass South Leura
Walk down Leura Falls & visit the rainforest in the Jamison Valley via The Federal Pass & return via Dardanelles Pass.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 26-Aug-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Fire trail No 6 off Sunnyside Ridge Road
Follow firetrail and then walk around under cliffs. Explore pagodas, caves and slot
Map: Cullen Bullen

Wed - 23-Aug-2017
3 M - Creek
Galong Creek
I am leading this walk with Ruth East. Galong Creek is in the Megalong Valley near Carlons Farm. We follow the fire trail past Ironpot Mt, over Tinpot Hill almost to the Coxs River. From here we follow the creek upstream, round waterfalls, deep pools and huge boulders. It's about 4 km through spectacular granite rock country. Wet feet are highly likely. before we return to Carlons Farm. This walk is suitable for fit walkers who enjoy rock scrambling. We should have an early finish.
Map: Jenolan

Tue - 22-Aug-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: The Slots and Pagodas of The Labyrinth
Park at GR 430 228 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, moving westwards, until about GR 415 233. Exit via Minotaur Lair Gully; the exact route will depend on what we will find and may include Ariadne Thread. About 9km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 20-Aug-2017
3 M - Day Walk
Rienits Mine Victoria Creek
Visit the Mine and explore the area. Walking through mainly open bush. A good "first off-track" walk with an early finish around 3.00pm. We walk in via Ridgewell Road Blackheath. No creek walking involved.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 19-Aug-2017
3 M - Day Walk
Explorers Tree - Megalong Valley - Winery
6 Foot Track section from Katoomba to Megalong Valley then on to Mehalong Creek Estate winery open day. Walk is around 10 km's, some ascent & steep descent. Limit of 7 walkers, led by Tracie & Ross
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 19-Aug-2017
5 HX - Pack Walk
From Goat Mountain to Oz Mountain via Bylong Labyrinth
Maps: Growee, TaloobyCo-leader - Ian Thorpe. Drive in on Friday for an early start on Saturday. Day 1-Saturday 19 August. Leave some cars at Growee Gulf near Bylong Valley Way and drive other cars to Growee. Walk up Growee River and then climb Goat Mountain from around GR 334 828. Walk in a northerly, then northwesterly direction via a series of narrow ridges towards Key Saddle, then descend to Clef Crater for the overnight camp. Distance 12km. Day 2-Sunday 20 August. Ascend back to Key Saddle and continue west to Oz Mountain. Descend to the cars, then drive to Growee to pick up the other cars. Distance 8km. Private properties access is being arranged. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 19-Aug-2017
4 MHX - Day Walk
Gardens of Stone National Park: Donkey Mountain
I will be doing a day trip up Donkey Mountain this Saturday 19th of August mainly focusing on the North East section. The walk has steep ascents and descents and may include some scrambling. If anyone is interested in coming let me know thanks.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 19-Aug-2017
5 H - Day Walk
Wild Dogs Scenic Tour Cattledog Ridge - Knights Deck - Ironmonger Spur
A challenging walk 2 steep descents and 2 steep ascents but a glorious scenic tour of the Wild Dogs. Down to Cattledog and then up the spur -along to Knights Deck with superb views and then down to the Cox's River. Up Ironmonger Spur to Ironpot Mountain
Map: Jenolan

Fri - 18-Aug-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Ravines and Slots of Koopartoo Mesa South
Park at the Wolgan Road, GR 420 216. Make our way up Koopartoo Gully to a known (but tricky) pass at GR 414 222. Once above, head east to about GR 416 222 and, starting from here, explore this extremely dissected terrain. Return the same way. About 6km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 13-Aug-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Liversidge Hill and Birrabang Walls
Birrabang Ridge is to the west of the Bells Line of Road just next to the turn-off to Mount Wilson. The walk is relatively straightforward, half on track, half off track, but along open ridges. The view from Birrabang Walls in particular is excellent. This has not been walked for a few years by the UBMBC. Distance is approx 9 km, only a few hundred metres climbing. Estimated duration around 5 hrs.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 13-Aug-2017
4 MH - Abseiling
Minotaur's Lair Abseil Canyon
A dry canyon with 1 short (15m) abseil. Great views, some scrub bashing to get to the abseil. Helmet & abseil gear required.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 13-Aug-2017
4 MHX - Day Walk
Pagodas to South and North of Tiger Snake Canyon
This walk will explore the pagodas to the South and North of Tiger Snake Canyon, a particularly scenic part of the Newnes Plateau. We will follow the Tiger Snake Canyon Track to about 445208 then look for a way up on to the pagodas to the SW. Return to the Tiger Snake Canyon Track and cross Tiger Snake Creek between the upper and lower sections of the canyon. Ascend the pagodas at 448211. Then head W up a lovely gully and easy pass to join the ridge at 437210 and return along the Tiger Creek Canyon Track.
Map: Mt Morgan

Sat - 12-Aug-2017
5 H - Day Walk
Newnes State Forest: Howling Arch, the Pool of Diana and the Pool of Aphrodite
Find out for yourself why this unique area, currently under threat, must be protected, now.Drive to approximately GR 468 058 on the Deep Pass Trail. Head down a spur trending slightly west of south and then south as it nears Dingo Creek. Visit Howling Arch, an amazing natural feature. Enter Dingo Creek and progress downstream for about 1.3km, visiting the scenic Pool of Diana on the way, continue underneath high cliffs to GR 476 048, the start of a north north west trending ravine. Follow the ravine up, visiting the spectacular Pool of Aphrodite along the way, to eventually reconnect with the trail and the vehicles. About 6km. All off track, some rock scrambling and exposure.
Map: Rock Hill

Sat - 12-Aug-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Terrace Falls Hazelbrook & Leslie Falls via Lawson Creek
Explore the old Western Track at Terrace Falls, South Hazelbrook. Then up via the beautiful Gorge of Lawson Ck to visit rarely seen Leslie Falls & onto Federal, Junction & Adelina Falls South Lawson. The first part is on track & up Lawson Ck is off track.
Map: Katoomba

Fri - 11-Aug-2017
5 H - Pack Walk
K2K
Harold and myself are leading this classic walk from the two opposite ends as a three or four day walk. Thus no car shuffle will be required. Ascents and descends are steep. A good level of fitness is required. The tempo will be moderate and steady.
Map: Kanangra

Fri - 11-Aug-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Firefly Point to Galaxies Gully East
Park at the locked gate GR 434 258 and walk on Wolgan River Trail to about GR 461 262, visiting a cave house ruin on the way. Next, attempt to ascend along the ridge all the way up to Firefly Point at GR 461 258. From here, climb to spot height 858 and continue along the ridge. If time permits, descend into Firefly Creek around GR 455 252, then climb back out on the ridge. Finally, descend into Galaxies Gully East, and then all the way back to the Wolgan River Trail and to the cars. About 10k. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Mt Morgan

Sun - 06-Aug-2017
2 EM - Day Walk
Asgard Head and Thor Head
The walk visits Thor Head and Asgard Head with fantastic views from the heads.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 06-Aug-2017
4 MH - Abseiling
Hole-in-the-Rock Abseil Canyon
A dry'ish canyon (unless you fall in the pool at the 3rd abseil) - waist deep in 1 short pool in July 2016. 5 abseils up to 30m. Helmet & abseil gear required.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 05-Aug-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Traverse of the Jamison Valley
The classic walk Kings Tableland - Solitary - Golden Stairs traversing the Jamison Valley. All on track but some very steep sections about 20 kms.
Map: Katoomba

Fri - 04-Aug-2017
2 EM - Rogaine
Navigation Practice
Following the successful navigation course conducted by Nicole and Bernard we will revisit the area. The 20 check points are still in place. We will redo the practical navigation component around Queen Victoria Hospital, Wentworth Falls. A basic understanding of .navigating with a map and compass is required. Map and worksheets will be provided. You will need your own compass.
Map: Jamison

Thu - 03-Aug-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban SCA: Treasure Chest Spur and City in the Sky
Park up on the plateau at GR 245 316. Walk on the fire trail to GR 253 319, then head NNE and locate Treasure Chest Spur. Advance to a spectacular area of many pagodas, City in the Sky, at around GR 257 325. Explore on both sides of the spur, moving NNE all the time. Visit two high points at the end of the spur, then find a way down to the fire trail at around GR 259 329. Follow it back to the vehicles. About 6km. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Glen Alice

Sun - 30-Jul-2017
1 E - Meeting
Club AGM
Meeting Room is in the Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre, Gardiner Crescent, Blackheath. That's the room under the building at the eastern end.Starting time is 10 am on Sunday 30th.Members are invited to send agenda items for the General Meeting.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 29-Jul-2017
3 M - Day Walk
Dicksonia Forest Ravine and Baroque Spur
A stunning valley of tree ferns off the lower Deep Pass Fire Trail plus Baroque Spur which ends overlooking Dingo Creek with good pagodas. Exploratory walks with great interest
Map: Rock Hill

Fri - 28-Jul-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Lindeman Pass
Bill, Lyn & I plan to walk the whole of Lindeman / Roberts Pass from Valley of the Waters to Leura Cascades.It is all on a rough un-maintained track & involves some scrambling & possible some scrub / lawyer vine.Route (plotted on Jim Smith's map) is at the Dropbox URL.
Map: Katoomba

Thu - 27-Jul-2017
5 H - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban SCA: The Towers
Co-leader – Peter MedburyDrive about 1km past Airly Gap; park the cars and walk on the trail around Mount Airly Check out the cave houses on the way, then climb The Towers – the area of high pagodas centred at around GR 222 350. Explore the area, then return the same way. About 12km. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Glen Alice

Sun - 23-Jul-2017
2 EM - Day Walk
Evans Crown 1/2 easy track walk with Tarana pub meal visit
I am leading an easy ½ day track walk for Evans Crown in the Gardens of Stone National Park near Tarana for a late meal and drinks at Tarana pub. Max 8 (min. 3 to start) persons including myself. The pub tiger burger is one to tick off your bucket list!!!
Map: Not Specified

Sun - 23-Jul-2017
4 MH - Abseiling
Windows Abseil Canyon
A dry canyon (possible wet feet, depending on weather). 7 abseils up to 35m. Great views. Helmet & abseiling equipment required.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 22-Jul-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Mt Banks Low Traverse
From the Mt Banks car park, follow the fire trail around Mt Banks to where it overlooks the Grose Valley. Drop over the edge and follow the ever narrowing middle ledge north across the face of Mt Banks. There is exposure in the narrow slot known as the Devil’s Throat. An area very rarely walked. 10kSpectacular views along Banks Wall & one of the best walks I’ve ever done.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 22-Jul-2017
3 M - Day Walk
Navigation Training for Beginners
Nicole Bordes and Bernard Pailthorpe will conduct a practical navigation course at Kings Tableland Wentworth Falls. Maps will be provided. Participants will need their own compass. Following a theory session you will practice navigating through the bush using a map and compass. Coordinator : Geoff Fox
Map: Jamison

Sat - 22-Jul-2017
5 HX - Pack Walk
Wollemi National Park: Bylong Labyrinth Area
Co-leader Ian Thorpe.Drive on Friday night to Kandos or camp near the walk start. Early start on Saturday morning.This is a recce walk for the planned Wollemi traverse. Details to be advised after the walk of 1-2 July 2017.Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Not Specified

Thu - 20-Jul-2017
3 M - Day Walk
Redledge Pass
Redledge Pass is one of Katoomba's classic walks. Starting at the locked gate on Narrow Neck we follow Redledge for excellent views of the Megalong Valley. A steep descent of the scree slope brings us to relics of the Glen Shale mine. We then follow the route of the cable way to a steep climb ending at Devils Hole. This walk will be conducted at a slower pace and is suitable for photographers, walkers recovering from injuries and people who walk at a slower pace. It is 50% on track. Expect Blue Mountains Winter conditions.
Map: Katoomba

Tue - 18-Jul-2017
2 EM - Day Walk
North Lawson Falls & Empire Pass
North Lawson, visit the original Echo Pt, now called Echo Bluff & Fairy Falls & return via the Empire Pass.
Map: Katoomba

Mon - 17-Jul-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Petries Slots – Part 3
Start at Newnes Campground and walk up the Pipeline Track to about GR 447 274, then climb north west to the saddle and continue north on the ridge till GR 445 275. Descend and investigate a major slot to the west. Then, investigate the second major slot 400m north, approaching it either from the bottom or from the top. Exit via Petries Slots Pass at GR 440 283. This plan will be modified frequently during the walk as the terrain is very dissected and full of surprises. About 12k. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Mt Morgan

Sun - 16-Jul-2017
2 EM - Day Walk
Lions Head
Kings Tableland to Lions HeadFabulous views of Mt Solitary and the Jamison Valley for the whole walk.
Map: Jamison

Sat - 15-Jul-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Mt Banks High Traverse
On this walk we'll explore Mt Banks northern and southern pagodas as well as the top of Banks Wall, the highest cliff line in mainland Australia. Depending on time we may explore some of the north-eastern pagoda outcrops. A great lead-in to the Mt Banks Low Traverse.
Map: Mt Wilson

Fri - 14-Jul-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Old Baldy and Skywalker Traverse
Start at Newnes Campground and walk up Petries Gully and on to the top of Old Baldy. Traverse the summit westwards, enjoying the amazing views, then use Campground Defile to descend to the lower level and walk Skywalker Traverse eastwards. Come down into Petries Gully and return to the cars. About 6k. Scrambling and exposure. Partly exploratory.
Map: Ben Bullen

Wed - 12-Jul-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Walls Head Pass, Cedar Creek, Ruined Castle
Ruth and Sue's Wonderful Wednesday Walks. Walls Head Pass, Cedar Creek, Ruined Castle. Park at golden stairs and organise cars. Walk out to Walls Head, via Narrow neck fire trail, to the head of the pass. Scramble down the chains. The climb down is about 10 metres of exposed rock wall including approx 2m overhang at the bottom. (a rope will be taken to assist). Then we will work our way around to the base of Cedar Head and follow the contour down to Cedar Creek. If time permits, we will wander a little way down the creek. Return and follow ridge up toward eastern end of Ruined Castle. Walk back to golden stairs. Bring headlamp, in case of walk out in the dark. Distance 20km Descent 600 m Ascent 600 m
Map: Jamison

Sun - 09-Jul-2017
3 M - Day Walk
Cliff Top Track - Evans LO to Pulpit Rock Blackheath
This walk follows the Cliff Top Track from Evans LO to Pulpit Rock. Distance : 6 km, with some steps and muddy track sections. There are more than 20 lookouts. We will learn the history of each one. Some are well known while others are hidden. On a fine day there are wonderful views across Govetts Creek. This walk will be conducted at a slower pace. It is suitable for photographers, walkers improving their fitness and people recovering from injury. There will be frequent rests along the way.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 08-Jul-2017
5 H - Day Walk
Ben Bullen State Forest Series – The Southern 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

Fri - 07-Jul-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Gardens of Stone National Park: South Eastern Cliff Line of Donkey Mountain
This is the second walk to this area, to re-visit some of the highlights of the first walk and to explore further. Park on Wolgan Road at GR 386 199. Walk up SSE towards the NE end of Donkey Mountain. At about GR 387 190, turn SW and sidle underneath the cliffs, visiting spectacular overhangs, including Masterpiece Wall. At about GR 376 183, take the ramp up to the next level and explore it, moving NE to the extent possible. What happens next will depend on what we will find, but generally the aim is to eventually gain the top of the mountain and return via one of the known passes. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 6km.
Map: Ben Bullen

Thu - 06-Jul-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Mount Victoria to Perrys Lookdown via the Grose River
The walk starts at Victoria Falls Lookout and goes down to Victoria Falls, then to Burra Korain Flats,along the Grose River, through the Blue Gum Forest and up to Perrys Lookdown. It is a relatively easy walk, all on track and I estimate it will take 5 to 6 hrs
Map: Mt Wilson

Tue - 04-Jul-2017
4 MH - Pack Walk
Fraser Island Great Walk
Fraser Island Great Walk 4-11July 2017- 8 day pack walk. Approx. 11-16 kms per day; Max. 8 walkers. Map : Fraser Island Great Walk Topographic map. Grade between 3M- 4M.Explore the world's largest sand island on foot and discover ever-changing landscapes, stunning scenery and fascinating natural and cultural heritage.If you love bushwalking, you’ll love the Fraser Island Great Walk —with secluded walkers’ camp sites along the way. Walk around freshwater lakes and under arching canopies of lush rainforest and feel the warmth of the subtropical sun on a beach that goes on forever. Contact Joanne Armstrong- joannearm@yahoo.com.au or 47543612 or 0402 693 859.
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 01-Jul-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
The City In The Sky
Come and see the unusual pagoda complex that forms the 'City In The Sky', an unusual cluster of pagodas on Genowlan Mountain in Mugii Murum-ban SCA. The 'City' is formed by outer walls of large, smooth pagodas that surround a convoluted system of intricate, highly decorated and fragile platey pagodas.Park on Genowlan Mountain & walk to Genowlan Trig before walking down the spur to the pagodas. Continue through the pagodas and descend through the cliff line before following the fire trail back to the cars. Walk 6.5k, 3.5k off track, ascent/descent 350m, scrambling. A tape will be carried.
Map: Glen Alice

Sat - 01-Jul-2017
4 MH - Abseiling
Windows Abseil Canyon
I have this walk on the CBC program, but there are currently some vacancies which club members are welcome to fill - details will be provided to any interested after the CBC notice deadline on Thursday. A dry canyon (possible wet feet, depending on weather). 7 abseils up to 35m. Great views. Helmet & abseiling equipment required.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 01-Jul-2017
5 HX - Pack Walk
Wollemi National Park: Lee Creek and Duet Saddle in Bylong Labyrinth
Map: GroweeCo-leader Ian Thorpe.Drive on Friday night to Kandos or camp near the walk start. Early start on Saturday morning.Day 1. Drive one car GR 390 853 and another one to GR 388 816 on Nullo Mountain Road. From the second car, take a ridge W to Lee Creek. Take water and climb into Duet Saddle. Our progress from here will depend on the available time, but we will try to get to as close as possible or to the Goat Mountain. Establish high camp. About 8k.Day 2. Make our way N to Lee Creek, then up onto Tal Tal Range, follow it SE and descend into Bylong River; then walk E to the first car. Private property access will be arranged. About 12k.This is a recce walk for the planned Wollemi traverse. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Not Specified

Mon - 26-Jun-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Cliffs above Newnes Campground
Park the vehicles at the Newnes Campground. Make our way up and find a way to above the cliff line, then explore several pagoda spurs above the Newnes Campground. If there’s time, explore a couple of interesting slots to the north. There are several return options, depending on time. Includes possibly impossible sections. About 6km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 25-Jun-2017
4 MH - Abseiling
JugglersCanyon, Medlow Bath
Ruth East and I will lead Juggler Canyon. Juggler Canyon is a dry, reasonably short, entry level canyon by the airfield in Medlow Bath. We will also visit the lookout on the way back. Please contact the leader by email if you wish to attend.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 24-Jun-2017
3 M - Day Walk
Burra Korain Ridge Blackheath
Start from Ridgewell Road to Burra Korain. A faint bush track along the ridge, fabulous views especially over the Grose Valley at the end.Last year we had snow at this time which made it really special. No steep hills but an easy scramble from morning tea.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 24-Jun-2017
4 MH - Abseiling
Castle Head Abseil Trip
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 a little scrambling to get to some of the abseils.Finish with lunch on Ruined Castle and walk back via Golden Stairs.
Map: Jamison

Sat - 24-Jun-2017
5 H - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban SCA (Airly-Genowlan): Valley of the Dinosaurs
Find out for yourself why this unique area, currently under threat, must be protected, now.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. About 6k. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. 5M.
Map: Glen Alice

Fri - 23-Jun-2017
5 H - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban SCA: Airly Canyon
Co-leader – Peter MedburyPark at Airly Gap and walk north west all the way up Airly Canyon. Once out of the canyon on the tops, traverse east, exploring the spurs along the way, before descending to Airly Gap. About 6km. About 6km. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Glen Alice

Thu - 22-Jun-2017
3 M - Day Walk
Perry’s Lookdown to Govett’s Leap
This is a straightforward but attractive walk, all on track. Start at Perry's Lookdown, walk down to the Grose Valley, along Acacia Flat to Junction Rock then up to Govett's Leap. I'm guessing around 10 km and 800 m ascent, 5hrs (note, I said guessing).
Map: Mt Wilson

Tue - 20-Jun-2017
5 H - Abseiling
Rope Practice Day
Practise setting up anchors, tie offs, prussiking and rescue. This is a consolidation activity for people who have attended ASM training courses. Anyone who abseils with the club is welcome. The session will be held at Mt York (near Mt Victoria) in the morning.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 18-Jun-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
The Valley Of The Kings - Genowlan Mountain
Come and explore a deep gorge almost totally enclosed by pagodas. We'll park on Genowlan Mountain, walk out the a large pagoda called The Sphinx before scrambling down into the Valley of the Kings. Somewhere rarely visited.
Map: Glen Alice

Sat - 17-Jun-2017
3 M - Day Walk
Mystery Walk Blackheath
Rescheduled from 25 March. A lovely rain forest loop under a waterfall. 200 metres descent/ascent then a shortish walk - well worth it
Map: Katoomba

Fri - 16-Jun-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: The Ledge between Pipeline Track and Petries Gully
Park at the Newnes Campground and walk the Pipeline Track till the top of the initial raise at about GR 446 264, then move west and locate a ledge above the first line of cliffs. Follow it west, hopefully all the way into Petries Gully, which may or may not be possible. If successful, this will be a short day, so it may be combined with another short recce from Newnes Campground. About 6km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. Possibly impossible sections.
Map: Mt Morgan

Sun - 11-Jun-2017
3 M - Day Walk
King Tableland Battleship Tops - Delaway Ridge
This is an area we don’t often visit, great rock formations good views, all on track. Although this walk appears to be within the Sydney Water exclusion zone on the map, walking is permitted along Delaway Ridge. Will tell stories of Gundungurra and settlers, including the story of John Jingery.
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 10-Jun-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Kanangra Walls, Pages pinnacle return
This walk is on the Kanangra plateau Fabulous views, not too much ascent/descent,a classic walk in this amazing area.
Map: Kanangra

Fri - 09-Jun-2017
1 E - Day Walk
Bushwalking Meditation
I am leading 2 hours of silent mindful walking next Friday for the U3a group, and you are welcome to join us. Another way of describing it is via the Japanese term "shinrin yoku", or "forest bathing", taking in the forest atmosphere. We're walking on an easy track in the lower mountains, 9 - 11 a.m., and I will provide instruction. If you're interested, give me a ring or email me for meeting details.
Map: Springwood

Fri - 09-Jun-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: The Ledge between Koopartoo Ravine and Koopartoo Gully
Park at GR 412 209 on Wolgan Rd and climb NW into Koopartoo Ravine. Walk up the ravine, then climb E to the base of the cliffs at about GR 405 217. Follow the ledge SE and then around to the extent possible, ideally all the way to Koopartoo Gully at about GR 415 221 or even beyond to GR 420 221. Descend to the Wolgan Rd. Includes possibly impossible sections. About 6km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Ben Bullen

Wed - 07-Jun-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Carlons, tinpot hill, Goolara peak.
Walk from Carlons farm, over Tinpot Hill, down to Coxs river. Follow the river toward Grand Bluffs, then a step ascent/ climb up to Goolara Peak, then over tin pot mountain, and follow iron pot ridge back to Carlons.Total descent approx 400 mTotal ascent over 600 m.
Map: Jenolan

Tue - 06-Jun-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Donkey Mountain
We will head up to the Grand Entrance and the North East corner of Donkey Mountain. A trip to Donkey Mountains involves a steep ascent and descent as well as some scrambling at the top. As this is a mid week walk the group will probably be quite small and we can visit some of the old favourites and do a bit of exploring. The only thing we absolutely must do will be to replace the water damaged log book.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 04-Jun-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Ridges west of Bulga
Maps: Bulga, ParnellCo-leader Ian Thorpe.Drive to Bulga on Putty Road and ascend Milbrodale Ridge. Continue W and climb Mt Whybrow. Continue W on Milbrodale Ridge for as far as the time permits. Return the same way. This is a recce walk for the planned Wollemi traverse. Exploratory. About 16k.
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 03-Jun-2017
3 M - Abseiling
Dione Dell
4 abseils. Lots of variations possible. We will do one of the dry options.No swims. You might get your feet wet once but keep dry by taking socks and shoes off.
Map: Yerranderie

Sat - 03-Jun-2017
2 EM - Day Walk
Neats Glen – Grand Canyon
Start at Neats Glen, Grand Canyon exit to horse track, down 100 metres to old lookout and views and return to Evans Lookout.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 03-Jun-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Wild Dogs - Tinpot Hill - Tinpot Mountain
Starting at Green Gully to Tin pot Mountains looking at aboriginal grooves and pots on the way. Down the ridge to the Cox's River and then up Tinpot Hill. Superb views, 530 m descent but only 302 m ascent!! about1 2 km
Map: Jenolan

Fri - 02-Jun-2017
4 MH - Canyon
Tiger Snake Canyon
Sue and I, (with expert navigation help from Nicole), will lead this canyon on Friday 2 June. It is a dry canyon, on the Newnes plateau, with 6 abseils and it suitable for those who have completed their abseiling training as well as for more experienced canyoners. We will restrict the group to 8 participants.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 28-May-2017
3 M - Day Walk
Jinki Ridges - Dalpura Canyon
Jinki Ridges is a 4 hr walk along 3 parallel ridges between Jinki Creek and Dalpura Canyon. It’s approximately 7.5 km long and 300 m ascent. There are good views of the Grose Valley, Dalpura Creek and Dalpura Head. It starts on track from the Bells Line of Road, approximately 3 km west of the turn off to Mount Wilson. The ridges are open and the walking easy. There is a tiny bit of climbing and exposure along the end of one ridge, which need not be attempted if people don’t want to.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 27-May-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Blackfellows Hand Cave
Start at Blackfellows Hand Cave, pagodas, great views, walk into Lambs Creek and explore small canyon
Map: Cullen Bullen

Fri - 26-May-2017
3 M - Day Walk
Recce for the Jinki Ridges
This is a recce for the Jinki Ridges walk on Sunday 28th May. The description is the same.
Map: Mt Wilson

Fri - 26-May-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: East of the Mystery Mountain
Maps: Ben Bullen, Mount MorganPark across the river from the Old Newnes Hotel. Ascend Mystery Mountain. Descend the first line of cliffs, then turn east and traverse on the high ledge. Investigating cliffs and slots. Descend at about GR 441 257 or GR 444 254, depending on the time. Walk back to the cars. About 7k. Scrambling and exposure. Exploratory.
Map: Mt Morgan

Sun - 21-May-2017
4 MH - Abseiling
Kalang Falls
One fairly long day. 9 or 10 abseils. No swimming. With its great views and reasonably straightforward abseils this is one of the most enjoyable and spectacular trips.Many abseils are long and exposed. Good weather is essential.Steep and long walk out.
Map: Kanangra

Sun - 21-May-2017
2 EM - Day Walk
Walls lookout, climbers track,Wongarra hill
This walk is on the plateau overlooking the Grose valley.Spectacular views,not too much ascent/descent,just a bit of easy off track.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 20-May-2017
3 MX - Day Walk
Dicksonia Forest Ravine and Baroque Spur
A stunning valley of Tree Ferns off the lower Deep Pass Fire Trail plus Baroque Spur which ends overlooking Dingo Creek with good pagodas, Short walks with good interest. Exploratory from Mike Keats books
Map: Rock Hill

Sat - 20-May-2017
5 H - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban SCA (Airly-Genowlan): Valley of the Dinosaurs and Ultimate Slot
Find out for yourself why this unique area, currently under threat, must be protected, now.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. About 6k. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Glen Alice

Fri - 19-May-2017
5 H - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Corn Paddock Point to Koopartoo Point
Park at GR 393 200 on Wolgan Road and ascend Corn Paddock Point, GR 400 209 for a sensational view. From here, make our way through a series of ridges to Koopartoo Point, GR 407 214, for another sensational view. Attempt to descend a slot at GR 407 217, otherwise use Koopartoo Pass to come down into the gorge and return to the vehicles. About 8k. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 14-May-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Altar Room
Starting from near the Newnes Campground scramble up to the Altar room. Duck under some boulders, climb up some rocks (tape can be set up to make it easier), off track walking. Enjoy some beautiful scenery and lookouts. Scramble down a canyon like slot to the Newnes camp ground.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 13-May-2017
4 MHX - Day Walk
Goochs Crater
An exploration of Goochs Crater GR 459 950 plenty of Pagodas and overhangs. Walking in via Sandham Road, Dargan
Map: Wollangambe

Sat - 13-May-2017
4 MHX - Abseiling
Mirrorball Abseil Trip
Due to popular request this spectacular abseil trip, with great views down the Grose Valley, is on the program again.3 x 50m pitches (the first one starting from a little cave on the cliff face) with lots of exposure.Attached is a link to a photo of the 3 pitches taken from last year's trip.The Mirrorball is a great spot for morning tea or lunch with spectacular views (and possible sighting of base jumpers jumping off Rigby Hill or climbers doing some of the 25+ climbs on the wall opposite).
Map: Mt Wilson

Wed - 10-May-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Lion Head - Kedumba walk
Walk out to Lion Head off Kings Tableland and then down the pass to the old Kedumba Farm (Now Kedumba Campground). From there we intend to walk out via the Goat Track Pass or Kedumba pass if wet.Meet at the locked gate on Wentworth plateau past Queen Victoria hospital and leave some cars here and transport people to Lion track head. Walk out to Lion Head for morning tea, then backtrack 500 mtrs to the pass. Follow this down to the left to pick up an old road that will lead us to Kedumba. Visit Maxwells grave and the dam. Then follow Kedumba Valley road to the beginning of the goat track. There is a small rock outcrop, with chains that can be climbed up. We can then cross the Kedumba valley trail and continue up a very steep slope, or, alternately, head on up the fire trail which is longer but easier. Up near the top is the remnants of the tractor/ grader used by the Maxwells to develop the road into the valley. Walk back to cars and organised shuffle.
Map: Jamison

Sun - 07-May-2017
4 MHX - Abseiling
Blue Drum Creek Abseil
A dry(ish) abseil trip off the western side of Kings Tableland. 5 abseils finishing with a 50m abseil down the Blue Drum Ck waterfall (subject to recent rains, we can usually avoid getting wet in the waterfall). Wet feet in places and a bit scrubby getting into and out of the creek.
Map: Jamison

Sun - 07-May-2017
3 MX - Day Walk
Glenbrook Creek and Gorge
Exit RHS up ridge and steps in tree (Rogo will take tape) to lookout, return via track and fire trail. About 12 kilometres.
Map: Penrith

Sat - 06-May-2017
3 MX - Day Walk
Deep Pass to Natural Bridge
Go from Deep Pass camp ground up onto ridge which leads to Natural Bridge. Interesting pagodas and historical remains of huts etc. along the way. Call in at the Standley Chasm in Deep Pass.
Map: Rock Hill

Sat - 06-May-2017
4 MHX - Abseiling
Windows Canyon
Windows Canyon on Newnes Plateau. This is a dry canyon so no wetsuits are required but will get wet feet. 6 abseils.
Map: Lithgow

Fri - 05-May-2017
3 M - Abseiling
Tiger Snake/Penrose abseil
4+3 abseils. Both canyons are fairly dry (wet feet). Both are grade 3. You can easily walk out after Tiger Snake if you need to be somewhere for afternoon tea or just had enough fun for the day.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 30-Apr-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Donkey Mountain
Situated in the Wolgan Valley, Donkey Mountain is a maze of slots, passages and pagodas, just waiting to be explored. This is a basic Donkey Mt trip and is suitable for new walkers. There is a steep climb and descent as well as squeezing through passages and climbing pagodas.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 30-Apr-2017
4 MHX - Day Walk
Goochs Crater
I am heading out to Gooches Crater tomorrow (Sunday) to do a pre-walk/explore in preparation for the main walk on the 13th so if anyone is interested in coming along please let me know. Mainly off-track will involve a water crossing using a log and some rock scrambling.
Map: Wollangambe

Sat - 29-Apr-2017
3 M - Pack Walk
Shoalhaven River and Bungonia Gorge
Badgerys Spur - Shoalhaven River - Bungonia Creek - Bungonia Gorge. Beautiful trip along the Shoalhaven River. Exiting via the spectacular Bungonia Gorge. Bring your confident scrambling skills along for the large boulder field in the gorge. Some river crossings. 14km, 400m ascent/descent / Map Caoura
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 29-Apr-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
The Torbane Balcony
Come and explore The Torbane Balcony, a ledge running for some 750 metres along the western face of the pagodas of Mt Airly's 'Great Wall'. The ledge twists and turns as it follows the contours of the pagodas with views to the southwest near the southern end of the ledge.
Map: Glen Alice

Tue - 25-Apr-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Dadder Cave Circuit/Erskine Creek
This is my favourite walk this year and Joe has agreed to be my mentor for the day.Start from Nepean Lookout Trail to Pisgah Rock then down Monkey Ropes Creek to Lincoln Creek and to Erskine Creek. Along to Dadder Cave. About 300 m west of Dadder Cave head SE up to the cliff line and follow this back a couple of km. This gives great views of Erskine Creek. Follow the spur north down to the junction of Erskine and Lincoln Creeks. This ridge has some scrambling and one part where a rope is useful, but probably not necessary. From the junction of the creeks head back up the track to Pisgah Rock and to the Nepean Lookout Trail. There are a couple of spots where a rope will be used if necessary. Distance approx 10 km. more than half off track, ascent approx 500 m, time 7 to 8 hrs.
Map: Penrith

Tue - 25-Apr-2017
2 EM - Creek
Florabella Pass-Glenbrook Creek- Duck Pond
Walk down Florabella Pass (one of Jim Smith's 'best' 15 walks) then follow Glenbrook Creek to the Duck Pond (old lower mountains swimming hole) then a small climb on track to the cars at Glenbrook. This walk is mostly down hill with a small rise at the end. It is a short day and involves a car shuffle.
Map: Springwood

Mon - 24-Apr-2017
3 M - Pack Walk
Splendour Rock Anzac Service overnight walk
Overnight walk from Carlons Farm in the Megalong Valley out to Splendour Rock and return 14 klm each day. 5.30 am rise on Anzac day for dawn service at 6.00 am.
Map: Jamison

Sun - 23-Apr-2017
2 EM - Day Walk
Nature Trail and National Pass, Wentworth Falls
Meet at the Conservation Hut, Valley of the Waters Picnic area. Take the Overcliff track to Wentworth Falls, descend the stairs to National Pass, walk back to Valley of the Waters up to the Nature Trail by Empress Falls, (circular route back to the Conservation Hut via Edinburgh's Castle rock)
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 23-Apr-2017
3 M - Day Walk
Redledge Pass
Redledge Pass is one of the easier passes of Narrow Neck, at Katoomba. The walk is 50% off track. There are great views of the Megalong Valley.A steep descent brings us to the winding wheel and other remains from the Glen Shale mine. The walk ends with a climb out of Devils Hole. This walk is suitable for less experienced walkers.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 22-Apr-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Hat Hill Creek - Ridgewell Road
Walk in over Hat Hill along an undulating track. We then descend steeply (off track) to Hat Hill Creek. Very pretty wander along the creek and then ascend (also steeply and off track up the other side. Then we exit out to Ridgewell Road. This walk is mostly off track and has some steep scrambles. Not recommended for beginners.
Map: Mt Wilson

Thu - 20-Apr-2017
3 M - Day Walk
7 one-day walks along the Great Ocean Walk in Victoria
An excellent opportunity to complete this walk using a rented house in Apollo Bay as a base. There are 7 one-day walks over the period 20 April to 30 April 2017 (includes travelling thereto and therefrom).Walk past glorious coastal scenery, state forests and much else along the way. All Grade 3 averaging about 16kms per day. We will spend a night at Mt Beauty (Victoria) along the way and on return. This walk is in conjunction with NPA bushwalkers. There are two vacancies.
Map: Not Specified

Thu - 20-Apr-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Ravines and Ridges between Little Capertee Creek and Canobla Creek – Part 2
Park the vehicles at the gate at GR 418 261 and walk up Little Capertee Creek to GR 391 262. Walk up the gully to the north and investigate slots under the cliff line. When the top of the ridge is reached (if no luck with the slots, there is a known pass a few hundred metres to the west), descend into Canobla Creek and follow it east until GR 398 274; take the gully going south east and explore a slot/room seen on a previous walk at GR 401 273. From here, follow underneath the cliff line till about GR 398 269 and descend back into Little Capertee Creek via the known gully. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 10km.
Map: Ben Bullen

Wed - 19-Apr-2017
5 H - Day Walk
Blacks Corner/Volcanic Vent
Walking up Mt Airly fire-trail, along the ridge with magnificent views. The walk includes climbing pagodas (one rope assisted or walk around), walking through light scrub and open areas. We will then walk back or possibly bush-bash back through the gully to the fire trail.
Map: Glen Alice

Sun - 16-Apr-2017
5 H - Day Walk
El Dorado Slots, Adriadne Thread and Minataur Lair
This is a repeat of Yuri Bolotin's walk on 13 April. It is an outstanding walk with magnificent scenery and plenty of challenges. Starting a Newnes we climb through the cliffs to El Dorado Slots then descend to Minataurs Lair via Adriadne Thread.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 15-Apr-2017
2 EM - Day Walk
Berghofers - Mt York - Coxs Rd
Good Friday walk. Easy medium track walk, about 300 metres steady ascent, 8-9 km's.Historic walk from the base of Victoria Pass on Berghofers track to Mt York Rd. We then follow the track & partly on road to Mt York, stopping at points of interest on the way. We take the Coxs Road track to Hartley Vale. Half-day walk with great views & history.
Map: Hartley

Sat - 15-Apr-2017
4 MH - Abseiling
Boars Head Abseil
5 pitch dry abseil trip with spectacular views and an exciting traverse along the "slot". Longest pitch 48m. Some exposure, especially in the "slot". A relatively short day, with an easy walk out up Devil's Hole. Trip requires a head for heights.
Map: Katoomba

Thu - 13-Apr-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Eldorado Slots West and Ariadne Thread
Park one car at GR 430 228 on Wolgan Road, then drive to Newnes and park another car at locked gate GR 420 250. Walk up the valley and climb the Grand Balcony, then explore Eldorado slots. Then use the Ariadne Thread to descend into Minotaur Lair for the return back to the first car. About 10k. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 09-Apr-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Blue Gum Forest via Lockleys Pylon and Du Faurs head
The walk starts on the Mt Hay plateau with beautiful views in all directions.We then walk near the cliff overlooking the Grose valley to Du Faurs head. Then it's steeply down a pass and along a ridge to the bottom of the valley and the Blue gum forest.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 09-Apr-2017
5 H - Pack Walk
Great Ocean Walk (Great Otway & Port Campbell National Parks)
This walk is now Full. A joint walk with the Bush Club. Great Ocean Walk ( Great Otway and Port Campbell National Parks, Victoria) : 100kms, 7 day/ 6 night full pack hike from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles. Walk through tall forests and coastal heathlands with panoramic views from windswept cliff tops that drop down to pass over rocky shore platforms and deserted beaches with occasional creek and river crossings. Limit of 8 - cost of $71 each for booked campsites.  
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 08-Apr-2017
4 MH - Abseiling
Devil's Pinch Canyon
Abseiling - A great Newnes Canyon involving 2 to 4 abseils, depending upon the option we choose. Wetsuit optional, but thermals advisable for several possible short swims. This trip replaces the 18 February trip cancelled due to thunderstorms.
Map: Mt Morgan

Sat - 08-Apr-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
The Towers
Come and explore The Towers, a collection of large Pagodas just to the north of Mt Airly.Like many of the pagodas in Mugii Murum-ban, the pagodas of the Towers are aligned roughly north-south. Erosion has chewed deep fissures between the pagodas.Each pagoda spur must be explored individually after approaching from the central ridge.Rarely visited and not to be missed if you love pagodas.
Map: Glen Alice

Fri - 07-Apr-2017
2 EM - Abseiling
Abseiling for beginners and Juggler Canyon
An introduction to abseiling for members who have not abseiled previously. The instruction will cover equipment, abseiling technique and practice abseils led by Sheila Zaman, Sue Goddard and Geoff Fox. Sheila will lead the group through Juggler Canyon after the training.
Map: Katoomba

Thu - 06-Apr-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Koopartoo Ravine, Trident and Koopartoo Point
Park at GR 412 209 on Wolgan Rd and climb NW into Koopartoo Ravine. Walk up the gorge and investigate a circular overhang area at around GR 404 222, then climb the cliffs to the east onto the spur and follow it to Koopartoo Point, GR 407 213, exploring pagoda formations and enjoying views along the way. From here, head east and descend a gully at GR 410 216. Check the ledge to the SW, then turn around and follow it NE to the known descent point at GR 414 221. About 10km. Largely exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 02-Apr-2017
3 M - Creek
Dalpura Canyon
A pretty canyon off the Bells Line of Road., cancelled due to wet weather in February. No wet suits or abseils just wet feet and one short swim
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 01-Apr-2017
5 H - Day Walk
Ben Bullen State Forest Series – The Middle 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 - 01-Apr-2017
5 H - Day Walk
Pantoneys Crown
An Iconic walk via the Northern end, the easiest route. 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 (approval has been granted).
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 01-Apr-2017
2 EM - Photography
Photography walk down Tunnel Creek
Explore Tunnel Creek & photograph the Tunnel Creek Cavern, Bells Grotto Canyon, The Glow Worm Tunnel & Glow Worms. Mostly on track and at an easy pace. Wet feet possible, especially in Bells Grotto.
Map: Ben Bullen

Fri - 31-Mar-2017
2 EM - Abseiling
Horseshoe Canyon
A short canyon half day at Mt Wilson. Some swims and wades involved Two 20 metre abseils and maybe some short ones. One deep pool. Swims and wades in a section of the Wollangambe River. Note that the forecast max temp is 17 degrees.This is suitable for less experienced canyoners.
Map: Wollangambe

Sun - 26-Mar-2017
3 M - Day Walk
Crayfish Pool on Kanuka Brook
Glenbrook station via Red Hands Cave via fire trail, track to Crayfish Pool on Kanuka Brook, return via Campfire Creek. 15 km
Map: Penrith

Sun - 26-Mar-2017
2 EM - Canyon
Fortress Canyon
Fortress is off the Mt Hay Rd at Leura. It is an ideal canyon for people new to canyoning. There is one 6m abseil and a 2m jump. The canyon involves creek walking, wades and swims. At the end there are magnificent views of the Grose Valley from rock pools where Fortress Creek plunges over the cliffs.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 25-Mar-2017
3 M - Day Walk
Mystery Walk Blackheath
All on track (rough at times). Beautiful rainforest, creek. About 300 meters ascent/descent on track to get to walk
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 25-Mar-2017
5 HX - Pack Walk
Wollemi National Park: Lee Creek and Duet Saddle in Bylong Labyrinth
Map: GroweeCo-leader Ian Thorpe.Drive on Friday night to Kandos or camp near the walk start. Early start on Saturday morning.Day 1. Drive one car GR 390 853 and another one to GR 388 816 on Nullo Mountain Road. From the second car, take a ridge W to Lee Creek. Take water and climb into Duet Saddle. Our progress from here will depend on the available time, but we will try to get to as close as possible or to the Goat Mountain. Establish high camp. About 8k.Day 2. Make our way N to Lee Creek, then up onto Tal Tal Range, follow it SE and descend into Bylong River; then walk E to the first car. Private property access will be arranged. About 12k.This is a recce walk for the planned Wollemi traverse. Exploratory
Map: Not Specified

Wed - 22-Mar-2017
2 EM - Day Walk
Dunn's Swamp
Car camp, with short walks in amazing pagoda country over 3 days.
Map: Olinda

Sun - 19-Mar-2017
4 MH - Creek
Ethereal Canyon
A repeat of a glorious walk for those that missed the first one. Some knee deep wading but no swims mainly ankle high. Accessed off the Waratah Ridge Road. Only rated Grade 4 as it is all off-track, no steep climbs. Spectacular undercuts and canyon sections.
Map: Wollangambe

Sat - 18-Mar-2017
5 H - Day Walk
Newnes State Forest: Gang Gang Canyon, Tunnels and Falls
Find out for yourself why this unique area, currently under threat, must be protected, now.Park at GR 398 038. Descend into Gang Gang Canyon and walk all the way through to Gang Gang Tunnels, visiting a cave at about GR 309 400 seen on the previous trip, as well as the cave at GR 405 043. After exploring the Gang Gang Tunnels, turn south and walk to the falls at GR 407 045, whilst inspecting the caves along the way. Continue south to visit Lots Wife and the adjacent cave. Find a way out to the western side and re-connect with the cars. About 6k.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Fri - 17-Mar-2017
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Point March and The Comb
Park one car at GR 370 191 and another one at GR 392 201 on Wolgan Road. From the first car, traverse NNW to GR 366 211 to gain the way to the tops. From here, climb on the main ridge and proceed N to Point March. Then go E and descend onto a gully at GR 368 221. Turn E and explore the area known as The Comb, walking on the ledge as far as possible, probably to about GR 378 224. Attempt to descend from there to the second car; otherwise retrace back to the gully, take the ledge running S and descend either at GR 371 212 or back at GR 366 211. Reconnect with the cars. About 12k.Exploratory. Includes possibly impossible sections. Scrambling and exposure
Map: Ben Bullen

Sun - 12-Mar-2017
2 EM - Day Walk
Darwins walk to National Pass to Conservation Hut to Leura golf clubhouse for afternoon drinks day track walk
Walk Cancelled - Long day easy to medium gradedtrack walk meet at Wentworth Falls Railway station thru to organising taxi shuffle to at Leura golf club house for drinks. Spectacular valley views and wonderful track scenery
Map: Jamison

Sun - 12-Mar-2017
3 M - Day Walk
Mt Hotham Victoria - 12 to 18 March
An interesting selection of day walks in Alpine country whilst staying in a comfortable ski lodge.Visit Mts. Feathertop, Loch Tabletop and The Twins. Further walks will be lead to the Cobungra Ditch, Room with a view and quite a few historic huts. Generally Grade 3 but one day is a Grade 4. Cost is $17 pppn twin share. In conjunction with the Bush Club. Limit 16 only.
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 11-Mar-2017
4 MH - Day Walk
Dadder Cave Circuit on Erskine Creek
Start from Nepean Lookout Trail to Pisgah Rock then down Monkey Ropes Creek to Lincoln Creek and to Erskine Creek. Along to Dadder Cave. About 300 m west of Dadder Cave head SE up to the cliff line and follow this back a couple of km. This gives great views of Erskine Creek. Follow the spur north down to the junction of Erskine and Lincoln Creeks. This ridge has some scrambling and one part where a rope is useful, but probably not necessary. From the junction of the creeks head back up the track to Pisgah Rock and to the Nepean Lookout Trail. There are a couple of spots where a rope will be used if necessary. Distance approx 10 km. more than half off track, ascent approx 500 m, time 7 to 8 hrs.
Map: Penrith

Sat - 11-Mar-2017
4 MH - Abseiling
Great Uncle George Canyon
A lovely creek and canyon off Tablelands Road with 6 short abseils and a few short swims, so wetsuit adviseable. Subject to the gate on the Ingar Fire Trail being open we will enter and exit off Queen Elizabeth Drive (alternatively a car shuffle will be required with exit via Genevieve Rd).
Map: Katoomba

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