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Spring Activities Program01-Oct-2021 to 31-Dec-2021


Sun - 07-Nov-2021
2 EM - Canyon
Fortress Canyon
Fortress Canyon is a nice easy canyon, though not particularly deep or dark. It has one short 5m abseil but is otherwise a walk and swim along Fortress Creek near Leura. At the end of the canyon the lunch spot is a highlight, looking across to Lockley Pylon at the top of the cliffs above Govett Gorge. The walk out also has superb views along Fortress Ridge. This trip will be subject to NSW COVID regulations and will be limited to fully vaccinated participants from LGAs that are not designated as areas of concern.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 06-Nov-2021
4 MHX - Day Walk
Kamarah and Koombanda ridges.
Walking in via the Jungaburra track off the Bells line of road we'll explore the knife edge that juts out east of Kamarah ridge before walking around and out to Kamarah Bluffs, then dropping down to look at the interesting bit of Kamarah gully before climbing up to Koombanda ridge and back to the cars. No car shuffle involved and parts of the walk are exploratory. This trip will be subject to NSW COVID regulations that are in force at the time of the walk and is limited to fully vaccinated participants.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 30-Oct-2021
3 M - Canyon
Juggler Canyon at Medlow Bath
Juggler Canyon is an easier canyon which is a dry trip. There are about 5 abseils but we will continue down stream and do 2 more 20 metre abseils down Beauchamp Falls. This trip is for all those members inside the ''Greater Sydney Area'' and who are fully vaccinated. Covid rules will apply.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 30-Oct-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Ridge walk to Mount D'Arcy and Back
Starting from Itchenstoke/ Mount Tootie we drive 11 km to end of D'Arcy Range fire trail and park the cars. Mount D’Arcy is a rarely visited peak and the whole walk is off-track. For the 1st km we head north. At the start the bush is thick and care is needed with navigation. Then we turn east and the vegetation soon opens up with occasional rock platforms. In parts the ridge narrows to approx. 10 m width. There are excellent views to the north with Parr South prominent in the background. To quote from Yuri's walk report: “We now reached a section containing enormous grey boulders separated by a labyrinth of twisting passages and slots. It was mostly possible to advance along the tops and enjoy pleasant views, but at the same time, there were visual delights right under our feet, including beautiful caves adorned with honeycomb tafoni formations.” “Without any doubt, the most outstanding feature here is a dome-shaped cave, the size of a big tent, punctured by a multitude of windows of different shapes and sizes. It is possible to crawl inside and look out through the holes into the open sky, which is the best way to enjoy this wonderful creation of nature. I called it Perforated Rock.” We continue along the ridge now to a final 150 m ascent to the summit. (Mount D’Arcy is actually the same height as where we parked the cars, but the first part of the ridge is a barely discernible descent.) The summit is flat and tree covered with limited views, but offers pleasant shade for lunch. We can decide whether to visit the second lower summit 300 m to the east. This is more summit like and rocky offering glimpses of the Colo, but to quote Yuri “the last 50 m of the ascent was incredibly scrubby, mainly due to the abundant Hardenbergia vine.” From there we return the same way we came. Estimated walking time is 3hrs each way assuming a slowish pace. For those interested in history, the area was surveyed in 1833 by colonial surveyor Frederick D’Arcy (c. 1809-1875).
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Thu - 28-Oct-2021
4 MD - Abseiling
Abseil Training for Beginners
This one day course is a basic introduction to canyoning. A training session at Mt York teaches abseiling technique, teamwork and safety. Members who complete the course successfully then put skills into practice in Juggler Canyon which has six abseils. Please read Guidelines for Canyoners on the club website before applying for this course. Members must have the fitness and agility required for canyoning. The canyon waiver must be completed. Members must have completed walks with UBMBC and have completed a non abseiling canyon. This activity is for fully vaccinated members from the ''Greater Sydney Area''
Map: Katoomba

Thu - 28-Oct-2021
3 MX - Day Walk
Lagoon Creek Gold Mine
A half day walk to explore Lagoon Creek Gold Mine, the 1886 lease area, adits, shafts, dam and old boiler steam engine deep in the bush. Open to anyone outside Greater Sydney and who are double vacced.
Map: Portland

Mon - 25-Oct-2021
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Two Gullies and a Spur East of D’Arcy Range
You need to be fully vaccinated and live in the Greater Sydney area. Park at GR 740 008 on D’Arcy Trail. Walk south into a gully, exit it after about a kilometre and climb up on the south east trending spur. Walk to the end, traverse north west under the cliffs, then follow the gully to the vehicles. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 7 km.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Sat - 23-Oct-2021
3 MX - Day Walk
Eusdale Nature Reserve
Eusdale Nature Reserve is between Bathurst and Lithgow. A recce was conducted a couple of weeks back. So this time a circuit walk within the reserve of approx 13km on good bush tracks will be undertaken. The walk includes a section along Eusdale Creek. Note 350 metres descent and ascent. But we will enjoy the journey. (This walk is for fully vaccinated members who live outside the ''Greater Sydney Area'')
Map: Meadow Flat

Sat - 23-Oct-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Jamison Valley Traverse
Walking from Kedumba to the Golden Stairs via Mount Solitary. Long day, probably just over 20 kms.. Very steep and washed out up to Solitary Col but the views are worth it! Crossing Solitary and coming down the nose, scrambling down the rocks. Then the Federal Pass to the Golden Stairs. A bit late in the season for this walk so hope it isn't too hot. This walk is for fully vaccinated members from the ''Greater Sydney Area''
Map: Jamison

Fri - 22-Oct-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Spurs and Pagodas of Hat Hill Creek
This section of Hat Hill Creek is only 2 km from Blackheath. Join me to explore rugged sandstone formations, pagodas, slots and caves. There are short, steep climbs and lots of rock scrambling as we wind our way up and down the spurs. This walk is open to fully vaccinated members who live in the Greater Sydney area.
Map: Mt Wilson

Fri - 22-Oct-2021
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Undercliff Traverse Above Blacksmiths Creek
You need to be fully vaccinated and live in the Greater Sydney area. Park one car at about GR 736 990 and another one at GR 741 015 on D’Arcy Trail. From the second car, walk west into a gully, descend under the cliffs and follow them south for as far as the time, energy and interest allow. Climb back to D’Arcy Trail and reconnect with one of the vehicles. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 7 km.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Sat - 16-Oct-2021
3 M - Day Walk
The huge granite tors of Evans Crown
An easy day of exploring Evans Crown at Tarana. Just relax on one of the boulders or check out the many caverns in the area. Early finish. This walk is for fully vaccinated members who live outside the Greater Sydney Area.
Map: Tarana

Sat - 09-Oct-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Ngula Bulgarabang Cliff Top Paths/Central Megalong Ledges ( Radiata Plateau
For double vaccinated, Blue Moutanis LGA members: This is a short circular day walk. We park at the end of Pulpit Hill Rd and walk generally north along clifftop paths towards Medlow Bath. About halfway there we descend to the Megalong Ledges via a steep but safe climbers path. We then walk S along the ledges to the vicinity of Black's Ladder and ascend to our starting point. By the end of the walk, all participants will, of course, be expected to state the name of the new Recreation Area without stumbling over the words!
Map: Katoomba

Thu - 07-Oct-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Eusdale Nature Reserve
Eusdale Nature Reserve is within the Bathurst LGA. We will walk a circuit walk within the reserve of approx 13km on bush tracks. (This walk is for fully vaccinated members only from the Bathurst LGA)
Map: Meadow Flat

Wed - 06-Oct-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Exploring Hat Area at Blackheath
Explore the cliffs N of Hat Hill. The walk begins at Hat Hill and continues to Bennett Look out for great views of the Grose Valley. We descend part way along Brownes Path then return, continuing along the cliffs across Bennett Gully to the Wind Eroded Cave and Anvil Rock. This activity is for fully vaccinated members only and is limited to 5 participants.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 02-Oct-2021
2 EM - Day Walk
Wambool Nature Reserve
Wambool Nature Reserve is within the LGA of Bathurst. A small reserve with a distinct vegetation, geology and flora. A short half day walk to explore and photography.
Map: Meadow Flat

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