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Winter Activities Program01-Jul-2021 to 30-Sep-2021


Sun - 26-Sep-2021
4 MH - Creek
Upper Hat Hill Creek Deferred - Lockdown
This beautiful creek in Blackheath is a grade 4 creek walk of about 3 kms. We begin on a well-formed bush track that takes us to cliffs above Hat Hill Creek. Once we descend into in the creek, we look around the amphitheatre then make our way upstream to Robb Ave. On the way there is some very pleasant creek walking with cliffs, pagodas, pools and small waterfalls. There are some rough sections and we cross the creek several times. A car shuffle will be required. Map: Mt Wilson
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 25-Sep-2021
4 MHX - Day Walk
Gooch’s crater Deferred - Lockdown
I am repeating this walk to this wonderful area, because a number of people missed out. The scenery is amazing with distant views, fascinating pagodas and the unusual formation of the crater. Some steep, slippery, off track sections.
Map: Wollangambe

Wed - 22-Sep-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Galong Creek Full
The Galong Creek walk is grade 4 and involves rock hopping and boulder scrambling to cross creeks. It is around 6 km total distance in very rugged country. There are some 2 -3 m rope assisted drops and very steep ridges to climb and descend. The pink granite, boulders, creek bed and waterfalls are spectacular. There may be a thigh deep wade around the edge of a pool. This activity is for fully vaccinated members only and is limited to 5 participants from the Blue Mountains LGA.
Map: Jenolan

Tue - 21-Sep-2021
3 MX - Abseiling
Malaita Point Full
Malaita Point is a dry abseil trip with 6 pitches up to 40m. For those who have completed a club abseil training day and who have the necessary abseiling and safety equipment. This activity is for fully vaccinated members only and is limited to 5 participants from the Blue Mountains LGA.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 19-Sep-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
The Northern Spurs of Upper Hat Hill Creek Full
Over recent weeks Geoff and I have been exploring the spurs on the Northern side of Upper Hat Hill Ck. We'd done Upper Hat Hill several times before but have been surprised to discover features we refer to as the Giant's armchair, Blackheath's answer to the Three Sisters and the Top Hats. This walk is intended to share some of the highlights. Ridges studded with Pagodas will be zig zagged along. This activity is for fully vaccinated members only and is limited to 5 participants from the Blue Mountains LGA.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 18-Sep-2021
4 MHX - Day Walk
Lost City Deferred - Lockdown
Incredible pagodas but last time we did this incredible wattle. Let's hope the fires haven't destroyed it. We might this time do a more extensive walk coming at the State Forest to the dams at the bottom and then up to Lost City and return
Map: Lithgow

Sat - 18-Sep-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Mount Ovens within the Winbourne Nature Reserve
A visit to Mount Ovens Trig station & some of the best views westward towards Bathurst.This activity is for fully vaccinated members only and is limited to 5 participants from the Bathurst LGA
Map: Meadow Flat

Fri - 17-Sep-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Galong Creek Full
The Galong Creek walk is grade 4 and involves rock hopping and boulder scrambling to cross creeks. It is around 6 km total distance in very rugged country. There are some 2 -3 m rope assisted drops and very steep ridges to climb and descend. The pink granite, boulders, creek bed and waterfalls are spectacular. There may be a thigh deep wade around the edge of a pool. This activity is for fully vaccinated members only and is limited to 5 participants from the Blue Mountains LGA.
Map: Jenolan

Sat - 11-Sep-2021
4 MHX - Day Walk
Noble Canyon and surrounds Deferred - Lockdown
Walk through Noble canyon and explore interesting slots and pagodas with great views as a bonus
Map: Cullen Bullen

Wed - 08-Sep-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Across the Jamison valley Deferred - Lockdown
Walk from the Golden Stairs past Ruined Castle, and head off across the Jamison Valley. we descend 700 m to Kedumba creek, cross over, and head back up to Lindemans track at the base of sublime point. we will then ascend up Copelands Pass to the top of sublime point. This will be a moderately paced walk, with large ascent/descent. Some exposure land climbing on Copeland pass.
Map: Jamison

Sat - 28-Aug-2021
5 H - Day Walk
Jamison Valley Circuit Deferred - Lockdown
a long day, starting at Kedumba Pass , up and along Mt Solitary down and up the Golden Stairs. A circuit of the Jamison Valley , steep up Solitary. Hopefully the boronia will be out. Needless to say - great views. Fit walkers for the steep grades and stamina for the length.
Map: Jamison

Fri - 20-Aug-2021
5 H - Day Walk
Newnes State Forest: Ravines of Kangaroo Creek Deferred - Lockdown
Park the cars at GR 332 062, near spot height 1110. Walk north north west, then west to GR 323 070, near spot height 1066. Continue underneath the cliff line and explore the multiple ravines of Kangaroo Creek, going south, until about GR 330 062. Re-connect with the vehicles. About 8 km. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 14-Aug-2021
5 H - Day Walk
Wild Dogs Circuit Deferred - Lockdown
A long day, down Ironmonger to the Cox's. Up to Knights Deck and along to Cattle Dog Ridge. Down Cattle Dog to Breakfast Creek and then up Hobbles Spur back to the cars. A lot of climbing and descending good hill walkers with stamina, but still very enjoyable!!
Map: Jenolan

Sat - 14-Aug-2021
5 HX - Pack Walk
Wollemi NP: Deanes and Rocky Creek Junction Adventure Deferred - Lockdown
Full pack walk from Newnes into a camp near the junction of Deanes and Rocky Creeks, then explore with the day pack. The plan for each day is to be advised. About 8 km every day. This promises to be a wild and spectacular adventure. Expect plenty of challenges and amazing scenery. Scrambling and exposure. Mostly exploratory.
Map: Mt Morgan

Sat - 07-Aug-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Blackheath ridges Deferred - Lockdown
We will walk along Hat Hill ridge to Bald Hill, followed by Bennetts Lookout. We’ll then descend into a gully which is scrubby and steep (off track) before making our way up to Anvil rock and the Winderoded cave. After admiring the Grose Valley from yet another angle, we’ll head back along Anvil ridge
Map: Mt Wilson

Fri - 06-Aug-2021
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi NP and Gardens of Stone NP: Above the Flying Carpet Deferred - Lockdown
Park at GR 415 150 on Glowworm Tunnel Road. Walk north east, initially on the old firetrail to spot heights 1004 and 1002. Turn north, then east and make our way to the cliff edge at about GR 397 160. From here, commence exploration of this dissected terrain going south. There is much to see and do before we reach the point GR 410 144 above the Flying Carpet. This is likely to be two walks. About 8 km. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 31-Jul-2021
5 H - Day Walk
Ben Bullen State Forest and Gardens of Stone NP: The Amazing Pagoda Maze Deferred - Lockdown
Find out why this part of the Gardens of Stone region must be protected for future generations. Park the cars at GR 263 186 on Moffitts Trail. Walk to about GR 276 193 and climb north to explore several pagoda ridges, before crossing into Gardens of Stone NP to visit Palatine Rock and Tarpeian Rock with their spectacular views. Then on to the amazing Pagoda Maze, best part of which is located in the State Forest and is therefore unprotected. About 10 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Ben Bullen

Sat - 31-Jul-2021
4 MHX - Day Walk
Guzzlers Arch near Deep Pass Deferred - Lockdown
Guzzlers Arch is a natural arch in Nayook Creek near Deep Pass, the aim is to find it. Park at Deep Pass take the trail towards River Caves adn follow a ridge down to Nayook Creek - hopefully we will find Guzzlers Arch. If time we will revisit Guzzlers Hut (remains)
Map: Wollangambe

Fri - 30-Jul-2021
5 HX - Day Walk
Wollemi National Park: Upper Blacksmiths Creek Deferred - Lockdown
Park on Bowens Hill Trail near spot height 716. Descend south towards Blacksmiths Creek, then follow it as far as it keeps our interest, perhaps till GR 712 959. Exit up the spur back to the trail and the cars. Exploratory. About 8 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Tue - 27-Jul-2021
3 M - Abseiling
Abseil Training for Beginners Mt York Deferred - Lockdown
Introductory abseil training for members who have not abseiled previously. The course begins at Mt York near Mt Victoria. It involves, abseiling technique, equipment and safety. In the afternoon we practise skills in Juggler canyon near Medlow Bath. Please read Guidelines for Canyoners on the club website. For this course members must have completed at least one walk with UBMBC. For abseiling and canyoning a suitable level of fitness, and agility is required.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 25-Jul-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Cox's & Lockyers Road Circuit Deferred - Lockdown
This historic walking track circuit follows one of the original 'roads' used to descend into Hartley Vale. Hand built by convicts, remnants of their handiwork can still be seen all along the track. The track has beautiful views over the Hartley Valley and some nice pagoda formations. We will start from the Historic Wells on Mount York Road and then decent down Cox's road to the start of Lockyer's Road trail. From there we head up Lockyer's Road with a quick side trip to look for a historic mine along the way. This is a easy - medium half days walk including lunch. A few steeper uphill sections, and a quick off track scramble to look for the mine, but most of it on a clearly defined track. THIS WALK IS NOW FULL. Short waiting list applies.
Map: Hartley

Tue - 20-Jul-2021
4 MH - Pack Walk
100 man cave Deferred - Lockdown
Day 1-walk to 100 man cave along high Gangranang. Camp in cave for 2 nights, day 2- exploring Ti Willa tops day 3- walk back to cars. limit 8 people This walk is now full. A wait list will operate.
Map: Kanangra

Sun - 18-Jul-2021
2 EM - Day Walk
Lion’s Head Deferred - Lockdown
This is an easy walk with spectacular views of the Jamison valley and the Wild Dogs. There’s an interesting view of Mt Solitary and the changing mist rising from the valley can be magical. Some undulations but no steep climbs.
Map: Jamison

Sun - 18-Jul-2021
3 MX - Abseiling
Windows Canyon via the back door Deferred - Lockdown
Windows Canyon is situated in the Wolgan Valley and has 7 abseils. It is mainly a dry trip with some waterfall spray on one of the abseils. The longest abseil is 35m and the trip is suitable for newer members.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Fri - 16-Jul-2021
5 HX - Day Walk
Mugii Murum-ban SCA: The Ultimate Mugii Murum-ban Deferred - Lockdown
Park at Airly Mountain and find a pass at around GR 250 314 to Ultimate View. From here, head south via The Citadel and descend on the eastern side of Citadel Spur. Walk north east under the cliff line and ascend Ultimate Chute. Head north via Genowlan Trig and visit (depending on the available time) the Valley of the Dinosaurs and/or Ultimate Slot. Make our way down via the road network to Airly Mountain. About 8 km. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Glen Alice

Wed - 14-Jul-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Kanuka Brook Waterfall, Crayfish Pool and more Deferred - Lockdown
Kanuka Brook waterfall – explore above the falls (involves an off-track climb and scramble) and explore elsewhere off track
Map: Penrith

Sat - 10-Jul-2021
3 M - Creek
Galong Creek Deferred - Lockdown
This walk replaces my previous walk in Galong Creek. We park at Green gully and explore Galong Creek downstream. The creek has beautiful sections, or granite, pink granite and aplite. Most of the walking is on the side of the creek but there are crossings involving stepping across rocks. After climbing down next to a lovely waterfall over pink rocks we return upstream to Green Gully. Return distance 3 km. Lunch will be at Dunphy camping ground. In the afternoon we enjoy a 4km on track walk along Lyrebird ridge to Lyrebird Point for great views across the Wild Dog Mountains then return to the car park
Map: Jenolan

Sat - 10-Jul-2021
4 MH - Day Walk
Upper Wollongambe circuit Deferred - Lockdown
This walk follows ridges on the Northern and Southern sides of the Wollongambe River in an area just East of Goochs Crater. The walk is graded 4 because most of the walk is off-track walking, but there will be little or no rock scrambling. There will, however, be two knee-deep river crossings and the water will be cold! About 10 km. Pagodas guaranteed. This walk is now full.
Map: Wollangambe

Fri - 09-Jul-2021
5 HX - Day Walk
Newnes State Forest: Cliffs, Pagodas and Slots above the Wolgan Valley Deferred - Lockdown
Park at around GR 336 121 at the end of Sunnyside Ridge Road. Walk south west to the cliff line and then follow it to the point at about GR 328 110, where it protrudes into the Wolgan Valley. Turn north east, then east from here, exploring multiple slots, ravines and pagoda areas. Exit at around GR 341 114 and reconnect with the cars. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 8 km.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sun - 04-Jul-2021
4 MH - Abseiling
Boars Head multi-pitch Abseil - Katoomba Deferred - Lockdown
Five pitch, dry abseil trip with spectacular views and an exciting traverse along the "slot". Longest abseil 50m. Some exposure, especially in the "slot". A safety rope will be in place for the slot. The trip ends with a walk out up Devil's Hole. Trip requires a head for heights.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 03-Jul-2021
3 M - Day Walk
Numantia Falls Deferred - Lockdown
Follow Victory Track and then walk to Numantia Falls and to the top of the ridge where there is a wonderful rock platform before returning to Victory Track and back. A great circuit with great creek walking and some off track with good views.
Map: Springwood

Sat - 03-Jul-2021
5 HX - Pack Walk
Wollemi National Park: Mt Canobla and Gundangaroo Traverse to St Johns Point Deferred - Lockdown
A 2-day pack walk. Numbers are strictly limited. Private property access is required. Day 1 - Park near Canobla Gap and ascend Mount Canobla on a razor blade spur. Continue to Mt Gundangaroo and camp near the trig. Water was found in a nearby gully. Day 2 – Walk to St Johns Point, then descend to Canobla Gap Trail and walk back to the cars. Partly exploratory. Scrambling and exposure. About 10 km.
Map: Glen Alice

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