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Summer Activities Program01-Dec-2022 to 28-Feb-2023


Sat - 25-Feb-2023
3 M - Abseiling
Box Creek Falls Abseil - Kanangra
Box Creek Falls has about 8 abseils ranging from 8 metres to 65 metres. All these abseils have easy starts and are suitable for newer members. Most abseils are sloping and are next to waterfalls. Two of the abseils go through the waterfalls. Smooth granite walls descend 300 metres down to where we walkout back to the top of the falls.
Map: Kanangra

Sat - 25-Feb-2023
4 MH - Day Walk
Crayfish Creek from Blackheath
Crayfish Creek is to be found in the valley that descends towards the Grose between Ridgewell Road and the track to Burra Korain. There will be some definite wades as we progress downstream and then explore a side canyon that comes in from the SE. An exit will be chosen that does not require a demanding scramble or climb.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 18-Feb-2023
4 MHX - Day Walk
Gang Gang Canyon, Tunnels and Falls
Find out why this part of the Gardens of Stone SCA must be better protected for the future generations. Park at GR 398 038. Descend into Gang Gang Canyon and walk all the way through to Gang Gang Tunnels, visiting the cave at about GR 309 400, 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-Feb-2023
3 M - Day Walk
Wollangambe River Via DuFaurs Rocks
Bushwalk to the Wollangambe River Via DuFaurs Rocks 10km - Depart Mt Wilson Fire Station Explore DuFaurs Rocks and Pheasants Cave before heading off track on a good ridge, explore around Joes Canyon before joining the Wollangambe track to the Horseshoe Bend explore and lunch before heading back to Mt Wilson on the Wollangambe walking track (steep uphill many steps).
Map: Wollangambe

Wed - 15-Feb-2023
3 M - Day Walk
Ikara Head loop via Girraween Cave
We start at Victoria Falls Rd and walk to Ikara Head on a good track for morning tea. Then return via Girraween Cave where we will cross the creek and return via the fire trail. There's a small section of easy off track. Approx 7 km half day walk with good views of the Grose Valley and Kamarah Bluff. About 170m total elevation gain and 3 hours walking time.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 11-Feb-2023
4 MH - Creek
Box Creek Falls
Box Creek Falls are situated in Kanangra and are a spectacular pink granite falls. WE will enter up stream of the Falls . A magnificent area . Be prepard for wet feet but hopefully no more!!
Map: Kanangra

Thu - 09-Feb-2023
5 D - Abseiling
Glen Davis Canyons
Glen Davis camping area is a base for some spectacular canyons. We will choose two from Freshwater Creek, Coinslot, Wowsers and Bullant (Doomsday) canyons. The two day trip, 9 and 10 February,  involves camping overnight at the Glen Davis camping ground. The canyons are reached by climbing through the cliffs. Many technical abseils are involved. These are long days. This trip is for experienced canyoners. Bookings open with Geoff Fox on 6 February. no booking before that date please.
Map: Glen Alice

Wed - 08-Feb-2023
3 M - Day Walk
Mt Hay and Venus Tor
The walk begins at Mt Hay car park and follows a walking track to the top of Mt Hay. Then down the other side, along a ridge and beside cliffs to Venus Tor. There are great views of the Grose Valley along the way. There is a moderately steep descent on the east side of Mt Hay. The route to access the top of Venus Tor is optional, and involves a short moderately exposed scramble with good footholds up to a ledge, which is initially narrow, but widens. After lunch, and enjoying the views, we retrace our route back to the Mt Hay car park. Total distance is around 6.5 km with about 350 m total elevation gain, and 4 - 5 hours walking time.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 04-Feb-2023
3 M - Day Walk
Lockley's Pylon and the Pinnacles
Walk to Lockley's to take in the view and deFaurs head if the group are interested. In the return we will check out the rock formations an archaeology of the Pinnacles. Some off track. Estimate about 10 km with deviations and around 200 m ascent/ descent. Suitable for new walkers and wanderers.
Map: Katoomba

Tue - 31-Jan-2023
4 MD - Abseiling
Cascade Falls
Cascade Falls is situated at the base of Macquarie Pass near Albion Park. The seven waterfalls are a short walk from the car park and are close together. The maximum forecast temperature is 28 degrees. Most of the abseils are in waterfalls or into pools so you are certain to get wet.
Map: Not Specified

Mon - 30-Jan-2023
3 MX - Day Walk
Exploring for Aboriginal Sites at Flat Top off Mount Hay Road.
After the successful finds of Aboriginal sites off Rocklily Ridge last Monday we will explore and examine the Aboriginal sites around Flat Top off Mount Hay Road, Leura.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 29-Jan-2023
4 MH - Day Walk
Nellies Glen-Devils Hole Circuit-Katoomba
Stuarts Road-Norths Lookout-Nellies-Bonnie Doon Falls- Six Foot Track-Devils Hole-Cahills Lookout. Stunning views from numerous lookouts along the walk. Waterfalls, rock overhangs. Beautiful rainforest ascent Devils Hole. .
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 28-Jan-2023
4 MHX - Day Walk
Dunns Swamp (Ganguddy) pagodas
It's about a 2 hour drive from Mount Victoria to Dunns Swamp (Ganguddy) but the amazing rock pagodas in this area make the long drive worthwhile. We will spend the day exploring a cluster of pagodas south of the Coricudgy Road. There will probably be quite a bit of rock scrambling involved.
Map: Olinda

Sat - 28-Jan-2023
4 MD - Abseiling
Geronimo Canyon - Mt Wilson
Geronimo is a nice canyon with about 5 abseils, some with tricky starts. The longest abseil is 15 metres. There are a few wades and swims involved.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 28-Jan-2023
3 M - Abseiling
Grand Canyon Abseil
A very pretty canyon suitable for beginners. One 16m abseil, some swims so wetsuit &/or thermals recommended. Short day with an easy walk in and out on the tourist track. Helmet & abseil gear essential.
Map: Katoomba

Wed - 25-Jan-2023
5 D - Abseiling
Claustral Canyon
Claustral is one of the best canyons in NSW, with the iconic abseil through the Black Hole of Calcutta, followed by 700m of epic canyon. This is a committing canyon with a long walk out so is only for fit and experienced canyoners.
Map: Mt Wilson

Mon - 23-Jan-2023
3 M - Abseiling
Abseil Training for Beginners
The training day at Mt York is intended for members who walk with UBMBC and who have not abseiled previously. It will cover ropes, anchors and equipment, safety checks, personal anchors, abseiling technique and belay. The venue at Mt York, has three progressively steeper cliff faces that are ideal for training. The instructors are Anna Ossig and myself. Following the training we drive to Medlow Bath where we put skills into practice in Juggler Canyon – which has 6 abseils. The day ends with a lovely walk through part of the Grand Canyon. Members who complete the training successfully will be approved to attend easier canyons on the UBMBC program. You will need a helmet, harness, carabiner and descender. Equipment must be approved to European or North American safety standards. Bicycle helmets and helmets from other sports are not acceptable. Do not buy new equipment until after the course. Borrow equipment for the training day or I have equipment for loan. Before booking in for this program please read Guidelines for Walkers and Guidelines for Canyoners on the UBMBC website. Members must have done at least three bushwalks with UBMBC and have completed a non-abseil canyon (eg Grand Canyon, Du Faurs, Rocky Creek ) When you apply for the training day please mention the walks you have completed with our club and the non-abseil canyon you have done. 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. Bookings open on 16 January, 2022. Enquiries are welcome but no bookings before 16 January.
Map: Katoomba

Mon - 23-Jan-2023
3 MX - Day Walk
Rocklily Ridge, Mount Hay
We will be exploring the rocky platforms and overhangs and top of the creeks near the western end of Rocklily Ridge. ie those areas within one kilometer of Mount Hay Road. Early finish.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 21-Jan-2023
4 MHX - Day Walk
Megalong ledges explore
Coming in from the Black's ladder end we'll explore along back towards Medlow bath.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 21-Jan-2023
4 MH - Creek
Upper Upper Bell Creek
Walk in from Watertrough Hill into Bell Creek and exit at the bottom of the long ridge back. A beautiful Creek with some long swims  plus scrambling over rocks etc. Wet suits a must.
Map: Wollangambe

Fri - 20-Jan-2023
5 HX - Pack Walk
Pass 30a to the Colo and Knife-Edge North of Blacksmiths Creek
A 3-day adventure. Day 1 – Drive to Drip Rock Trail and leave vehicles there. Descend to the Colo via Pass 30a. Establish a base camp. Day 2 – Explore the knife-blade spur north of Blacksmiths Creek. Probably return via Blacksmiths Creek. Day 3 – Exit via Pass 30. About 20 km total. Brilliant swimming in between of walking. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Colo Heights

Fri - 20-Jan-2023
3 MX - Day Walk
Sugar Loaf Mt to Mt Vic Pass via Little Hartley
Short half day walk via private access trail to Sugar loaf Mountain. Amazing views from a small slot cave to top over looking Kanimbla Valley. Rtn back along ridge and descend gully to zig zag along perimeter of Little Hartley farm and old Quarry to arrive at Bottom truck safety ramp on GWH
Map: Hartley

Tue - 17-Jan-2023
4 MH - Day Walk
Wheeny Gap and Waterfalls
Drive to the end of North Wheeny Gap Trail. Walk down to Lagoon Falls. Spend some time there, then continue to Wheeny Gap, with its magnificent pool and waterfall. Spend sone time there, then, scramble up the spur to the west and climb back to the cars. A half a day adventure. Scrambling, exposure, swimming. About 4 km.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Mon - 16-Jan-2023
3 MX - Day Walk
Victoria Creek
From Ridgewell Road, Blackheath we will follow the 132KV to the headwaters of Victoria Creek and follow downstream for about one kilometre and return back in a loop track. Hopefully wet to keep cool and an early finish before it gets too hot.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 14-Jan-2023
2 EM - Abseiling
Box Creek Abseil - Kanangra
Box Creek Falls has about 8 abseils ranging from 8 metres to 65 metres. All these abseils are suitable for newer members. Most abseils are sloping and are next to or in the water flow. Smooth granite walls descend 300 metres down to where we walkout back to the top of the falls. 4WDs required to reach the walking track to the falls.
Map: Kanangra

Sat - 14-Jan-2023
4 MHX - Canyon
To the Centre of the Universe and beyond - Bell to Mt Wilson via Wollangambe Canyon CANCELLED Cancelled
The plan is to go in via Bell, then down to Wollangambe Creator and then on down the Wollangambe River. I understand the first part of the river is a scramble and fairly slow but after that we get into the canyon proper with some long swims/wades/floats. Finally exiting via the Geronimo entry/exit track up to Mt Wilson Fire Station. For me this is an exploratory trip because I haven't done it before, although it is a known route. It is only 18km but some of it will be slow going so the plan is to do it as an overnight canyon trip. There are no abseils but there are some long water swims. So as well as wetsuits some sort of floatation is needed (lilos are not ideal as there is a fair bit of rock scrambling between swims). We will also need camping gear, food and suitable dry bags to keep sleeping bag etc dry. By the way we will visit the Center of the Universe on the way!
Map: Wollangambe

Fri - 13-Jan-2023
3 M - Day Walk
Mt Wilson - Softwood Logging Trails Explore - Waterfall Creek - The Throne - Daintree Road
Mt Wilson - Softwood Logging Trails Explore - Waterfall Creek - The Throne - Daintree Road - 6 7 km - Starting at Waterfall Reserve, visit the two WaterFalls, then explore old bullock trails deep in the rainforest, used to drag softwood timber to the mill, mill ruins then out to rocky outcrop called The Throne, good views over Bowens Creek, before exiting via Daintree Road, view over Mill Paddock and the area of steep rainforest on the south of Mt Wilson.
Map: Mt Wilson

Wed - 11-Jan-2023
4 MD - Abseiling
Breakfast Creek Canyon
Breakfast Creek canyon is a short but spectacular canyon leading into Rocky Creek near Galah Mountain on the Newnes Plateau. There are several abseils up to 27m and then a creek walk back up Rocky Creek to the exit gully. The exit includes a scramble up a slightly exposed pagoda (see photos), but we can provide a belay if you want .
Map: Rock Hill

Mon - 09-Jan-2023
3 M - Day Walk
The Glen Tramway
The investigation and recording of the Glen Tramway continues! This is a short walk from Nellies Glen Road in the Megalong Valley with time to check out some further specific details of this historic tramway as it existed below the western entrance to the Narrow Neck tunnel. We'll be seeking out artefacts and recording the terrain.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 08-Jan-2023
5 HX - Day Walk
Tootie Cascades via Long Ridge
Early start. Swimming opportunities along the way. Private property access has been arranged. Leave a few cars at GR 813 011 on T3 Trail and drive to the near end of Long Ridge Trail, GR 790 996. Walk north west and descend Long Ridge Knife-edge to Tootie Creek via Tootie Arch and Sombrero Hat Cave. Follow Tootie Creek downstream for about 4 km, until Tootie Cascades. Take the ridge to the south east to join with T3 walking track and from there, with the cars. About 9 km. Scrambling and exposure. Partly exploratory.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Sat - 07-Jan-2023
5 HX - Day Walk
Bowen Hill Creek
The walk starts at Bowen Hill. From here, walk north on the ridge until about GR 710 020. Descend to the north east into Bowen Hill Creek, then traverse above the creek and/or walk in the creek upstream, exploring for caves and other features. Continue south as far as the time and energy allows, then climb back on the ridge and walk to the start. Mostly exploratory. About 11 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Sat - 07-Jan-2023
4 MH - Creek
Du Faurs and October Creeks
A wade, swim down October Creek to Du Faurs then Clatter Teeth Canyon and Du Faurs to exit via Joes Canyon. A long day but a memorable one. Wet suits compulsory. Du Faurs is one of the most beautiful creeks. A real summer activity.
Map: Wollangambe

Thu - 05-Jan-2023
3 M - Abseiling
Serendipity Canyon
A relatively short canyon on the south side of the Wollangambe accessed from Mt Wilson, Serendipity offers some good canyon sections and up to 6 abseils. It ends in the Wollangambe river where we wade back upstream to the exit. Suitable for less experienced canyoners. You must be able to swim to do this canyon.
Map: Mt Wilson

Thu - 29-Dec-2022
3 M - Day Walk
Hydro Tracks
Come and explore the historic network of tracks behind the Hydro Majestic Hotel created by master stonemason Murdo McLennan. The walk includes a brief tour of the hotel with insights into it's creator, the flamboyant and eccentric Mark Foy. We cross a boulder field so some rock scrambling is required. About 400m acent/decent.
Map: Katoomba

Wed - 28-Dec-2022
3 M - Abseiling
Death Trap Canyon
Death Trap Canyon is a short canyon on the Newnes plateau near the Galah Mt turn off. Despite its name, Death Trap is so much fun! There are jumps, slides and one abseil (16m) in a waterfall. A short rainforest section leads to the “Death Trap”, a narrow crack which is the only way out. A huge overhang cave provides a pleasant setting for lunch then we exit past a great waterfall into a narrow slot. The canyon is only two km from where we park the cars. This canyon is suitable for less experienced canyoners. You must be a competent creek swimmer and confident with jumps and slides. The biggest jump is only 3 m. Death Trap canyon is also called “Sheep Dip”. To avoid confusion, I refer to this canyon as Death Trap. It is not the short canyon that joins Rocky Creek. An excellent video by Grant Elliot is included with the photos. The Bureau of Meteorology forecast for Newnes Plateau, Wed 28 Jan is : Temperature 10 to 26 degrees, no rain max wind speed 6 km/hr
Map: Cullen Bullen

Wed - 28-Dec-2022
4 MH - Day Walk
Upper December Creek
From Bell we will follow a gentle ridge North to December Creek and return either along a grassy gully or the adjacent ridge. It should be a short and easy day, but has been assigned a grade 4 because it will be mostly off-track, there may be some short scrubby sections, and there will be some easy rock scrambling (no exposure).
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 24-Dec-2022
3 M - Day Walk
Hat Hill and Bald Head
A pleasant half day walk suitable for new walkers and wanderers - as my focus for these walks tends to be the flowers :). 7 km and a total of 300 m ascent/ descent. Some off track. Start Hat Hill carpark then out to Bald Hill via Bennett's LO. Retrace tour and return around back of Hat Hill to take in the varied environment.
Map: Mt Wilson

Fri - 23-Dec-2022
5 HX - Day Walk
Terraced Gully, Blacksmiths Amphitheatre and Long Gully
The walk starts at GR 744 018 on D’Arcy Trail. Walk on D’Arcy Range to Perforated Rock, then use Terraced Gully to descend into Blacksmiths Creek. Walk upstream, visit Blacksmiths Amphitheatre and take Long Gully back to the range. Partly exploratory. About 11 km. Scrambling and exposure.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Wed - 21-Dec-2022
5 H - Day Walk
Carmathen Ridge Yerra Crags 21st Dec 2022
The walk starts on the Mount Banks Road just a few hundred meters off Bells Line of Road. We head east along Carmathen Ridge to Yerra Crags. Distance 15 km, estimated walk time 8hrs, very much off track. The view to the south of Mount Dixon, Strzelecki and Mount Caley is the high point of the walk. We also pass south of the exit from Claustral Canyon. I suspect the full ridge is rarely walked. I last did it this walk with Peter Medbury in 2011. This is a hard walk along a ridge that is overgrown. We will be starting at 8 am. If progress is slow, we will head along the side ridge beforehand see attached map. This ridge has some aboriginal carvings. Peter Medbury calls it Stapleton Crag, after Granville Stapleton who spent several weeks measuring the ridges in the early 1800s.
Map: Mt Wilson

Mon - 19-Dec-2022
3 MX - Day Walk
Lockley Pylon and Yardley Cave
From Mount Hay Road walk out to Lockley Pylon and towards DuFaur Head and check out Yardley Cave and enjoy the views over the Grose. (This walk is rescheduled from the 28 November as the Mount Hay Road was closed).
Map: Mt Wilson

Sun - 18-Dec-2022
4 MH - Day Walk
Mount Banks Three Lookouts Walk
This walk takes you to 3 of the less commonly visited lookouts on Mount Banks. The walk starts at the Mount Banks Picnic Ground with a 1 hr stroll along the fire trail to the south. We then follow a gentle ridge through a small cliff line to the Onion Rings. This is one of the best examples of this type of feature in the Blue Mountains. The lookout has a lovely view of the fire trail as it continues its diminishing way to David Crevasse, Zobel Gully and Explorers Range. We now cut across to Mount Banks Walls to the site of the famous 500m (or possibly 400m) abseil. This is a stunning lookout over the Grose Valley. Next we head up an overgrown ridge to Mount Banks trig point, and down to 270 Degree Panorama Point. This has a lookout back from the 500 m abseil all the way down and up the Grose Valley. Finally we head back to the tourist path and return to Picnic Point. Estimated time around 5 hrs.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 17-Dec-2022
2 EM - Abseiling
Fortress Canyon
A nice, but not particularly deep canyon. A number of swims, 2 jumps into deep water and a 6m abseil ending in deep water (where you need to disconnect from the rope while treading water). Wetsuit recommended. The canyon section finishes at an 80m waterfall where we have lunch with spectacular views down the Grose Valley and (subject to temperature) a chance for a dip in one of the rock pools at the top of the waterfall. The exit track is along Fortress Ridge and again offers spectacular views down Govett Gorge and the Grose Valley. Suitable for new canyoners.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 17-Dec-2022
2 EM - Day Walk
Fortress Ridge Trail and Fortress Rock Lookout
Starting at the Fortress Ridge carpark we will make our along the Fortress Ridge walking track. On the return, we will take the side track out to Fortress Rock Lookout. The walk offers panoramic views of Blue Mountains valleys with plenty of photo opportunities.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 17-Dec-2022
4 MH - Creek
Upper Upper Wollangambe
A swim, wade down the upper reaches of the Wollangambe. Some longish swims through canyon sections..Wet suits are compulsory. A great summers day out.
Map: Mt Wilson

Fri - 16-Dec-2022
3 M - Abseiling
Christmas Lights - Grand Canyon by night
Grand Canyon at night sparkles with glow worms! If you haven't done it by night it is worth stumbling over a few rocks in the dark to see them. The trip is also good for those new to canyoning as there is only one 17m abseil at the start after that it is a lot of wading, scrambling and a few swims. Wetsuits and abseiling gear is needed for this trip. We will start a bit before sunset meeting around 7:00 pm but won't be back at the cars until late, probably around 11:00 pm.
Map: Katoomba

Thu - 15-Dec-2022
2 EM - Abseiling
Range Creek Canyon (Hobnail Canyon)
Range Creek Canyon (Hobnail canyon) is entered by walking downhill from the intersection of Bells Line of Roads and Range Hill Fire Trail. The two abseils are suitable for less experienced canyoners, though I should point out that this is my first time leading for UBMBC (I have led lots of canyons in the past). It will take one day. The creek is scrubby for the first 300 metres but walking soon becomes easier. The canyoning section involves lots of creek walking including rock scrambling and the occasional short swim. Near the exit there is a stunning gorge and a nice swimming hole (if time permits). The exit has a short scramble at the start (this can be belayed, if required), with the remaining exit a walk up a steep but moderately defined track that leads back to the fire trail.
Map: Mt Wilson

Wed - 14-Dec-2022
4 MH - Day Walk
Watertrough Hill to December Creek Wed Dec 14th 2022
The walk starts at Watertrough Hill and heads east for 1 km, then north, crossing Bell Creek and December Creek just before it joins Wollangambe River. We then climb “Harold’s Hill” and do a small circular route with magnificent views over the rivers and an intricate (but straightforward) descent back to December Creek. We ascend a different side creek to our earlier descent to December Creek, rejoin our original route and return to Watertrough Hill. The walk follows attractive ridges and has interesting creek crossings. Just before we reach December Creek there is a small hanging swamp where we saw a mass mating of Giant Dragonflies two years ago (on Dec 2nd). The best advice of the UBMBC Entomologist is that such a mating is likely to be delayed this year, and we have our fingers crossed for a repeat occurrence. Walk length is 11km with 700 m of ascent. Estimated walk time approx. 7 to 8 hrs.
Map: Wollangambe

Mon - 12-Dec-2022
3 M - Day Walk
The Glen Tramway
The investigation and recording of the Glen Tramway continues! This is a short walk from Nellies Glen Road in the Megalong Valley with time to check out some specific details of this historic tramway as it existed below the western entrance to the Narrow Neck tunnel.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 11-Dec-2022
4 MH - Day Walk
Martin's Lookout-Shark head Cave Circuit. Springwood.
Martin's Lookout-Glenbrook creek-Shark head cave-Lost World & Bunyan Lookouts-Glenbrook creek-Martin's Lookout. Classic lower Blue Mountains walk. Stunning views, interesting rock formations, overhangs, pagodas. Some easy rock scrambling. Lunch- cooling swim beautiful rockpool along Glenbrook creek. 2 steep ascents-180 metres. Distance 10 km. Fit agile walkers.
Map: Springwood

Sat - 10-Dec-2022
4 MD - Abseiling
Bungonia Creek Canyon
Bungonia Creek is more of a gorge with a lot of creek walking between, over and under large boulders. There are about 4 abseils (35m, 12m, 60m, 45m). There are a few swims, up to 30 metres in length. There is a very steep climb out at the end of the canyon. This trip will involve a long day, and an early start. Camping fees apply for the campground. Park entry also applies for vehicles.
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 10-Dec-2022
4 MHX - Day Walk
East Creek Glories
Find out why this part of the Gardens of Stone SCA must be better protected for the future generations. Park near spot height 1057 at GR 427 060. The walk will start by coming down into East Creek Galleries, then visiting a spectacular side ravine. We will move on to the West Side Falls and West Side Chamber; continue to East Creek Falls; then exit on the eastern side to visit the top of the falls. About 8k.
Map: Cullen Bullen

Sat - 10-Dec-2022
2 EM - Abseiling
Koombandah Canyon
Koombanda is a short canyon starting near Bell. There are two or three abseils, the longest 15m. Two swims and a wade so wetsuit or thermal a good idea. We will exit via Kamarah Gully and on the way out will explore the canyon section in Kamarah Gully (no abseils). The temperature forecast is 6 to 18 degrees and no rain. This canyon is a good one for new canyoners.
Map: Mt Wilson

Sat - 10-Dec-2022
4 MHX - Creek
Little River Hampden State Forest
A wander, wade down Little River in the Hampton State Forest, very picturesque a bit of a climb out at the end
Map: Hampton

Fri - 09-Dec-2022
3 M - Day Walk
Mt Wilson - Boronia Point - Zircon Creek - Fields Selection
Mt Wilson - Boronia Point - Zircon Creek - Fields Selection - 9km Depart Mt Irvine Road on firetrail to Boronia Point, views over Wollangambe Labyrinth. Return to Farrer Road up and over the top into the headwaters of Zircon Creek (off track steep rainforest). we follow the creek down till it crosses Mt Irvine road, then following a pleasant trail out to Fields selection, to a lookout, then a steeper trail to cross Zircon Creek before climbing back to Mt Irvine Road. Mix of Rainforest and Eucalyptus forests.
Map: Wollangambe

Mon - 05-Dec-2022
3 M - Day Walk
The Glen Tramway
The final walk in this series will traverse the section of tramway in the Jamison, visiting the two little known tunnels and seeking the site of a water supply used for tunnel construction. Distance to be walked will be no more than 8km.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 04-Dec-2022
4 MHX - Day Walk
Brooklyn Circuit via Peak Hill
Brooklyn-Deadhorse Bay-Sandy Bay-Peak Hill-Porto Ridge-Brooklyn Dam-Brooklyn. Great views, interesting terrain, rock overhangs. Visit 'Aboriginal' art cave, rock engravings. Some easy rock scrambling-offtrack. Fit agile bushwalkers. 1 steep ascent 200 metres
Map: Not Specified

Sun - 04-Dec-2022
1 E - Meeting
Club Christmas Party
Come and join us for the Club Christmas Party and get together. It is great to have this event back on the program after several years of being unable to, due to Covid restrictions. Don and Karin have once again offered their wonderful home at Blackheath to host this get together. Bring a plate, bring yourselves and have a great social time! please email the secretary for address and start time, and to confirm your attendance. There will be a short local walk in the afternoon for those interested.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 04-Dec-2022
2 EM - Abseiling
Empress Falls
Short canyon at Wentworth Falls ending in a spectacular 30m abseil down the waterfall. Aiming to fit this in early before the Xmas party. Must be able to swim, wetsuits recommended.
Map: Katoomba

Sun - 04-Dec-2022
5 H - Day Walk
T3 Trail to Colo River via Tootie Creek
Early start. The walk starts at the car park at the top of the T3 track near Mountain Lagoon. We head west along a rocky ridge, then north west to an unnamed peak that has great views over D’Arcy Range and Colo River. Next, we head north east, following a ridge down to Tootie Creek, joining it by some excellent rock platforms and pools. We follow Tootie Creek down to the junction with Colo River. This alternates between open rocky platforms and bush bashing. On arriving at the Colo, we return up the T3 track to the car park. Around 8 hrs. Bring 2 litres of water/electrolyte.
Map: Mountain Lagoon

Sat - 03-Dec-2022
4 MH - Creek
Dalpura Creek
A wade /walk and one good swim down Dalpura Creek. No abseils and exit up to Dalpura Head . Hopefully the weather will be warm. There is one pool where one has to swim but otherwise just a wade. Wet suits not mandatory but have warm gear with you. A lovely Creek with great views of the Grose at the end.
Map: Wollangambe

Sat - 03-Dec-2022
3 M - Abseiling
Fortress Canyon
Fortress Canyon is a good canyon, with some nice canyon sections lower down. But the highlight is at the end of the canyon and then the walk back. It is not only a good canyon but is also a great bushwalk. It is a fairly easy canyon with only one abseil, so it is good for those new to canyoning. It is also wet with a number of swims and a good jump into a deep pool so wetsuits are needed as is abseiling gear.
Map: Katoomba

Sat - 03-Dec-2022
4 MH - Day Walk
Great West Walk Springwood Station to Woodford Station CANCELLED Cancelled
The next section on the crossing of the Blue Mountains https://greatwestwalk.com.au/. Quite a bit of road walking or we may take the steeper section at Linden and use fire trails - which will upgrade the walk to 4. This walk will continue on the summer program as tracks open up and possibly into Autumn. There really is no reason to stop in Katoomba - can easily plot out a walk completing at Hartley as a full crossing of the Blue Mountains - stay tuned!
Map: Not Specified

Sat - 03-Dec-2022
3 M - Day Walk
Hat Hill and Bald Head CANCELLED Cancelled
A pleasant half day walk commencing Hat Hill car park over Hat Hill and beyond to Bald Head via Bennett's lookout. Return same route but with slight variations to take in the varied terrain and wildflowers behind Hat Hill. Total about 7 km with 300 m ascent/ descent in total. Suitable for new walkers and wanderers as we will be checking out flowers at a photographers pace. Some off track.
Map: Mt Wilson

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