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23 Feb, Fri Bowens Creek South Canyon – Middle Section
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
YB
Canyon | A trip through a canyon (a gully surrounded by tall cliffs).(NEW!!!) (Updated Details) 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.
Location: Blue Mountains NP
Map: Mount Wilson 89301N Limit: 8. View

24 Feb, Sat Wild Gorge, Dome Cave & Cosmic Cave
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longFind 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. Scrambling and exposure. 5M, S223E
Location: Newnes State Forest
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

3-5 Mar, Sat-Mon Growee Gulf to Goat Mountain in Bylong Labyrinth
Grade:6/6 Sydney Branch
YB
Camp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longNote: 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.
Location: Wollemi NP Limit: 8. View

11 Mar, Sun Gang Gang Canyon, Tunnels and Falls
Grade:5/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe 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. All off-track, some rock scrambling and exposure.
Location: Newnes State Forest
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

16 Mar, Fri Wolgan Rock
Grade:6/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEarly 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). Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 8. View

24-26 Mar, Sat-Mon Baker Ridge & Holbrook Castle
Grade:6/6 Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.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.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mount Pomany 89321S and Coricudgy 89322N Limit: 8. View

29 Mar, Thu Ravines and Slots of Koopartoo Mesa South
Grade:6/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark 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.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S View

8-19 Apr, Sun-Thu East to West Wollemi Traverse
Grade:6/6 Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.This walk will attempt to traverse the Wollemi NP from its easternmost point 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.
Location: Wollemi NP View

28 Apr, Sat Heaven to Hell and back
Grade:4/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longBen 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.
Location: Ben Bullen SF
Map: Cullen Bullen 89313N View

4 May, Fri SE cliffs of Genowlan Mountain
Grade:5/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark 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.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N View

11 May, Fri The Ravine South of Point Hatteras and more
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark 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. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N View

18 May, Fri Red Rock Creek and Woolpack Gap
Grade:6/6 Length 12km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEarly 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 west to the lookout point at GR 341 203. From here, walk north east and down underneath the cliff line above Red Rock Creek, at around GR 342 210. Traverse underneath the cliff line all the way to Woolpack Gap, descend through the pass and walk back to the cars. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 8. View

19 May, Sat Witches Watch, Hecates Cauldron & Tara Point
Grade:5/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark 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.
Location: Ben Bullen SF and Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Cullen Bullen 89313N View

25 May, Fri South West Mount Airly
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark 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.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N View


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