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28 Aug, Mon Cathedral Canyon
Grade:6/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark 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.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S and Mount Morgan 89311S Limit: 8. View

31 Aug, Thu Donkey Mountain
Grade:6/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPark 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.
Location: Gardens of Stone NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 8. View

8 Sep, Fri Firefly Point
Grade:6/6 Length 10km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or long(NEW!!!) 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. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Mount Morgan 89311S and Ben Bullen 89314S View

15-17 Sep, Fri-Sun Wollemi NP
Grade:6/6 Length 0km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCamp | a trip that involves an overnight stay, usually in a tent.(NEW!!!) 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.
Location: Wollemi NP View

23 Sep, Sat Holts Heaven
Grade:5/6 Length 7km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longPhotography | A trip that has a strong focus on encouraging people to capture photographs.(NEW!!!) 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.
Location: Newnes State Forest View

29 Sep, Fri Koopartoo Ravine Ledge
Grade:6/6 Length 6km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longThe 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. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 8. View

30 Sep, Sat North of Penrose Gully
Grade:6/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longAbseil | A trip involving abseiling(NEW!!!) 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. Exploratory. Includes possibly impossible sections. Scrambling and exposure. S333E.
Location: Wollemi NP View

6 Oct, Fri Gap Creek Pagodas
Grade:5/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longCo-leader – Peter Medbury Park 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. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N Limit: 8. View

13 Nov, Mon Land of the Stone Dragon and Genowlan Canyon
Grade:6/6 Length 8km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEarly 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.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N Limit: 8. View

17 Nov, Fri The Wonders of Alcatraz
Grade:6/6 Length 13km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longNote 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. 6M, M333E. Exploratory. Scrambling and exposure.
Location: Wollemi NP
Map: Ben Bullen 89314S Limit: 8. View

18 Nov, Sat Gang Gang Canyon
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 Limit: 8. View

24 Nov, Fri Mothers Arms and more
Grade:6/6 Length 14km Sydney Branch
YB
Walk | A bushwalk of any kind short or longEarly 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.
Location: Mugii Murum-ban SCA
Map: Glen Alice 89314N Limit: 8. View