Caving at Glenrock
Cathi caving at Glenrock


Check out our upcoming adventures. You will need to be a member (or trial member). Trial membership is $35.00 and allows you to participate on MSS trips for 12 months. Go to the How to Join page to find out more and email for an application form.

MSS leaders collect trip fees (either before or after the activity). Please make sure you have the money with you on the day. If you book into an activity with another club, you will be asked to pay the trip fees for that club OR MSS trip fees:


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Recurring Trips:
Dates   Grade Location Activities
Tuesday evenings Climbing Easy-Hard St Leonards Climbing anyone? Tim Grimes is restarting the MSS Indoor Climbing group (@ Artarmon/St Leonards Climbfit, 4/12 Frederick Street). Every Tuesday, starting around 6:30pm (if you plan on going, message Tim or hop onto the MSS FB page on Tuesday to post your interest for attending on that night). Wear your MSS t-shirt for club publicity. Membership of MSS is not required and no trip fees apply, however, if you're not a member of MSS, we'd love you to join! COVID regulations apply, full vaccination and mask wearing when belaying.


Dates   Grade Location Activities
17/06/2023 - 17/06/2023 Training Medium Lower Blue Mountains SRT rigging practice, plus fine tuning of equipment. Practicing knot crossing, rebelays, diversions etc. Riggers should refresh their knot tying for appropriate knots.
17/06/2023 - 17/06/2023 Social Easy Wentworth Falls Dinner (details TBA) and a Naughty Knotting Night - option to camp outside in Marcia's garden or sleeping bag on the floor. We'll practice the most important knots that are used in both canyoning & caving, fame and glory for those who can tie the knot(s) blind folded. Optimise your drive to Wenworth Falls by participating in SRT practise on Saturday.
18/06/2023 - 18/06/2023 Bushwalking Easy - Medium Central West Bushwalk to Evans Crown.
22/07/2023 - 23/07/2023 Canyoning Blue Mountains Abseiling Malaita Wall Maximum of 7 people, NO SRT - THROW and GO ONLY TRIP. Followed by a social afternoon and night at Rob's property at Little Hartley including a BBQ / Campovens and a massive bonfire. Set up camp on his property and join in the fun. Please email Rob if interested and he can supply further details closer to the time. Please arrive in daylight hours to help facilitate setting up (@3pm).
07/08/2023 - 07/08/2023 Social Social Zoom Our quarterly meeting held via Zoom, the link to the meeting will be sent to member in the week prior to the meeting, along with an agenda. Everyone welcome, send your suggestions for trips to be put on the calendar to The Zoom link will be sent out in the week prior to the meeting
02/09/2023 - 10/09/2023 Caving Medium Mt Etna, Qld Visit the Tropical Karst of Mt Etna located near Rockhampton Queensland. Plenty of good caves to explore and continue surveying where we left off last year.
23/09/2023 - 15/10/2023 Caving Medium - Hard Philippines Caving will commence on 25 September and finish on 14 October, other days needed for flights to/from Sydney. This country has plenty of excellent caves we can visit, and accommodation and food is relatively cheap. We will definitely go to the island of Samar which is a caver’s paradise. We can go to an excellent commercially operated cave which is huge! Huge chambers, huge stalagmites and stalactites and a huge underground river. There are numerous other caves on this island to visit. Other options include working with a local caving group on exploration of a cave on Gigantes island Iloilo Province. Other possibilities for this expedition include working on a project to explore vertical caves at Zamboanga Peninsula on Mindanao Island.
21/10/2023 - 22/10/2023 Caving Medium - Hard Bungonia Future Leaders training program (limited to those enrolled in the FLPP). Topic to be covered: B4/5 (Fossil, Hogans Hole) and Grill cave familiarisation and trainees will "lead" through the cave, practising rigging (trip through cave will be repeated a number of times to allow trainees to "lead". Pre trip assignment to be completed prior to the trip. Those who book in are committed to attending, only excuse acceptable is broken limb or Covid.


Dave in Grand Canyon
Dave S in Grand Canyon
Guide to trip gradings:
Grade Required May involve
  • average fitness
  • sense of humour
  • steep walking
  • easy scrambling
  • short swims
  • instructional trips
  • day trips
  • car camping
  • above average fitness
  • sense of humour
  • easy climbing
  • rope work
  • lengthy swims
  • full immersion
  • long days
  • overnight trips
  • strength and endurance
  • cool disposition
  • sense of ridiculous
  • strenuous activity
  • challenging environments
  • prior experience
  • equipment knowledge
  • intimidating exposure
  • remote areas