Caving at Glenrock
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Last updated: 27th October, 2017

Dates   Grade Location Activities
17/11/2018 - 18/11/2018 Canyoning Easy/Medium Katoomba Wowsers & Doomsday previously scheduled for this weekend are being postponed. Instead, some easier canyons will be on the calendar based on participant's skill level, beginners welcome.
18/11/2018 - 18/11/2018 Canyoning Easy/Medium Bells Kamarah Gully - a short day, a couple of short abseils and a pool or two - exploratory for the leader so be prepared to hunt around but how hard can it be?
23/11/2018 - 25/11/2018 Canyoning Medium Newnes Plateau Friday - Dead Log Canyon; camping somewhere on the Bunglebori on Friday & Saturday nights. Saturday, Luna Park. Sunday exiting upstream to Hailstorm Retreat. Numbers limited. Possibility of attending only Saturday/Sunday but would mean rendezvousing very early in the morning on Saturday with the group camping (and only possible for those with excellent navigation skills).
08/12/2018 - 09/12/2018 Bushwalking Medium Morton National Park One of two walks depending on how hot the weather will be (historically weather in December is unpredictable!).   Option 1:  if it's not going to be a scorcher, we will start this three day walk on Friday - walking for about 13k on an old dis-used fire trail (approx 5 hours with lots of stops, mostly flat terrain), spending the first night at Lyrebird Leap camping on rock slabs overlooking Cinch Creek (1k off track).  On Saturday we'll make our way to the Lost Pools, where we can take it easy and cool off in this mini canyon's pools.  Sunday we will walk out retracing our steps on 13k of fire trail.  Option 2:  If the weather's going to be hot, this is a much shorter walk and we will start the walk on Saturday morning, walking in to Corang Cascades - where we will relax and swim all day (take along a pool ring!), plenty of opportunity to explore up the cascades or just chill out, floating around in your pool ring (and maybe drinking margaritas!). This trip will be a joint walk with BWOC.
15/12/2018 - 16/12/2018 Canyoning Medium Mt Wilson Bellfry & Bell Canyons and Ranon Brook.  This will be a joint MSS/BWOC/CMW trip.
26/01/2019 - 28/01/2019 Canyoning Hard Bungleboori Three day's canyoning in the Bunglebori area.  I will walk in on Friday evening to secure the overhang at the end of Bubble Bath.  The order of the canyons will depend on whether or not the rest of the group can walk in with me on Friday evening and whether some will be walking in on Saturday morning.   Bjelke's Mind (Grade 4, 5 abseils, some wades) and Crikey (Grade 5, 6 abseils, several swims), Bubble Bath (Grade 3, 1 abseil and 1 downclimb).  The walk in to Bubble Bath camp cave is approximately 3 - 4 hours (generous timing) so carrying camping gear isn't too onerous.  So that we finish at a reasonable time, Mondays canyon will have a very early start.  This will be a joint BWOC/MSS trip and numbers will be limited.

 

Proposed:
Dates   Grade Location Activities
Easter 2019 Caving Easy Ashford Caving

 

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