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
Monday evenings Climbing Easy-Hard St Leonards Meet at 6pm on Monday nights with MSS members to for a night of indoor rock climbing. If you haven't climbed at Climb Fit before, it's recommended to arrive a little earlier than the start time to complete any necessary paperwork. Visit for more info on pricing etc. Located at Unit 4/12 Frederick Street, St Leonards.


Dates   Grade Location Activities
12/08/2021 - 12/08/2021 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
14/08/2021 - 14/08/2021 Training Medium TBA Part 2 of our intensive program of abseil practice and skills development. This day will review self-rescue skills learned in Part 1, focus on difficult starts, correct any bad habits you've acquired and introduce some new skills and scenarios that will challenge you. Only those who have completed Part 1 are eligible to participant in this workshop.
15/08/2021 - 15/08/2021 Canyoning Blue Mountains CANYON CARE - Be part of the Australian Canyoning Association's Canyon Care group (in conjunction with NPWS) to clean up Marijuana Canyon. This is an initiative that MSS has spear-headed, filming the garbage etc left behind. Walking in from the top, then finding our way down through the cliff-line to the site of the historical plantation, where remains of the infrastructure will be demolished and walked out. This is your opportunty to give something back to the canyoning community and to network with members of the ACA.
21/08/2021 - 22/08/2021 Social Social Blue Mountains GAMES NIGHT & ABSEILING - Mark your diaries now for a night of fun and frivolity. We have board games aplenty, or, bring your favourite. we'll supply nibblies and everyone brings a dish (with food in it) to share. Starts at 5pm until you go home or roll out your sleeping bag on the floor. Sunday will be an abseiling trip in the Upper Blue Mountains.
29/08/2021 - 05/09/2021 Caving Medium - Hard Yarrangobilly 6 days of caving at Yarrangobilly (subject to COVID restrictions) and we've secured a booking at the East Wing of Caves House. Possible caves (subject to permit approval) to be visited, Eagles Nest, Helectite Hole, Y18 Pot, Bath House, Mutt Mutt, Mooroolbark, Mill Creek Swallet, North Deep Creek, Harry Wood & Castle. Time will be set aside for participants to do voluntary work for NPWS (eg cave cleaning). Cost of accommodation to be shared between the participants - approximately $235pp based on 8 participants. Numbers limited to 8, and preference will be given to those prepared to stay the full period (29 August - 5 September). There is availability on this trip for 2 - 3 adults - all other spots taken, email your expression of interest.
04/09/2021 - 05/09/2021 Caving Medium Bungonia Classic vertical caving at Bungonia, we will be doing B13 "Drum Cave" and B31"Argyle Hole". Drum cave has the longest pitch on the Australian mainland at 50m so it is no easy thing. Argyle hole has a number of pitches providing a good experience in handling multi pitch caves We will be car camping at venue TBA.
11/09/2021 - 12/09/2021 Easy - Medium Hawkesbury River Berowra Creek paddle with an overnight camp at Twin Beaches (near Bar Island).
11/09/2021 - 11/09/2021 Training Medium Blue Mountains Part 3 of our Skills Development Workshop - we will tackle a multi pitch canyon with a prussic exit and by this point you should be working as part of the team and participanting to a higher level than you have in the past. Only those who have completed Parts 1 & 2 are eligible to participate in this workshop.
09/10/2021 - 09/10/2021 Training Medium - Hard Southern Highlands Part 4 of our Skills Development Workshop - introduction to SRT and white water canyonng - must have completed Parts 1 - 3 to participant in this workshop. In the Southern Highlands, we will go through the fundamentals of SRT as we abseil the numerous waterfalls at The Cascades - a full day of theory and practical. With the skills you have practiced in Parts 1 - 3, you will be participating on this trip as part of the team, and not simply participating on a "gruided trip". To participate on this trip you must have completed the V7 on-line canyoning course (this is a free course).
30/10/2021 - 31/10/2021 Training Medium - Hard Kanangra Boyd NP Part 5 of Skills Development Workshop - putting the skills learned in Part 4 into practice as we abseil the wet route of Dione Dell as a team. Must have completed Parts 1 - 4 to participant in this workshop. Possibility of car camp on Saturday night and add-on trip on Sunday if there are enough participants and an appetite for an adventure.
06/11/2021 - 07/11/2021 Social Social Hartley Vale The ultimate social occasion - not to be missed! Camping on private property t Hartley Vale, we'll hold a very brief AGM and revive an old MSS tradition The Annual Dinner! Entertainment for the evening will be a 3D Slide Show of MSS caving/canyoning trips in a theatre-style environment.S
05/03/2022 - 06/03/2022 Canyoning Easy - Medium Newnes Plateau CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA - Two canyons TBA and a great car camp on Saturday night. We'll do a couple of hours both Saturday and Sunday to CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA - clean up sites will be relevant to canyoners and will be determined depending on what canyons we do, or where we car camp.
18/06/2022 - 19/06/2022 Canyoning Easy - Medium Newnes Plateau FREEZEFEST. The 10th Anniversary in Australia of "the bad idea that caught on" as it became to be known in the USA where it originated. This year we received advance notice so that leaders can set aside the date to lead MSS trips for those brave enought to be on the plateau in the middle of winter. Come prepared to freeze your socks off, or with the excuse "I forgot my wetsuit". MSS members need not be restricted to MSS trips on the weekend, there will be a mix of wet, dry, technical and non-technical canyons on the weekend - come prepared for anything! The best bit is meeting other folk, having a super badass campfire, and the boasting rights if you take the wet option challenge. Trish Morrow will co-ordinate. Let Trish know if you are attending. Details will follow closer to the time (eg, place, meeting time etc).


Dates   Grade Location Activities
TBA Caving Hard Wyanbene Wyanbene Cave is a wild cave in the Deua National Park. It is an efflux which is long and quite wet in places. Expect lots of wading and one section of crawling in the river known as the "Wet Stretch". Some vertical sections requiring ropework as well. We will attempt to reach "Frustration Lake" (so named because it has frustrated all attempts at extending the cave). Entry is subject to a NPWS permit being granted.


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