Category Archives: Climbing

Bush Regeneration at Barrenjoey – 5-6 November 2016

Our group spent a productive two days at Barrenjoey – doing some weeding – mainly in the area near the lighthouse over the weekend. One thing about Barrenjoey is that we see a lot of wildlife while we are there. … Continue reading

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New Book on Balls Pyramid

I have just finished reading a fine new book on the climbing history and other aspects of Balls Pyramid. The book is called “South Pacific Pinnacle – The Exploration of Balls Pyramid” and had been edited by Jim Smith with the … Continue reading

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Bushcare at Diamond Bay – 20 February 2016

Our bushcare group spent a busy morning weeding at Diamond Bay at Dover Heights. There is a small bushland remnant at the top of Rosa Gully – a popular climbing area. This is one of the few bushland remnants in … Continue reading

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Canyoning at Mt Wilson – 30 December 2015 – 1 January 2016

I recently spent an enjoyable few days at Mt Wilson in the Blue Mountains. It was also good to catch up with my friend Sarah and her boyfriend Damian. As well during our stay a few others came up to … Continue reading

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RIP Garry Pienaar

A friend, Garry Pienaar, recently lost his battle with cancer. Over the years we shared some great times climbing and mountain biking. Many memories and adventures! David Forbes has put together a moving visual tribute –   Garry P Funeral … Continue reading

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Blue Mountains Weekend – Strange Bugs, Pink Flannel Flowers, a Crater and Canyon – 31 January – 1 February 2015

This was an interesting and pleasant weekend in the Blue Mountains. I headed up with John and Chuin Nee and their young son Jasper. At Blackheath we met up with Su Li and Brent and then headed out to Bung … Continue reading

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Videos Worth a Look

With the recent World Parks Congress held in Sydney some interesting time lapse videos were produced highlighting two national parks near Sydney. The videos were filmed by Filippo Rivetti. Here is one on Royal National Park – Royal National Park … Continue reading

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Sydney Climbing Guide – Now on Android

I wrote earlier about the Sydney Climbing Guide being available for iPhone. This very useful guide is now available for Android. It has lots of new additions – not only new climbs but new crags (such as the Kentlyn Krag)

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Vale – Graant Benett

Graant Benett was riding his bike last week on one of his usual training rides when he was knocked down by a turning car. He had nasty injuries including major brain damage and he sadly he passed away a few days … Continue reading

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Climbing at Thompsons Point, Nowra – and a visit to the local zoo – 9 – 10 August 2014

John and Chuin Nee had invited me to go climbing with them at Thompsons Point at Nowra. It helps to have a third person – so one of us can look after their young son Jasper. The weather was perfect … Continue reading

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