Category Archives: Canyoning

The Grand Canyon – 16 December 2017

I was heading up the mountains with Wendy to attend the SUBW Christmas Walk to the Coxs River. Since it was a very hot day, we thought it would be nice to visit the Grand Canyon at Blackheath before walking … Continue reading

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Gundungura Guide – Now Online

When I was starting bushwalking one of my treasured possessions was a small guidebook – The Gundungura Guide. It was produced after a lot of research by members of SURC – Sydney University Rover Crew. This guidebook covered a large … Continue reading

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Carne Creek Gorge and the Dry Canyon 6 – 8 October 2017

This was a very pleasant weekend spent with a group of friends camped at the head of the Dry Canyon in Wollemi National Park close to the Glow Worm Tunnel Road. Digi Dave and myself headed up a day early … Continue reading

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Rocky Creek and Claustral Canyons 11 – 12 February 2017

A very hot weekend was forecast. Dan was coming up from Canberra with friends to celebrate his birthday and had proposed a weekend of canyoning with a camp at Barcoo Swamp. With the hot weather forecast, it sounded ideal to … Continue reading

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Clatterteeth Canyon – 5 February 2017

Stu and Enmoore had organised a day of canyoning up the Blue Mountains. We didn’t decide what canyon to visit until the day. The forecast was for a very hot day (greater than 30°C), so we wanted a wet canyon … Continue reading

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Deep Pass – Camping and Canyoning – 19-20 December 2016

Martin had his brother and family visiting from Sweden, and had planned two days camping at Deep Pass Clearing in Wollemi National Park. His parents and wife Steffy joined him, and I tagged along with John, Chuin Nee and their two … Continue reading

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The Grand Canyon – 10 December 2016

I was with a group of friends (Su Li, Brent, Martin and Damon) and we were heading up for the Sydney University Bushwalkers Christmas Walk to the Coxs River. As we often do on these walks, we detoured on the … Continue reading

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Banks and Rocky Creek Canyons – 3-4 December 2016

This was an excellent weekend of canyoning in the Northern Blue Mountains. On the Saturday I was in a group that visited Banks Canyon in the Wollangambe Wilderness and then we camped overnight at Barcoo Swamp. On Sunday, I joined … Continue reading

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Wollangambe Canyon – 23 November 2016

I headed up the mountains with Bob planning to do a canyon near Mt Wilson. We had ropes and abseiling gear and also lilos – so had the flexibility to do a range of canyons depending on the conditions. We … Continue reading

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The Pterodactyl Cave and a Short Canyon – 16 November 2016

I had recently seen some photos of The Pterodactyl Cave on social media (such as this one taken by climbing photographer Kamil Sustiak) and it was featured in a story in Vertical Life online climbing magazine. But it didn’t seem to match any … Continue reading

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