Malaita Wall exit via the Landslide Gully Pass

Malaita Wall exit via the Landslide Gully Pass

We met at Katoomba train station a bit after 9.30am already being a very hot day. The staff from Mountain Design (Sydney) predicted the afternoon thunderstorms at 3pm, luckily it hit Katoomba at 7.30pm. The trip was going to have a few challenges, the first one was...
Abseiling Castle Head

Abseiling Castle Head

We had a leisurely Sunday start, leaving from the locked gate on Glenraphael Drive at 11.00. NPWS have erected a big sign to Castle Head about 700m further down the road, and we turned off, reaching Castle Head trig at 3km. The track continues less than 100m to the...
Mt York Abseiling & Juggler Canyon

Mt York Abseiling & Juggler Canyon

Mt York Abseiling Sat 14/05/16 We all met around 8am at the Mt York car park. Once everyone had arrived we organized the gear we would need for the abseil training. I decided the best location on Mt York to train beginners was the gully. I set up the first abseil on...
Pierces Pass Abseiling

Pierces Pass Abseiling

Walls Lookout accessed from the Pierces Pass Picnic Area is one of the most exciting vantage points into the Grose Valley. The sheer size and beauty of the cliffs make it an incredible location, and an even more exciting abseil! https://goo.gl/maps/p5V3LEB1dH62 We...
Malaita Point & Wall

Malaita Point & Wall

Saturday: Malaita Point (+Top of Wall) Met met quite early in Katoomba and once everyone had arrived pooled into Emma’s ute for the short drive down to Malaita Point. It had been ages since I had done this trip so I literally remembered nothing about the trip...

Beginners’ Abseiling and Canyon

The trip started with some trouble on my part in locating Felix and his crew at Lithgow, which in hindsight wasn’t really that hard to figure out… Hats off to those who got up early for the 3-hour train ride in. Once all 3 cars were on the same side of the...
Beginners canyoning, Empress canyon

Beginners canyoning, Empress canyon

Expected to be cloudy for the whole day according to the weather forecast, again they successfully fail to predict the weather, it was a bit of shade very early in the morning, the sky clear out once we arrive at springwood. As my aim was to organized a big beginner...
Malaita Point

Malaita Point

On 14/2/15 we planned to do Castle Head and Malaita Wall, we did neither of these abseils today, but still all had a very good time. We met up at Scenic World at 9am. We were on location for the Mailaita Wall abseil and Chee had done Castle Head a few times. The group...
Boars Head full moon abseil

Boars Head full moon abseil

With a full moon looming, I couldn’t resist another night abseil, despite the season. Not surprisingly there was interest from the other keen abseilers that I sounded out to help run the trip, Mon and T2. The call went out and we quickly had a solid turnout of hardy,...

Boars Rock Abseil

We met up at Boars Rock at 08.00 on a warm, windless but overcast Sunday morning wearing close to the full range of Suboir T-shirts colours. The straightforward abseil behind Boars Rock soon had us at the justly famous slot, where we discovered we had left the bolt...
Fresher’s trip 2014

Fresher’s trip 2014

Through out the weekdays I was tightly keeping my eyes on the weather forecast hoping the pathetic raining days could be gone in the weekend, even the last day I even called Chantal to asked her whether I should postpone or press on regardless, although up until...
Traversing the half-way ledge of Mt Banks

Traversing the half-way ledge of Mt Banks

Following the rule of thumb that the epicness of a trip is inversely proportional to the rate of piking in the 24 hours preceding its start I was anticipating great things from this day out. By the time we met at the Mt Banks carpark on Saturday morning we were only 3...
Castle Head abseiling

Castle Head abseiling

Ulla, Mon and I were looking for a fun and easy trip and settled on Castle Head. It had been proposed as a potential night abseil, so it seemed prudent to do a daylight reconnaissance first. Out went the announcement and Elissa, James and Chee joined us. We’d heard a...