Trip Details

Climb of The Castle - Budawangs, Sat 28 May 2016

Date:27/05/2016 - 29/05/2016
Leader:Christian Wilson
Email:christian [this one is meant to be a dot] wilson [replace this stuff with the at symbol] sydney [this one is meant to be a dot] edu [this one is meant to be a dot] au [that completes the address and now comes a subject suggestion] Climb of The Castle - Budawangs, Sat 28 May 2016
Phone:0403819689
Description:
*UPDATE* ONE SPACE HAS OPENED UP BUT WE ARE NOW LEAVING SATURDAY AFTERNOON, CAR CAMPING AT YADBORO /LONG GULLY AND RETURNING SUNDAY NIGHT (LATE) ,ALSO PLEASE CONTACT ME ONLY IF YOU HAVE A SECOND CAR TO BRING, THANKS
On SUNDAY 29 MAY 2016, I plan to climb The Castle in the Budawangs. This area is south of Sydney on the mid South Coast. The Castle is a spectacular bluff of vertical cliffs with amazing views. It is an icon of the Budawangs. It is a tough walk and is not for beginners, so you will need some experience. If you have walked with me before on my "off track" walks you should be OK :)
It is on track all the way, and is challenging, with a wade across a river, rock hops, tree holding and a few bits with short ropes to assist in places too. Its a full body workout!
The last section involves some rock scrambles up some fairly exposed rock that is not for the faint hearted. I will bring some rope to help us in that section.
I am doing this as a day walk, which takes about 9-10 hours so an early start Saturday is needed.

To do this , I will drive down and car camp at Yadboro camp ground on SATURDAY night. We will return to Sydney on late SundayNIGHT.

I can carry 3 other people in my car (small 4WD) . If you have a car we can take that too, note the road to Yadboro is a gravel road in fair condition suitable for 2WD but you need to take it easy!
You need a day pack for the climb,including a head torch, plenty of water, and just some basic camping gear/food etc for the car camp.
If coming in my car try and bring minimal gear as my car is not huge!

I would like to keep numbers small (say 6-7 people max) for safety reasons.

I can collect you from Waterfall Station on the T4 Illawarra/South Coast Line at 4PM SATURDAY Afternoon. The train departs central at 3.12 pm . I will return you to the same place after so you can get a train home on Sunday.
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