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Black Billy Ledges
Black Billy Ledges

Black Billy Ledges

Narrowneck has a few ledges where the Mount York Claystone erodes faster than the surrounding sandstone layers. This trip traversed a couple of kilometers of a claystone ledge that starts at Black Billys Northern Head....

  • 15/10/2021
Terreo Pass - Mount Solitary
Terreo Pass - Mount Solitary

Terreo Pass - Mount Solitary

Mt Solitary has two well known passes - the Korrowall Knife Edge at the North West and the Eastern Col as well as two less well travelled ones - Miners Pass and Point Repulse. There are at least five other bushwalkers passes. This trip completed one of the longer and trickier ones - Terreo Pass....

  • 06/10/2021
Seven Mount Solitary Passes
Seven Mount Solitary Passes

Seven Mount Solitary Passes

Mount Solitary has two well known passes - the Korrowall Knife Edge at the North West and the Eastern Col. There are also two less well travelled ones - Miners Pass and Point Repulse - both fairly long days. However, there are several other bushwalking passes that get from the talus to the plateau. This trip completed three of t...

  • 26/09/2021
Mount Solitary Western Passes
Mount Solitary Western Passes

Mount Solitary Western Passes

Mount Solitary has two well travelled passes - the Korrowall Knife Edge at the North West and the Eastern Col. There are also two less well known ones - Miners Pass and Point Repulse - both fairly long days. However, there are at least four other passes that get from the talus to the plateau. This trip found a previously undocum...

  • 24/09/2021
Harmils Ledge and Dunphys Pass
Harmils Ledge and Dunphys Pass

Harmils Ledge and Dunphys Pass

Narrowneck has a dozen or so named passes and also a few less well known. Harmils Ledge and Dunphys Pass are often walked together, one starts where the other ends. Both have logbooks. This trip added another ledge to avoid the Coral Swamp....

  • 19/09/2021
Sharps Pass into Upper Grose
Sharps Pass into Upper Grose

Sharps Pass into Upper Grose

The Upper Grose has a many ways through the clifflines. A few are named - Victoria Falls Track, McKenzies Pass, Brownes Path, Surveyors Gully and Engineers Track Narrowneck. A rarely traveled Pass is Sharps Pass close to Valhalla Head. Sharps Pass doesn't require tape or scrambling ability, just surefootedness on steep talus. Th...

  • 16/09/2021
Rice Terrace & Black Billy Head
Rice Terrace & Black Billy Head

Rice Terrace & Black Billy Head

Narrowneck has a dozen or so named passes - Black Billy Head is one of the more adventurous ones. It is also one end of the little travelled Rice Terrace. Rice Terrace is a long halfway ledge that is accessible from both ends - Black Billy Head in the West and Mitchells Creek/Coachwood Pass in the East. This Pass is thought to h...

  • 03/09/2021
Undocumented Narrowneck Pass
Undocumented Narrowneck Pass

Undocumented Narrowneck Pass

Narrowneck has a dozen or so named passes and also a few less well known. This Pass is thought to have been visited in 1988 by a well known bushwalker. There have been no known visits after that time, and it has remained undocumented. This trip included another well traveled Pass and a quick visit to its logbook....

  • 17/08/2021
Diamond Head and Rock Pile Pass
Diamond Head and Rock Pile Pass

Diamond Head and Rock Pile Pass

Narrowneck has a dozen or so named passes and also a few less well known. Diamond Head is a little tricky for a couple of reasons. While there is only one "real" Rock Pile Pass that uses a rock pile for access, there is another way onto the ledge, as well as a "fake" Rock Pile Pass which has been repeated numerous times. This tr...

  • 08/06/2021
Hat Hill to Pierces Pass via Brownes Path
Hat Hill to Pierces Pass via Brownes Path

Hat Hill to Pierces Pass via Brownes Path

Hat Hill to Pierces Pass via Brownes Path route starts at Hat Hill car park, follows the ridge to Brownes Path, descends the talus steeply to the Grose River via no route whatsoever, ascends the tourist Pierces Pass to the car park. The return is back down Peirces Pass, a 2km walk upstream to Hat Hill Creekm followed by a steep ...

  • 25/12/2020
Bush Fire
Bush Fire

Bush Fire

On Saturday 21st, my 19yo son, my wifes RFS crew and I watched the fire trickle towards us from the east then south against a light westerly wind, covering 200m over a period of 4 hours with 1m flame height......

  • 22/12/2019
Burra Korain Slot
Burra Korain Slot

Burra Korain Slot

Burra Korain has a couple of unknown slots, that have never been used for either ascent or descent. One optionally requires a rope, the other is a walk in the park - this describes the 2nd.......

  • 18/12/2018
Jungle Circuit
Jungle Circuit

Jungle Circuit

Last time I descended Govetts Leap and located the track to the Jungle Circuit, it was overgrown and strewn with obstacles - finding the loop itself was nigh on impossible....

  • 09/12/2018
Slots
Slots

Slots

Much of the Blue Mountains is characterised by a flat sandstone plain at around 900m...

  • 10/06/2017
Landslide Gully into the Jamison Valley
Landslide Gully into the Jamison Valley

Landslide Gully into the Jamison Valley

A hot day after Christmas, so we needed a short walk. Landslide Gully was a goods candidate, but we didn't want to walk down into the valley, across Federal Pass and then try to find our way up the gully with the risk of having to turn back at one of the trickier sections. So we approached from Cliff Drive intending to bounce ba...

  • 01/01/2017
Copeland Pass
Copeland Pass

Copeland Pass

We used to live on Sublime Point, so the Copeland Pass and Lindemans Pass are familiar territory....

  • 15/06/2014
Mt Banks Walk
Mt Banks Walk

Mt Banks Walk

We walked for an hour from the car park around the back of Mt Banks to where the 4wd track gets to within 20m...

  • 13/06/2014