Bungled! Easter Climbing in the Warrumbungles.

Trip type: 
Climbing
Difficulty: 
Hard
Start date: 
Thursday, 13 April 2017 - 3:00pm to Monday, 17 April 2017 - 11:00pm

The Easter long weekend makes the 6 hour drive to the Warrumbungles worthwhile. Adventurous day-long trad routes on the ancient volcanic remnants await the intrepid climber. The guidebook produced by the Sydney Rock Climbing Club gives a good introduction.

The climbing is quite serious - routes are long, descents are not simple, and loose rock is not uncommon. You need to be a competent trad climber in order to come. 

The plan is to drive up and walk and in to a campsite near Balor Hut (about a 1.5 hour walk) on Wednesday or Thursday afternoon, then climb until we have to head home on Monday evening, returning to Canberra late Monday night. Because the routes are long, we'll split up and climb independently each day. Each party will be responsible for themselves, and should be prepared to get a little lost ont he way to or from their climb.

You'll need to bring climbing gear (two ropes, helmets, and basic self-rescue kit are essential), and camping gear and food for 3-4 nights. 

If I haven't climbed with you before, please let me know about your experience level when you sign up.

Pretrip Meeting Details
Pretrip date: 
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - 6:00pm
Pretrip location: 
Gear Store
Costs: 
Per car: $250 for car costs, and $8 per day for park entry. Per person: $5 per night for camping,
Intended plan: 
Drive to Pincham Road carpark and walk to Balor Hut Campground on Wednesday/Thursday night (to be decided later). Continue camping here until Monday, Head out to climb on Crater Bluff and Belougery Spire, and Bluff Mountain until Monday evening. Return to Canberra late Monday night.
Departure and intended return times: 
Depart Wednesday or Thursday afternoon. Return late Monday night.
Local knowledge: 
I've walked in the area, but haven't climbed there.
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