Bungled! Easter Climbing in the Warrumbungles.

Trip type: 
Start date: 
Thursday, 29 March 2018 - 3:00pm to Monday, 2 April 2018 - 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 a little serious - routes are long, and loose rock is not uncommon. You need to be a competent trad climber in order to lead here. 

The plan is to drive up and walk and in to a campsite near Balor Hut (about a 1.5 hour walk) on Thursday morning, then climb until we have to head home on Monday evening, returning to Canberra late at 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 on the 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
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 Thursday morning. 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 Thursday morning. Return late Monday night.
Local knowledge: 
I've climbed here before and it's awesome.
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