Canyon Leader Skills 2020 - Macquarie Pass Canyon

Trip type: 
Canyoning
Difficulty: 
Medium
Start date: 
Sunday, 1 November 2020 - 7:00am to 7:00pm

PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP TO THIS ACTIVITY UNLESS YOU ARE PART OF THE CANYON LEADER 2020 SKILLS GROUP

Plan:

Leave ANU Sport at 7am, drive to Clover Hill Rd to leave 2 cars and do car shuffle to Clover Hill Rd carpark. Complete around 7 abseils down the canyon, starting at Clover Falls down to the creek. Intent is to finish canyoning by around 4pm, but could take longer. There are options to bypass sections if needed (e.g. if running out of time/daylight). The longest abseil is 25m.

Participants will need:

  • helmet
  • harness
  • safety prusik
  • figure 8 or ATC descending device 
  • wetsuit
  • canyon bag
  • dry bags/heavy duty garbage bags
  • headlamp
  • 3 x Locking carabiners (For descender, safety prusik and PAS)
  • personal Anchor System - can be a 60-120cm sling
  • lunch/snacks
  • water
  • gloves
  • canvas shoes
  • spare dry change of clothes
  • rain gear (depending on weather forecast)
  • space blanket

Gear should be picked up from the gearstore prior to the activity. The group equipment will be taken care of.

Covid-safe policy

Do not attend if:

  • you're feeling unwell or have flu-like symptoms
  • have travelled internationally, come from a hotspot or been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, and/or
  • your health is considered high risk

If there is a spike in untraced community transmission in Canberra this trip may be cancelled.

 

Pretrip Meeting Details
Pretrip date: 
Thursday, 29 October 2020 - 6:00pm
Pretrip location: 
ANUMC Gear Store
Costs: 
$15 for drivers
Intended plan: 
From the carpark, walk to the first abseil. Step-off at 10:30am and complete up to 7 abseils. After final abseil, will follow creek to track to take us back to end carpark.
Departure and intended return times: 
Departure: 7am, return: 7pm
Local knowledge: 
Ivan has canyoned in this area before
3 slots left.