Canyon Leader 2020 - Bungonia Creek

Trip type: 
Canyoning
Difficulty: 
Medium
Start date: 
Sunday, 18 October 2020 - 7:00am to 5:00pm

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 Bungonia State Conservation Area. Follow the Yellow track to enter Bungonia Creek. The canyon involves 3 abseils (20-50m), 1-2 jumps and multiple swims. Following the last abseil, follow the creek to just before the Slot Canyon and exit via the Red track (anti-clockwise) back to the car.

Detailed map here.

Total time from entry to exit should be 5 hours.

Participants will need:

  • helmet
  • harness
  • prusik cords
  • descending device (figure 8 or ATC)
  • canyon bag
  • dry bags/heavy duty garbage bags
  • headlamp
  • 4 x locking carabiners (for descender, safety prusik, PAS and spare)
  • personal Anchor System - 120cm sling minimum
  • lunch/snacks
  • water
  • gloves
  • spare dry change of clothes (left in car)
  • space blanket
  • Emergency thermals.

Recommend wearing clothing you can swim in including long sleave synthetic shirt, long shorts, long socks, canvas shoes, hat.

Gear should be picked up from the gearstore prior to the activity. The group equipment will include 2 x 60m 9mm ropes, 3 x tape and maillons, first aid kit.

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, 15 October 2020 - 6:00pm
Pretrip location: 
Gearstore
Costs: 
$15 covering fuel and park entry
Intended plan: 
As per trip details
Departure and intended return times: 
7am departure, 6pm return
Local knowledge: 
I have done this canyon multiple times.
Unlimited slots left.