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VIC Eastern Mt Bogong (General) (General) [ Bogong Guide | Images ] 

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Bogong Pollux Outcrop
final fling
1/04/2010
10:55:55 AM
hI

I am off to the Bogon area, never been there before and want to do a reccy for winter.
I aim to camp somewhere for a few days and do a little climbing.
any suggestions or experiances I could learn from with summer travels to Pollux Outcrop.


Also small point but whats the water gathering like there?

Hope you have a cracking Easter.
Pommy
1/04/2010
11:23:39 AM
>I am off to the Bogon area

I'm off to Nowra which sounds somewhat similar

nmonteith
1/04/2010
11:48:49 AM
Just hike up Staircase Ridge until you hit the snow poles. Continue on for about 5 or so poles then camp anywhere on this section of lower angled ridge before the last steep summit ridge. Pollux outcrop is on the right down in the gully. There isn't much of worthwhile 'summer' climbing there - the rock is generally pretty broken and easy angled. There is opportunity for a few easyish routes (mid teen grades) and possibly some harder stuff. I whacked in a few bolts on a steep face near the top of the ridge and climbed it at around grade 18 many years ago (in mountain boots). Bring a light trad rack. It's no Arapiles. Unless it's been raining I wouldn't count on finding much in the way of running water on the mountain top.
final fling
1/04/2010
1:37:01 PM
Hi thanks for the guide Neil, I have read your winter trip report and it made me curious, now I might re think a little. up for an explore so need to think about it

Thanks again

nmonteith
1/04/2010
1:56:13 PM
It is a fantastic walk in summer and the camping location is superb. Can i suggest doing 2 days at Bogong then 2 days at Buffalo? We used to stash food and equipment up there in summer so in winter we didn't have to lug so much gear up the hill in the deep snow. It worked well for a few years until the bushfires came through - anyone for toasted porridge and nylon hotpot?
final fling
1/04/2010
2:04:08 PM
awesome, I might also punt on being able to find a little spring or something for water and play on some of the rocks.

I am really keen to get my bearings before winter so "off I go".

If I find any old remnants of a stash I will let you know, might be a grerat collectors item

Have a great adventurous Easter
james
1/04/2010
2:34:52 PM
I think jono I found the stash, ate the chocolate pudding (ie all that was salvageable) & carted the rat-eaten-fire-melted trash out. There probably isn't any need for a reccy, unless you really want to stash gear. Camp in the saddle/col feature (as neil says) & walk down. Its fun for a weekend mission or 2 though!
Rob668
1/04/2010
5:44:37 PM
There was a little water coming down the path in the final couple of hundred metres to the summit last weekend. You'd pobably have to be desperate to want to drink it though.

Have fun.

Rob

nmonteith
5/04/2010
7:07:50 PM
On 1/04/2010 Rob668 wrote:
>There was a little water coming down the path in the final couple of hundred
>metres to the summit last weekend. You'd pobably have to be desperate
>to want to drink it though.

Considering in winter everyone seems to crap in the snow I don't think it would be wise to drink it!
final fling
7/04/2010
12:34:05 PM
Thanks for all the help everyone

Found the place (i think).
Nice camp site and I had a ball climbing some of the rock towers and faces.
I assume the area just below the climb to the monument is the camp spot, Thats where I set up anyway.
It must be a great place to play in winter, some pretty steep gullies and mixed rock .

Found some water too, for those who want to know, but it took a little scramble around to a creek or two, but saved the treck back to the hut.

Plan to get back there again before winter to do a little more exploring at the northern end of the rocks.

Bring on winter

nickm
7/04/2010
12:35:44 PM
On 1/04/2010 Rob668 wrote:
>There was a little water coming down the path in the final couple of hundred
>metres to the summit last weekend. You'd pobably have to be desperate
>to want to drink it though.

That water would be from the permanent spring below the summit. Perfectly fine to drink.

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