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Crag & Route Beta

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Garrath
20/09/2011
8:02:37 AM
I think you misunderstand Rod. Getting to the sandpit is the easy bit, its the digging of a 20 ft tunnel through the sandpit that will take you to some more caverns on the other side. Wish I still had my maps!!!

rodw
Online Now
20/09/2011
8:20:43 AM
Oh gotcha...yeah never did that...how extensive on the other side was it?
jrc
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20/09/2011
11:51:59 AM
Law & I climbed on some cliffs we found to the left of the entrance to the Punchbowl cave in 1972. Maybe up to 200m wander to find them

Was a bit of fun; routes up tpo 40' high I remember. There were some nasty prickly bushes though...
tariadamar
20/09/2011
2:00:31 PM
from the maps and reading after the sand pit in the dog leg their is now a locked grate to stop people dgoing any furter. i think it was put their during the drought cause so many people were going through it.

Garrath
20/09/2011
2:06:30 PM
Well that's a shame, not that there was too much on the other side. I cant for the life of me work what is worth protecting.

The punchbowl cliffs have gone from my faulty memory 25 ft to 40 ft. They are getting bigger!!!

IdratherbeclimbingM9
20/09/2011
2:22:44 PM
On 19/09/2011 hipdos wrote:
>Did Val and Megs get scared off by the recent aggressive tone on Chockstone?

That thread was back in 2005, so no; ~ although the Chocky cauldron has always simmered and bubbled in its own way since the beginning...

IdratherbeclimbingM9
20/09/2011
2:31:15 PM
On 19/09/2011 One Day Hero wrote:
>On 19/09/2011 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>>There is untouched (as far as I know), climbing to be done around the
>>shores of Lake Burrinjuck, on limestone.
>>
>Tony Barten, Andrew Bull et al put up a bunch of routes in the early 90's
>(with the aid of a tinnie)......I saw a guide to it somewhere, but can't
>remember where. About a dozen bolted routes up to 26.
>
>Apparently some of the routes are pretty good, but I'd heard good things
>about Michelago as well...........lets just say that Michelago isn't exactly
>the australian Ceuse.

Thanks for the update info ODH, and if you happen to trip over the specific detail again some time, maybe follow it up with a link here so they don't become like the Blue Water Holes climbs that may be lost to history?
tariadamar
20/09/2011
3:58:38 PM
maby i need to find a canoe or something and go for a look one of these days.
grangrump
21/09/2011
12:24:08 PM
>>On 19/09/2011 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>>>There is untouched (as far as I know), climbing to be done around the
>>>shores of Lake Burrinjuck, on limestone. ... maybe follow it up with a link here so they don't become like the Blue Water Holes climbs that may be lost to history?
All the recorded details of which I am aware (transcribed from the inimitable Gripped off Me Scon) are buried at the back of the (misnamed in this context) ACT Granite.
There are plans to move this and similar, obscure information (Mt Scabby etc) to the internet, probably via the CCA website.
The ANUMC purports copyright: discussions underway.

Note that climbing around Burrinjuck ended because of access issues: be nice to the farmers!

IdratherbeclimbingM9
21/09/2011
1:13:51 PM
That is interesting info grangrump.

The CCA and ANUMC wouldn't have similarly obscure further info on Blue Waterholes climbs, by any chance? ... as my enquiries (in a casual way), got a response of; no direct info is available.
grangrump
21/09/2011
1:25:59 PM
I would be surprised. Sydney Rockies are only people who seem to maintain anything like an archive (from what I've heard).
A long time ago I did trawl through a heap of ANUMC newsletters back to the year dot (not held by ANUMC). Various obscure information. From memory: little if any wrt BWH.
But why not have an adventure cliff (i.e. no guide)?

IdratherbeclimbingM9
21/09/2011
1:34:06 PM
On 21/09/2011 grangrump wrote:
>But why not have an adventure cliff (i.e. no guide)?

I can live with that, but I doubt the majority of the next generation could!

rodw
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21/09/2011
1:42:09 PM
Its not going to be a sport crag??? so very easy to be adventure cliff..just don't report it.....just have directions, accepted usage/ethics etc....to help with future access, just don't publish any guide....last I checked every guide has to created by someone, it wont write itself...the place is pretty remote from anywhere so its likely not to get to many visits unless you promote it.
tariadamar
26/09/2011
9:16:46 PM
ok i have been and now back. found all the entrences to the caves now. ended up very dirty and had alot of fun. as for climbing we ended up doing a couple of climbs in the devils punchbowl itself and was actually alot of fun climbing a face with no idea of what is to come. we done one trad climb but it was very very hard placing gear as it was crumbly lime stone so decided to top rope the next few. if any one is after any more info just let me know.
agodwin
8/06/2012
9:45:03 AM
On 26/09/2011 tariadamar wrote:
>ok i have been and now back. found all the entrences to the caves now.
>ended up very dirty and had alot of fun. as for climbing we ended up doing
>a couple of climbs in the devils punchbowl itself and was actually alot
>of fun climbing a face with no idea of what is to come. we done one trad
>climb but it was very very hard placing gear as it was crumbly lime stone
>so decided to top rope the next few. if any one is after any more info
>just let me know.

I just got back from an NUMC trip to Weejasper caves and we spent a long day in Punchbowl, I have heard rumour before of a route which can be climbed from the top of the pitch chamber out to the balcony leading into Loxin chamber. There is a bolt latter on the loxin chamber side of this window. Was wondering if anyone has attempted this or knows any more about it? There have clearly been people climbing in that area as there is some old tat been left through threads in places.

grantoss
8/06/2012
1:28:41 PM
On 8/06/2012 agodwin wrote:
>On 26/09/2011 tariadamar wrote:
>>ok i have been and now back. found all the entrences to the caves now.
>>ended up very dirty and had alot of fun. as for climbing we ended up
>doing
>>a couple of climbs in the devils punchbowl itself and was actually alot
>>of fun climbing a face with no idea of what is to come. we done one trad
>>climb but it was very very hard placing gear as it was crumbly lime stone
>>so decided to top rope the next few. if any one is after any more info
>>just let me know.
>
>I just got back from an NUMC trip to Weejasper caves and we spent a long
>day in Punchbowl, I have heard rumour before of a route which can be climbed
>from the top of the pitch chamber out to the balcony leading into Loxin
>chamber. There is a bolt latter on the loxin chamber side of this window.
>Was wondering if anyone has attempted this or knows any more about it?
>There have clearly been people climbing in that area as there is some old
>tat been left through threads in places.

ive been up the bolt ladder in loxin and back to the pitch chamber, nice way to do it so you dont have to back track... never done it the other direction though

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