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Tips for Bluies rain protected areas
bigfish
22/02/2013
6:53:39 AM
Hi guys.

just wondering if anyone has any good rain protected areas in the blueys. looks like a wet weekend..

cheers

Zarb
22/02/2013
7:54:30 AM
Bowens Creek. You'll get very wet on the walk in though, so bring a change of clothes for climbing for max comfort :)
mattbrooks
22/02/2013
8:07:21 AM
Sublime Pt - Bianry cave
Rain cave - Newnes Plateau
Bell
Olbert
22/02/2013
8:46:37 AM
You can join the queue at Centennial Glenn and catch up with all the Sydney Indoor/Sydney Uni climbers.

Big G
22/02/2013
9:09:43 AM
On 22/02/2013 Olbert wrote:
>You can join the queue at Centennial Glenn and catch up with all the Sydney
>Indoor/Sydney Uni climbers.

or just go to the pub
PThomson
22/02/2013
9:13:21 AM
Underworld at Medlow Bath (takes a LOT of rain before the roofs up there start to leak).

The Sandpit at Medlow Bath.


And as has already been said:

Centennial Glen
Bowen's Creek
Rain Cave - State-Forest side of Newnes
And PARTS of Bell Supercrag.
DanMac
22/02/2013
9:14:46 AM
Just waiting for the post in "accidents and injuries" from someone doing the Binary cave approach in the rain!


On 22/02/2013 mattbrooks wrote:
>Sublime Pt - Bianry cave
>Rain cave - Newnes Plateau
>Bell

Zarb
22/02/2013
9:16:30 AM
Unless they changed the road since I last visited, the drive to Rain Cave might be inaccessible after too much rain.

nmonteith
22/02/2013
9:40:00 AM
On 22/02/2013 DanMac wrote:
>Just waiting for the post in "accidents and injuries" from someone doing
>the Binary cave approach in the rain!

Really? I've been up and down that approach with a pack full of drilling gear and 100m of rope in the pouring rain. It's not that bad!
mattbrooks
22/02/2013
10:35:54 AM
Drive to the Rain Cave is can get pretty muddy but isnt too bad. Mind you I am in a Forester. Sublime Point is not too bad, been down there in the rain and out quite a few times. Just dont try climb out Sweet Dreams with a back pack on after 5 days of constant rain! Never thought a grade 12 could be so hard lol Was like a slippery slide ha ha
DanMac
22/02/2013
1:13:24 PM
Not saying it's really bad, but a couple of times I've thought "if I slipped and tumbled here I'd be in big trouble". Just wouldn't be surprised if I heard it happen...


On 22/02/2013 nmonteith wrote:
>On 22/02/2013 DanMac wrote:
>>Just waiting for the post in "accidents and injuries" from someone doing
>>the Binary cave approach in the rain!
>
>Really? I've been up and down that approach with a pack full of drilling
>gear and 100m of rope in the pouring rain. It's not that bad!

nmonteith
22/02/2013
1:22:16 PM
On 22/02/2013 DanMac wrote:
>Not saying it's really bad, but a couple of times I've thought "if I slipped
>and tumbled here I'd be in big trouble". Just wouldn't be surprised if
>I heard it happen...

I reckon that could be said for most approaches in the Bluies! The fixed rope and ledges into Bowens are even more dodgy in my opinion.
martym
22/02/2013
2:00:11 PM
On 22/02/2013 bigfish wrote:
>Hi guys.
>
>just wondering if anyone has any good rain protected areas in the blueys.
> looks like a wet weekend..

James bond wall - the harder routes in the cave don't usually get wet.
bigfish
22/02/2013
4:03:07 PM
awesome, thanks for the bucket list guys...


E. Wells
22/02/2013
6:30:57 PM
...the Spartan, MT Piddington.
...flake crack area, Mt Piddington (so long as it keeps blowing Easterly)
...Cottage Boulder, Mt Piddington

IdratherbeclimbingM9
22/02/2013
8:11:33 PM
On 22/02/2013 dangermouth wrote:
>...Cottage Boulder, Mt Piddington

Since when has a boulder become an
>any good rain protected area
?
Heh, heh, heh.

nmonteith
23/02/2013
2:04:24 PM
I can advise that Mt Alex (Mittagong) is not fuly weather protected and is now a seeping mess. Just in case anyone was considering that option this weekend!

Zarb
23/02/2013
2:11:34 PM
Roof boulder problems in Sundeck camping cave, Mt Piddo :)

wombly
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23/02/2013
4:30:44 PM
this be paddling weather...
Wollemi
23/02/2013
8:09:04 PM
On 23/02/2013 wombly wrote:
>this be paddling weather...

'The rapids in Norton's Basin Gorge aren't numerous but have large waves and stoppers when the river is up. The last rapid can be dangerous in these conditions.'

http://www.paddlensw.org.au/node/3465

How high is 'up'? What grade - 2+ ?

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