26/12/2013-01/01/2014 - photos

Participants: Tom Brennan, Rachel Grindlay, Richard Pattison, Andrew "Smiffy" Smith, Antoniya Bachvarova, Sue Bucknell

Day 5

Day 5 - Canyon 1

Smiffy using a rope to ascend a tricky spot in the creek

Leaving packs we explore upstream. Wave formation in the creek

Emerging out the top of the canyon into a sea of ferns

Sue looking down the canyon

Rachel in the canyon

Day 5 - Canyon 3

We then climbed up on to the ridge, and down into another creek system. After descending a crappy side canyon, we reached the main creek. Toni near the start of the canyon

Day 5 - Canyon 4

We climbed up another side canyon...

...and up this pass on to a ridge...

Day 5 - Canyon 5

...in order to drop down yet another side canyon. Rachel in the canyon.

Rachel on a downclimb in the upper section

Rachel abseiling into the lower section


Toni and Smiffy in the tunnel upstream from the abseil



Day 5 - Canyon 3 (again)

Rachel lower down in the main canyon

Day 5 - Canyon 6

Rachel bridging up another side canyon

Further down the main creek was mostly pleasant walking

Day 5 - Canyon 7

At the next junction, Rich, Smiffy, Toni and I explored a little way downstream. We found this narrow slot, which Rich and I were able to grunt and scrabble all the way up through, Rich carrying a rope!


Rich descending


Looking up the canyon

Day 5 - Canyon 8

We then walked up the bottom of another canyon. Smiffy in a tunnel section

Rachel walking into the tunnel

Ferny canyon

Toni on the tricky climb out of the tunnel

Leaving packs, we walked further up this canyon. Rich bridging


Canyon formation

Canyon formation

Toni scrambling up the exit

Ridge top views

Camp site at a nice clearing