07/07/2018 - report - photos

Participants: Tom Brennan, Rachel Grindlay, Andrew "Smiffy" Smith, Toni Bachvarova

Rachel at the Hermit of Hat Hill's Hut (try saying that 10 times fast!)

Rachel at a lookout near Clarke Head

Govett Gorge

Looking out over Clarke Head

Toni sliding into Surveyors Gully

Rachel and Toni in rainforest lower in the gully

Beautiful rainforest

Toni and Smiffy in an overhang along the cliffline

Smiffy on the first bit of the pass

Rachel on the far side of the hairy bit of Orang Utan Pass - a 50cm wide loose ledge of sloping shale perched above a large drop

Toni just past the hairy bit, though even the bit she's on looks rather hairy!

Relief after completing the hairy bit

Rachel filling in the log book

Rachel further along the now much wider ledge

Smiffy on the ledge

After a steep gully and a bit of route finding, we are almost through the pass

Open easy walking down a pleasant ridge (after a couple of lawyer vine infested sections)

Toni, Smiffy and Rachel at the Blue Gum Forest

Icy winds hitting us on the walk back along the road - thankfully Toni has run back to get the car