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Photos from a Recent Ranon Caynon Trip by Andrew Baker

Club AGM and First Canyon

This is a notification that we will be holding the clubs AGM on Sunday November 21st 2010 at Hornsby. This will be run in conjunction with a training day for vertical practice.

For full details please contact Peter Brady ([email protected])

The vertical practice is for personal SRT in preparation for canyoning season as well as a potential trip to Tuglow Caves.

Hole in the Wall Canyon

Its taken a while but here’s a short trip report from the last Hole in the Wall Canyon trip on 14th March 2010.  Its mainly a photographic trip report but we headed out early from Pennant Hills (me, Brad and Dave) to meet Andrew, Steve and Chris who were coming in from Bathurst.

I had forgotten just how much fun that this canyon is.  There was a good mixture of jump-ins, scrambling and rope work.  The canyon then finishes with a fine section of the Bungleboori before the (long) walk out.

UTS Union March 2010 Sports News

The Union has just published its March 2010 Sports Newsletter and we’re happy to mirror here for distribution.

Besides, there’s a short reprint of a trip report from our recent Claustral Canyon Trip in there.

Claustral Canyon

The day promised to be fine with a hot afternoon: not a good forecast for a long trudge up a westerly facing ridge in late afternoon but a great forecast for canyoning.  Being all early starters we, therefore, met at the Claustral Canyon car park bright and early and were on the track as the second group at about 8:30am.

As we descended from the final saddle the light rustle of the wind in the leaves became a steady roar.  The water was up.  Fortunately, at this point it was not high enough to turn around.  Despite there being no rain this week, the base flow was still profound due to the unusually high rainfall Sydney had received over summer.

The group then scrambled along the creek and donned the wetsuits up when the wades became too deep.

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