A website devoted to the canyons of the Blue Mountains
Above - Rocky Creek Canyon
This web site is maintained by David Noble.
It is modified from time to time. It was last revised on 23
March 2010. All information and uncredited photographs are by
David Noble, © David Noble 1997-2010
Photo of The Black Hole of Calcutta - Claustral Canyon
This set of web pages include:
Photo - Keith Maxwell abseils into Heart Attack Canyon - South
Above - A beautiful canyon in the Coorongooba Labyrinth
Other Canyoning Pages
- David Noble's
Canyoning PageAn impressive set of canyoning pages are
being set up by the other "Dave Noble" (yes - another Dave Noble
who is also a very keen canyoner and active canyon explorer). As
well as many first class canyon discoveries, this Dave Noble
also discovered the remarkable Wollemi Pine. This seems to be now off-line. You can
access the latest version of it here
on the web archives.
and Mandy's Canyon Page is a site that features many
attractive photos of Blue Mts sandstone canyons.
- Tom Brennan's Canyoning
Near Sydney website along with a useful webliography
- a page giving web links to particular canyons. After canyoning
beta? Then download Tom's handy guide from his website here
- Chris Collier has many attractive photos of canyons in his
website at Gerkin
Canyoning Photographs. David Stuckey is a Sydney based
caver and canyoneer. As well as traditional photography he also
takes 3D photos of canyons and caves. It includes some
interesting stereo photos that can be viewed with red/green
glasses. (link no longer working)
Gallery Page. As well as grovelling in mud the local trog
club also maintains a set of canyoning photo pages.
Canyoning Photographs. Yet another "David" that
photographs canyons. This one is also a trog.
- David Jones has a canyoning
- Wit Ceislik has a canyoning website here
Vock's canyoning Page - another local site.
- The Wolgan
Wombats website - a group based in Wagga Wagga
- The ANUMC
site - maintained by Nic Bendeli
- Here is a
French Canyoning Site
- The American
Canyoneering Association is most interesting. Theye have a
free booklet that you can download with excellent information on
techniques and ethics.
- The USA based site http://canyoneeringusa.com/
maintained by Tom Jones has many useful pages inlcuding -
- Cerebus is
another USA site on the canyons of the Colorado Plateau with
interesting technical tips
- Prefered knots for canyoning. Discussion can be found here .
Other test results for the Euro Death Knot can be found here.
- The page
from UNE Mountaineering Club has a good section with animations
- The NPWS Code of ethics for canyoning in the Blue Mts can be
- A speadsheet page showing the current commercail canyons in
Blue Mts national parks can be found here.
- The Petzl
website has good technical informaton
- The OzCanyons
- The current weather
at Katoomba (maintained by Blue Mts council)
- The Bureau of Meteorolgy Radar
page is good to see if it is raining in the mountains.
- The Bureau of Meteorolgy forecast can be found here.
Follow the link to District Forecasts - south east
- Information on Newnes
- a good base for Blue Mts canyoning
- The Colong
Foundation for Wilderness
- In 1963 the Canyon Committee was set up by Rick Higgins to
systematically explore for new Blue Mts canyons. Here is a copy
of their minutes
of the first meeting
Above - Hole in the Wall Canyon
Above - Claustral Canyon
Above - Rik Deveridge in a recently discovered canyon in the
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