The Canyon Committee

(From notes hand written by Rick Higgins (and others) - dated approximately from 1963, annotations by D Noble in italics)

CMW - Ray Jerrems

Kamerukas - Jack Pettigrew

Sydney Bushies - (address only given)

Sydney University BW - Dave Dash

UNSW - (Rick Higgins)

What is Canyoning?

Equipment

Camping and Conservation

Flash Floods

Reports

Access

Exit

Equipment for particular canyon

Should we lay down approach to each major obastacle? - should

Length of longest compulsory swims

Mention of all rope work

Time of trip, of specific junctions etc

Value judgement of degree of difficulty

eg

EASY: Hat Hill (Arethusa crossed out)

MEDIUM: Arethusa (Thunder crossed out)

HARD: Thunder (Hay, Claustral, Danae crossed out)

VERY HARD: Danae

Definition of a Canyon

A narrow creek with sheer cliffs on both sides

Access through main gate (at Clarence turn off)

CMW

UNSW

Kameruka

SU (SUBW)

Sydney Bushies

Federation

Ring Graeme Mitchel to get key (at Lithgow)

AREAS

1. Wollangambe down to Bungleboori Creek junction (Sydney Bushies)

2. Bungleboori Ck down to junction (CMW)

3. Dumbano - Yarramun - Bungleboori (SUBW)

4. Nayook system down to 433824 (exceluding Sandy Cave Ck) plus Blady Grass Ck (Kamerukas)

5. Sandy Cave Ck, Black Cliff Ck, Rain Ck plus Nayook Ck from 433824 to Wollangambe (UNSWBW)