I can't quite remember how this all got started, I think I suggested to Anton that he might be able to organise his own DoE walk and soon enough Jason asked Anton if I could organise a Six Foot Track walk. After I had a look at the Six Foot Track walk, I decided that it looked pretty boring as the bulk of it is along firetrail which I generally dislike. It's OK in small doses, but I much prefer less travelled routes in wilderness areas.
An OK beginner's canyon. Serendipty itself is nothing special but it is a good introductory canyon. The beautiful and fun Wollangambe Two section of the canyon more than makes up for the average qualities of Serendipty.
I first did this canyon two weeks ago and it was so good that when Anton said he wanted to take some of his friends on their first canyoning trip, I decided that it definitely deserved a repeat trip.
Awesome!!! Davies Canyon is one of of the best canyons I've done, but really Tuff. It's actually an open gorge rather than a canyon, but boy is it spectacular!
I'd previously written this up in another website which was hacked so hopefully I've remembered it correctly. It's entirely possible that I may have exagerated certain aspects of the trip ;-)
We'd been organising this trip for a while and Stuart had decided to buy a new rope to match his existing rope for the long 50m abseils, what dedication is that? But why did he choose 11mm instead of 9mm? Unlike many other canyons, there really wasn't much info on the internet on Davies apart from what was available on Tom Brennan's Ozultimate site, so it was bound to be an exciting adventure.
What a great Day. This is my favourite section of the Wollangambe. Wollangambe 1 seems to be the more popular, but I just like this section better.
This is the inaugural Tambo Canyoning Trip. The twelve of us set off from the Rocky Creek Car park at 10:30am and after a leisurely stroll arrived at the start of Twister Canyon around 11:00am when Adrian discovered that he'd had a bit of a Senior moment as he'd left his camera in car - Doh!. Good news though - Kim was in training for his marathon, so he offered to run back up the hill to
Awesome. This is now in my faves list. With a short walk in and out, and a great canyon section you couldn't ask for more.
We originally planned this for the weekend prior but decided to postpone due to a forecast for rain. What a mistake - the Saturday ended up being OK and it rained pretty much continuosuly for the next week. Anyway, the forecast for Saturday was good so we decided to go for it as Twister Canyon at least has a small catchment area.
We did expect the water levels to be high given all the rain but
This trip started as the result of strange coincidences. When we did Twister and Rocky Creek the weekend before, Ian mentioned that a leader from Sailor's Bay was going to do Wollangambe on the Sunday - which was cancelled due to water levels.
As it turns out, the coincidental part was that the other Adrian sent
Yet another Twister and Rocky Creek Canyon trip. The second this summer!!!
I can't remember how many times I've done this canyon, but I'm always finding something new. This time, it was Tyler who found a new HIGH spot to jump into the big pool. Check out the video for the awesome jumps.