What an amazingly rugged part of the world. Everything out here is steep. Really steep. You don’t see many topo maps with contour lines this tight. Based on first hand experience, I absolutely know why Mt Paralyser is named so.
And the canyons. Well, they’re not really canyons. More like open gullies punctuated with awesome waterfalls. The canyons aren’t like those in the Bluies, the terrain is steeper but more open. The rock is mostly quartzite rather than sandstone making for a slippery affair. And the days are long. Usually 10-12 hours with a bloody long walk out. One of the better known exits for Kalang Falls, Danae Brook and Kanangra Main is Murdering Gully - ‘nuff said.