Bungonia Canyon

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Bungonia Canyon

Post by DavidM » 15 Dec 2022, 20:35

Topo of Bungonia Canyon ("Bungonia Main") attached.

Topo includes a new (December '22) single-abseil entrance that cuts out the long, tedious creek walk. To find the new entrance:
Start at the David Reid carpark, Adams Lookout Carpark or the tanks at the campground. (David Reid carpark recommended as its close to the "red track" exit). Walk the Green Track to an obvious watercourse gully at (the coordinates on the topo) between the campground and Adams Lookout carpark. Walk downstream towards the canyon in the watercourse for about 80m. Some very light bush-bashing. The watercourse opens up on a rock slab where progress is stopped by the drop-off. About 5m left and down is a rock platform with a good rock wall and a very small roof. Look for two bolts under the roof.

Exit to the canyon is via the "Red Route".

The scramble up the ridge between Jerrara Creek and Bungonia Creek is not recommended. It’s friable rotten shaley stuff with scrub and a sheer drop onto Jerrara falls. The bushs are too weak and poorly rooted to build anchors, and the rock is too rotten for natural pro. And the whole time you are ascending above the waterfall with nothing to arrest a fall if you lose it.
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