Sheep Dip & Rocky Creek Canyons - Sunday 5th Feb
This trip is seriously good fun and suitable for family groups!
One of the best canyoning trips you can do in the Blue Mountains, and it doesn't require abseiling or technical experience!
We start our expedition in Sheep Dip Canyon where we encounter lots of slides, water jumps and interesting scrambles. When the water stops, we walk a short distance to the start of Rocky Creek Canyon- One of the most impressive slot canyons in the Blue Mountains. The formations in this canyon can not be beat- seriously breathtaking!
At the end of our canyon experience, we do a 1 hour bushwalk which takes us through beautiful rainforest sections before the final uphill push to get back to the carpark.
No Abseils, 1 Roped down Climb, Lots of jumps, Lots of scrambles, Lots of awesome Rock
Meeting Place & Starting Time (7.45am)
We meet at The Australian School of Mountaineering Office inside :
The Paddy Pallin Adventure Centre,
166 Katoomba Street
(two minute walk from Katoomba Rail Station)
All technical abseiling and canyoning equipment is provided by ASM. ASM will supply you with all the specialist gear you will require to participate in the canyoning tour, this equipment will include wetsuits, dry-bags, canyon packs, harnesses, helmets and ropes etc. If you have your own specialist equipment such as harnesses and wetsuits and wish to use them then feel free to bring it them along.
Please bring or wear the following clothing; shorts, long pants, warm sweater or fleece jacket, T-shirt, sun hat, rain jacket. ASM can loan you some items of suitable canyoning clothing if you do not have it, however participants should try to supply their own.
You should wear running shoes, joggers, sandshoes (shoes that can get wet) for these activities. A spare pair of dry shoes for the road trip home. ASM will loan you suitable canyoning footwear if you do not have it, however participants should try to supply their own.
Other Useful Items
A small daypack, 2 litres of water, sun-cream, lightweight towel, camera (optional).
Cameras & Canyon Photography
Blue Mountains Canyons are easily some of the most photogenic natural wonders on Earth, so naturally most people are very keen to take photographs when in the canyons. However a few important points are worth noting; Most canyons are VERY WET places and so special precautions are required when using camera equipment in the canyons. ASM supply participants with purpose made dry bags to help keep general equipment, clothing and food dry. These dry bags should not to be relied upon to keep your camera gear safe from water.
While your guide will readily assist you to obtain those “once in a lifetime” shots, the guide is not responsible for the safety of your camera equipment. We recommend the following; disposable cameras in double plastic bags, waterproof disposable cameras (you can purchase these at the ASM Office), waterproof dive cameras (lightweight ones), conventional cameras in purpose made waterproof boxes or bags and a small hand towel to dry your hands before use.
Sometimes prolonged wet weather may require postponing this trip but remember the weather in the mountains can be very different to that in Sydney. If you have any concerns about the day, feel free to ring our office on 4782 2014.
- If you are travelling from Sydney to Katoomba, allow 2 hours by train or 1.5 hours by car.
- A wholesome and plentiful lunch with snacks and drinks is supplied on all ASM Canyoning Activities
- If you are a group organiser and there are changes to the group, please let us know before the day