Davids Crevasse

28-07-2018

Kent, Geoff, Merridy, Ben, Madie, Roy, John, Laurie and me

I got a message of Kent saying he’d be doing Davids Crevasse.

I hadn’t done it before as it was meant to be a fairly so so canyon and the traditional exit involved a horid scrub bash down to the Grose then either across to Perry’s lookdown or up to Pearces Pass, either option being a fairly large day.

But it had been a few weeks since I’d managed to get out on a trip and I hadn’t organised anything and Kents trips are alway memorable and, well, in for a penny, in for a pound.

Kent and Ben swing past Roy’s place to pick us up and we meet the others at the Mt Banks Picnic area. The old road around Mt Banks is easy walking but an even easier ride. I’d done it quite a few times on the Mountain Bike. Despite the sign saying “walkers only” bikes are approved in the PoM, something I have confirmed a few times with the NP office at Blackheath.

Anyhoo we do the meet and greet and head out along the fire trail. I soon regret forgetting to put the impact eating innersoles back into my shoes, and even more that I didn’t bring the bike….

The views are worth some sore heals thou

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Looking up the Grose

We spend a bit of time snapping off photos at the Lookouts and make a quick detour to Frank Hurley Head for some morning tea then leave the track and drop into our creek/gully/crevasse

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New Imlay canyonfire rope got a run

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Madie dropping into a slot
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She doesn’t look impressed with having to manage the heavy 11mm rope but it’s the only reason she is allowed to come
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It would be cool to see with some water in it. Thou I suspect the rubble washing down in such a storm may negate the cool factor

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the most canyony bit
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It tries hard though

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And then instead of continuing down we scramble around to a semi secret pass and up we go

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15min ago Laurie didn’t know what prusiking was now look at him go

 

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Ben cheating with Jumars

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Madie is just happy to be here

 

And then it’s an easy stroll back to the car

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Party size 8

Time: 8hrs car to car taking it easy with Geoff still recovering from knee replacement

Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with
themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon:Anon

Few people ever own anything that works, fits, or looks as good as a truly well-built bike. :-Elden the Fat Cyclist

 

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