Canyoning - Advanced - Butterbox Canyon
- Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Katoomba, NSW
- Product code: Butterbox
This is a very technical canyon involving the most rope work of any canyon near Katoomba- If you like abseiling in Canyons, this is one awesome trip!
We park our vehicle at Mt Hay, and after a short entry walk across beautiful heath-lands, we find ourselves in the top of the canyon. As the canyon walls slowly close in we will descend approximately 330m vertically through abseils, down-climbs, scrambles and water jumps.
The highlight of this trip is the infamous Chockstone Abseil- 20 meters down on to, and then 20 meters off of, a small boulder wedged between the canyon walls. The Canyon at this point is massive- Huge walls on both sides which reverberate the noise of the waterfall below- An experience you won't soon forget!
The exit of this canyon sees us gain 350m of elevation in a very short time. The gradient even reaches vertical and requires a rock climb to gain the next ledge up on the cliff line (This climb is approx 12m tall, approx grade 12, with 100m+ of vertical exposure to the valley below).
As always, your safety is our priority- You will be on rope, and belayed through this section of the exit. This trip is run by our senior guides who, as well as holding Nationally Recognised Abseil & Canyon Qualifications, are Qualified and highly experienced Climbing Instructors.
Technical Grade: Hard
Fitness Grade: Hard
Uphill Walking: 2.5 hours including a short rock climb
Time: 5- 9 Hours (group size dependent)
- Good fitness is absolutely necessary for this canyon
- Previous Abseiling experience
- Comfortable being at height in exposed places
- Climbing experience is advantageous though not necessary
- Australia's most experienced Adventure Guiding & Outdoor Training Specialists
- Nationally Qualified & Highly Experienced Guides
- All Technical Equipment
- Delicious & Nutritious Lunch
- Transport from and back to our office
We provide all specialist personal and group abseiling equipment including harnesses, helmets, etc.
After we process your booking an information sheet detailing specific equipment and dress requirements will be sent to you.
Lunch is also provided on this adventure- Please be sure to inform us on your booking form if you have any special dietary requirements!
If you do not receive an immediate booking confirmation you may be the opening booking for this activity, our office will contact you shortly to confirm your booking.