It’s pretty scary up there, but the feeling of being horizontal, feet on the rocks, jumping, and flying in the air was such a kick!
Backwards is the traditional means, but you can also forward abseiling. Yes, forward. As in, feet on the rocks, bum in the air, facing the same little ants waiting at the bottom, and running on the wall of the gorge! This is definitely something else! What a blast!
With close to 40,000 marked climbs, Australia is a paradise for abseilers. Lessons and guiding are available in all states and for all levels from beginner to advanced.
Victoria c. 12,000 climbs
Melbourne, Mt Arapiles, the Grampians, Mt Buffalo, Central West, Wilson’s Promontory, Granite Highlands, Great Dividing Range and the Northwest
New South Wales c.13,000 climbs
Blue Mountains, Sydney, Nowra, the Central Coast, the Hunter Valley, New England,Point Perpendicular, the Wolgan Valley, Kaputar, Wollongong, the Warrumbungles, Evans Crown Tarana, Lower Blue Mountains, Nerriga and Mt Kosciusko National Park
Western Australia c.1,800 climbs
Perth, Albany, Margaret River, West Cape Howe, Dampier Archipelago, Newman, Kalbarri, Walpole, Exmouth and The Kimberley
Queensland c. 4,000 climbs
Townsville, Glasshouse, Frog Buttress, Brisbane, Mt Maroon, Brooyar, Girraween, Mt Greville and Redcliffs
ACT c. 1,600 climbs
Booroomba Rocks, Main Walls, Orroral Ridge, Gibraltar Peak, Black Range, River Crags, Pierce’s Creek Bouldering, Southern ACT and the Orroral Valley
South Australia c. 2,500 climbs
Adelaide, Flinders Ranges, Yellowie, Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island
Northern Territory c. 550 climbs
Alice Springs, Eastern MacDonnells, Western MacDonnells, Hayes Creek Main Gully, Umbrawarra Gorge, South Apostles, North Apostles and Hayes Creek Spider Gully
Tasmania c. 3,000 climbs
Coles Bay, Launceston (Cataract) Gorge, Mount Wellington, Lowdina, North Esk, Ben Lomond, Hillwood Volcano, Rocky Tom, Oatlands and Mount Brown
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