Yileen & Dargans Creek Canyons (18 Dec 2021)

Summer finally arrived in late December – a hot forecast, instead of November’s incessant rain and cool temperatures. Thanks to Kylie’s instigation of “Summer Slaydies”, five women met up for the first time and did a very enjoyable run through Yileen. It was a pleasure to spend the day with this group and share our love of canyoning.

Expansive views on the way in

Expansive views on the way in

The crew (clockwise): Me, Laura, Monika, Jannice, Lorien. (The best photo of a blurry bunch!)

Green corridor

Small scramble into the depths

Jannice on the first abseil

Laura on the first abseil

Loz abseiling, while everyone else looks on

Beautiful section of canyon

Loz in another corridor

Canyoning is such hard work!

Monika at the bottom of the second abseil

Laura on the final drop

The party following us abseiling the wet line

We were so efficient that we were back at the Pierces Pass Lower Carpark for lunch.

I met up with Tom afterwards and we did a run through Dargans Creek Canyon.

An awkward downclimb with the volume of water obscuring views of the holds

Downclimb in the canyon

Classic canyon formation

Tom trying out a new camera carry method

Apparently the method is a winner

Soaring walls

The first part of the exit

Trademark Dargans – the spiked tree exit route