Alcatraz

26/01/2017

Mandy and I

Mandy was looking for an easier trip for Australia day. I was keen to get back after the canyon ate my phone and I lost most of the photos from our trip last year

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Orb Weaver eating a large Christmas beetle
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Orb Weaver

Remnants of when the area was used as part of the youth offenders program. Getting troubled youth out into the bush and building self esteem and worth

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One of the most unique waterfalls you’ll see. The water tumbles down a natural pipe like structure before emerging from a slot in the base
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Mandy at the start of the short canyon section
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The top of the descent into Alcatraz. AKA The Devils Throat
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One of the few higher flow absiels you find in canyons in this area
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Mandy Descending into the dungeon
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Mandy under the falls with the exit slot in the back ground
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Looking back into the exit slot with Mandy in the chamber
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Looking back in to the chamber
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This makes the exit slot look much bigger than it is. Just enough room to slide out on hands and knees
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It’s a spectacular site
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With care it’s possible to climb up above the exit slot and look back down opposite the falls
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We had followed the path of the water. Abseiling down the S bend and then through the spray of the water into what, from the top, looks like an inescapable hole
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Looking back up at the relics on top of the 50m vertical cliff line

Party Size: 2 both experienced

Time: 2hrs car to car with some photo phaffing.

(Note: the creek bed below the falls was far more slippery this time than when we did it last year. It was almost impossible to control speed sliding down the slope. It may be safest to set a rope here to lower down the slide. see video)

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