Yellow Cliffs 2017

Spectacular Cliffs

Tuesday 31 January 2017
Our most pressing matter before departing was locating the key to close Nigel’s back car window, which fortunately Neville found in the grass. A little over an hour later we arrived at Glen Dhu Rivulet and after a break started the Yellow Cliffs leg.
Yellow Cliffs central section

Initially we found ourselves too high, although this did provide very good views of Yellow Cliffs. On descending stinging nettles provided an unpleasant effect to the unwary; I could still feel the effects from touching against them at 5PM; perhaps I am a bit sensitive to nettles nowadays. Once underneath it was spectacular walking with constant views of the huge cliffs, overhangs and various rock features.

Surprisingly there were occasional tapes marking route for part of the way. After some 450 metres a point was reached that presented a few difficulties and lunch was called. Although it seemed feasible to access the next level up, we decided it best to return by the inward route. It had taken a bit over an hour to get to our far point and return was about 45 minutes.   The length of the remaining cliff was some 1k and would have taken quite a time to reach.
Cliff face
Yellow Cliffs features

Once back at the car a second search was undertaken for the again lost key, but it was found where Nigel had left it.


What we did see was most satisfying.  Distance for the day was 8.5k and with the two breaks took 5 ½ hours.




Route 

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