Early morning tea views from The Spinnaker

Saturday 6 January: Dawn Sorties – The Spinnaker – S/R. Depart Kambah 530 hrs to avoid the heat of the day. Distance to the spectacular rock outcrop the Spinnaker ~2km each way, climb ~250 m. Map: Corin Dam. Leader: Rob and Jenny H.


Distance: 4.4km | Climb: 380m | Time: 6.20am –9.15am (2hrs 55mins), including 25 mins of breaks | Grading: S/R; M(9)


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Track Notes

A perfect walk and start time, both for a hot day and my lunch appointment at midday.

Walking at 6.20am and at the frost hollow near Sun Dial Rock in 20mins. The sun finally reached us as we began to climb SW towards The Spinnaker.

A slow and scrubby climb to the top, passing across and under the huge rock overhang. In through the back of The Spinnaker and sitting down eating a very early morning tea by 7.40am. Lovely views.

We returned pretty much the same way as the day continued to heat up.

Track Map



10 walkers – Anita D, Janet D, Jenny H, Rob H (leader), Richard H, Lisa Q, Llewellyn S, Phillip S, Steven S, me.

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... bushwalking in the ACT and nearby NSW. I began my love affair with the ACT bush in 2004 after completing the Canberra Bushwalking Club's annual Navigation Refresher. Seven sessions of navigation and bushcraft shared by living legends had me hooked. It's grown from a passion to an obsession. With other responsibilities it's hard to get away overnight, so I usually only day walk. I like gadgets and technobabble. Information on this blog is shared in the hope that it might encourage others to get out and breathe a bit of fresh air.