ASM Canyoning Adventures

The Ultimate Empress Canyon Experience!
Created over millions of years, the running streams have methodically carved their way down through the Blue Mountain’s sandstone plateau to form what is one of the most complex, intricate and visually spectacular canyon systems in the world!

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Australian School of Mountaineering

The Canyoning Experts

Our canyon tours are high quality, professionally guided groups which enable the participants to experience the finest things that the canyon ecosystem has to offer. Most canyoning tours operate during the warmer months of the year (start of October to the end of April) except for ‘dry’ canyons which operate all year round.

Exploring canyons requires an assortment of skills from swimming to wading and abseiling. Canyoners can expect to jump into pools of crystal clear water, swim through long passages, abseil down cascading waterfalls and paddle leisurely through subterranean waterways!

Ultimate Empress Canyon

Abseiling & Canyoning Adventure 

Weekdays Small Groups – We open the day with an abseiling skills adventure- several short practice abseils and then we move up to some higher challenges!

After lunch our breathtaking journey takes us deep inside the sandstone escarpment, wading, scrambling and jumping into pools! When we discover daylight we’ll again use our rope skills to perform a spectacular 30 meter waterfall abseil to make our exit.

Technical Grade

Easy

Fitness Grade

Easy/Moderate

Time

8:45am – 4:30pm

Empress Canyon

Abseiling & Canyoning Adventure

Weekends – An entry level abseiling and canyoning experience that is an ideal introduction to these amazing adventure sports! We start the day focused on acquiring abseiling skills with several short practice abseils and then moving up to some higher challenges.

After lunch the journey takes us deep inside the sandstone cliff, wading, scrambling, swimming and jumping into pools! We will complete our canyon journey with a thrilling waterfall abseil down Empress Falls!

Technical Grade

Easy

Fitness Grade

Easy/Moderate

Time

8:45am – 4:30pm

Bowens Canyon

Intermediate Abseiling & Canyoning Adventure

A little more involved than Serendipity, we recommend this expedition for those with canyon experience and good fitness.

Bowens Creek is one of the most beautiful canyons we run, some short swims, water jumps, log slides, boulder scrambles, wading and tricky abseiling will be necessary to explore this deep and beautiful canyon. The final slot is long, green, and reminiscent of Claustral Canyon. The walk out involves some roped scrambling up waterfalls and walking through towering Sassafras and Coachwood rainforest.

Technical Grade

Medium

Fitness Grade

Moderate

Time

7:45am – 4:30pm

Serendipity Canyon

Intermediate Abseiling & Canyoning Adventure

Serendipity is a beautiful canyon where you’re likely to see freshwater yabbies, birdlife, plants, interesting fungi and some amazing rock formations.

This is our recommended trip for those looking to get their first experience in a Wilderness Abseil Canyon. The canyon involves up to four short but exciting abseils, an optional water jump and some short swims. This is a great canyon for those that have never been canyoneering before but have outdoor experience, fitness and a keen sense of adventure.

Technical Grade

Medium

Fitness Grade

Moderate

Time

7:45am – 4:30pm

Claustral Canyon

Advanced Abseiling & Canyoning Adventure

For many this is THE canyon. A huge day out in one of the classic Blue Mountains Canyons.

When we reach the first abseil, we begin our descent in to the Black Hole Of Calcutta- An infamous set of waterfall abseils dropping 45 meters in to near darkness.

From here we reach the junction of Ranon Canyon- A 700m long section of vibrant green walls with lots of swims and scrambles. The final length of Ranon Canyon features lots of advanced scrambling on and through slippery surfaces along with several difficult water obstacles. 

Technical Grade

Advanced

Fitness Grade

Very Hard

Time

6:00am – 6:00pm

Tigersnake Canyon

Winter Abseiling & Canyoning Adventure

This is our Intermediate Canyon though the cooler months (May – September). Abseiling experience is preferred, but a keen sense of adventure is all you require to see this fantastic canyon!

This trip features four exciting and ‘unique’ abseils up to 25m. The highlight is the final abseil through a hole in the ground which takes us into a deep, dark slot. The canyon in this final section is simply spectacular! 

Technical Grade

Medium

Fitness Grade

Moderate

Time

7:45am – 5:30pm

What our participants say…

“The abseiling was amazing and the canyoning, I can’t even describe how awesome it was. This was easily the best experience I have ever had and I can’t recommend doing it enough!”

– Andy S                            November 2019

 

 

 

“I cannot even comprehend how awesome this day trip was. Super fun trip, completely exhausting but absolutely worth it. The canyoning in the afternoon was just out of this world! Thanks a lot ASM.”

– Bish H                            November 2019

Australian School of Mountaineering

About Us

The Australian School of Mountaineering employs Australia’s most highly qualified and experienced, full-time training and guiding team. Our instructors and guides have an unmatched level of personal experience and formal qualifications. At ASM we select our instructors for their experience, professionalism and outstanding personalities. When you participate in an ASM course, climb or expedition you can be sure of having the best instructors in the business. In addition ASM also maintains a group of preferred freelance instructors who are employed on a seasonal basis.

Australian School of Mountaineering

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