Caving at Glenrock
Cathi caving at Glenrock


Check out our upcoming adventures. You will need to be a member (or trial member). Trial membership is $35.00 and allows you to participate on MSS trips for 12 months. Go to the How to Join page to find out more and email for an application form.

MSS leaders collect trip fees (either before or after the activity). Please make sure you have the money with you on the day. If you book into an activity with another club, you will be asked to pay the trip fees for that club OR MSS trip fees:


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Recurring Trips:
Dates   Grade Location Activities
Tuesday evenings Climbing Easy-Hard St Leonards Climbing anyone? Tim Grimes is restarting the MSS Indoor Climbing group (@ Artarmon/St Leonards Climbfit, 4/12 Frederick Street). Every Tuesday, starting around 6:30pm (if you plan on going, message Tim or hop onto the MSS FB page on Tuesday to post your interest for attending on that night). Wear your MSS t-shirt for club publicity. Membership of MSS is not required and no trip fees apply, however, if you're not a member of MSS, we'd love you to join! COVID regulations apply, full vaccination and mask wearing when belaying.


Dates   Grade Location Activities
24/02/2024 - 24/02/2024 Canyoning Easy Blue Mountains Hat Hill Canyon - Easy non-technical canyon suitable for beginners. We will pad the day out with a search for some spectacular caves from the Dunkley book (upstream of the canyon) and a visit to an art site at Hat Hill.
24/02/2024 - 24/02/2024 Canyoning Medium - Hard Blue Mountains Arethusa Canyon SRT trip. Three abseils, some short swims, optional jumps and three small low grade rock climbs on the exit. Numbers limited.
25/02/2024 - 25/02/2024 Canyoning Medium - Hard Blue Mountains Claustral Bounce Trip - SRT trip - starting in the late afternoon, abseiling Claustral, leaving all ropes in place and then SRT to back to the start. Numbers limited.
25/02/2024 - 25/02/2024 Canyoning Medium Blue Mountains A leisurely trip through the classic Grand Canyon at Blackheath.  Abseiling equipment and helmets are mandatory.  Technique will “throw and go”, so bring your double rope descender.  Wetsuits are optional but it's cold, highly recommended. Numbers limited to 8 (including leader).
03/03/2024 - 03/03/2024 Training Medium TBA Venue TBC. Abseil Practice for canyoning - focussing on beginners but opportunities for self rescue practise also available. Booking in essential, equipment available for abseil practise for those who don't have any, but to participate in canyoning, basic equipment will need to be acquired.
09/03/2024 - 10/03/2024 Canyoning Medium Newnes Plateau Hole In The Wall Canyon and Upper Deanes Ck Canyon. Camping on Waratah Ridge Rd and doing day trips. Abseiling gear required and wetsuits for Hole In The Wall. Trip may extend to a 3rd day trip on the Monday if there is any interest.
16/03/2024 - 24/03/2024 Caving Easy - Medium Yarrangobilly Yarrangobilly Caves, Classic Snowy moutains caves one week caving at Yarrangobilly which will include volunteer work for NPWS with karst care projects. We will be staying at Caves House in the East Wing, so numbers limited to 7 individuals or 6 individuals & 1 couple. Approx cost per person is around $60/night.
29/03/2024 - 29/03/2024 Canyoning Medium Blue Mountains Good Friday. Exploring Rocky Point area (upstream of Butterbox Canyon), checking out waterfalls and potential abseils. Numbers limited and participants should be experienced in exploratory/off track bushwalking.
30/03/2024 - 30/03/2024 Canyoning Medium Blue Mountains Easter Saturday. Exploring Wentworth Creek (filling in the gaps). Numbers limited and participants should be experienced in exploratory/off track bushwalking.
31/03/2024 - 31/03/2024 Canyoning Medium Blue Mountains Easter Sunday - Waterfall Creek, Mt Wilson. Two waterfall abseils followed by two 20m swims, easy walking down the creek and easy exit up Happy Valley Tourist Track (1k). May involve 750m off track walking to start the adventure. Limited to 8
06/04/2024 - 07/04/2024 Caving Easy - Medium Jaunter Two days of caving at Jaunter focussing on surveying. You are welcome to attend even if you don't want to do any surveying. Mostly horizontal, but let me know if you specifically want to do any vertical caving.
13/04/2024 - 20/04/2024 Canyoning Hard Wollemi NP Multi-night walk in Northern Wollemi including exploratory canyoning and the completion of unfinished business at Broken Hand (Pincer) Canyon. The area we will be walking in is rugged and covered in thick scrub making progress challenging and often painful. If you are keen you must be happy to carry a 6-7 night pack as there is no option for a food drop. We'd love you to join us so please get in touch if you are interested! Will need to carry basic abseil gear and helmet.
13/04/2024 - 13/04/2024 Training Medium TBA Venue TBC. Abseil Practice for canyoning - focussing on beginners but opportunities for self rescue practise also available. Booking in essential, equipment available for abseil practise for those who don't have any, but to participate in canyoning, basic equipment will need to be acquired.
20/04/2024 - 20/04/2024 Training Medium Thornleigh 12.30pm - 4.30pm - so, you think you know how to climb a caving ladder, right? Well, this is the training day for you, you'll learn all you need to know about ladders, setting up top belays, and the right calls to make. Limited to 6 participants.
21/04/2024 - 06/05/2024 Caving Medium Tasmania Two weeks caving in Tasmania. Week 1 will be in the rarely visited Mt Cripps area - approx 100k west of Mole Creek. During the week, we will be assisting the Savage River Caving Club with track maintenance and visiting some of their caves. We will then move down to Mole Creek and assist with some surface trogging in the Herberts Pot and Sassafras Creek areas visiting some of the recently discovered Sassafras Creek area caves. This trip will co-incide with a Cave Rescue exercise undertaken by the Northern Caverneers. We will be able to assist (based on skill level), and observe how they run their extremely successful cave rescue practice days. Numbers will be limited to 7 (due to hire care and accommodation limitations) and preference will be given to those who wish to participate for the full 2 weeks (logistically, picking participants up or dropping them at the airport can be problematic).
11/05/2024 - 11/05/2024 Social Social Somersby This is a social activity for all MSS members and their non-MSS partners (and friends). The outing has been designed with those in mind who don't want to walk far and just want to socialise in what is one of the most unique picnic spots. Pack a picnic dinner, bring a chair (and head torch) and be led along a fire trail track for 200m to an aboriginal art site, then a further 100m to the Roman Baths. Laze around the pools as you feast on your picnic with appropriate background music. The theme is Roman Decadence, so togas encouraged. After the picnic there's the option to (a) drive home; (b) crash at the Glenning Valley Resort and head home the next day or (c) crash at the Resort and then join us caving at Gap Creek in the Watagans on Sunday. This is a joint MSS/NHVSS trip.
11/05/2024 - 11/05/2024 Bushwalking Easy Somersby A short afternoon walk to what is arguably the largest sandstone overhang in the Sydney Region - Mooney Cave. A mere 500m walk from where you park your car, you will walk on a footpad to view the stunning cave, lots of opportunities for photographs - the ceiling of the cave is outstanding. We'll returning via the inbound route. Back at your vehicle, you have the option to drive 300m up the road, and walk to an Aboriginal Art site and then onto our venue for the picnic. Just do the walk, or make an evening with a picnic by the Roman Baths (more details below). This is a joint MSS/NHVSS trip.
12/05/2024 - 12/05/2024 Caving Easy - Medium Somersby Gap Creek Caves, Watagans NP - Murray Dalton will guide us up Gap Creek to visit as many of the eight sandstone caves (all surveyed by NHVSS) at Gap Creek. Head torch required, suitable for those who want to give caving a go. . This is a leisurely trip, but well worth the effort. This is a joint MSS/NHVSS trip.
25/05/2024 - 26/05/2024 Bushwalking Medium Sydney We will be doing some more sections of the Great North Walk and camping at Crosslands Reserve. Day 1 will be Hunters Hill to Thornleigh (about 28km). Day 2 will be shorter with a walk from Crosslands to Berowra. Grade Medium
20/07/2024 - 22/07/2024 Caving Medium Northern Beaches Exploring more of the sea caves of the northern beaches including Palm Beach area. We will re-visit the amazing St Michaels Cave for those who missed out last time. Camping at Narrabeen Caravan Park or come for any of the individual days.


Dave in Grand Canyon
Dave S in Grand Canyon
Guide to trip gradings:
Grade Required May involve
  • average fitness
  • sense of humour
  • steep walking
  • easy scrambling
  • short swims
  • instructional trips
  • day trips
  • car camping
  • above average fitness
  • sense of humour
  • easy climbing
  • rope work
  • lengthy swims
  • full immersion
  • long days
  • overnight trips
  • strength and endurance
  • cool disposition
  • sense of ridiculous
  • strenuous activity
  • challenging environments
  • prior experience
  • equipment knowledge
  • intimidating exposure
  • remote areas