Вријеме  10 сата 5 минуте

Број тачака 1240

Uploaded 06.10.2019.

Recorded септембар 2019

993 m
678 m
14,79 km

Погледана 1 пут(a), скинута са сервера 0 пут(a)

близу Glen Helen, Northern Territory (Australia)

I passed through Letterbox Gorge and turned into the western arm of Letterbox Creek, where the going was easy. When the creek got steeper, I climbed up and over a saddle into the top part of 13 Pools Creek, where the going was also easy. This led down to the top of a dramatic (dry) waterfall. It's possible with care to climb down to the top of the main drop, which is in a fairly dramatic setting. It's actually a 4-drop waterfall, but the full extent can't be seen from the top.

I retreated a little and climbed out to the north at the first convenient break in the rocks, then made my way westward along the north wall of 13 Pools Creek. At the end of the ridge I turned right and made my way down the steep spinifex spur to meet Ormiston Creek at the north end of Bowmans Gap.

Here I met up with Brian. We dropped our packs and headed south through Bowmans Gap, then turned left into the lower part of 13 Pools Creek. Only 10 pools had water in them today, but in May 2019 there was only one pool with water. We made our way upstream until it develops into the Canyon of the 13 Pools.

At one point there's a steep scramble along a line of Callitris Pines to get around a series of unclimbable steps, then it's back to the creekbed to scramble up some fairly steep bits. We reached the final pool and its waterfall, before retracing our steps.

Easy going along Letterbox Creek


Easy going along 13 Pools Creek


Top of waterfall, stagnant water Sep 2019, dry in May 2019


c2 marginal


Great ridge down, direct and easy


Waterfall with big pool


10 pools total in Sep 2019, starting here


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