Spur country

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 12:13
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We spent 5 days around Moroka, Wonnangatta, Blue Rag Range, the Twins and Selwyn, covering a number of the popular spurs.



The Steep prize goes to Basalt Knob Tk South where the odd zig zag lets you see side-on the the next pitch and get a clearer idea of the grade, where it's only psychological inertia that keeps you in!



The Pucker prize goes to Hart Spur Tk which has a big hole right in the middle of a steep pitch. I decided to span it and that worked but it was close. Slipping in wouldn't have been fun.

Remarkably a group with camper trailers came down it that day too. Hats off to them.

Herne Spur was straightforward.

Billy Goat Bluff was pretty rough, much more so than the first time I went down it. For trivia buffs, it's a 17 degree average grade from top to bottom.
That there's so much of it is perhaps what gives it its rep.

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Reply By: Cheryl & Ian (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 13:11

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 13:11
Thanks for sharing. Some great pics.

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Follow Up By: Member - Rustygq - Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 15:59

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 15:59
Ditto, sounds like a great trip.
Thanks for sharing
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Reply By: Erad - Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 16:52

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 16:52
Stunning country - the whole area. I remember Blue Rag as being steep, but crikey, was it that steep?
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 17:11

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 17:11
I recall one pitch as steep but not otherwise. Talking about out to the trig point only. We'd been advised that the spur down to the river was requiring winching.
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Follow Up By: Tim F3 - Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 20:28

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 20:28
The track down to the river requiring winching ???? Must have changed since i went down there in a standard 2007 holden rodeo about 18 mths ago..anyone actually been down to the river past the trig point ???
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 21:04

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 21:04
Week before last folk had to winch according to Parks.

Tracks out there change.
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 08:01

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 08:01
Here is a photo of river past the trig point , it was also a few years ago though (My car is on the other side of the river)
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 08:24

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 at 08:24
Thanks.
I had hoped to get down there. A pretty remote end-of-the-line.
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Reply By: Mick O - Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 23:03

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 23:03
Nice photos Siggy. Mind if I ask what rig and lens you are using?

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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 04:40

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 04:40
Thanks Mick.

It's micro four thirds gear. A Panasonic G85 with a kit lens (14-140mm) and of course a polarising filter.
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Reply By: Sigmund - Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 07:32

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 at 07:32
A few more pics ....





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