Mt Kaputar - Skyline traverse (how to find track?)

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Mt Kaputar - Skyline traverse (how to find track?)

Postby Channas » Fri 17 Mar, 2017 4:12 pm

Hello guys!
I'm planning to do this skyline traverse tomorrow but I still haven't found any map or something to find a track. Is it easy to find? Is there any map or anything I could use to not to get lost?
Many thanks for your help!
https://www.thecrag.com/climbing/austra ... e/12122923
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Re: Mt Kaputar - Skyline traverse (how to find track?)

Postby ribuck » Fri 17 Mar, 2017 9:29 pm

Hi Channas, the page you linked to includes the latitude/longitude co-ordinates.

The skyline traverse goes around Yulladinida Crater, which is on the right 7km after you enter the park from the Narribri end. The parking place is signposted "Green Camp", and a constructed walking track takes you 1400m to the start of the traverse. From there, it will be obvious where to go.

Here's a link to the Yulladinida area on OpenStreetMap:
https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=13/- ... 4&layers=C

It's an awesome ridge. Have a great trip!

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Re: Mt Kaputar - Skyline traverse (how to find track?)

Postby Channas » Sun 19 Mar, 2017 7:28 am

Thanks Ribuck! It seems more clear to me now except the descent. Is there any obvious track back to the car or Do I have to return the same track over the ridge?
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Re: Mt Kaputar - Skyline traverse (how to find track?)

Postby ribuck » Sun 19 Mar, 2017 7:08 pm

Channas wrote:Is there any obvious track back to the car or Do I have to return the same track over the ridge?

There are several spots where you can descend, depending on the level of scrambling that you are comfortable with. The descent takes you to an amazing area of stone columns, and you walk back through the stone columns to where you started the traverse. Just follow any viable route, and keep the ridge on your left. (If you find the descent too scary, you can return over the ridge.)

It's a great area for exploring. Just get to the start of the ridge, and go wherever the excitement takes you. The topography is so dramatic and obvious that it would be hard to get disoriented.
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Re: Mt Kaputar - Skyline traverse (how to find track?)

Postby ribuck » Sun 19 Mar, 2017 7:28 pm

Here's the approximate route we took:
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Re: Mt Kaputar - Skyline traverse (how to find track?)

Postby awildland » Sat 01 Apr, 2017 6:12 am

Might be too late Channas, by the sounds of things you have probably already had a crack at this walk. We walked the ridgeline some years ago, coming in on the Yulladunida track then traversing south along the ridge as far as we had time before returning the same way, back along the skyline, to the main Yulladunida saddle between the two highest peaks. We then dropped west off the back of the range and down off Yulladunida to the base of Ningadun and back to the road as a looop walk. The Crags skyline traverse you linked to loops you back through the crater, which is do-able but as they say I think there would be some scrappy bits to push through. Here's a link to a blog post we did on it. The photos might be of use as reccie. https://awildland.blogspot.com.au/2013/ ... ional.html

It is a STUNNING spot. Definitely worth the trip.
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Re: Mt Kaputar - Skyline traverse (how to find track?)

Postby Ms_Mudd » Sat 19 Jun, 2021 4:22 pm

Thinking I will hit this up over the coming weeks, ahead of my 'Bungles trip. Anyone been post 2019/20 bushfires?
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Re: Mt Kaputar - Skyline traverse (how to find track?)

Postby Ms_Mudd » Tue 22 Jun, 2021 4:32 pm

So I did it. Just decided to drive up there as the weather here was sleeting, headed west where the sun was shining. I still did manage to get snowed on, but after gusty winds until 0400, I woke to a beautiful day this morning. What an incredible area, I am definitely heading back for more of an explore one day. Spot the xmid
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