In the warmer months it can be hot and dry along the tops and freezing midwinter. On one trip alone I had counted over twenty snakes on a round trip to Mt Cloudmaker on a 35 degree day, and the next, 3 days of rain and six storms on the way to Katoomba. Passage always seems to come at a price.....well, for me at least.
This trip was no different. Thurat Spires are often gazed upon by walkers heading along the classic Kanangra to Katoomba walk. Most wonder what it might be like to stand on top or better still, use it as exit route for Danae Brook canyon. I decided to see for myself what secrets the jagged ridge line held.
As disappointing as the decision was to make, I felt it was the right one and I still had to abseil back down some short pitches that couldn't be down climbed safely.