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Mt Bell ridge...

Postby ofuros » Tue 09 May, 2017 10:28 am

Anyone traversed the Mt Bell ridge all the way to Mt Bangalore.
Just curious to know if the steep section to the saddle is do-able.
Looks a bit hairy from 'The Head' road. :o
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Re: Mt Bell ridge...

Postby ofuros » Thu 11 May, 2017 7:32 am

I'll take the internet silence as a nay then... another exploratory trip added to the walking list. ;)
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Re: Mt Bell ridge...

Postby kbm63 » Mon 15 May, 2017 12:22 pm

It was possible when I did it 17 years ago. Scary and steep.
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Re: Mt Bell ridge...

Postby ofuros » Mon 15 May, 2017 1:15 pm

Thanks kbm63...I thought it might have a 'Holy $%&+' factor. ;)
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Re: Mt Bell ridge...

Postby Champion_Munch » Tue 16 May, 2017 12:50 pm

I have not done this route but can vouch for the "fear factor," based on the view of this ridge from the top of Mt Bangalore...

Would be great to hear a trip report/see photos if a traverse eventuates.

Some shots of the area below, for those who are curious
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From southern end of Mt Bangalore (L-R: Mt Bell, Superbus (distant), Roberts and Lizard Point)
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From Lizard Point (Mt Bangalore and Bell in foreground, Mt Ballow area in the distance)
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Re: Mt Bell ridge...

Postby ofuros » Tue 16 May, 2017 2:41 pm

Great shots Champion.....thanks for the photographic lie of the land. 8)
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Re: Mt Bell ridge...

Postby ofuros » Sun 03 Sep, 2017 2:15 pm

Spur exploring...Mt Bell.
Steep but some great views opened up. 8)

Mt Bangalore
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Kinnanes Falls & cliff face.
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Re: Mt Bell ridge...

Postby ofuros » Mon 09 Apr, 2018 12:48 pm

ofuros wrote:Anyone traversed the Mt Bell ridge all the way to Mt Bangalore.
Just curious to know if the steep section to the saddle is do-able.
Looks a bit hairy from 'The Head' road. :o


It was a little hairy but do-able....grassy & steep before the dropoff, definitely in the dry only. Rocks in the steep section are very crumbly & give way easily, be careful.
The very tip before the down climb has great views of Bangalore & its gorges.

Overgrown with high grasses along the ridge itself, no remnants of a pad, with teasing views of the Main Range through the canopy.
Glad I did it, but wouldn't do it again because of the lack of views. Better off climbing up from the saddle as far as you dare, taking some pics before continuing on to complete the Bangalore summit or circuit.

Some great evening & morning views from the sparse rocky areas just below the Mt Bangalore summit though.
Water is scarce so take enough.

Spur climbing...

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Sneaking up on Bangalore from Mt Bell ridge...

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Looking down the downclimb & over to Mt Bangalores southern gorges...don't be fooled, its steeper than it looks.
There are views down to the gorge on the northern side too.

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Steepest section in foreground...

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