Ironstone via Smoko Creek

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Ironstone via Smoko Creek

Postby naturelover » Mon 06 Mar, 2017 6:56 pm

There are lots of routes on offer for climbing Mt Ironstone. Having last climbed it in 1988, and via Syds Track (and on skis), I thought it would be good to reclimb it in 2017 using a different approach, to do it in walking boots, and to carry a camera. Smoko Creek route was the one we chose, and a really beautiful way it was too, especially on a hot day that allowed swimming for my hardy bushwalking buddy and friend. I took photos. Here is one that gives you an idea. For more route description and photos, visit my blog http://www.natureloverswalks.com/mt-ironstone/
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Re: Ironstone via Smoko Creek

Postby cams » Tue 07 Mar, 2017 8:59 am

Typo in your link Louise.
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Re: Ironstone via Smoko Creek

Postby naturelover » Tue 07 Mar, 2017 9:11 am

Thanks so much for alerting me to that cams. I believe it is now corrected. :-)
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Re: Ironstone via Smoko Creek

Postby stoffy » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 6:50 am

Great write up !
Has any one done Ironstone via Smoko lately? Is Chasm falls crossing passable?

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Re: Ironstone via Smoko Creek

Postby MrWalker » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 7:03 am

stoffy wrote:Has any one done Ironstone via Smoko lately? Is Chasm falls crossing passable?

Chasm Falls crossing was closed when we were there in mid-December. I have not heard any reports that the bridge has been replaced.
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Re: Ironstone via Smoko Creek

Postby stoffy » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 8:06 am

MrWalker wrote:
stoffy wrote:Has any one done Ironstone via Smoko lately? Is Chasm falls crossing passable?

Chasm Falls crossing was closed when we were there in mid-December. I have not heard any reports that the bridge has been replaced.


Thanks MrWalker,
Was there a detour that you took?
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Re: Ironstone via Smoko Creek

Postby MrWalker » Thu 22 Feb, 2018 7:10 am

stoffy wrote:
MrWalker wrote:
stoffy wrote:Has any one done Ironstone via Smoko lately? Is Chasm falls crossing passable?

Chasm Falls crossing was closed when we were there in mid-December. I have not heard any reports that the bridge has been replaced.


Thanks MrWalker,
Was there a detour that you took?

No. We just wanted to see the lower, middle and upper chasm falls, so we didn't need to go further.
I believe the official route at present is via Stone Hut Track.
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Re: Ironstone via Smoko Creek

Postby teak » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 10:28 am

I went to Smoko Rd. today and there is a sign stating that Ironstone Track is closed from its junction with Mother Cummings Track all the way up to the Dell Track junction. The sign suggests getting to Ironstone via Stone hut then down Dell Track to pick up the track above the closed section. I would rather go via Stone hut track to the Dell then up Bastion Bluff track and across the plateau to Ironstone.
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Re: Ironstone via Smoko Creek

Postby MrWalker » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 4:45 pm

There is a similar sign at start of teh 4WD track from the quarry carpark for Stone Hut/Bastion Cascades track, in case someone might plan to do a circuit of Stone Hut to Chasm Falls. So if you check for signs you won't be caught partway round a circuit and unable to continue.
Although the signs say the track is closed, the only issue is that the bridge at the top Chasm Falls is missing.
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