Granite Tors

Granite Tors

Sat 02nd Dec 2023


Part-day walk

A short walk using the old road to the Geodetic Observatory above the Orroral Valley. Grand views. We’ll then head north-west, at first using the track that winds along the ridge. We’ll continue off track through Lunar Laser Rocks (see photo) and Haggis Rocks, so named in the rock-climbing book ACT Granite. They are magnificent tors. A little scrambling. A steep descent down the spur to the bend in James Creek. Around 10km and 400vm climb. An early start and home for lunch. It's nearly Christmas – wear a Christmas decoration! A combined walk with NPA.

Additional Information

Booking deadline

Wed 29th Nov 2023 07:00pm






Partly Exploratory

Distance (km or hrs)






Map name

8626-1S Rendezvous Creek 1:25000 topo. Print the relevant segment from a SIX e-topo download

Terrain information

Old service road/fire trail; formed walking trail; off-track through forest with some scrambling at granite tors

Transport information

Communicated to booked participants after bookings close. It will be carpooling from Lanyon Marketplace

A walk or similar activity with a duration of a day or part day. No overnight gear required.

Date and Time

Start: Sat 02nd Dec 2023 @ 06:30am
Approx Return: Sat 02nd Dec 2023 @ 01:00pm
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