Clumner Bluff from Mersey Crag

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Clumner Bluff from Mersey Crag

Postby cnschulz » Tue 16 Apr, 2019 3:08 pm

Gday,

Is it feasible to attempt Clumner Bluff from Mersey Crag? If so, is there any advice on a route and/or travel times? Looking at an Abels loop of the Walls soon.

King David, Jerusalem, Turrana, Mersey, Clumner.


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Re: Clumner Bluff from Mersey Crag

Postby Azza » Tue 16 Apr, 2019 4:44 pm

Years ago we were on Turrana Bluff after starting up near Lk Augusta, one of party continued onto Mersey Crag and then over to Clumner and back.

I'd already done both Clumner and Mersey Crag so wasn't really keen on the slog fest. It was pretty close to lunchtime when he took off on the mission.
I think we camped in a Pencil Pine forest somewhere around Turrana Bluff and he didn't make it back before dark.
He did catch us early the next morning, apparently he was camped on the next rise over, he couldn't see us so he camped.

Look across towards Clumner from Turrana Bluff its all open walking from memory. Lots of nice camping options up there.
Stick to the Plateau and the walking is pretty easy.
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Re: Clumner Bluff from Mersey Crag

Postby cnschulz » Tue 16 Apr, 2019 5:16 pm

Thanks very much. This could be a great loop but I'd hate to have to come out and then do Clumner as an out and back.
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Re: Clumner Bluff from Mersey Crag

Postby teak » Tue 16 Apr, 2019 6:38 pm

This is a photo from Mersey Crag looking towards Clumner Bluff the going looks okay but I have not done it myself.
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view from Mersey Crag towards Clumner Bluff.
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Re: Clumner Bluff from Mersey Crag

Postby cnschulz » Tue 16 Apr, 2019 7:06 pm

Thank you very much. Looks great but I've been fooled by that a few times!
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Re: Clumner Bluff from Mersey Crag

Postby Azza » Wed 17 Apr, 2019 11:35 am

cnschulz wrote:Thanks very much. This could be a great loop but I'd hate to have to come out and then do Clumner as an out and back.


There is a track/old road down Clumner at the northern end or you could descend direct to the Walls Carpark assuming you can find a suitable route down and avoid the cliffs.
Depends on what your comfortable with off track and/or whether you want a car shuffle.
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Re: Clumner Bluff from Mersey Crag

Postby bushwalker zane » Fri 19 Apr, 2019 10:35 am

Some super lovely open walking up there! I did Clumner from Lake Mackenzie, as the Mersey Forest road was cut off from flood damage when I wanted to go there. Having already been up Turrana and Mersey Crag it was funny to take the long route passed both of them to clumner, however, the walking was so lovely with many open patches of grassland, and minimal scrub. Well worth it!

Between Mersey Crag and Clumner is plenty of open country, and from memory it didn't take very long to go between those two peaks. Here's my blog post on it if you're interested :)
http://abelzane.blogspot.com/2017/02/clumner-bluff.html
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Re: Clumner Bluff from Mersey Crag

Postby Tortoise » Fri 19 Apr, 2019 11:50 am

We went from Mersey Crag to Clumner and back a few years ago. We stayed high on the slopes of Mersey Crag on the way out, and had a lot of scoparia to play in. We took a lower route on the way back and it was much better.
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Re: Clumner Bluff from Mersey Crag

Postby vagrom » Fri 19 Apr, 2019 5:47 pm

b.zane, the tent in your blog on Clumner's an HBerg. Can you tell me what model?
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Re: Clumner Bluff from Mersey Crag

Postby bushwalker zane » Sat 20 Apr, 2019 7:45 am

vagrom wrote:b.zane, the tent in your blog on Clumner's an HBerg. Can you tell me what model?


It's the Soulo in Green with a footprint. Absolute bombproof thing! Here's a link to the model on their website:
https://us.hilleberg.com/EN/tent/red-label-tents/soulo/
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Re: Clumner Bluff from Mersey Crag

Postby vagrom » Sat 20 Apr, 2019 7:28 pm

Thanks for tent info. Yes v.solid, and like a smaller Salewa. 2.4 kg, roomy, best materials - the Volvo end of the spectrum.
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