Barrack Creek v5a4IV***

Highest drop 65m

Public access


Barrack Creek is a steep, aquatic and vertical alpine descent. Polished rocks, deep green pools, the back-to-back nature of the waterfalls, and the fantastic end series of rappels make this a classic three-star canyon. Make sure you have suitable experience and a strong team.

Download the CanyonTopo for Barrack Creek

Download the GPX file for the Barrack Walk In

First descent: Chris Harrington and Justin Venable – Mar 2015.
Photos by Nola Collie. 

2 Trip reports Log your trip

  1. Grant Prattley says:

    The get-in series descended with 3 of the 4 pitches now rigged with 2-bolt anchor stations. The whole trip is now 19 pitches. Big day out, but well worth it. I have updated the CanyonTopo to reflect the changes. Some of the pools are getting deeper, so there is an opportunity for more jumps. A GPX file can now be downloaded for the walk-in.

    • Date -18/2/23
    • Water level -normal
    • Anchor conditions -we did some repairs
    • Group size -4
    • Time: approach/descent/return (eg: 1hr/4hrs/3mins) -3hrs/7.5hs/.5hrs
  2. Grant Prattley says:

    Our second trip through Barracks. Found much better access. However, no getting around; it’s a long walk.
    All the bolted anchors ex 2019 are in good condition. Almost all of the anchor sling was replaced; however, come prepared with your own.
    The topo has been updated to reflect our experiences combined with another group that has been through recently.
    It’s a great outing, best-experienced mid-summer.

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