I had wanted to do Butterbox for ages, but needed someone more competent to lead the climbing exit, which is required to make it a manageable day trip on my own. So when a trip was advertised through SUBW I leapt at the chance. We met at the end of the Mt Hay firetrail at 7.30 on Sunday morning. The car thermometer read 6C and with a stiff breeze blowing it looked like it was going to be a cold day. In fact, the wind soon dropped and I regretted bringing my warmest - and hence heaviest - wetsuit. Looking East from the carpark you can see the towers of Sydney 80km away, but looking northwest, here is the early morning view over Rocky Points Creek and Butterbox canyon.
Then we hauled up the packs and the others followed. This is Ted climbing: