6590532 via CCOMBHIGHP 0397150/ 6590700
(leave packs) and down dragonsback to CCOMEAST 0397317/6590675
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This stiff little section- steeply up a broad ridge, and steeply
down a dragonsback of tumbled boulders- is one of the best bits in
the Tabletop area. From Cocks Comb East you can see three National
Parks- Oxley Wild Rivers all around you, New England looming off to
the NE, and Werrikimbe back to the S.
Some years ago, a teenage girl was sitting down here when a rock
was dislodged onto her. Her leg was smashed, and it required a
herculean effort to lever it off her and carry her up the
dragonsback and down to the road near Zinnia Dam. Be very careful
when negotiating this unstable boulder field.
If you are not returning to your camp in Cocks Comb Saddle, it is
a good idea to leave your pack at CCOMBHIGHP – the highest point on
your way in to the Cocks Comb. When you pick it up on the way back,
you can then angle down carefully NW for about 300 m to
MACLCCOMB8, from where you can go via Zinnia Dam north to Blue
Mountain Creek, or turn ESE to skirt around the Cocks Comb and head
down the ridge to the south of Kerosene Creek via the Section O
track to the Macleay River.