Place info

Shirt Front

(6 routes)

This is a series of crags with a SE aspect above ant tot he north or the Aorangi ski tow area. It has a number of buttresses and small roofs. The rock is variable with layered fractured sections. Some good hunting (and maybe some cleaning) will reveal a number of routes. Eric Duggan and Iain Burgon did 4 routes in this area in April 2015

  • 15 minutes

    Walk in

  • 1800m

    Altitude

New Zealand map
Type: 
Crag
Altitude: 
1800m

This is a series of crags with a SE aspect above ant tot he north or the Aorangi ski tow area. It has a number of buttresses and small roofs. The rock is variable with layered fractured sections. Some good hunting (and maybe some cleaning) will reveal a number of routes. Eric Duggan and Iain Burgon did 4 routes in this area in April 2015

Walk time: 
15 minutes
NZMS260: 
BJ34 Ruapehu 248 494
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
WI2
0
30m
One or more images in route detail.
  Iced area the forms regularly

Has been climbed - unknown

WI2 M3
0
30m
One or more images in route detail.
  rising traverse, L-R finishing up rock/ mixed terrain. Similiar line possibly climbed previously.

Adam Power, Matt Wilkinson, 04/07/15

16
1.02
15m
Natural gear required
One or more images in route detail.
  On the tier above "Dimrill stairs" towards left end of "Shirt Front " bluffs. Ascends the corner and up the obvious splitter crack placing #3, #3.5, and #4 cams. Then easy moves to top where you can belay off boulders.

FFA Eric Duggan 12/04/2015

15
1.02
14m
Natural gear required
One or more images in route detail.
  At the far right end of the "Shirt Front" cliffs is an obvious offwidth starting off a debris strewn ledge. Easy moves off the ground then a hard move to get established in the offwidth. Can thread the chockstone and place large cams in the back of the crack. Sling a chockstone at the top of the off width and an exposed move out onto easy ground and belay on boulders. Watch out for loose blocks at the top. Walk off to your left down a scree slope.

FFA Eric Duggan 12/04/2015

16
0
15m
Natural gear required
One or more images in route detail.
  In between "Tukino Split" and "Tukino Squeeze". Easy moves onto a ledge then a hard move up a crack to a overhanging wall. Head up to the right and belay off boulders. Walk off to your right.

FFA Iain Burgon 12/04/2015

14
0
20m
Natural gear required
One or more images in route detail.
  Left of Aorangi Direct. Sparse wires at the start but up flakes and a good holds to cam placements and good wires higher up. Easy moves to top out over slightly overhanging rock. Belay off boulders again. Walk off to your left.

FFA Eric Duggan 12/04/2015

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