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Mt Humdinger

(3 routes)

From the col with Grey Peak it is an easy ascent.
The rock on the western slopes offers pleasant climbing. The first ascent from this direction was by Frank Alack, H K Douglas, W E Wilson, Dec 1934.

  • 2796m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2796m

From the col with Grey Peak it is an easy ascent.
The rock on the western slopes offers pleasant climbing. The first ascent from this direction was by Frank Alack, H K Douglas, W E Wilson, Dec 1934.

NZMS260: 
H36 826 356
Topo50: 
BX16 726 740
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
3 14
1.02
  The North West Rib provides 150m of sound rock climbing on red rock

Ian Whitehouse, Brin Williman, Dec 1971.

19 , 20 , 20 , 18 , 16 , 14 , 14
0
Natural gear required
 
  1. The route takes a direct line towards & through the red pillar that leads through the roofs on the left hand side. Start. Look for a crack that leads out of of a small alcove just to the right of the red rock. Climb past the the vertical crack out of the alcove & move onto orangr textured rock. Traverse right directly under a pink, blank peice of rock and move up to belay in a crack.
  2. Traverse left and up the slab. Move to the lefthand crack (watch the hollow flakes). Pass through the steepest ground on the right crack before moving left into a crack/ corner belay.
  3. Step right onto the pillarand climb through techical ground heading first left then right & up to belay in cracks.
  4. climb up the dark coloured groove to the base of a clean left facing corner & big belay ledge.
  5. Climb the corner & belay above the top of the tower.
  6. Trend left & towards the left side of the hole/ cave above the belay just beyond this.
  7. Climb up to the ledge.

Stefan Sporli & Jude Spancken. Dec 2011

18 , 21 , 17 , 17 , 14 , 14
0
Natural gear required
 
  1. The route take the right side of the face and passes through the roof on the Rh-Side of the rectangular feature on it. Climb the crack & belay under the Lh-facing corner.
  2. Climb the triple cracks & the Lh- facing corner. From the top of the tower step left & climb through the bulge.
  3. Climb up, then right to gain the Lh-trending ramp. Follow this then climb the chimney before breaking left past the orange block.
  4. Follow the break left, then head right & up onto clean orange rock. Belay on a flat spot.
  5. Climb up on easy ground heading right of the big hole/ cave above.
  6. Follow the Rh- Trending breakto the top of the light coloured headwall & find a bolted rap anchor.

Stefan Sporli & Jude Spancken. Dec 2011

Attribution: 
Alex Palman Stefan Sporli & Jude Spancken
This place appears in: 
Aoraki Mount Cook: a guide for mountaineers
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