Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2659m

tba

NZMS260: 
M30 780 922
Topo50: 
BT24 680 305
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
3-
0
  A popular half-day outing rewarded with fantastic views of the Main Divide peaks and the Franz Josef Névé. There are a number of routes. The easiest appears to be the narrow gully on the north side, accessed from the flat col west of the peak.

Alex Graham, Ebenezer Teichelmann, Henry Newton, Feb 1907 (Possibly via a different route).

3-
0
  From Christie follow the ridge to Halcombe.

Frank Alack, H K Douglas, Dec 1935 (Traversed both Christie and Halcombe).

2+
0
  The broad snow face that can be seen from Pioneer Hut.

Anne Stocker, Franz Barta, Feb 1941.

0
  A short loose rock band to the west followed by snowslopes to the summit. Climbed from near the same col as the North Couloir.
3
0
  A good quality rock buttress on the Franz side of Halcombe offers a worthwhile three pitch route. The last pitch is desperately loose however, so rapping off is recommended.

Peter Taw, Alistair Byron, 1988.

III 4 M3
0
 

Up the S Bend coolie not described in guide book for two pitches of mixed(M3/4). Followed by 45-60 degree Snow/Ice for 100 m to true summit. Rapped into and down main coolie (Very loose rock on descent). Not sure if this has been climbed by another party before, no evidence of it to be found.

James Bultitude, Mike Mageropoulos, December 2012

Attribution: 
Alex Palman
This place appears in: 
Aoraki Mount Cook: a guide for mountaineers
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