Place info

Beetham Crag

(7 routes)

The Beetham Crag is about 200m above the Beetham Hut site and south a little, overlooking the Tasman Glacier. The crag was developed in the early eighties. Nick Banks established a few routes in the summer of 1983 and later that season participants on a guides course added more routes. Apparently there are about a dozen routes but records are sketchy, despite this the rock is superb and the setting is without compare.

  • North West

    Aspect

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Type: 
Crag
Aspect: 
North West

The Beetham Crag is about 200m above the Beetham Hut site and south a little, overlooking the Tasman Glacier. The crag was developed in the early eighties. Nick Banks established a few routes in the summer of 1983 and later that season participants on a guides course added more routes. Apparently there are about a dozen routes but records are sketchy, despite this the rock is superb and the setting is without compare.

Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
21
0
  Up the crack to roof (hard move through roof). Follow the line up and right.

John Entwisle.

20
0
  The crack right of Celibate S’.

John Entwisle.

19
0
  The first crack to the right of an obvious large roof.

Marty Beare.

19
0
  Up the right-leaning crack, move a little to the left and over the small overlap.

Peter Taw.

18
0
  The obvious corner. Exit left via twin cracks to the arête.

Nick Banks.

14
0
  Around from the previous climbs is this obvious corner.

Nick Banks.

18
0
 

Nick Banks and Geoff Ward.

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