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Mt Darwin

(10 routes)

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  • 2952m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2952m

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Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
3+
0
  From the Tasman Glacier; A long rock ridge involving five (but you might find more) major rock steps of dubious quality rock.

D Smyth, J B Waterhouse, Feb 1966.

2
0
  Ascend the prominent rock spur leading up onto the West Ridge. Between here and the buttresses are a number of descent routes, but be careful as certain couloirs end in bluffs.

Sydney King, Darby Thomson, Feb 1914.

2
0
  A long but easy climb gained from the névé feeding the Tasman Glacier above Darwin Corner.

Jack Clarke, Tom Fyfe, Franz Von Kronecker, Mar 1894.

3
0
  Head up to the left of a small icefall on the left of the face, then wind through cliffs onto snowslopes on the far left of the face. Finish onto the West Ridge via a wide couloir.

R Arbon, J B Waterhouse, Jan 1979.

4 WI4
0
500m
Natural gear required
One or more images in route detail.
  Up the easy snow slopes trending slightly left of the black thumbnail and the corniced ridge above. Steep climbing and technical crux (AI4) lessening to 70 degree ice leads left up a snow-ice couloir to a ridgeline. Traverse left and straight up a headwall for 80m of 60 degree ice.

Lee Mackintosh, Chris Elliott, Aug 19 2014

2+
0
  Ascend towards the saddle at the head of the Darwin Glacier and then cut off up snowslopes towards the summit.

B Carter, J Cruse, R H Peate, J M Rowe, Dec 1955.

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

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Face Darwin Buttresses (4 routes)
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