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Mt Wakefield

(4 routes)

1st Ascent. Thomas Brodrick, Louis Sladden, 1889.
There are also some good winter gully climbs on Mt Wakefield, starting from near the second swingbridge.

  • 2058m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2058m

1st Ascent. Thomas Brodrick, Louis Sladden, 1889.
There are also some good winter gully climbs on Mt Wakefield, starting from near the second swingbridge.

NZMS260: 
H36 826 108
Topo50: 
BY16 726 492
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
1.02
1
  At least two of the ribs leading onto Wakefield from just above the second swingbridge were used as training climbs for guides in the 1930s. From the second swingbridge climb a very enjoyable ridge to the summit. The rock is good and the panoramic views including Sefton, the Main Divide and Aoraki are superb.

First ascent unknown.

0
  From the Tasman road bridge climb up the vegetated spur that eventually leads to the summit. This is an excellent day or overnight trip and could form the descent if the Guide Route (from the Hooker) is climbed. Panoramic views.
WI2
1.02
 

From Mt Cook White Horse Hill camping area follow the Hooker Lake Walking track past 3 swing bridges (last one being the upper hooker bridge) until the track gets close to the western side of the valley. Back cut across on an angle up into the obvious wide western gully. From here tend to the true left of the gully, as it narrows tend to the true right. Follow this easy angled gully straight up onto the southern ridge of Mt Wakefeild leading to the summit. Some rock steps will need to be climbed in the upper gully depending on the time of season/conditions. Harder mixed gullies are possible in various places in this gully.

682557
15
0
120m
Natural gear required
One or more images in route detail.
 

2 x 60m pitches, sparse pro ,plenty of loose rock. mostly pretty easy, crux at grade 15

a slab / chimney affair up the lookers left side of the buttress separating the "hidden gulley"from main scree. walk off the back.

eyore and growly 25th dec 2014

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Aoraki Mount Cook: a guide for mountaineers
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