Place info

The Spike

(2 routes)

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  • 1440m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
1440m

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NZMS260: 
K33 975 036
Topo50: 
BV20 875 419
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
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Gone
  The Southwest Ridge over THE SPIKE (1440m) is very steep. The route includes several abseils over jagged gendarmes, and some loose inclined slab climbs. In winter other joyful obstacles include a corniced summit cap. Start up the steep creek gully, about 200m up the Edwards River from its junction with the Mingha Valley (this route was originally known as the razorback route for Mt Williams before The Spike was named).
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Gone
  Approached via the long, very steep, dangerous, scree shoot just downstream of the East Edwards River confluence. This shoot is known locally as the Gunbarrel Scree. A quick observation of the riverbed should leave you in no doubt as to why! Climb the scree upwards and southwards into a narrow gut joining the saddle between the two peaks. Both summits can be climbed on rotten rock from this point. Wear a helmet, and keep looking up! A dangerous route.
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Arthur’s Pass: a guide for mountaineers
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