Place info

Emily Pk

(3 routes)

Emily Peak can be reached from either the Routeburn Flats, Lake Mackenzie, or the head of Fraser Creek.

  • 1815m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
1815m

Emily Peak can be reached from either the Routeburn Flats, Lake Mackenzie, or the head of Fraser Creek.

NZMS260: 
E40 305 959
Topo50: 
CB09 204 341
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
II 1
0
  From the Lake McKenzie Campsite head up the "Split Rock Track" to the end of the Lake. Follow one of the many river beds up the right of the valley and head towards Emily Pass. At Emily Pass head up right again until you reach the wall of Emily Peak's West Ridge. From this point a proper rock climb ensues. The technical difficulty is low, but the exposure can be as much as 200m+ and isn't for the inexperienced or faint hearted without rope. The rock can be loose and rock fall is heard frequently on the surrounding peaks.
I 1
0
  From Routeburn track, follow up Emily Creek and then climb to Emily Pass. From the pass follow east ridge to summit.
16
0
Natural gear required
One or more images in route detail.
 

The West Face, has tonnes of potential for other, harder, routes but it would need bolts as there are few opportunities for gear. The rock is simply stunning.

Goes to the left of the right skyline. It is about grade 16. But on very compact rock with few anchors.

Derek Chinn, Martin Hawes, 2014

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