Reference: 
D
Type: 
Alpine
Pitch: 
# Alpine
(Commitment)
Alpine
(Technical)
Alpine
(Mt Cook)
Ewbank Aid Water Ice Mixed Boulder
(Hueco)
Length Bolts Trad
1003+0000m0N
 A 250 m climb on the right hand buttress below east shoulder of Mt Cran. The first pitch is steepish when climbed direct. Then up centre of buttress on mostly sound juggy rock at about grade 12.
First ascent: 
Bill McLeod, January 1995
Quality: 
0
Route Image: 
Grade: 
3+
Length: 
0
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
No
Gone: 
No

Comments

Comments

Climbing from the foot of the buttress is definitely steep direct. We went right, finding much easier ground (walking really) once above, we decided to climb the arete on the left hand side. This was harder climbing than grade 12 perhaps 14/15 but I am a relative novice and didn't find it too hard on lead. Rock was pretty good. However it started to get a little over hung so cut back inside where there was a short slabby section, before returning out to the arete on the left. We were taking too long so made our way out to the easier ground up the middle about 3/4 way up avoiding what looked like a really fun horn to climb. The rock was deteriorating the higher we got mind. All in all a really fun trip and a finish on the horn would probably be awesome!

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