Place info

Mt Dark

(10 routes)

TBA

  • 2496m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2496m

TBA

NZMS260: 
H37 726 983
Topo50: 
BY15 627 367
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
1
0
  Follow the south branch of Bush Stream up easy angled slopes directly to the summit.

Attempted December 1936, Rex Booth, E.Williams. First ascent unknown

2+
0
  Climb a rocky spur out of Bush Stream immediately down valley of the waterfall/basin below Mt Dark. A stiff scramble from there to the summit involving some full on climbing.

Andy McFarlane, Tom Pilkington, 1994

2-
0
  Follow the track on the south side of Dead Horse Stream then steadily gain height along a narrowing ridge to the summit.

First ascent unknown

2
0
  Travel up Twin Stream past the impressive bluffs. At 1500m altitude, plod a line up to the permanent snowfield and on to reach the summit ridge west of the summit. A variation is to climb the narrow gully leading directly to the summit.

First ascent unknown, but the gully route was climbed by Fiona Bowie, John McCallum and Richard Thomson, 1987

WI4
0
160m
 

Mal Haskins, Saul

WI2
0
20m
 

Access pitch to The Reality Bird Bath.

Mal Haskins, Thomas Shaovitts

WI5
0
150m
 

5 pitches of which pitches 4 and 5 can be seen from the road.

Mal Haskins, Thomas Shaovitts

WI5
0
40m
 

The name is borrowed from Johnny's favourite Noir Desir song meaning 'As (Life) Comes.' 'Comme Elle Vient' and 'Kapa O Panga' are two of the best ice routes I've climbed in New Zealand. Both are super classic Kiwi water ice routes, and should see some traffic in the coming seasons if they both form. Both solid WI5 by Canadian standards.

Johnny and Mal Haskins

WI3
0
35m
 

Johnny is at pains to say it was named by Mal.

Johnny and Mal Haskins

WI4
0
 

Kester and Jono 2006

This place appears in: 
Barron Saddle – Mt Brewster: a guide for climbers
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