Place info

Mt Coates

(2 routes)

Named after Joseph Gordon Coates, the first New Zealand-born citizen to become Prime Minister.

  • 2400m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2400m

Named after Joseph Gordon Coates, the first New Zealand-born citizen to become Prime Minister.

NZMS260: 
I35 150 452
Topo50: 
BX17 050 836
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
1+
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  A straightforward climb from Separation Col. Alternatively, ascend snow slopes from the confluence of the Separation and Butcher Glaciers to join the south-east ridge close to the summit. Coates can also be climbed from Twilight Col.

Edgar Williams, A J Scott, R H Booth, Jan 1932

2
0
  From the col at Pt 2094 metres (see Twilight Col) it is a slow climb on mixed snow and rock along the ridge to the summit.

David Hall, John Rogers, December 1950

Attribution: 
Alex Palman. Yvonne Cook and Geoff Spearpoint, in association with the Canterbury Mountaineering Club
This place appears in: 
Aoraki Mount Cook: a guide for mountaineers
The Canterbury Westland Alps: a climbing and transalpine guide
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