Type: 
Mountain
Aspect: 
North West
Altitude: 
2474m

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Access: 

Climb the standard route out of Cirque Creek to a high basin left of the Skyline Buttress. To reach the start, head leftwards across a bouldery scree field and up a blocky gully to the base of the west face. Climb up and over a prominent pillar that towers over the head of the gully. and move right along a ledge, bypassing a wide crack system until a nice clean hand crack is reached. Start the route up this crack.

NZMS260: 
D41 184 899
Topo50: 
CB09 083 281
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
0
  Climb the south side of a prominent gut above Lyttle's Flat and continue up scree and snow slopes to the col just north of the summit.

Bill Gordon, Ralph Miller, Dal Ryan, 1957.

1
0
  On first reaching Lake Marian head up directly to the Marian Bluffs. Climb a short scrubby wall right of a small gut, gaining the terraces above. Continue up the grassy slopes and ribs, tending left at the top to avoid rock walls. The travel on these bluffs is made easy by plentiful stout snow-grass. The snow-slopes above give simple access to the East Ridge which is gained well above the East Peak with a straight-forward approach to the summit.

Bill McLeod, 1980.

0
  Up the bluffs and snow directly above Lake Marian to the upper Marian Ridge.

Austin Brookes, Archie Simpson, 1965.

3
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  From the top of the highest snow-grass slope beyond the lake, climb up and sidle left around a waterfall basin to a gendarme at the foot of the summit snow-slopes.

Bill Gordon, Gerry Hall-Jones, 1955. The party made the first traverse of Mt Christina.

9
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  Climb up the shingle to a waterfall which drops out of a prominent west-facing gut, easily climbed on the north side. Early season avalanche danger from the hanging glacier can be avoided by crossing to slabs on the true right. A steep band is crossed in the central section and the rock deteriorates towards the summit.

Murray Jones, Harold Jacobs, Mar 1966.

Attribution: 
Craig Jefferies
This place appears in: 
100 Peaks
The Darran Mountains: an alpine and rock climbing guide

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Mountain North Peak (8 routes)
Mountain South Peak (3 routes)
Mountain East Peak (1 route)
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