Type: 
Alpine
Pitch: 
# Alpine
(Commitment)
Alpine
(Technical)
Alpine
(Mt Cook)
Ewbank Aid Water Ice Mixed Boulder
(Hueco)
Length Bolts Trad
16570000m0N
 climb the central weakness on the face (marked in above photo). He comments that he encountered ‘endless good ice climbing’ en-route and that the climb ‘was classic kiwi mountaineering style, gully and couloir ice with snow sections now and then. Two sections of technical grade 5 ice and mixed, but says that as he considered himself off-route for both of these sections, he hasn’t considered them in his given grade of VI, 4+. He does add that if the Darrans grading system was open-ended, the route would be grade VII.
First ascent: 
Guy McKinnon 11 July 2013
Quality: 
0
Route Image: 
Grade: 
VI 5 7
Length: 
0
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
No
Gone: 
No

Comments

Comments

It doesn't start off a glacier so it must be subalpinism. But I can read: 4+ is not 5, and where is there any mention of a Mt Cook grade? :)

Leave the real climbing to the alpinists you little subalpine buttercup, Richard Thompson.

This isn't some skislope like the Caroline face.

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