Place info

Carrington Pk

(4 routes)

Carrington Pk looks especially attractive from near the junction of the Waimakariri and White Rivers. It is a good climb from Waimakariri Falls Hut.

  • 2010m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2010m

Carrington Pk looks especially attractive from near the junction of the Waimakariri and White Rivers. It is a good climb from Waimakariri Falls Hut.

NZMS260: 
K33 851 093
Topo50: 
BV20 751 477
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
1
II 1
0
 

From the Waimakariri valley floor, follow the slope north of Campbell Creek up to the broad shoulder of the South West Ridge. Traverse it to the top or sidle across the south-east slopes and gain the ridge immediately below the peak. The final 100m of this ridge is very loose rock.

2
II 2
0
 

Climbed by following the prominent Y-shaped gully through the bluffs at the base of the peak some 500m downstream of the Waimakariri Falls. This reaches the easier slopes below the summit’s North Ridge. The lower bluffs are very prone to rockfall.

C Hilgendorf, December 1924

3
I 1
1.02
 

Climb to the Main Divide opposite the hut (ascend scree/snow slopes just north of the small side stream above the hut, then move across sidling true right and up), and traverse it southwards to the summit. A traverse to Mt Armstrong is an available option.

I 1
0
 

On a good day this is well worth the effort. Ascend Carrington Pk, then the skyline traverse is a relatively straightforward affair. Descend easy slopes off Mt Armstrong to the col west of the rock bluffs.

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Arthur’s Pass: a guide for mountaineers
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