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West Pk

(8 routes)

A predominantly rock peak with plenty of scope for new variations, especially on its south-west face.
  • 3065m

    Altitude

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Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
3065m
A predominantly rock peak with plenty of scope for new variations, especially on its south-west face.
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
4-
0
  500m of climbing consisting of four rock buttresses with linking snow ridges. The lower buttress is comprised of good rock, the second is steep rotten rock, and the remainder good rock.

Austin Brookes, Bruce Farmer, Ralph Miller, Jan 1978.

4+ 16
0
  Ascend the face right of the North East Rib via an ice gully with a rock crux (15/16) at 2/3 height. The top section is on generally poor rock.

Bill Atkinson, Rob Hall, Nov 1981.

4 17
0
  A face route that starts between the Atkinson-Hall and North Spur routes. From the bottom move gradually left until the North Spur route is visible, move right over chossy ground then straight up to join the North Spur route, climbing 20m of superb exposed slab. This route meets the North Spur route where it flattens then continues to the summit. Good red rock provides cruxes of 16/17 and allows good pro.

Carol Nash, Greg Aimer, Jan 1986.

3
0
  Ascend the prominent couloir between the North Spur and the West Ridge. The couloir turns left higher up and the route follows the rock face described as for the North Spur. http://climbnz.org.nz/nz/si/main-divide-of-the-southern-alps/mt-haast/north-spur

First ascent party unknown.

3+
0
  Ascend the rib to the right of the Couloir Route to gain the ridge proper, ascend to a prominent gendarme, which can be turned on the north or traversed, and then up the face, where the North Spur joins the ridge, to the summit.

H Bohny, T Sidler, Jan 1955.

3+
0
  A small couloir separating the north-west extremities of the ridge

E R B Graham and D J Heraud, Feb 1957 A route 150m further west was climbed by Ron Dickie and Gordon Hasell in 1958

18
0
Natural gear required
  Amongst the ramparts of Mt Haast, a stellar 60m pinnacle. Good pro small to med wires & cams.

Stefan Sporli & Jude Spancken, Dec 2011

17
0
Natural gear required
  Starts at Haast corner and finishes on the west ridge.

Stefan Sporli & Jude Spancken, Dec 2011

Attribution: 
Stefan Sporli & Jude Spancken
This place appears in: 
Aoraki Mount Cook: a guide for mountaineers
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