Place info

Mt Split Open

(2 routes)

Aptly named, Mt Split Open comprises two peaks separated by a large chasm. The chasm is filled with
rock debris, which can be easily crossed.

  • 1967m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
1967m

Aptly named, Mt Split Open comprises two peaks separated by a large chasm. The chasm is filled with
rock debris, which can be easily crossed.

NZMS260: 
J34 512 808
Topo50: 
BW18 412 192
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
SR
1
0
  The lower reaches of the creek draining the south side of Mt Split Open are steeply gorged and impassable. From Kea Pass, or the shelf below the pass, sidle across relatively flat ground above the gorge (true left) and below the bluffs of Mt Split Open to scree and rock slabs leading to the col at the foot of the South Ridge. Follow the ridge to the summit.

P Willis, April 1939

0
  From Kea Pass. No record. Climbers attempting to descend reported smooth rock faces.
Attribution: 
Yvonne Cook and Geoff Spearpoint, in association with the Canterbury Mountaineering Club
This place appears in: 
The Canterbury Westland Alps: a climbing and transalpine guide
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