Place info

Mt Technical

(2 routes)

This peak is actually just east of the Divide, south-west of Lewis Pass. But if, as we do, you consider the Main Divide of the Southern Alps begins at Lewis Pass, this is the first substantial peak on the range.

  • 1870m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
1870m

This peak is actually just east of the Divide, south-west of Lewis Pass. But if, as we do, you consider the Main Divide of the Southern Alps begins at Lewis Pass, this is the first substantial peak on the range.

Access: 

Unless you have a 4WD vehicle, it is best to park your car at the start of the St James Walkway, and walk 500m to the Lewis Pass. Follow the track to the bush edge. Continue past numerous tarns (good ski touring in winter) and into the basin at the head of Deer Valley.

NZMS260: 
M31 568 663
Topo50: 
BT23 468 046
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
1
0
  Gain the west ridge where it flattens out at about 1740m. Descend a short steep gully to the Lucretia Stream side and follow a rock debris shelf until a scree gully leads directly to the summit.
3
0
1
  Generally good rock. Gendarmes and exposed slabs may require a rope. From the junction of the north and west ridges to the summit, careful climbing is needed to negotiate some gendarmes.
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Kaikoura – Kahurangi: a guide for climbers
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