Place info

Scissors Pk

(4 routes)

Above Barron Saddle

  • 2339m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2339m

Above Barron Saddle

NZMS260: 
H36 673 120
Topo50: 
BY15 573 504
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
4+
0
  North East Face. About the centre of the wall between Scissors and Mt Montgomery there is a broad gully that forms ice in the cooler months. A steep headwall caps the gully and is bypassed on the right, then straight up slopes to ridge.

Andy MacFarlane, Bill McLeod, September 1993

2
0
  Ascend sound rock which gradually eases back.

Faye Kerr, M Clarborough, early 1970s

1
0
  An easy scramble. It is possible to ascend up under Mt Montgomery from the upper Mueller Glacier and so onto Scissors.

Tom Fyfe, George Graham, February 1894

2
0
 

The options for entry and exit from the Landsborough vary a lot with the conditions, but the slabs on the south western side of Scissors generally provide the best exit and entry from the upper Landsborough to the Mueller Glacier. The route is up rock slabs or snow to a saddle underneath Scissors. An easy sidle leads from the saddle toward Barron Saddle Hut and the upper Mueller Glacier.

Otto Frind, Conrad Kain, February 1914

Attribution: 
Alex Palman
This place appears in: 
Aoraki Mount Cook: a guide for mountaineers
Barron Saddle – Mt Brewster: a guide for climbers
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