Place info

Mt Whataroa

(2 routes)

Mt Whataroa is one of the dramatic buttressed peaks visible on the Butler Range when looking up the
Whataroa Valley from the highway.

  • 2123m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2123m

Mt Whataroa is one of the dramatic buttressed peaks visible on the Butler Range when looking up the
Whataroa Valley from the highway.

NZMS260: 
I35 079 541
Topo50: 
BW17 979 925
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
IL
0
  Access the névé of the Whataroa Glacier. Cross this and climb to the Butler Range, aiming for the saddle immediately east of Mt Whataroa. About 200 metres of rock scrambling leads to the summit.

J Sampson, S Conway, D O W Hall, A Anderson, January 1949

NWB
3 13
0
800m
  This 800-metre buttress is visible from the road bridge. Grass on the lower half of the route lets the climb down, but can be largely avoided by using a snow gully on the right. This gives access to a ramp/ledge leading out left onto the buttress proper. A difficult section of steep rock follows, where there is still some moss and grass. Eventually, solid rock climbing on schist slabs offers much better going. These lead to the summit crags. Climbing potential also exists on the pinnacle between Mt Whataroa and Tohunga Peak.

Guy McKinnon, 16 January 2007

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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