South West Ridge

Type: 
Alpine
Reference: 
SWR
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
1153150mYes
 

Start just left of the ridge : scramble up a gully to a small left-facing corner opposite a prominent
corner with a chimney. About four pitches of steep climbing, then a scramble to the summit of
Cloudy Peak. Alternatively, traverse right and descend scree.

Grade: 
3 15
Quality: 
3
Gone: 
0
Length: 
150m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
Jack Hill, Rob Rainsbury, 1974
UUID: 
c664121a-22b5-4ecc-8629-7f04dc7af92f

Comments

Outstanding alpine adventure. Wildly underrated. First few pitches have a number of options and great rock. Easy if you know how to jam! Then consistent engaging climbing with the main ridge crest mostly scramble-able after 3-4 pitches. Only the odd spot forces a detour (usually chossy) or re-use of the rope (slow). Often excellent rock with fun moves over bulges and up short splitter cracks. A small rack of finger - hand size cams and a few wires would suffice.