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climb the central weakness on the face (marked in above photo). He comments that he encountered ‘endless good ice climbing’ en-route and that the climb ‘was classic kiwi mountaineering style, gully and couloir ice with snow sections now and then. Two sections of technical grade 5 ice and mixed, but says that as he considered himself off-route for both of these sections, he hasn’t considered them in his given grade of VI, 4+. He does add that if the Darrans grading system was open-ended, the route would be grade VII.
VI 5 7
Guy McKinnon 11 July 2013