East Face

Type: 
Alpine
Description: 
Approach: Get here via the Donaldson, or via Pearl Drop Ice. For this approach, cross the Ice King Tops at the Eastern end, as per the Chasm Pass Route on Pollux (III,2). A recent (2020) ascent in late Summer did this by taking a long, unlikely looking diagonal ledge across a rock face (from the N end of the Pearl Drop Ice Basin), then continuing up and right on hanging snowslopes to gain the S ridge of pt 2239 above prominent gendarmes. Easily up the ridge above then traverse the E Face pt 2239 (straightforward but exposed) to Hugh Ice Climb: Starting at the remnants of Hugh Ice, Steep scrambling on clean rock (good holds) leads up the E then lower angled NE slopes to the summit.
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
12II0mNo
Grade: 
II 2
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Allan Brent, Ruari Macfarlane, Feb 2020
UUID: 
3c517a03-5486-4f9f-8ac7-f2f4ba3fc24a

Comments

Neighboring pt 2031 has also been climbed,via West ridge from SW slopes. A pleasant scramble with great views.