Force 10

Type: 
Rock
Reference: 
2
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
12035mYes
 

The route starts below the West Ridge, and can
be reached by abseiling off the obvious detached
flake at the end of the first pitch of the West Ridge.
Otherwise scramble up easy ground from the
track. Look for a long clean right-leaning cornercrack
which starts part way up the face:
Find a belay stance some way below the crack.
From the belay, scramble up towards a large
ledge on the right, climb directly up the short
wall to the start of the roof crack. Traverse
right using jams and underclings to the lip.
Crux is turning the lip and getting established
in the corner. Follow the crack up and when
it narrows move right to bridge up between
two cracks (two pegs). Exit to the right of the
block. Take cams 0–3, a couple of each size
would be an advantage. Beware of rope drag,
slings instead of quickdraws are a good idea.

Grade: 
20
Quality: 
1.02
Gone: 
0
Length: 
35m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
Bryce Martin, Dave Garrity, 1994
UUID: 
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