Green Eggs and Ham

Type: 
Rock
Reference: 
6
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11512mYes
 

About 40m further left is a grassy bank. On the left
is a slabby rock band, and this is the start.
Climb the slab via small
ledges and bridging near the top to a large
grass covered bank and tree belay on left. Not
much pro.

21815mYes
 

A difficult to find and
strenuous start on the face below an overhang
till a jug can be reached. Climb up to overhang
(cams), then traverse left on small holds till
the roof can be turned via a jug and small
ledge. Head right to grassy ledge and belay
off small tree.

31830m1Yes
 

Head up and right to large
mantleshelf ledge (peg). Continue right and
up over small sloping ledges (nuts and a bolt)
till a tree covered bank is reached. At the next
wall step left onto a shallow corner (bolt)
and follow up and right to large flax and bolt
belay. Can be climbed as two pitches to reduce
rope drag.

42025m3Yes
 

Climb straight up past two
bolts then tend left to a bulge with a crack
underneath. Step left past the hangered bolt
and continue up, moving with difficulty past
another bolt. Finish by jamming up a large
crack to an airy bolt belay.

5177m1Yes
 

Named “Numb Nutties
Traverse”, head left (past a poor excuse for an
expansion bolt from the first ascent) around
awkward bulges till a belay stance can be
reached.

61420mYes
 

Climb up on easy sloping
slabs and cracks to the summit.
Although there are a number of bolts, a
full rack of natural gear, especially cams, is
necessary. Try and pick out the route from
the carpark, as the line is not always obvious.
Plenty of big wall atmosphere, especially on
the higher pitches.

Grade: 
15 ,18 ,18 ,20 ,17 ,14
Quality: 
1.02
Gone: 
0
Length: 
109m
Bolts: 
5
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
Paul Hersey, Hugh Nicholson, 1993
UUID: 
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