Propergander

Type: 
Rock
Reference: 
7
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
12635mYes
 The obvious (if a guide book editor had $1 for every time a route description included the seven-letter ‘o’ word…) clean off-width on the lower section of the Eiger Wall. Classic jamming with hard hand stacks and knee locks. Friends #5 and 6 needed.
Grade: 
26
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
35m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
Warwick Humphries, 29/03/87.
UUID: 
55d25584-ae7d-42d5-8321-54ada1468dc0

Comments

First ascent 29/03/87 (not 1997) according to the 1996 Taranaki guidebook, though some say this might be a spoof (there are Taranaki crags called Warwicks Castle and Humphries Castle...) - see "Egmont Rock Summer" in NZAJ 1987, p. 60.

What's the story with this route then? Has it been done? Does anyone know? Who wrote that report in the '87 journal?