Summit area

(36 routes)

The summit area consists of all the crags above 2400 metres including those forming the crater rim and summit dome. Each of the crags is detailed in clockwise direction starting with Crater Face of Sharks Tooth, Stargate Slab, and West Face.

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The summit area consists of all the crags above 2400 metres including those forming the crater rim and summit dome. Each of the crags is detailed in clockwise direction starting with Crater Face of Sharks Tooth, Stargate Slab, and West Face.

All the crags are involved when completing a crater rim traverse.
Over the decades many climbers have scaled and explored routes all around the summit area, most have not left detailed notes of their routes nor names to define them.

Ice Climbing.
The summit area generally lacks cohesive ice conditions found elsewhere on the mountain. Nevertheless there are a number of good single pitches with safe belays.

1 Crater Face
2 Stargate Slab
3 West Face
4 Escudo Buttress

Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
West Face of the Summit Block WI3
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A good pitch in a fine situation starting up an obvious left to right ramp then directly to the summit. Only one short, steep, step at the top of the initial ramp.
West Ridge Direct WI3
0
The West Ridge forms a beautiful snow arete in its upper reaches and a narrow ice arete around the southern crater rim. Separating the two is a steep pitch, seldom climbed, which forms the crux of the West Ridge Direct.
Attribution: 
Eden, Ross. Taranaki Mount Egmont; A guide for climbers. NZAC, 2003.

Places

Type Title Link to edit content
Face (Alpine) Crater Face/ Sharks Tooth (17 routes)
Wall Stargate Slab (6 routes)
Wall West Face (4 routes)
Wall Sisters Ridge (5 routes)
Wall Escudo Buttress (2 routes)
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