Turtle Traverse

Type: 
Alpine
Reference: 
4.03
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
120mNo
 

Immediately behind Holly Hut, the overgrown track rises steeply up the Carrington Ridge to where the scrub gives way to tussock at around 1440m. Follow the ridge and climb up towards the Hammer to 1800m. Traverse under the Hammer and climb south-west to 2000m and to the base of the Turtle at 2000m.
Climb the steep buttress and proceed along the exposed arĂȘte of the Turtle to the nose at 2316m.
Back climb or abseil the 10m off the nose and continue direct to the summit at 2518m via the craggy Heberley Ridge.
Descent: Via Carrington Ridge route.

Grade: 
2
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
UUID: 
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