Leper Messiah

Type: 
Alpine
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
1WI3100mNo
 

A two pitch climb on The Shield, destined to become a classic. From the centre of the face, tend left toward the snow arĂȘte and up 50 degree ice to a belay. Pitch 2 heads up a short steep ice wall (crux) then tends right across the ice shield. Above this, the terrain relents from 60 to 50 degrees. The final part of the climb is up a 60 degree gully to the summit. Descend via either a 10 m abseil down the west side or a steepish down climb also to the west from the south end of the summit block.

Grade: 
WI3
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
100m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Mike Peat, Tom Wilson, August 2006
Route Image: 
UUID: 
668908f7-1613-4d88-8e83-1972e7020f0d