North Buttress

Type: 
Alpine
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
12I450mNo
 

Pleasantly exposed and varied mixed climbing. Start on the edge of the East Face, up to some interesting slabs to reach the ridge proper. A short steep section on the ridge, then straightforward climbing. The difficulties can be avoided by beginning up a snow couloir east of the initial tower. “I have used this route to introduce North Island climbing partners to conditions other than steep snow and ice slopes. I recently climbed it with a friend to ‘approximate’ conditions on the summit rocks of Mt Cook. It’s not a great substitute, but it is probably as good as one can get up here, and certainly the rock is as bad as anything at Cook.”
– Bruce van Brunt

Quality: 
1.02
Gone: 
0
Length: 
450m
Natural pro: 
0
UUID: 
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