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Buttons Buttress

Type
Altitude
2450m

This is the large bluff on the left edge of the Mangatoetoenui Glacier, about 150m below the Summit Plateau. Ray Button climbed three routes in 1983 with pupils on an advanced ice-climbing course: two on the front face of the buttress, and another slightly further up the gully on the south side.

Image
Aspect
South
Lat/lon
POINT (175.57924747 -39.27309534)
Topo50
BJ34 225 497
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Places

Type Name
Face Button Buttress

Routes

Reference Title Grade Length Pro Quality Operations
 Beetroot Boys, WI2 WI2 25m
0

  • P1
  • Water Ice WI2
  • 25m

A line slightly further up the gully on the south side of the buttress.


 Wall of Silence, WI3 WI3 30m
1.02

  • P1
  • Water Ice WI3
  • 30m

The left-hand line on the front of the buttress.


 Radiant Energy, WI2 WI2 30m
0

  • P1
  • Water Ice WI2
  • 30m

On the right side of the buttress.


 Bootsplosion, WI4 WI4 30m
0

  • P1
  • Water Ice WI4
  • 30m

A thin, wandering ice line starting at the bottom-right of the main face (right-hand line on the topo).


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