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Lower Bluffs

Type

The gorge below Whangaehu Hut has climbing potential on both sides, but only two routes are known to have been climbed.

Lat/lon
POINT (175.59207916 -39.28515403)
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Routes

Reference Title Grade Length Pro Quality Operations
 Glenn’s Line, WI2 WI2
0

  • P1
  • Water Ice WI2

Drop straight down (east) from the Student Bluffs (not by the poled route) into the narrow gorge. This line is on the true left at a sharp bend. Thin ice smears over rock, but not too steep. There may be potential for more routes in this area. Grid ref 343102.


 Beisley / Grierson Line, WI3 WI3
0

  • P1
  • Water Ice WI3

This route is deep in the Whangaehu valley, across the gorge from the hut on bluffs at the base of Ringatoto. The top of the route is visible from the hut. Two pitches of steep ice.


  • P2
  • Water Ice WI3

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