Southern Bluffs

(7 routes)

These cliffs, unsurprisingly, are to the south of the car park, towards the Whangaehu valley.

Altitude: 
1800m
Type: 
Face (Alpine)
Aspect: 
South East
Walk time: 
20-40 min
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
Chandelier WI3 25m
0
2
Forms fairly regularly, although the ice can be marginal and – as the names suggests – chandeliered. Several options exist. It has a short life so get in early if it is formed.
Spoiled Bedsheets WI2 M2 30m
0
Wide gulley right of Chandalier. Up series of rock and ice steps. Early season route before it banks out
Lincoln Quilliam, Matt Wilkinson, Adam Power, 05/07/15
Central Buttress M3 60m
0
A good mixed winter route. Two pitches on sound rock, grade 8–10.
Don French, July, early 1990s
Southern 20m
0
Straightforward with a steep finish, but quite honestly not that flash.
Pilier Français 60m
1.02
Another good two-pitch mixed line, if anything better than Central Buttress.
Don French, July, early 1990s
Barney's Boots M4 35m
0
Mixed route straight up face a few meters right of 'Camp 2015' overhang. I think more like M3+
Adam Power, Matt Wilkinson 05/07/15

Places

Type Title Link to edit content
Crag French Buttress (1 route)
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