Lower Bluffs

(2 routes)

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

Type: 
Crag
Lat/Lon: 
-39.285154030000, 175.592079160000
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Glenn’s Line WI2
0
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.
Dzung Nguyen, Glenn Pennycook, 1990s
Beisley / Grierson Line WI3,WI3
0
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.
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1WI30mNo
 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.
2WI30mNo
Hugh Grierson, Greg Beisley, July 1994