North Face

Type: 
Alpine
Reference: 
NF
Pitch(es): 
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141400mNo
 

North Face Grade 4, 1400m
A fantastic setting, a bit of spice, and a distinctly Himalayan feel. Objective hazard due to
icecliffs and the aspect of the face was mimimised on the first ascent by climbing the lower
part in the evening and then finishing the route the next day after a bivvy. From the Whymper
Glacier tend right across a slabby rock face to a gully. Climb this to a shoulder then left back to
the central snowfield and straight up a gully to the headwall (crux). Head left again under the
headwall before going straight up when the terrain allows, to finish in the col between the two
summits of the Dome. Descent to the Tasman Glacier is straightforward.

Grade: 
4
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
1400m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Guy McKinnon September 2006
Route Image: 
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