Mt Halcombe

(6 routes)

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Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2659m
Lat/Lon: 
-43.511184110000, 170.188239700000
NZMS260: 
M30 780 922
Topo50: 
BT24 680 305
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
North Couloir 3-
0
A popular half-day outing rewarded with fantastic views of the Main Divide peaks and the Franz Josef Névé. There are a number of routes. The easiest appears to be the narrow gully on the north side, accessed from the flat col west of the peak.
Alex Graham, Ebenezer Teichelmann, Henry Newton, Feb 1907 (Possibly via a different route).
East-West Traverse 3-
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From Christie follow the ridge to Halcombe.
Frank Alack, H K Douglas, Dec 1935 (Traversed both Christie and Halcombe).
Pioneer Face 2+
0
The broad snow face that can be seen from Pioneer Hut.
Anne Stocker, Franz Barta, Feb 1941.
Pioneer Face, Variant 1
0
A short loose rock band to the west followed by snowslopes to the summit. Climbed from near the same col as the North Couloir.
Pioneer Face Variant 2 3
0
A good quality rock buttress on the Franz side of Halcombe offers a worthwhile three pitch route. The last pitch is desperately loose however, so rapping off is recommended.
Peter Taw, Alistair Byron, 1988.
Blitzing Everywhere III 4 M3
0
Up the S Bend coolie not described in guide book for two pitches of mixed(M3/4). Followed by 45-60 degree Snow/Ice for 100 m to true summit. Rapped into and down main coolie (Very loose rock on descent). Not sure if this has been climbed by another party before, no evidence of it to be found.
James Bultitude, Mike Mageropoulos, December 2012
Attribution: 
Alex Palman

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