Hooker Face

(4 routes)

The steep lower sections of the routes on this face have become longer than when they were first climbed due to thinning of the Empress Shelf.

Type: 
Face (Alpine)
Aspect: 
West
Access: 

The Empress Shelf can be accessed either via Earle’s Gap or by traversing from the top of the North West Couloir on the Low Peak. The latter is not a direct access route But usually stays in condition longer than the Earle’s Gap options.

Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
Perry Street V 4+
0
Ascend the couloir to the right of Earle’s Route and through gullies on rock to the left of the main face to reach the summit ridge near the High Peak. Beware of rockfall in the gully.
Mike Perry, Trevor Streat, Nov
Summer of ‘69 V 4+
0
The two rock buttresses to the right of Perry Street were climbed on the same day.
R Coombs, K Henshall, and Brian Dawkins, S Thompson, December 1969
The Shield VI 4+
0
Up a short steep gully onto a sustained iceshield, often of hard ice, which leads to the summit ridge. As at 2018 this route appeared particularly threatened by ice cliffs. First ascent party unknown.
Original Line V 4+
0
Climb a steep couloir and then either up good rock on the ribs to left or right or up the broad gully between the ribs. The first ascent used the right rib.
Pat Barcham, David Herron, Graham McCallum, Richard Tornquist, December 1956

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