The Abbess

(2 routes)

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Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2607m
Lat/Lon: 
-43.674314000000, 170.290565000000
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Unnamed
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Gain Abbey Pass and descend to the Monk Glacier, towards Pinnacle Stream, then climb an easy couloir to the summit.
Harold Porter, Jim Rose, J Milne, Jan 1925
South East Ridge III 4 15
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Follow ramps west of the ridge base to gain a wide chimney. Continue on good rock and loose ledges up the ridge, deviating west as required. Climb 4 pitches of 13-15 through a large pyramid shaped slab at c2000m trending east till a traverse on the east side ends at a col behind the pyramid with a good bivvy ledge. Follow the west side of the ridge till it turns west and the glacier is reached. Climb exposed grade 13-15 on good rock then gain summit via loose slopes and the ridge from the south. Straightforward descent off the NW face. A long fun route on mostly good rock. Around 10 pitches.
Keeley Rhynd and Ryan Nicol. 17 February 2019
Attribution: 
Alex Palman

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