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Midsummer Muntaneering

Natural pro required
First ascent
Peter Dickson, Lisa Wynne. December 2011
Located on

Probable new route between Hamilton Berry rib and NW rib.
This rock route takes the right hand visual profile as seen from Pioneer Hut.
Start up snow just left of bottom of rib and cut onto rock at any convenience. Follow the rib traversing along pinnacles, chevals, loose sections, until the obvious black triangular wall is attained.
Then traverse a rising ledge/ramp up the black wall from left to right. Finish straight up wide cracks or shallow chimney (crux 15). The route then merges with the upper section of the Hamilton Berry rib.
This is a challenging and interesting mountaineering route which requires some care, however it is not technical rock climb.

  • P1
  • 15
  • Alpine (Technical) 3+
  • Alpine (Commitment) III
  • Alpine (Mt Cook) 4+
  • Trad