Ascend the lower of the two major vertical
couloirs on the left side of the Right Buttress.
Five or six pitches of very steep, mixed ice and
rock lead onto the Right Buttress. The second
pitch is the crux with a small overhung section
of ice. This is a shorter, good hard technical
route, without the commitment of the routes on
the main face. It is straightforward to abseil.
- Alpine (Technical) 6+
- Alpine (Commitment) IV
- Alpine (Mt Cook) 6+