When this classic route was first climbed it
followed the steepest line into the Gunbarrels that
existed at the time.
Climb either 3.51i or 3.51ii, then up a steep
ice couloir to the left of the Left Buttress (the
Yankee-Kiwi Couloir) to the base of the Gunbarrels.
Continue as for Route 3.48. Awesome fun on a
- Alpine (Technical) 6
- Alpine (Commitment) V
- Alpine (Mt Cook) 6+
Ascends the Direct Start of the Left Hand Buttress Route, then up a steep ice couloir to the left of the Left Buttress to the base of the Original Gunbarrels