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Beetham Crags


The Beetham Crag is about 200m above the Beetham Hut site and south a little, overlooking the Tasman Glacier. The crag was developed in the early eighties. Nick Banks established a few routes in the summer of 1983 and later that season participants on a guides course added more routes. Apparently there are about a dozen routes but records are sketchy, despite this the rock is superb and the setting is without compare. To get to the Lower Cliff, sidle around from the Beetham Crag, crossing the small stream above the gorge. Continue sidling around and down to the crag. There are also some excellent short-medium length rock routes on the Langdale Buttress, situated 2hrs from the Beetham Valley, at the foot of the Mt Chudleigh’s North West Ridge

North West
POINT (170.27304893 -43.57895168)
BX16 798 713
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Type Name
Sector Beetham Crag
Sector Lower Cliff