South Ridge

Type: 
Alpine
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
130mNo
 

From Malte Brun Pass head up the ridge, skirting the first pinnacles on the west side, and then up the crest of the ridge, which rises in two long steps. The rock is highly variable and in parts the ridge is quite exposed. Despite this most of the ridge is on snow and ice.

Grade: 
3
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Attribution: 
Alex Palman
Ascent: 
Peter Graham, Claude Macdonald, Jim Murphy, Feb 1909
Hugh Logan, Lindsay Main, Jun 1983 (Descended).
UUID: 
97240763-5b9f-4f31-b2b8-5c9dd15ba49a

Comments

An earlier descent of Malte's south ridge occurred on 28 February, 1958. The party: Ivan McDonald, Peter Olorenshaw, Dave Elphick and John Richards. The latter recorded the event in the 1958 NZ Alpine Journal (Malte Brun, The South Ridge. J. E. Richards).