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The Amp-hour Buttress

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Reference Title Grade Length Pro Quality Operations
 Purists Lament 100m 13

The Buttress dividing the Tax Return area from the main Amp-hour face ascending the latters left edge .

  • P1
  • 100m
  • 13

4 pitches “13 qd’s and a 60m rope needed, all anchors stainless and rings, none of this fixed nuts and pitons bullshit. Superb climbing on exceptionally high quality rock.” – Nick Craddock

D (green) D (green)Beggar For Punishment, 16 16 150m

  • P1
  • 16
  • 150m
  • Trad

Appears to take the left hand side of the Amp-hour wall. Little information available about the original ascent. This line was equipped for 30m abseils, Jan 2017

 The Offering, 19 19 191m 10

Take 10 quickdraws, 1 x 60m rope. Very good to superb quality rock. Scaled, bolted and red pointed by Mt Cook Ski Club.

  • P1
  • 17
  • 40m
  • 10

Start on the right of the arete, some slabby moves left around the corner to good holds. Bypass the first Double bolt anchors to a large ledge.

  • P2
  • 12
  • 20m

Straight up ridge on low angle terrain

  • P3
  • 14
  • 25m
  • 5

Step left onto face, good climbing on good rock.

  • P4
  • 17
  • 28m
  • 8

Great face climbing, with a steep finish on juggy holds

  • P5
  • 19
  • 28m
  • 10

An impeccable pitch on 5 star orange slab, move left off the belay to gain the slab, move upon rails over the small roof, amazing moves and the pitch isn’t over continous grade 19 to the anchor.

  • P6
  • 19
  • 28m
  • 10

Climb up and left around the roof on good holds and side pulls, continue up thought provoking climbing with multiple crux sections.

  • P7
  • 18
  • 22m
  • 7

22m, 7 Bolts, grade 18. Great climbing on a prominent aret / hanging block, steep off the block and commit to the roof, climb up and left to break the roof, easy climbing to the top.