Darwin Buttresses

(4 routes)

From the Tasman Glacier

Face (Alpine)
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
Horn/McLean Rib 4 12
Ascend the prominent rib onto the Annan-Darwin Ridge. The lower half of the rib is good rock (crux 12), but the upper section contains some evil looking, loose black gullies.
R Horn, D McLean, Dec 1969.
Couloir Route 3+
Climb the obvious couloir between the Horn/McLean Rib and the Original route.
Andrew Lock, Luke Trehey, Nov 1990
Original Route 4- 12
Commence up firm rock from the right toe of the buttress and ascend to the first snowfield. Then traverse right and up to a second snowfield before taking the left of two prominent buttresses (crux 12). Above here the climbing becomes easy scrambling on broken rock.
Geoff Wayatt, A Cross, M Douglas, T Terry, R Smith, Jan 1967.
Lost Bolt Buttress 4 14
Ascend the original route but take the right of the two prominent buttresses. So named because somewhere here a Japanese party placed a bolt ladder that no one has found again
R Aitken, S Firth, Dec 1973

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