Caroline Face

(3 routes)

The last face to be climbed on the Aoraki/Mt Cook Massif.
A Korean party may have climbed a route right (!) of the Clit Route but details are lacking.

Face (Alpine)
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Denz Route 5
Follow the Clit Route to the shelf, then head across the shelf and ascend gullies and snowfields l000m to the Low Peak, meeting the South Ridge 40m below the summit.
Bill Denz, November 1972;
Clit Route 5
From the Caroline Glacier ascend an avalanche fan to gain the left side of three rock ribs that lead onto the large shelf. Above here follow the obvious arĂȘte up to the major icecliffs cutting across the face. Depending on their condition the cliffs can be the technical crux of the climb. Above here continue up a broad rib onto the summit icefields and head directly up the icefields to Porter Col if the icefields are in poor condition.
John Glasgow, Peter Gough, November 1970;
A step to the left 4+
Climb the snow rib right of the Clit Route (from the CR or from the Caroline Glacier directly). Miroslav variation continue to join the East Ridge. The FA of this route started from Pioneer Hut, to Plateau via Pioneer Pass through Cinerama Col.
Adam Darragh, Rob Starmer, January 1988 (to the top of the rib and traversed into the Clit Route);

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