Central Buttress

Type: 
Alpine
Reference: 
CB
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
1125-0mYes
 

The route used for the first ascent of the Sheila Face is still the standard route. The route begins close to the base of Fyfe’s Gut, on the right of a wide gully. Two grade 12 pitches take you onto the buttress which is followed on relatively easy, occasionally loose rock. The rib is wide and there are a number of alternatives. 200m below the summit, the rib meets a 50m flat ridge. Above here follow either the buttress of good rock, or if iced, move left into a couloir to reach the summit. Some quite quick ascents were recorded at different times in the 1980's by John Dale and Calum Hudson of around 3 hours

2124VI5-0mNo
Grade: 
5- 12,VI 4 5- 12
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
Austin Brookes, Ron Dickie, Ralph Miller, Jan 1967.
Bill McLeod, Jun 1986
Route Image: 
UUID: 
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