The Old Man And The Scree

Type: 
Rock
Description: 
This route is accessed from the first swingbridge on the Hooker valley track, along an old track that follows down the true left bank of the Hooker River. Visible from the village is a prominent scree slope and a series of buttresses leading to the ridge between Pt 1827m and Pt 1566m. Ascend the scree then aim for the left side of the buttress that separates a large hidden gully from the main scree. Climb slabs immediately right of a big corner and finish up the chimney. Two 60m pitches (grade 15), sparse protection, and loose rock. Walk off the back. According to Trev, it’s a ‘pretty worthless route for the effort to get there.’ Sandra Martin, Trevor Streat, Dec 2014
Reference: 
1.16
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
115120mYes
 

a slab / chimney affair up the lookers left side of the buttress separating the "hidden gulley"from main scree. walk off the back.

Grade: 
15
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
120m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
eyore and growly 25th dec 2014
Route Image: 
UUID: 
18132ea4-f52c-47d8-933b-b6160dfbf220