West Face

(6 routes)

The névé between Syme Ridge and Mt Dixon provides access to the face. The prominent routes are described, and there are a number of other variations, especially in gullies further left towards Mt Haast.

Type: 
Face (Alpine)
Aspect: 
West
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
Middle Class White Boys Get Away With Rape 4- 18
0
Ill-defined rock rib on left of face
Charlie Hobbs, Murray Ball, Dec 1986.
Left Buttress 4
0
Directly under the summit, ascend from a snow cone to gain a rock rib, which steepens in the middle before some interesting pitches on good rock below the summit.
Austin Brookes, Archie Simpson, Dec 1972.
Central Gully 3+
1.02
Ascend a snow couloir and ice gully to the right of the buttress and finish up rock to emerge right of the summit.
Merv English, Peter Hillary, Nov 1976.
Right Buttress 3+
0
Ascend easy-angled, sound rock and finish near the top of the south ridge
Jon Muir, Tom Scissons, Feb 1980.
White Spring 4+
0
South ridge/west face. 300m of mostly 60o ice with some steeper ground. A winter route.
John Fantini, Simon Parsons, Sep 1987.
No way out III 5+ 18
0
Begins at the base of a lobe of rock beneath the shoulder on the South Ridge. Start up a chimney (crux grade 18), head left onto the face, up an obvious grade 15 rock gully
Cam Grierson, Guy White Jan 1995

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