Camp Spur

Type: 
Alpine
Description: 
This route is best achieved by following the first side creek met when leaving Carrington Hut towards the cableway. Once through the initial bush bash, keep to the true left of the creek (about 50–60m), some old rock cairns may be found. A steep scree gully is intercepted that leads through a visible gut in the cliffs to reach the easier slopes below the bushline. From here cairns lead to the broad tussock slopes of the ridge (an old trig station will be passed). The final ascent is on snow slopes, a steep rock pinch, then easy ridge to the summit. Some 1994 earthquake damage may prevail on this route.
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
110mNo
Grade: 
1
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Natural pro: 
0
UUID: 
7fc9a1db-4c4c-4943-a910-d693d0cf7258

Comments

Alternate (revised?) access to Camp Spur from Carrington Hut: Follow first side creek (significant washout) met when leaving Carrington Hut towards cableway all the way up to tussock slopes. No bush bashing. Ridgeline above generally trivial until shortly after 1971 m spot height. Steep 60m bluffs around 2100 m may require a rope as rock quality is "variable". Suggest grade >1 (at least in summer and possibly winter)