North East Ridge

Type: 
Alpine
Description: 
This route has had several ascents over the past decade; though its first ascentionists have not been recorded. Climb to the head of Harper Creek and head towards the basin below the northeast side of the peak. Ascend a rock slab on far left, which leads to the main North East Ridge. From here the ridge steepens to a short 10–15m pitch (crux). Above is a nice red arete, which is followed until broader, easier ground, to loose rock for the final 50–80m to the summit. Descend the North Ridge.
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
1124IV0mYes
Grade: 
IV 4 12
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
J Dempster & A Gillespie
Route Image: 
UUID: 
be86ba28-0924-49be-a859-dbbcc21b12e8

Comments

Scrambled all the way up to the crux which is about half way up (couldn't find good anchor option once on main ridge)
Found the crux to be more 14/15.
The crux had good rock but in general was no better than the rest of arthurs pass.