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The Spike

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1440m
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POINT (171.62107944 -42.96703768)
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Routes

Reference Title Grade Length Pro Quality Operations
 Gunbarrel Scree, 2 2
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  • P1
  • Alpine (Technical) 2

Approached via the long, very steep, dangerous, scree shoot just downstream of the East Edwards River confluence. This shoot is known locally as the Gunbarrel Scree. A quick observation of the riverbed should leave you in no doubt as to why! Climb the scree upwards and southwards into a narrow gut joining the saddle between the two peaks. Both summits can be climbed on rotten rock from this point. Wear a helmet, and keep looking up! A dangerous route.


 South West Ridge, 1,II 1,II
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From the confluence of the the Edwards and Mingha Rivers, head up through reasonably open beech forest. Trend towards the Mingha side to avoid a bluff, then follow the ridge to bushline. Two minor sections of bluff as well as a pocket of thick juvenile beech can be passed on the Mingha side. Travel from bushline to the summit is short and straightforward. A 4–6hrs round trip.


  • P1
  • Alpine (Technical) 1
  • Alpine (Commitment) II

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