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The Southwest Ridge over THE SPIKE (1440m) is very steep. The route includes several abseils over jagged gendarmes, and some loose inclined slab climbs. In winter other joyful obstacles include a corniced summit cap. Start up the steep creek gully, about 200m up the Edwards River from its junction with the Mingha Valley (this route was originally known as the razorback route for Mt Williams before The Spike was named).