Emily Pk

(3 routes)

Emily Peak can be reached from either the Routeburn Flats, Lake Mackenzie, or the head of Fraser Creek.

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
1815m
Lat/Lon: 
-44.745331160000, 168.204932210000
NZMS260: 
E40 305 959
Topo50: 
CB09 204 341
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
North West Ridge II 1
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From the Emily Creek bridge on the Routeburn track follow the straight rocky gully to the southwest. This is the furthest true left gully of several creeks shown on the map that join Emily Creek above the bridge. Straightforward boulder travel leads to the 1200m contour. Here, leave the stream and sidle into the snowgrass basin, climbing to Emily Pass (1607m), the northern of two rocky guts right of Emily Peak. From Lake McKenzie travel to Emily Pass is straightforward via "Split Rock Track" and then gravelbeds on the true left. Head up from Emily Pass towards the wall of the North West Ridge, at which point a proper rock climb ensues. The technical difficulty is low, but the exposure can be as much as 200m+ and isn't for the inexperienced or faint hearted without rope. The rock can be loose and rock fall is heard frequently on the surrounding peaks.
Wuthering Heights (West Face) 16
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wire representing trad
The West Face, has tonnes of potential for other, harder, routes but it would need bolts as there are few opportunities for gear. The rock is simply stunning.
Derek Chinn, Martin Hawes, 2014
East Ridge I 1
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From the Emily Creek bridge on the Routeburn track follow the straight rocky gully to the southwest. This is the furthest true left gully of several creeks shown on the map that join Emily Creek above the bridge. Straightforward boulder travel leads to the 1200m contour. Here, leave the stream and sidle into the snowgrass basin, climbing to the col at 1544 metres (Fraser Col). From the col follow the ridge to the summit.
Attribution: 
Photo: Neil Sloan
UUID: 
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