Aspinall

(1 route)

Howard Boddy, the pioneer of the East Matukituki, made the first ascent of Aspinall with his brother, Ernie, in February 1930.

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
1908m
Lat/Lon: 
-44.317590000000, 168.885344000000
NZMS260: 
F39 819 463
Topo50: 
BZ11 719 846
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
The South West Ridge. I 1
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Continue up the East Matukituki until near the foot of the waterfall, where a ridge leads North East directly to the summit. The scrub can be avoided by climbing up a small creek bed on the south side of the ridge, the crest of which then provides a straightforward route to the peak. Snow faces on the south side of the ridge allow some gaps and towers to be bypassed. The summit rocks are most easily climbed on the north side. The climb takes about seven hours from Ruth Flat to the summit.
Attribution: 
Allen Uren & John Cocks