Cosmos Pks

(2 routes)

The Cosmos Peaks exist in a Pounamu Special Permit Area.

-44.569657520000, 168.290439560000
E40 361 158
CA09 260 541
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
From the Dart
From the Dart, climb Slip Stream until the ledges west of and above Lake Mystery can be traversed to a snowfield from which a steep couloir leads to the summit. A rocky ridge from the same snowfield leads to the higher West Peak. Good camp spots at E40 376 158.
From Beans Burn
Access to the peaks can be gained from the true left of the Beans Burn at the first open flat, from where a creek may be followed to the snowline and the jagged peaks, or cross Beans Burn at E40 349 136 and climb to bushline. Direct access can be gained from Sandy Flat in the Dart. Follow Beans Burn to point E40 349 136, cross the Beans Burn and follow deer tracks to the top of the bushline. Head up a prominent gully which gains access to the south end of the snowfields from where the summits can be gained.
Allan Uren & John Cocks