Pluto

(2 routes)

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Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2480m
Lat/Lon: 
-44.615381790000, 168.386274500000
NZMS260: 
E40 440 112
Topo50: 
CA10 339 494
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
North West Face I 2
0
From the Bedford Valley a prominent scree fan leads to a couloir. A variety of routes up rock and snow ledges leading round towards the North West Face can be followed, the final ascent of the tower being up a couloir on the North West Face. Variations on the ledges up the tower have been followed. From Pluto Col climb scree until the foot of a vertical step in the ridge is reached at a point overlooking Spaniard Valley. Here a large ledge tends round on to the western face to gain the couloir on the North West Face. Follow beautiful big red stepping-stones from here to the summit.
J.A. Sim, V.J. Leader, K. Grinling, Dec 1931.
South Buttress. II 15
0
From Pluto Col. This is the steep left-hand ridge viewed in profile from the bivvy. The route includes 2 distinct overhanging steps, both of which are turned on the climber’s right. It is loose and steep. Descent is via abseil back down the route.
R. Braddock, L. Braddock, Feb 2009.
Attribution: 
Allan Uren & John Cocks. Photo Brian Wilkins.