Rolling Pin

(3 routes)

The intriguing name of this mountain, so incongruous in comparison with the nautical names of the other Haast Range peaks, is apparently derived from its resemblance to the culinary instrument when seen from the east. It was first climbed by Allan Evans and Geoff Milne on January 3, 1948.

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2249m
Lat/Lon: 
-44.363691670000, 168.708960900000
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Skyline Traverse II 2
0
This is a classic traverse taking in mind-expanding views of the Tasman Sea and if reversed, Mt Aspiring. Continue to the top of Shipowner Ridge from Colin Todd Hut and climb the snow and rock arĂȘte on to the south end of the summit ridge. The long level ridge is predominantly snow and is very exposed on the Therma Glacier side. Return to the hut via the Iso Glacier. The round trip takes about five hours.
West Face II 2
0
Traverse across the Iso Glacier at about the same height as the hut until underneath the summit, which is reached by easy snow and rock. From the hut to the summit takes about two hours.
West Face rock routes 15 , ,
0
wire representing trad
Situated on the West Face of Rolling Pin beneath the 35m abseil descent from the main summit, as seen from below, not the abseil at the end of the ridge. There are five routes, ranging in grade from 15 to 22, all on natural gear, all single pitches, on clean rock. (They were cairned at the time of their first ascents.) The crag is best approached from the hut, along the Iso Glacier (the one footing the West Face of Rolling Pin), well worth the walk.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
1150mYes
 Two cracks to the left of the obvious crack/corner.
20mYes
 The crack/corner itself.
30mYes
 Two routes to the right, one of which is a crack, the other a broken corner starting underneath an overlap.
David Hiddleston, Malaysian Alpine Club members, March 1996.
Attribution: 
Allen Uren & John Cocks