Somnus

(4 routes)

tba

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2293m
Lat/Lon: 
-44.665044240000, 168.220884330000
NZMS260: 
E40 312 049
Topo50: 
CB09 211 431
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
The South Ridge. I 1
0
From the bivvy at D40 297 042 in North Branch of Routeburn, which is at the head of a small avalanche path about 100m above the creek on the true left, climb the prominent ridge and rock face to gain access to the snow field above. A small couloir leading left from the head of the snow field gives access to the south ridge of Somnus.
The Somnus Couloir I 2
0
From the bivvy at E40 303 021 climb a prominent steep couloir to gain access to the snowfields above which the south ridge can be gained.
F. Wright, J. Robertson, February 1920
The North Ridge
0
The North Col of the Routeburn gives access over Nereus on the Rock Burn side at the lowest point. Snow, rock and a long couloir lead to the summit rocks.
North East Buttress 4 15 700m
0
The route follows the left hand of two prominent ribs that form the buttress before tending right up easier ground to finish directly on the summit. 700m of climbing mainly on solid rock with sections at up to grade 15/16, mainly on the lower buttress, before the angle eases towards the top.
Ben Dare 11/1/14
Attribution: 
Allen Uren & John Cocks

Comments

See Routeburn North Branch for updated winter climbs on the western buttress of Mt. Somnus: http://climbnz.org.nz/nz/si/aspiring/dart-river/route-burn/routeburn-nor...