Via the ridge north of Rough Creek.

Type: 
Alpine
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
1II20mNo
 

From Aspiring Hut cross Cascade Creek (bridged) and strike up through the bush from the top of the flats opposite the hut, to meet Rough Creek at the foot of the hill slope. Cross Rough Creek on avalanche ice to gain the scrubby ridge to the north. The ridge joins Governors’ Ridge between Plunket Dome and Islington. The main obstacle is usually a large schrund a short distance below Governors’ Ridge.
The first ascent party took five and a half hours to reach Governors’ Ridge from a bivvy well above the bushline. It seems likely that this time could be improved considerably in good conditions and a time of six hours from Aspiring Hut to the ridge seems reasonable.

Grade: 
II 2
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Roland Rodda, Rod Sinclair, Leo Quinn & Ralph Glasson, Dec 1939.
UUID: 
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