A Stitch in Time

Type: 
Alpine
Description: 
This is a great looking 11-pitch route taking in some well-protected climbing in a stunning setting.
Reference: 
3
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
118III540mYes
 

From the snowfield in the middle of the face climb up to a fixed anchor (red tape).

21730mNo
 

Step right and up 30m, then angle back left 10m to fixed belay.

31950mNo
 

Up 40m to fixed pin, may be difficult to find, then up left to fixed belay

41845mNo
 

Up 2–3m then veer right up seam to fixed belay.

51645mNo
 

Up to fixed belay.

61845mNo
 

Traverse 8m right along ledge then up to natural belay under roof.

72145mNo
 

Step out right onto slab then up 8m to fixed piton. Keep tending right to broad ramp. Follow this left to large ledge and natural belay. Abseil cord is to your right.

81951mNo
 

Belay 10m left of abseil sling. Follow obvious crack with a small grass patch and through right facing corner.

945mNo
 

Traverse left finding line of least resistance through broken rock to natural belay. The abseil sling is to your right.

1020mNo
 

Tend up and right 15m to abseil cord and walk left 20m to summit.

Grade: 
III 5 18 , 17 , 19 , 18 , 16 , 18 , 21 , 19 , ,
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
416m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
Anna Gillooly, David Hiddleston, January 2000
UUID: 
697ea9fe-3a15-4e98-99d4-448a64449208