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The expanse of the North Face dominates the view of Rob Roy from French Ridge. Although tantalisingly close across the slot of Gloomy Gorge, the only practicable access is via the Maud Francis Glacier. Follow route 14 across the upper slopes of the Maud Francis Glacier and continue until more or less beneath the High Peak. Access to the face is by a prominent snow chute, above which snow and ice leads are followed to reach the summit ridge about 50 metres north of the High Peak. The nature of the route can vary considerably depending on conditions. The first party took about two hours from the névé to the summit.
The North Face.
Bruce Robertson and Laurie Kennedy, Dec 1975.