Bloomfield Range

(18 routes)

North-west from McKenzie Col, between the Waitaha and County Rivers.
The Bloomfield Range consists of moderately high and rounded peaks, mainly severely eroded, gravelly schist, but broken here and there by more stable rock bluffs, particularly in upper Reid Creek. The
range is either enclosed in branches of the Waitaha or has big glaciated walls that face into a tributary of the Whitcombe. It has quite an air of isolation, offering easy climbing days high in Westland.

-43.156400000000, 170.879900000000
J34 376 813
BW18 276 196
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Traversing the range
The Bloomfield Range can be traversed from Mt Bloomfield over Artist Dome and along to Park Dome. Much of this alpine traverse is straightforward for climbing parties, but at J34 395803 / BW18 295 187 a couloir leads up to Pt 2196 metres through a bluff line on the County side, and near Park Dome a chimney leads through another small bluff line. This traverse can be a wonderful loop, starting from the Stag–Reid Creek forks and descending off Park Dome.
Yvonne Cook and Geoff Spearpoint, in association with the Canterbury Mountaineering Club


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Mountain Mt Evans (8 routes)
Mountain Mt Bloomfield (3 routes)
Mountain Artist Dome (2 routes)
Mountain Park Dome (4 routes)