Urquhart Peak

(3 routes)

Named after the Urquhart family who managed Algidus Station in the 1920s and 30s.

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2132m
Lat/Lon: 
-43.123540000000, 171.123304000000
NZMS260: 
J34 573 854
Topo50: 
BW19 473 238
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
NWr North West Ridge
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Originally reached from the long ridge commencing from the confluence of the North Mathias River and Canyon Creek.
Roger Chester, Alan Willis, John Pascoe, December 1930
NWf North West Face 1+
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From the West Mathias River, follow the side creek draining Urquhart Peak to a basin at its head. From here climb mixed snow and rock to the top.
SR South Ridge.
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From the West Mathias River, follow the side creek draining Urquhart Peak. Before gaining the basin at the head of the creek follow a rock spur leading to the South Ridge. Scramble up the ridge, negotiating a steep tricky step before the summit.
Gerry Auton, Joe Hulek, Nowell Syme, Bill Truman, A (Bun) Wicks, January 1950
Attribution: 
Yvonne Cook and Geoff Spearpoint, in association with the Canterbury Mountaineering Club