South Ridge

Type: 
Alpine
Reference: 
SR
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11+0mNo
 

The South Ridge is gained from the vicinity of Battleaxe Col or as part of a traverse from
Amazon Peak. If approaching via Billy McCoy Stream and the Hecuba Glacier, access may
be difficult or impossible. From the head of the Hecuba Glacier, take a couloir that gains the
South Ridge on the Amazon side of Battleaxe Col. The ridge involves some good red rock but
also badly broken greywacke and argillite, including a section of difficult rock over the buttress
that trends down to the Kirk Glacier. From here, move on to snow on the Kirk side to avoid
gendarmes, before regaining the ridge to the summit.

Grade: 
1+
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
H W (Sandy) Cormack, Lloyd Wilson (descended), January 1934
UUID: 
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