West Ridge

Type: 
Alpine
Reference: 
WR
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
13-0mNo
 

The original route followed Billy McCoy Stream to the Hector Glacier and reached the West
Ridge above the Hector icefall. The upper Hector Glacier is now typically cut off at the icefall
and access to the ridge is best by way of the upper McCoy Stream and Toledo Col. Once at the
ridge, traverse two triangular faces before continuing up the ridge on good rock. The ridge narrows
and is exposed in places. The rock on the northern side of the ridge is good and the ridge
broadens before the low peak.

Grade: 
3-
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
H W (Sandy) Cormack, Lloyd Wilson, January 1934
UUID: 
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