Ashburton Face

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

This is a snow and ice climb up a broad snow face followed by one of a number of gullies to the
summit of Mt Arrowsmith. From the moraines at the head of the Hakatere River climb to the
schrund at the bottom of the Ashburton Face. Climb a short, steep section alongside a steep
rock rib to gain the slope above. Climb until a small arĂȘte is reached, and from here either go left
to snow slopes and gullies that join the South West Ridge, or head up steeper rock directly to
the summit. Usually in condition only from late winter to early summer, and subject to rock fall.

Grade: 
3+
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Don Cowie, Jim Clark, November 1958
UUID: 
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