Upper Pillars

(2 routes)

These are the short pillars that abut the top of the ridge on the north side. There are numerous projects in progress.

North East
Walk time: 
30 min

Access is generally from the top track and by taking a side track across to the ridge. Unfortunately viewing the routes from the top will make to hard to ascertain exactly where you are. Alternatively one of the multi-pitch routes can be climbed and another route in this area added as a bonus.

Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
GS Gorse Slab 13 30m
Below the finish of Pioneer Ridge. Abseil to the base of the slab and climb back up, finishing on the right side of the eggshell to the Pioneer Ridge anchor.
Hugh Logan, 2019.
SB Split Buttress 17 25m
From the lowest point of the slab climb towards the arete (crux); then easily to the top of the pillar.
Joe Arts, 2019.


Bolt numbers on these routes are a guess, but should be close enough.