Dun Fiunary

(5 routes)

On the summit of Dun Fiunary I had small capsules from Otago University Physics Department for a project on UV rays. The sealed capsules had to be left on the summit and retrieved 6 weeks later. I climbed the mountain at least 10 times, by at least 4 different routes, usually alone, though sometimes with Peter Ellen. Norman Hardie, 1992.

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2500m
Lat/Lon: 
-43.945526510000, 170.020808050000
NZMS260: 
H37 709 915
Topo50: 
BY15 609 299
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
North East Face 2-
0
1
From Whale Stream climb a line near the North East spur, or via the gully further west, to the summit.
Rex Booth, RegWinn, April 1939
Arête Route 2-
0
From Jacks Stream take either the west or east arête to the summit.
Norman Hardie, 1948
Stewart Stream 1
0
Quickest access to Dun Fiunary from the west appears to be via Stewart Stream. At about 1200m altitude a spur leads to the outlier to the west of the high peak. Continue along a broad ridge to reach the summit.
Norman Hardie, 1948
South Face 4
0
Climb the obvious couloir in centre of the south face. First pitch 45 m of steep and thin ice, more moderate climbing beyond that pitch. A couple of steeper ice steps before the gully that reaches the ridge 20m from the summit.
Kynan Bazely, Antony Bush, October 2004
North West Face 1
0
From top basin in Whale Stream, at 2200m traverse west onto scree face, scramble up gullies and ribs to ridge 50m east of summit.