Ferintosh Pk

(5 routes)

Ferintosh Peak is the most aesthetic peak in the Ben Ohau Range when viewed from the east. Close scrutiny reveals that Glentanner Peak is tucked behind and slightly right of Ferintosh Peak.

-43.912600000000, 170.027800000000
H37 713 952
BY15 614 335
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South Ridge 2
Take the North branch of Whale Stream to its northern head, scramble onto the Ben Ohau divide south of Ferintosh Peak, and traverse north to the summit.
Norman Hardie, 1948
South-East Face 5 WI4 M4 450m
The route starts up steep ice through the lower rock band, slightly right of centre, before following a vague gully system to finish just right of the crest of the main buttress.
Ben Dare solo 8th July 2014
Fluke 3+
From upper Whale stream, cross the glacier for an ascent of the East face. Fluke is a 450m grade 14 climb. Take the ramp on the left centre of the overhanging face, climb under chockstone to reach easier ground, follow central rib on good quality rock to the summit. Some level sections en route. Crux grade 14. Descent is to the south on the Dobson side of the divide, then back into upper Whale Stream.
Ross Cullen, Bill McLeod, January 1996
Stewart Stream 2-
Stewart Stream provides direct access to the south side of Ferintosh and Glentanner Peaks.
No recorded ascent.
Chance III 4 14 350m
On the SE Face, follow the next major rib right of Fluke. Scramble moraines and snow remnants up towards the base of the peak, with a few steps across firn snow to the base of the central butress of the rib. Climb loose rock for the lower/steeper half, following weaknesses close to the crest of the rib, then on quality rock thereafter. From the top, traverse across several towers along the ridge to the summit.
Ruari Macfarlane, February 2021