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Type: 
Alpine
Reference: 
ASL
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
1195550mYes
 

Central Buttress on South Face. Begins at a higher level than surrounding rock. Steep awkward strata, overhangs, and a prominent blackness make this the prominent line. Forcing past overhangs gives pause for thought on the first buttress. Second half of route follows prow up a series of towers. Pinnacles on upper section were avoided on the right side during the first ascent. Finish on the fangs. Truly a feast. Cruxes too numerous to mention. 550m vertical, grades 15-19.

Grade: 
5 19
Quality: 
1.02
Gone: 
0
Length: 
550m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
Ross Cullen, Bill McLeod, December 1995. Direct mid-section, Bill McLeod, March 1996
Route Image: 
UUID: 
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