Mt Dark

(10 routes)

TBA

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2496m
Lat/Lon: 
-43.884600000000, 170.045400000000
NZMS260: 
H37 726 983
Topo50: 
BY15 627 367
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
North Face 1
0
Follow the south branch of Bush Stream up easy angled slopes directly to the summit.
Attempted December 1936, Rex Booth, E.Williams. First ascent unknown
North East Ridge 2+
0
Climb a rocky spur out of Bush Stream immediately down valley of the waterfall/basin below Mt Dark. A stiff scramble from there to the summit involving some full on climbing.
Andy McFarlane, Tom Pilkington, 1994
East Ridge 2-
0
Follow the track on the south side of Dead Horse Stream then steadily gain height along a narrowing ridge to the summit.
First ascent unknown
South Face 2
0
Travel up Twin Stream past the impressive bluffs. At 1500m altitude, plod a line up to the permanent snowfield and on to reach the summit ridge west of the summit. A variation is to climb the narrow gully leading directly to the summit.
First ascent unknown, but the gully route was climbed by Fiona Bowie, John McCallum and Richard Thomson, 1987
Toto We Ain’t in Canada No More WI4 160m
0
Mal Haskins, Saul
The Portal WI2 20m
0
Access pitch to The Reality Bird Bath.
Mal Haskins, Thomas Shaovitts
The Reality Bird Bath WI5 150m
0
5 pitches of which pitches 4 and 5 can be seen from the road.
Mal Haskins, Thomas Shaovitts
Comme Elle Vient WI5 40m
0
The name is borrowed from Johnny's favourite Noir Desir song meaning 'As (Life) Comes.' 'Comme Elle Vient' and 'Kapa O Panga' are two of the best ice routes I've climbed in New Zealand. Both are super classic Kiwi water ice routes, and should see some traffic in the coming seasons if they both form. Both solid WI5 by Canadian standards.
Johnny and Mal Haskins
Skidmark WI3 35m
0
Johnny is at pains to say it was named by Mal.
Johnny and Mal Haskins
Predator WI4
0
Kester and Jono 2006