Aftershock

Type: 
Rock
Description: 
Alternative second and third pitches were climbed by Steve Carr, Alastair Mark and Jeff Shamansky March 1999, climbing straight above first belay (Carr, Shamansky, Mark. 19), and moving right from the second belay, ('You be the Judge' - Mark, Carr, Shamansky. 23). Thin face climbing then bridging up the corner. Belay in the corner then continue to bolt belay on ridge.
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
1170mNo
 TBA
2170mNo
 TBA
3180mNo
 TBA
Grade: 
17 ,17 ,18
Quality: 
2.01
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Wayo Carson, John Hamilton, Murray Judge, February 1999

Comments

Top half of pitch 3 has big loose blocks, not fun to climb over!

There's 2 more bolts+another belay between this and centrefire. Maybe a centrefire variation? About 21.

Yes - a two pitch route exists between Aftershock and Centrefire. 'Art for Aats Sake'. Put up by Steve Carr and Simon Kennedy.

The topo in the guidebook is wrong I think, as it shows the variation to the 2nd pitch on the left rather than the right. For the original (17) 2nd pitch, angle left off the first belay. Either that or I got mixed up with the new route.

The guidebook is in fact correct. The original Carson, Hamilton, Judge line goes rightwards from the first belay before curving back left to the second belay. Carr, Shamansky and Mark took the direct line.