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A meandering trad route, climbed as an enjoyable access route onto the buttress. The central feature is a huge right-facing corner. Mainly solid rock, would benefit from some further cleaning of vegetation on the crux pitch. On the true left side of the North Branch; halfway between the forks and Ferintosh Peak, is a striking fin of rock, several pitches high, that eases into a prominent spur above. IWC climbs 2 pitches up the low angle lower fin, then 4 pitches in the crack / corner systems left of the fin.
Taichiro Naka, Pablo Borjas Von Bach, Ruari Macfarlane,
All Whale Stream routes except those on the major Peaks (Dun Fiunary, Ferintosh)
Up the stream bed with multiple crossings - either from the highway, or obtain access from Ferintosh Station 03 4350512 to walk old farm track on true right. This, however, disappears after 700m, and is not worth hunting for again. Whale Stream Hut is also now non-existent. A mediocre bivvy rock exists on terraces on true right just below the forks; however better accommodation is found camping on the lovely flats just above the forks in the Northern branch (topo waypoint). Affords a great view of Ferintosh; arguably the most aesthetic peak in the range. 2-3 hrs to here.