The Groke

Type: 
Alpine
Description: 
Left Wall. Generally follow the vague weaknesses just left of the obvious drainage line on the face. Even so, protection and belay anchors are sparse on some pitches, though belays are generally on good ledges. Some pitch descriptions are generalised.
Reference: 
TG
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
1154-0mYes
 

Weave in and out of ledges and overhangs seeking the easiest route, towards the prominent line in the middle of the wall

2150mYes
 

As above.

3150mYes
 

As above.

4170mYes
 

From below the overhang move left and up around the overhang, then up a faint corner.

5130mYes
 

Continue up the wall following the weakness.

6130mYes
 

As above

7160mYes
 

Follow a faint crack to the upper overhang.

8160mYes
 

Through the upper overhang, and into a chimney.

90mNo
 

Easy climbing leading to a scramble to the summit.

Grade: 
4- 15 , 15 , 15 , 17 , 13 , 13 , 16 , 16 ,
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
Fiona Bowie, Richard Thomson, 1987
UUID: 
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