Onslow Buttress

Type: 
Rock
Reference: 
OB
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
1140mYes
 Start a little right of the toe of the buttress and scramble up a bit to gain the crest. Straightforward climbing with spaced gear to reach a large platform with an old bolt station.
2160mYes
 Nice climbing protected by microcams, with a committing move to the right after about 20 metres.
3150mYes
 Continue up the right side, moving back to the crest for the belay.
4150mYes
 Continue up the right side of the buttress.
560mYes
 Gain the lower-angled area and scramble a full pitch with no protection.
6160mYes
 Belay under the overhang just right of the buttress and pull through on good holds. Nice climbing with good microcams.
7160mYes
 Climb out left on to steep broken ground with good gear and protection, then above the ledge move up through big blocks on the right.
8130mYes
 Broken ground with steeper sections and scrambling intermingled.
9120mYes
 Mostly scrambling with a couple of steeper sections leading to the final top out on the pinnacle summit.
Grade: 
14 ,16 ,15 ,15 ,6 ,16 ,16 ,13 ,12
Quality: 
1.02
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
Francis Main, Lindsay Main, 2015
UUID: 
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