Sky-Lab

Type: 
Rock
Description: 
Three moderate pitches to reach a stunning full rope-length on the smooth diamond-shaped slab, with just one jug at about two-thirds height. Then a short final pitch to reach abseil bolts. Take plenty of quickdraws.
Reference: 
SL
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11530mYes
 

Start just right of gully, climb up then move right onto face and up. Face is sound, few runners. Up easy ground tending a little left to belay bolts on main ledge.

21630m1Yes
 

From belay on ledge move right to belay bolts on face. Route climbs straight up from face belay. A bolt on the face is passed on its left. Up and right to gain the left- facing corner where cracks take runners. Up and right round corner, up to belay bolts beneath overhang.

32045m4Yes
 

Climb overhang past 2B. Continue up left- facing corner (1B near top). Then up and tending right towards big left- facing corner. 1B in this corner marks the point to traverse right around onto face. Then up to belay bolts.

42448m11Yes
 

Sustained. 11B. Straight up to 1st bolt. Above 1st bolt is a cam placement, then move left up to 2nd bolt. left and up to the 3rd bolt, then straight up face passing bolts. There are two wire placements at obvious points where bolts are spaced. At top of pitch move left to belay bolts. Use nut pick to remove wires.

51012mYes
 

Climb easy face straight up to belay bolts on top.

Grade: 
15 ,16 ,20 ,24 ,10
Quality: 
1.02
Gone: 
0
Length: 
165m
Bolts: 
16
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
Bill McLeod, David Newstead, 1992
UUID: 
77cf1f75-a2a2-47f0-8bd1-7bfa9f27951d