North West Buttress

Type: 
Alpine
Reference: 
NWB
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
130mNo
 

From the head of the Reischek Glacier climb rock to the left of a snow couloir which leads on
to the North Ridge. After the first 100 metres or so the climbing gets more difficult and it may
be necessary to traverse into the couloir (prone to rock fall). Regain the buttress where possible
and climb a large chimney. Once through the chimney, cross the face under the summit to join
the North Ridge just below the summit.

Grade: 
3
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
H W (Sandy) Cormack, Lloyd Wilson, December 1932
UUID: 
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