South West Ridge

Type: 
Alpine
Description: 
From a kilometre north of Red Hut travel through the beech forest to the foot of the ridge. Towers on the ridge are turned by sidling across both west and north faces. The first ascent party were benighted high on the ridge - they were the first party to discover that the route is long and requires considerable time on the sometimes friable rock. A challenging climb.
Pitch(es): 
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13+0mNo
Grade: 
3+
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Scott Gilkison, ErniePresland, Harry Stevenson, November 1934