Pk 2385

(2 routes)

TBA

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2385m
Lat/Lon: 
-43.943800000000, 169.893100000000
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
South Face 2
0
From Sutherland Stream at 1300m altitude pick a line up the face to the easy snow slope just east of the summit.
Hugh Nicholson, January 1996
South Ridge 2
0
From the col between Glencairn and Peak 2385, traverse the delicate ridge over the multiple peaks of 2385, and descend to the north toward Glenisla. Winter conditions help bind the loose rock together on the ridge. A lengthy winter climb. We climb on the east of the ridge up pleasant mixed ground. Easy going broken regularly by small two to four metre rock steps. Cold fingers scraping snow off unseen holds. The rope comes out a few times and there are some surprisingly hard moves. Our hearts quake when we have to cross a 25cm wide powder snow arête for five metres. We try to carefully compact steps without destroying the delicate structure we are standing on. 'If you fall, make sure you fall left,' I call to Al, as I'm standing on the right to belay. Somehow this doesn't seem to reassure him all that much. Sam Bosshard, New Zealand Alpine Journal, 1992.
Sam Bosshard, Al Ritchie, 1992