Mt Coates

(2 routes)

Named after Joseph Gordon Coates, the first New Zealand-born citizen to become Prime Minister.

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2400m
Lat/Lon: 
-43.475101810000, 170.588986460000
NZMS260: 
I35 150 452
Topo50: 
BX17 050 836
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
North Ridge 1+
0
A straightforward climb from Separation Col. Alternatively, ascend snow slopes from the confluence of the Separation and Butcher Glaciers to join the south-east ridge close to the summit. Coates can also be climbed from Twilight Col.
Edgar Williams, A J Scott, R H Booth, Jan 1932
South East Ridge 2
0
From the col at Pt 2094 metres (see Twilight Col) it is a slow climb on mixed snow and rock along the ridge to the summit.
David Hall, John Rogers, December 1950
Attribution: 
Alex Palman. Yvonne Cook and Geoff Spearpoint, in association with the Canterbury Mountaineering Club