Mt Forbes

(4 routes)

Mt Forbes was first climbed by Hugh Wright and Jim Murphy in February 1912 during their return to
Mt Cook after the first ascent of Mt Arrowsmith.

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2583m
Lat/Lon: 
-43.495460220000, 170.587806700000
NZMS260: 
I35 149 430
Topo50: 
BX17 050 813
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
From the Ballium Snowfield
0
Edgar Williams, Jan 1932
South Face 1+
0
From the upper Macaulay River, reach the head of McKinnon Stream from the ridge north of Pt 2437 metres. Descend to the glacier and follow it to the summit.
Ian Powell, Arthur Thompson, Frank Simpson, L Pracy, T Cameron, January 1940
North West Ridge 1+
0
From Twilight Col (see below) climb the rock ridge directly to the summit or, for an easier climb, sidle south across the upper Butcher Glacier and then up the west face.
South East Ridge 1+
0
From Murphy Stream access Murphy Glacier on the true right. Climb the steepening glacier to the summit or move on to the South East Ridge.
Stan Conway, Bernie McClelland, Jack Pattle, Arthur Dixon, Dave Parr, April 1950
Attribution: 
Alex Palman, Yvonne Cook and Geoff Spearpoint, in association with the Canterbury Mountaineering Club