Mt Christina North Pk

(5 routes)

Mt Christina’s North Pk is shown as Pt 2324 on Topomaps, but is probably better attributed to Pt 2284.

-44.782597000000, 168.042455000000
D40 180 906
CB09 080 288
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McCallum Miller
Follow the rock buttress from upper Cirque Creek on the left side of a gully, crossing to the right and up a snow couloir higher up to gain the North Ridge. Reasonable rock, but grassy.
Graham McCallum, Ralph Miller December 1962
The Troubled Land VI 4
Long mellow sections of narrow couloir with frequent steps to the snowfield. Move right and finish up the couloir of the Miller McCallum line.
Guy Mckinnon, September 2012
Gully to North Peak IV WI4
Starting as for the Original west face route until the first cleft, moving into a broad gully where possible. The route trends left out of the gully at points to avoid steep ground but never strays from it entirely. At about half height traverse some bulges, committing moves left, before regaining the gully and summit. A long 1200m ice climb. Descend via the Original Route; note that this involves tricky route finding and unstable snow late in the afternoon. "For my level of fitness and understanding of the Darrans this route was probably pushing it a bit. Diving home I woke up hitting marker posts and had to sleep a few times. Looking back with a bit more knowledge I probably had trashed blood sugar levels and was a bit hypothermic.“ – Merv English.
Merv English (solo), November 1976
3 Sea of Tranquillity 18 200m
wire representing trad 1
Five pitches: 17, 16, 17, 18, 17. Climb the standard route out of Cirque Creek to the high basin left of the Skyline Buttress. To reach the start, head leftwards up into a rocky gully to the base of the West Face. You will see a pillar towering over the top of the gully. Climb up and right over this pillar and move rightwards along a ledge system, bypassing a wide crack until reaching a nice hand-crack approximately 3m further on. Angle towards the V-groove you’ll have seen from down in the gully. Sensational 40m pitch.
Steve Carr, Andrew MacFarlane, Des Smith, February 2000
Gauloise Falls III WI5
The arty cascades that you scuttle around in summer on the way up Christina. Four pitches. Two pitches had amazing clear ice, so it felt like climbing directly on top of the rock and tussock. Descend by rapping off of the top pitch, and then sidle off the ledges on the true right. The winter of 1992 was exceptionally cold and these falls froze good and solid. They may not form that often.
Brian Alder, Matt Evrard, Dave Fearnley, July 1992
Craig Jefferies