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Mt Te Wera

Type
Altitude
2309m

Te Wera is a great rock pyramid and the highest point of the Central Darrans.

Image
Lat/lon
POINT (168.05425644 -44.6582749)
Topo50
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Places

Type Name
Face South East Face
Face South West Face

Routes

Reference Title Grade Length Pro Quality Operations
 North Ridge, 11,II 11,II
0

  • P1
  • 11
  • Alpine (Commitment) II

Gain the ridge from snow leads on the north west (Lake Turner) face. Scrambling, with a couple of steeper steps. The first ascent party climbed from the Te Puoho Glacier via the cols below Te Wera’s south and west ridges. Full North Ridge (from col south of Pt 1969) climbed by James Speirs, Rich Turner, Dave Vass, February 2011.


10 10East Ridge
0

  • P1

Ascend to the Col between Te Wera and Ngaitahu then easy scrambling along the broken ridge to the summit.


7 7South Ridge
1.02

The South Ridge might be a little loose in places, but it is steep, airy and
exposed: a stone cold classic.

 West Ridge
0

  • P1

Start from the col halfway along the ridge. Five ropes lengths on unstable and exposed rock, then scrambling to the summit. The first ascent party accessed the route from the Te Puoho via the col at the base of Te Wera’s south ridge, climbing the south ridge for 200m then dropping to snow fields under the south west face.


 West Ridge Direct, 18 18
0

  • P1
  • 18
  • Trad

Head up a scoop from Lake Turner to start at a notch in the West Ridge. Climb three pitches of 18 up the buttress and then scramble on loose blocks to the summit.


Comments
Attribution
The Darran Mountains (NZAC: 2006) by Craig Jefferies
UUID
 
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