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North West Pillar

Natural pro required
First ascent
Rich Thomson, Rich Turner, 7 February 2016
Located on

The massive pillar on the north end of the west face: a series of towers.
Awesome! At the base of the pillar is a large roof. The orange wall below
this is split by a diagonal crack running R-L. Scramble/pitch to the grassy
ledge below this.
The first crux pitch could possibly be avoided by scooting up to the right of
the overhang and chimney to the base of the next tower.
Great looking walls on pitches 3, 5, and 6 (possibly grade 20/21?) could be
climbed instead of the easier arête.

  • P1
  • 22
  • Alpine (Commitment) II
  • 40m
  • Trad

Climb the diagonal over a wee roof to a step left to belay in or under alcove.

  • P2
  • 18
  • 50m
  • Trad

Bust out right and steeply up to belay at blocks with rock drawbridge below the next tower.

  • P3
  • 18
  • 360m
  • Trad

Pitches 3–9 continue up the pillar.