Adelaide Pk

(5 routes)

Darran Mountains

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2086m
Access: 

From Phil’s Bivvy
From Phil's Bivvy drop down and across the basin towards the main waterfall below the North Buttress of Sabre, which usually has a large avalanche cone at its base. Cross the stream 100m down from the foot of the waterfall to slabs on the north side, climbing these to a narrow ledge leading left, up and across a grassy gut to a short rock slab. At the top go left to a short waterfall and then diagonally right up a rock ramp to a large terrace. Take the second gully at the right-hand end to the foot of the North Buttress, then continue to Sabre Adelaide Col, or head right over rock and snow to the Marian Sabre Col.

The col north of Adelaide gives a route to the Gunn Basin and the now overgrown track down to the Hollyford Valley.

Lat/Lon: 
-44.746018000000, 168.058578000000
NZMS260: 
D40 189 952
Topo50: 
CB09 088 334
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
North Ridge
0
An easy route up the ridge.
Gerry Hall-Jones, Rod Ryan, Bryce Wood, Dec 1953.
West Face 17
0
wire representing trad
A line up the middle of the face trending right to exit fairly close to the summit on the Adelaide Sabre Col side. Crux on the first pitch. The party descended the ridge to the Adelaide Sabre Col.
Hugh Logan, Ian Whitehouse, 1975.
South West Ridge
0
Jim Milne, Richard Stewart, A M Greet, Jan 1959.
Attribution: 
Craig Jefferies

Places

Type Title Edit link
Face (Alpine) North East Face (2 routes)