Apirana Pk

(6 routes)

This attractive peak above the upper basin of Moraine Creek has some excellent rock climbing.

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
1946m
Lat/Lon: 
-44.693982190000, 168.031471690000
NZMS260: 
D40 164 008
Topo50: 
CB09 063 390
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
South Ridge
0
The overhanging step at the foot of the ridge is passed on the west side. A straightforward ridge to the summit.
Ken Calder, Bruce Clark, Pete Glasson, Calum Hudson, Al Smith, January 1972
South Face 17
2.01
wire representing trad
From the route around the moraine, climb the tussock fan and sidle right across slabs to the small glacier below the South Face. The face is steep and clean: climb the centre of the face finishing directly on the summit (12 pitches on first ascent).
Murray Judge, Al Soon, February 1974
East Ridge
1.02
Climb the fantastic slabs to the start of the rock rib; good rock up to the snowfield.
Ian Cave, Mike Gill, Phil Houghton, February 1962
East Ridge Variation 17
2.01
wire representing trad
At the start of the rib traverse right above the gulf then straight up the steep wall.
John McCallum, Richard Thomson, February 1986
North East Face 17
0
wire representing trad
Up easy slabs to the centre of the face and up the central corner; loose in places.
Dave Begg, Murray Judge, February 1974
North Ridge
0
Climb the slabs from Moraine Creek to an easy scramble up the ridge.
Maurice Bishop, Peggy Matthews, 1951
Attribution: 
Craig Jefferies