Complete East Ridge

Type: 
Alpine
Description: 
Cross the Lake Marian Track Bridge off the Hollyford Road and go directly through the forest to the base of the ridge. Follow a vegetated weekness left (south) under obvious cliff, then back right, then left again to reach the bush line (about 4 hrs). Then follow the ridge for about 9km to all summits. The black cliff with slabby base that protects the final part of the E ridge to the true summit has yet to be climbed and has been bypassed by all know parties to the north. There is a good bivy platform on the west side of the ridge about 200m N of the summit.
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
130mNo
 

Note: the photo is from Key Summit and shows the line of first ascent which also took in Mt Crosscut and Barrier Peak. There is a descent to Cirque Creek from near Christina’s north summit.

Grade: 
3
Quality: 
2.01
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Craig Jefferies, Steve Skelton, Kyle Walter 6 Feb 2021
Route Image: 
UUID: 
29867dc8-41cb-479c-b1d4-3b603e443e9d