West Face

(2 routes)

Above the Gertrude Valley

Type: 
Face (Alpine)
Aspect: 
West
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
Orchasm
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Traverse in from below the Barrier-Crosscut Col to the base of the buttress on the right of the waterfall cleft. Six pitches of good rock and lots of scrambling to the Crosscut snowfield.
Jennie Gallagher, Richard Thomson, Dave Vass, Feb 1991.
Clothes Line 20 , 18
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wire representing trad
Inside the gully of Orchasm. Two roped pitches. Follow the face to below an overhang, then to a corner where the skyline arête steepens.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
1200mYes
 

Inside the gully of Orchasm.
Two roped pitches. Follow the face to below an overhang, then to a corner where the skyline arête steepens.

2180mYes
 

Follow steepening arête a short way to the top; sling abseil. Surprisingly good climbing on sparse gear - take some pitons for pro. Carry on through exposed scrambling to the snowfields above.

Keith Riley, Rob Wigley, Jan 2000.
Attribution: 
Craig Jefferies
UUID: 
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