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South Ridge

First ascent
Kevin Helm, Conway Powell, Richard Price, Barry Scott, December 1972
Located on

The South Ridge snakes along for 8km between Barren Peak and Mt Grave,
ascending roughly 650m. It provides some very good climbing with excellent
protection on solid granite for the first 6km, however the final 2km is made
up of loose rock and numerous gendarmes on a razorback ridge, with steep
drops into the Bowen River on the west and the Tutoko River on the east.
Travel time from Barren to Grave approx 18 hours. Descent via the West Ridge
of Grave to Bowen Col and then down the Harrison River.
The party spent three and a half days ascending the ridge on the first