Rock Solid Route

Type: 
Alpine
Description: 
Starting from the snow shelf half-way up the wall, the route climbs the buttress left of a large, right-facing arch. Access is by abseil from the Ngapunatoru Plateau. Bolt belays.
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
1190mNo
 

Right facing ramps and corners.

2170mNo
 

Continue up corner tending left in grooves.

3180mNo
 

Climb short face into groove, continue climbing groove and face to the right.

4240mNo
 

Stepping left from belay head up face left of arête on marginal gear into right tending flake systems. Traverse right to belay.

5230mNo
 

Up groove directly above belay then left around arête continuing up face. Trend right to belay.

6240mNo
 

Up flakes left of arête, follow seams diagonally rightwards to features above arches, belay out right in alcove.

7250mNo
 

Climb overhanging corner and crack above.

8170mNo
 

Straight up wall then trend right to belay in corner.

9180mNo
 

Head up and left from belay following corner and slabs for 40m.

10150mNo
 

Follow crack left of belay then up on jugs to large ledge.

11200mNo
 

Start up weakness left of belay and follow seam until a move right leads through an overlap.

Grade: 
19 , 17 , 18 , 24 , 23 , 24 , 25 , 17 , 18 , 15 , 20
Quality: 
3
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Attribution: 
Craig Jefferies
Ascent: 
Paul Rogers, Derek Thatcher, Mayan Gobat-Smith, Craig Jefferies, January 2007
Route Image: 
UUID: 
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