21+

Type: 
Alpine
Description: 
Starting at base of the massive corner and roof system, left of Lindsay's Ledges. Descent: ridge to Karetai Col. At the dubious-looking drop-off point, either solo down slabs on the Te Puoho side, or go to the very end of this buttress and down to a 40m rap.
Reference: 
3
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
121II60mYes
 

Up the main vegetated corner, deceptively steeply, to possible break R at 40m. Swing R and up rib to belay.

22140mYes
 

Straight up steep wall above to easier ground and big diagonal corner up left to belay.

32145mYes
 

Up and left steeply to black streak (obvious from ground). Up this to blocky belay.

42145mYes
 

Up deviantly to roof (gear in roof to R). Left to pull through roof on same black streak. Steeply up till angle eases, trending left to L-R grassy diagonal. Hanging belay in diagonal or up corner on left and belay left of top.

560mYes
 

Up the orange wall of dinner plates, to grey slab and up to belay.

650mYes
 

Diagonal R to middle of steep slab, up this to top for some fun (pitch could be avoided by easier scramble up ridge above belay).

Grade: 
II 21 , 21 , 21 , 21 , ,
Quality: 
2.01
Gone: 
0
Length: 
300m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
Rich Thomson, Rich Turner, 10 February 2016
UUID: 
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