South West Face

(2 routes)

A relatively small face, with good rock. Descent via the South or North Ridge.

Type: 
Face (Alpine)
Aspect: 
South West
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
1 Original Line 200m
0
Start in the centre of the face and climb a prominent crack, slanting left to finish up a loose gully, emerging high on the West Ridge. Technical climbing with some sections of aid.
Harold Jacobs, Ralph Miller, February 1970
2 Nature Identical Dave II 22 , 18 , 13 , 17 220m
1.02
wire representing trad
Start in the centre of the face and climb just left of the overhangs.
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
122II55mYes
 Start in the centre of the face and climb just left of the overhangs.
21855mYes
 The groove is steep and exciting bridging.
31355mYes
 Head a little left, onto a slight buttress.
41755mYes
 Good climbing in a crack and groove system takes you around the left end of the big overhangs and up to join the top of the South Ridge.
Bruce Dowrick, Rich Thomson, Rich Turner, February 2010
Attribution: 
The Darran Mountains (NZAC: 2006) by Craig Jefferies
UUID: 
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