Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
II 19
Natural gear required
One or more images in route detail.

P1: traverse in above roofs from right. find a way up the wall, angling up and left towards weakness feature
P2: head up the crack/weakness
P3: continues up the weakness, passing a loose section which would be better avoided by climbing left
P4: corner to crack on right with steep short off-width at top
P5: excellent climbing on the left arete
P6: continue up the buttress to top, take a photo on top of the pointy boulder overlooking the Hollyford.

This route is on the buttress that marks the end of Tuhawaiki's south-east ridge. Left-hand skyline in photo. Access by walking up ridge above Rainbow Lake. Descend gully looker's right via three abseils and down-scrambling.

Kester Brown, Greg Jack, Troy Mattingley. Feb 2014

II 19
One or more images in route detail.

7 pitches in total.
First 5 pitches up broken buttress.
P6 is a good quality grade 19 corner.
P7 is and very traditional crack/chimney pitch that goes at about 14.

This route is to the right of Over the Rain Bro

Mike Buchanan, Kieran Parsons. 11/2/15

  From Rainbow Lake climb around to the snowfield and cross this to reach the upper part of the ridge.

Alex Dickie, Jim Speden, February 1937

I 16
Natural gear required
  Good climbing on the sharp-edged spur between the Rainbow Lake and Boulder Basin catchments. Walk off on the Boulder Basin side when the spur levels off (though it'd be worthwhile continuing on to join the North Ridge to the summit).

John McCallum, Tom Riley, Dave Vass, February 2013

  Follow a broad ridge to the summit.

John Cocks, Richard Whinham, Al Smith, Pete Glasson, January 1972

  First climbed from the Te Puoho via the couloir on Taiaroa and traversing show slopes to the ridge.

A M Green, Jim Milne, Richard Stewart, January 1959

Craig Jefferies
This place appears in: 
The Darran Mountains: an alpine and rock climbing guide


Mountain Rothorn (3 routes)
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