West Face

Type: 
Alpine
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
15VI70mNo
 

climb the central weakness on the face (marked in above photo). He comments that he encountered ‘endless good ice climbing’ en-route and that the climb ‘was classic kiwi mountaineering style, gully and couloir ice with snow sections now and then. Two sections of technical grade 5 ice and mixed, but says that as he considered himself off-route for both of these sections, he hasn’t considered them in his given grade of VI, 4+. He does add that if the Darrans grading system was open-ended, the route would be grade VII.

Grade: 
VI 5 7
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Guy McKinnon 11 July 2013
Route Image: 
UUID: 
18afb00a-f895-43e5-8f35-500913b2b7d6

Comments

This isn't some skislope like the Caroline face.

It doesn't start off a glacier so it must be subalpinism. But I can read: 4+ is not 5, and where is there any mention of a Mt Cook grade? :)

Leave the real climbing to the alpinists you little subalpine buttercup, Richard Thompson.