Ngai On All Night

Type: 
Alpine
Description: 
The north face of Ngāitahu is easily visible from the lower Hollyford valley and has plenty of scope for more routes. Descent on the first ascent was to the col between Ngāitahu and Te Wera and then the Te Puoho Glacier, Karetai Col, and Lindsays Ledges to Lake Turner.
Pitch(es): 
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120III500mYes
 

Ten pitches. A long route on compact, difficult-to-read rock that offers sparse protection. Scramble up 100 metres to belay. Three easy pitches, then another through an overlap and up and left to belay. The fifth pitch (crux) takes an intricate line on beautiful coarse stone. Continue to the top, generally trending right to find runners and easier ground.

Grade: 
III 20
Quality: 
1.02
Gone: 
0
Length: 
500m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
1
Attribution: 
Richard Thomson
Ascent: 
Rich Thomson, Rich Turner, Dave Vass, February 2008
Route Image: 
UUID: 
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