North Face

(1 route)

This large wall 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 Ngaitahu and Te Wera and then the Te Puoho Glacier, Karetai Col, and Lindsays Ledges to Lake Turner.
 

Type: 
Face (Alpine)
Aspect: 
North
Lat/Lon: 
-44.657420160000, 168.057775500000
NZMS260: 
D40 182 050
Topo50: 
CB09 082 432
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
Ngai On All Night III 20 500m
1.02
wire representing trad
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.
Rich Thomson, Rich Turner, Dave Vass, February 2008
Attribution: 
by Richard Thomson