The Big Easy

Type: 
Alpine
Description: 
Start from between the two snow patches at the bottom of the face. A near-continuous crack line (fingers to off-width) on the left side of the face, where the best rock is. Take a rising traverse left for a couple of pitches, then straight up. The crux is a short, steep wall on pitch 5. Fourteen pitches in all. Exit was via the South Ridge of Karetai to Turners Eyrie.
Reference: 
1
Pitch(es): 
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122IV600mYes
Grade: 
IV 22
Quality: 
1.02
Gone: 
0
Length: 
600m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
Richard Thomson, Dave Vass, February 2012
Route Image: 
UUID: 
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