Dur-rich-t

Type: 
Alpine
Description: 
The right arete of the Dur. Sensational climbing on immaculate rock.
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
119I60mYes
 

Start just R of the large pale block at horizontal fault 40m right of the corner. Diagonal up and R through 2 laps and between 2 obvious tussock patches to belay on top of R hand tussock patch.

21840mYes
 

Diagonal back L to belay beneath arête.

32250mYes
 

The best pitch ever. Up on L side of arête to start, swinging round to R at 5m. Weave up and L on superb rock and gear, to the only obvious and outrageous break through the roof just R of arête. Up to 1st suitable ledge on R. (Or stay left closer to arête?)

418200mYes
 

Pitches 4–7 continue up the arete to a staunch finish.

Grade: 
I 19 , 18 , 22 , 18
Quality: 
3
Gone: 
0
Length: 
350m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
Rich Thomson, Rich Turner, 8 February 2016
UUID: 
8d14585a-bc8e-43b3-bf55-116c65c02fe3