North West Pillar

Type: 
Alpine
Description: 
The massive pillar on the north end of the west face: a series of towers. Awesome! At the base of the pillar is a large roof. The orange wall below this is split by a diagonal crack running R-L. Scramble/pitch to the grassy ledge below this. The first crux pitch could possibly be avoided by scooting up to the right of the overhang and chimney to the base of the next tower. Great looking walls on pitches 3, 5, and 6 (possibly grade 20/21?) could be climbed instead of the easier arête.
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
122II40mYes
 

Climb the diagonal over a wee roof to a step left to belay in or under alcove.

21850mYes
 

Bust out right and steeply up to belay at blocks with rock drawbridge below the next tower.

318360mYes
 

Pitches 3–9 continue up the pillar.

Grade: 
II 22 , 18 , 18
Quality: 
2.01
Gone: 
0
Length: 
450m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
Rich Thomson, Rich Turner, 7 February 2016
UUID: 
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