Peak 1836 "Veteran Peak"

(1 route)

Unofficially known as Veteran peak, the last peak above the Milford road to get a first ascent.

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
1836m
Access: 

Traverse from Mt Ada or Access Peak, no known direct access.

Lat/Lon: 
-44.736339000000, 167.908044000000
NZMS260: 
D40 069 955
Topo50: 
CB08 968 337
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Veteran Peak Traverse
2.01
Veteran was the last Peak above the Milford road in the Cleddau to get a first ascent. As early as the 1950s local climbers had noticed there was a peak, not visible from the road, on a hard to 'Access' section of ridge. 40 year later the first ascent (and traverse) involved two days from Homer Hut, and the first full traverse from Ada to Homer saddle. The west ridge is mainly a walk on solid slabs, the east ridge a steeper scramble.
Hugh Van Noorden, Dec 1985.