Garden Trowel Route

Type: 
Alpine
Reference: 
6
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11840mYes
 

The line tackles the steep overlaps on the lower right side of the Diamond Face before moving up a steep wall to the start of the Bowen Allan corner.
Follow an initial left facing corner in the centre of the overlaps passing to the left of a prominent horn, moving back right along a weakness then up to a shallow groove and belay.

21945mYes
 

Follow right-hand corner onto a steep and eerie ramp that leads to a 15m face; head for a body size groove then great fist jamming out and over the bulge. Step right for belay under roofs.

31735mYes
 

Move up and right into V groove for 10m, then trend right on broken ground to the base of the Bowen Allan Corner.

Grade: 
18 , 19 , 17
Quality: 
3
Gone: 
0
Length: 
120m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
John Barnett, Al Hay, Galen Rowell, Jan 1977.
The original party aided the initial corner through the overlaps.
UUID: 
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