Charybdis

(1 route)

Volta Glacier

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2367m
Lat/Lon: 
-44.389289000000, 168.756389000000
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
The West Ridge. II 1
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From Moncrieff Col traverse around the head of the Volta Névé beneath the ridge of the Main Divide before climbing about 100m of steep but easy rock to gain the upper shelf of the glacier. From the shelf good ledges lead up and east across the North Face of Scylla to give access to the col between Scylla and Charybdis. A short scramble on broken rock leads to the summit. The time to the top from Moncrieff Col is about five hours.
Graham Bishop, Roger Barrowclough & Henry Stoddart, after an abortive attempt on Scylla, Dec 1961.
Attribution: 
Allen Uren & John Cocks