Falling Mountain

(1 route)

So named after the magnitude 7.1 Arthur’s Pass earthquake on 9 March 1929, which caused the total collapse of the mountain’s 900-metre high northwest side.

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
1901m
Lat/Lon: 
-42.899515340000, 171.687426570000
NZMS260: 
K33 028 111
Topo50: 
BV21 928 495
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
South West Ridge 1
0
Start from the head of the Edwards Valley near Taruahuna Pass. Other routes may be taken from near Taruahuna Pass and Tarn Col on the Otehake side of the mountain. Beware of major rockfall problems across the entire northwest face.
C E Fenwick, H F Baird, H McD Vincent, 10 December 1930

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