Mt Alba

(4 routes)

Siberia, Newland, Te Naihi

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2360m
Lat/Lon: 
-44.168052260000, 168.987236520000
NZMS260: 
F38 892 633
Topo50: 
BZ12 792 016
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
South West Face II 2
0
From Newland Pass at the head of Newland Stream, cross the Axius Glacier and climb the short, steep face to gain the summit ridge.
J D Knowles, A & G Edwards, L & A Divers, Dec 1939 (High Peak). T Barcham, A Cunningham, B D Matthews, G J McCallum, Dec 1950 (Middle and North Peaks).
East Ridge. III 2
0
Take the well formed track up to the Crucible, a spectacular hanging lake under the south-east face. From the lake outlet there are gullies that lead up to the ridge, after which there is a snowfield and straightforward ridge to the top. This route has had few ascents.
South East Face. III 2
0
The best time to climb this face would be in winter or early spring. This would mean fast access to the face across a frozen lake. Good judgement regarding conditions would be vital for this face. It is avalanche prone and there is a high rockfall hazard if temperatures are too warm. The route goes up the left hand side of the face via a series of steep gullies.
Phil Penney & Allan Uren, spring 1993.
North Face. II 2
0
Gain ledges below the East Ridge and traverse to reach a snowfield and the foot of a rib leading to the middle peak.
H P Barcham, A W Bowden, D E Boyd & R J Cunninghame, Jan 1961.
Attribution: 
Allen Uren & John Cocks