Kia rapu i tōku māramatanga [Seeking the Light]

Type: 
Alpine
Description: 
A tricky start with some mixed moves, this line begins to the left of Chocolate Fish and climbs straight up to the Coxcomb Ridge.
Pitch(es): 
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5 pitches (60m). A short 6th pitch can be avoided if you begin belaying above the schrund. Pick your way up and along a right leaning shallow groove with mixed moves on the first pitch, until you can move up and left to gain a consistent ice flow in the second. Near vertical sections through the rest of the climb easing on the final pitch and trending right to gain the ridge.
Gear: 10 x ice screws. Bring mainly shorter screws as this route is likely to have thinner ice than its neighbours.

Grade: 
IV 5 WI3 M4
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
300m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Sooji Clarkson, Gavin Lang 27th July 2020
Route Image: 
UUID: 
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