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This broad crevassed snow face is reached by traversing towards Arawata Saddle for about half an hour, until suitable access to the snowfield is found. An easy snow climb then leads to the rocky summit cones. This is probably the quickest route on Barff and would take three to four hours in good conditions. Large schrunds which have developed in recent years near the top of the face may be difficult to cross.
The South Face.
First climbed on December 27, 1939, by two parties: consisting of Jack Aitken, Roy Stroud, Jock Toomey, and Bert Ouelch, with Eric Miller, Dot English, Angus Black, and Len Chant.