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We’d expected the serrated rock crest of the upper ridge – with three prominent steps – to be the crux of the route, but just below the first rock step we discovered a snow slope on the north side of the ridge which appeared to offer an easy route all the way around the rock steps. This was partly disappointing, as the ridge crest itself would have made an impressive climb. A nor’wester was forecast to develop that afternoon however, so we decided to take the fast route and abseiled 20 metres onto the snow slope.
North- West Ridge
http://climber.co.nz/87/news/recorded-ascent by Rob Frost
Rob Frost and Kieran Parsons, December 2013