Spencer Face

(3 routes)

Climbs start in the Upper Spencer Glacier.

Face (Alpine)
South West
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
Carroll-Strong Route 4
Head up the avalanche chute to the left of the Central Spur, then move left onto a snow and rock rib, which turns into an ice arête before reaching the crux icecliffs. These may vary from season to season. Finish on the ridge connecting the West and East Peaks. An avalanche prone route.
Kevin Carroll, Dick Strong, December 1971
Central Spur 4+
An elegant and classic route. Gain the foot of the spur from the left and follow this beautiful line up a snow and ice arête until icecliffs are reached. Later in the summer the arête may involve some technical rock climbing. Depending on the season the icecliffs provide a difficult crux. Then on to the main summit.
Bryan Pooley, Rob Rainsbury, John Stanton, John Visser, December 1972;
Right Flank 3+
Climb up the broad snowface onto the lower shoulder of Mt Elie de Beaumont on the ridge to Mt Walter.
Warrick Anderson, Wilfrid Lammerink, Paul Scaife, June 1974
Alex Palman

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