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for the record we described it as a test piece beacuse the crux was so steep for a ridge, even compared to face routes such as the Shiela face. All the technical difficulties involved mixed climbing and scraping soft snow off rocks to look for protection
Mt Hopkins rises steeply from the Richardson Glacier. The climb has been described as a real test piece. Follow the obvious spur upwards toward the east ridge. Crux section is near three-quarter height. The rock strata provides very little assistance to climbers hence the route is best tackled when iced-up.
Bill McLeod, Peter Dickson November 1992