South Ridge

Type: 
Alpine
Description: 
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.
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
14M40mNo
 

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

Grade: 
4 M4
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Bill McLeod, Peter Dickson November 1992
UUID: 
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