Mt Isabel

(4 routes)

South of Twain Col

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2598m
Lat/Lon: 
-43.731872790000, 170.013788500000
NZMS260: 
H36 695 152
Topo50: 
BY15 595 536
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Via Twain Col 2+
0
Via Twain Col, climb south along the Main Divide over Mt Eric. The rock on the ridge is rather rotten. See Twain Col [1]. [1] http://climbnz.org.nz/nz/si/main-divide-of-the-southern-alps/twain-col
Peter Graham, Samuel Turner, March 1914
South Ridge
0
Appears to be climbable along the Main Divide from Mt Bannie.
No recorded ascents
West Face
0
Appears to be climbable from the head of the McKerrow Glacier but no recorded ascents have been uncovered.
North West Ridge 3-
0
Traverse around the north side of Awatea Peak to access Isabel-Awatea Col. From the col, climb the ridge for about 150m on excellent rock at around grade 10/11. A short, exposed, rising traverse at around grade 12 (one 45m pitch) leads to an easy ledge and the base of a short steep corner. The corner is the crux of the route and goes at about grade 14. From the top of the corner, about 130m of steep scrambling leads to the summit. Descent was via the NE ridge (the original ascent route) to the Isabel-Eric Col, then down a short icefall back to the base of the route. The divide ridge was appallingly loose rock over several steep towers and the first ascensionists did three short abseils to get through.
Rob Frost, Simon Mills, March 2008
Attribution: 
Alex Palman

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