Mt Moffat

(3 routes)

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Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2638m
Lat/Lon: 
-43.461549000000, 170.455438000000
NZMS260: 
I35 041 464
Topo50: 
BX16 942 848
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
South East Ridge
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Climbed via Panorama, Bruce Murray, and Upton. Beyond Panorama and its snow plateau, the ridge had a mix of rock pinnacles and snow arêtes, while a tower before Upton Peak, like the peak itself, was turned on the north-east side. A shoulder of snow then led on to a narrow section of fine black crumbly rock that several early accounts disliked, followed by a step in the ridge that was passed on snow out to the left. Above this, a snow plateau with crevasses Climbed via Panorama, Bruce Murray, and Upton. Beyond Panorama and its snow plateau, the ridge had a mix of rock pinnacles and snow arêtes, while a tower before Upton Peak, like the peak itself, was turned on the north-east side. A shoulder of snow then led on to a narrow section of fine black crumbly rock that several early accounts disliked, followed by a step in the ridge that was passed on snow out to the left. Above this, a snow plateau with crevasses led them to the summit
A J Scott, Alf Brustad, Russell Fraser, Jan 1933
From the West 2
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From the Butler River South Branch, access the upper Gino Watkins Glacier. This may be difficult. Climb snow slopes to the snow saddle between Mt Moffat and Mt Livingstone and continue to the summit
Laurie Osborne, Bruce Waterhouse, John Harrison, B H (Snow) Williams, Jan 1954
South West Ridge 2+
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The first ascent party camped on the Nansen névé and crossed the west ridge of Cassino to access the Gino Watkins Glacier. The descent into the Gino Watkins was particularly steep. From theGino Watkins Glacier climb the west face of Pt 2543 metres to access the Main Divide southwest of Mt Moffat. The summit ridge was largely sidled on the left, returning to the Divide just below the top for a final arête. Reported as scrambling, with the odd pitch along the Main Divide.
John Nankervis, Phil Castle, Grant Stotter, Pat Thorn, Dec 1978
Attribution: 
Alex Palman, Yvonne Cook and Geoff Spearpoint, in association with the Canterbury Mountaineering Club