Heemskirk Face

(3 routes)

Accessed from the Heemskirk Galcier part of the Fox Neve

Face (Alpine)
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
Heemskirk Face 3+
Start up a broad gully on the right of the face until above the prominent central icecliff. Then move up left towards the North Shoulder. The icecliff is currently threatening the route.
Maurice Conway, Wayne McIlwraith, Dec 1972.
Arapiles oh Arapiles 3+
Follow the ridge between the Heemskirk Face and North Buttress. Poor rock. First ascent team descended a couloir into the Abel Janszoon after reaching the top of the North Buttress.
M Roberts, A Slater, Jan 1994.
North Buttress 4+
Ascend snowslopes towards Witches Col at the foot of the buttress, and head up the northern side of the rib. After 200m cut back onto the rib and follow it to the prominent notch (may require an abseil). Above here cut left and find the best and safest route through the icecliffs.
Alan Berry, Neil Hamilton, Dec 1955.
Alex Palman

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