West Ridge

Type: 
Alpine
Description: 
From Harper's Rock Biv, climb tussock and snow-grass to shingle until the ridge turns to a series of sharp sierras. These are passed on the glacier to the north, staying high seems to present few if any cracks. Intersecting slabs and snow-fields lead to the summit. Glacial recession may complicate the final climb in the future. The peak is also climbable from the saddle by Shark's Teeth through a series of ledges and shallow gullies, but this is more difficult and exposed. Spelled "Thomson" on NZTopo.
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
1III20mNo
Grade: 
III 2
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Route Image: 
UUID: 
323a348e-977b-49db-869f-1a8d6f31d5a0