East Face

(4 routes)

East face of the Footstool

Face (Alpine)
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
3.02 Wombats on Heat III 3+ 3-
Ascend a weakness through the rock band below the large snowfield, then up to the Main Divide south of The Footstool. There is a variation that links snowfields to the right of the rock band. This is a good alternative to the Couloir Route if the bergschrund conditions are not favourable. During late summer, snow can be completely absent from this face, and the rock is not worth climbing!
Michael Batchelor, Gordon Poultney, Jan 1988.
Couloir Route 3-
From the Stocking Glacier ascend the prominent couloir either to the ridge, or near the summit move right up an offshoot couloir. The schrund at the base of the couloir may prove troublesome late in the season.
Graeme Dingle, Jill Tremain, Jan 1967.
Direct 4-
Follow the face to the right of the Couloir Route via a shallow gully. 1st ascent 9 pitches.
Ray Button, Graeme Dingle, Jul 1979.
Three short ice routes 4-
Three short ice routes have been climbed to the right of the Direct route joining the East Ridge: i) Footstolen (3+), ii) Infoleak (3+), iii) Smash n grab (4-).
Jo Kippax, 1990.