West Face

Type: 
Alpine
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
12+III0mNo
 

From north of Graham Saddle ascend the prominent snowslopes to the saddle between De La Beche and the Minarets. There can be large schrunds at any time of year on this face, which involves sustained 40-degree snow slopes. The rock spurs nearer De la Beche have also been used. It's also possible to traverse the steep slopes under De La Beche and above the Rudolph Glacier, arriving high on the De La Beche Ridge.

Grade: 
III 2+
Quality: 
1.02
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Hugh Chambers, Jack Clarke, February 1912 (descended)
Peter Graham, Charles Buchanan, C J Thornton, February 1922
UUID: 
22e3074f-2424-4299-9a45-c2e79d8f70fc