Mt Weld

(1 route)

Named for Frederick Weld, who in March 1855, with Alphonse Clifford, climbed onto a high point on Turk Ridge and spotted Tarndale, which led to the upper Clarence and opened up the important droving route to Canterbury.

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2114m
Lat/Lon: 
-42.098016300000, 172.854970710000
NZMS260: 
N30 980 010
Topo50: 
BS25 880 393
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
A South East Ridge 2
0
From the Hydro Rd. Follow a 4WD track to power pylons on the end of the spur. Pleasant ridge scrambling leads to a difficult notch at about 1950m. Turn it by descending steep slopes on the east, crossing a gully and climbing up the final easy slopes to the summit. There are easy descent routes via scree and tussock into streams on either side of the ridge.
Attribution: 
Ben Winnubst