Faerie Queene

(3 routes)

Spenser Mountains

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2236m
Lat/Lon: 
-42.264510570000, 172.515173220000
NZMS260: 
M31 700 824
Topo50: 
BT23 600 207
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Divide Route 1
1.02
Use Camera Gully route to gain the ridge above the Camera Gully tarn. Easy ridge travel leads to the summit.
South East Face 2
0
From the Ada valley floor (map ref. M31/709806) climb a scrubby knoll till below a waterfall. Traverse right, onto a tussock knoll (map ref. M31/708811, small bivvy sites here) and then follow a dry creekbed and up a scrubby step to a sloping ledge. Climb steep snowgrass guts to a scree or snow basin, then directly up to the summit ridge. This face is prone to spring avalanches (route uncertain).
R S Odell, December 1933
Matakitaki Routes 1
0
From the West Branch, a basin west of Faerie Queene allows access to the summit ridge, and a basin west of Gloriana leads to Camera Gully & Ada Pass routes.