Mt Una

(5 routes)

A stunning peak as seen from Maling Pass. (Una is the fair young heroine in Spenser’s poem; her name refers to Truth personified). Glacier Gully is a scenic gem, surrounded by steep cirque walls at its head, and in spring much avalanche debris below them.

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2300m
Lat/Lon: 
-42.217077530000, 172.585793600000
NZMS260: 
M31 758 877
Topo50: 
BT24 658 260
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Matakitaki Route 2
1.02
From the East Matakitaki Hut, follow a blazed track through bush and subalpine scrub, then head south into a large basin. Climb a gully west of the peak (best if snow-covered; exposed rock in summer) to the narrow ridge south of the peak, and scramble to the summit. Alternatively, climb to the North East ridge; a 25m rock step may require a rope. From here there is a spectacular view down the steep 1200m east face into Glacier Gully and the Waiau Valley.
Christopher Route 1
0
A scree saddle west of Una in the head of the West Christopher River gives a route onto the final narrow rock ridge to the summit.

Places

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Face (Alpine) Glacier Gully Routes (3 routes)