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Mt Una

Type
Altitude
2300m

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.

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POINT (172.5857936 -42.21707753)
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BT24 658 260
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Places

Type Name
Face Glacier Gully Routes

Routes

Reference Title Grade Length Pro Quality Operations
 Matakitaki Route, 2 2
1.02

  • P1
  • Alpine (Technical) 2

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 1
0

  • P1
  • Alpine (Technical) 1

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.


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