Pk 1975

(5 routes)

(L to R) Sockeye, Fingerling, Fillet Up, Gaffed

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
1975m
Lat/Lon: 
-44.159583471300, 169.739646749000
NZMS260: 
G38 493 669
Topo50: 
BZ14 393 052
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
North Ridge 2
0
Begin at the pronounced rock butress at NZMS498687 and follow the ridge to the reach a point just to the east of Pk1975. A rope may be needed in places on the lower section. It is easy to traverse off the ridge once above the lower butress.
Paul Hersey, Scott Blackford-Scheele, September 2008
Sockeye 14
0
Seven pitches on salmon hued greywacke on the northeast side of the face. Begin at crack twenty metres from the lowest point of the slab and climb diagonally towards the crest of the slab. Follow a line parallel to the edge of slab towards the summit. Pleasant climbing with short section of grade 14 in middle of the route. Finish by climbing the Friend crack up the pink slab to the left of the vertical rock.
Ross Cullen, Bill McLeod, April 2004
Fingerling 15
0
Eight pitches with the first and final pitches providing excellent climbing. Begin by climbing the obvious left tending crack for 15 metres, then straight up the fine fall line crack system at grade 15. Continue on up steady grade 12 climbing until the final pitch which includes a section of perfect finger crack, grade 15. Finishes by surmounting the preposterous summit block.
Ross Cullen, Bill McLeod, April 2004
Fillet Up 17
0
Begin at top of the scree just right of darker coloured rock near the centre of the Salmon Slabs and follow the line providing the best climbing, aiming for the high point on the slab. Finish by climbing the lefthand of the two prominent features on the upper part of the slab. Mostly grade 12-13 climbing but grade 17 technical moves on the well-protected final pitch.
Ross Cullen, Bill McLeod, March 2004
Gaffed 13
0
A three pitch route which begins high in the shallow gully on the lower margin of the slabs. Start by climbing the groove on the righthand slab directly toward the summit. Finish by climbing the crack on the left side of the slab. Steady grade 13 climbing.
Ross Cullen, Bill McLeod, April 2004