Rabbiters Pk

(5 routes)

-44.048757460000, 169.774663970000
H38 516 793
BZ14 416 177
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
West Face 1
Follow a streambed from the South Huxley, cross the scree slope and scramble up the steeper rock to the summit.
First ascent unknown
North Face from lower Hopkins Valley 2
One of the more accessible routes in the Southern Alps. Drive your 4WD to the base of the slope and choose a route up through the scattered beech forest and tussock. Cross onto the snowslopes and onwards in a westerly direction to the southern summit. A superb spot with views from Mt Aspiring to Malte Brun.
Christopher Johnson, Harry Stevenson and Lyn Stevenson close to the summit January 1938
East Ridge 2
Either along the ridge from Rams Head, or from the bush edge in the North Temple, climb the steep tussock slopes to the crest of the ridge, then follow the ridge west to reach the summit. Rocky sections along the ridge can be turned on the north side.
First ascent unknown
South Face 2+
Ascend the steep cirque wall at the head of the valley then strike up towards the permanent snowfield. Follow a line up through the bluffs to the low peak. The high peak is approximately 400m further north across easy snowfields.
First ascent unknown
Honey Badger WI4
Honey Badger can be found in a secluded gully system on the east side of Rabbiter’s Peak. The lower part of the route is not visible in the picture above. Climb four long pitches, WI3-4. The best descent is to abseil the route.
Jamie Vinton-Boot, Paul Hersey, August 2011