Boanerges

(3 routes)

Boanerges was named by Grave, Ombler, Watson and Pinder, who completed the first ascent of the mountain. The Ford car in which they traveled was called Boanerges, which in the Old Testament was ‘a son of thunder’.

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2254m
Lat/Lon: 
-43.983653580000, 169.765702110000
NZMS260: 
H37 506 865
Topo50: 
BY14 406 249
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
West Ridge 2
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From near the Huxley Forks Hut gain height through the forest and subalpine vegetation and follow the steep slopes to the summit. Descent for the first party was via the south east ridge.
N.Baker, T.Beckett, Wilson December 1934
44 South 3
0
This late summer route ascends the steep bluffs immediately beneath the Blair Glacier. Climb right of centre up the bluffs, cross the short moraine to reach the glacier and crampon to the summit. Best tackled when the danger of avalanches has disappeared, and the bluffs are dry.
Ross Cullen April 1994
South East Ridge 2
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From the Huxley bridge gain height through the beech forest, then follow the narrow ridge up the tussock slopes to the peak.
Selwyn Grave, Stan Ombler, Brian Pinder, Len Watson December 1934