HMH

Type: 
Alpine
Description: 
This stunning flow is easily reached using a helicopter and then skiing out down the Leaping Burn. It is at the head of the East Branch of the Polnoon Burn on the south-eastern slopes of Fog Peak. The name is in recognition of the Heli ski guides who passed on the location of this classic line.
Reference: 
3
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
1WI350mNo
 The first pitch climbs 80º stepped ice, ending in an ice cave large enough to shelter four people.
2WI550mNo
 The second pitch erupts out of the cave and onto a 40-metre pillar. If the left hand side is climbed, the grade is WI3+ on 85º stepped ice. If the right side is clung to then vertical grade 5 climbing can be expected. On the first ascent the left-hand side was climbed.
Grade: 
WI3 , WI5
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
100m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Dave Vass, Allan Uren, Rachel Brown, 1996
UUID: 
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