The Whirrlies

Type: 
Alpine
Description: 
Starts up obvious short left-leaning ramp in-between Māori Alphabet and the Petit Couloir. Follow obvious corner and gully systems then traverse slightly left to avoid rock overhangs to then top out at tat rap station near top of Petit Couloir or you could top out on summit of Double Cone. In memory of Calum Hudson.
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
1M460mYes
 

Start up short left-leaning ramp then slightly right into obvious steeper turfy corner system

245mNo
 

Up obvious gully and belay at base of short chimney

350mNo
 

Shallow mixed corner that is harder than it looks, then traverse left across slab and up steeper mixed step. Repeat slab traverse and up past the top of an ice step to a snow slope. Crux pitch.

450mNo
 

Cross snow covered slab then up shallow corner and right around block and into more shallow corner with snowfield above

550mNo
 

Continue up snowfield, trending left to finish at rap station near the the top of the Petit Couloir

Grade: 
M4,,,,
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
255m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
Matt Wilkinson, Lincoln Quilliam, 14 August 2015
Route Image: 
UUID: 
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