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Sumo Wrestling

First ascent
Aaron Ford, Rupert Gardiner, 2008.
Located on
Topo ref

  • P1
  • Mixed M6

8 pitches. Begin up a right leaning gully then move left into a corner system. Follow this towards the ridge on the right until you meet the top of pitch four on Consolation Prize. From here move left across easy snow and mixed slopes before doglegging back right to finish on the left hand side of the Double Cone Summit. See the Queenstown Climbing Club - Queenstown Rock, Ice & Mixed guidebook for a pitch by pitch description of the route. And look out for some abandoned booty on the second pitch from a previous abandoned second ascent attempt. The first three pitches were initially climbed in summer by Julian White and went at grade 17.