Clearances

(5 routes)

Backside of Telecom Tower, wall to right of Red Wall

Type: 
Face (Alpine)
Access: 

Queens Drive.

Lat/Lon: 
-45.062427250000, 168.802013400000
NZMS260: 
F41 795 633
Topo50: 
CC11 695 015
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
64 A.D.D. 15 200m
0
5 pitches. Start up the clear crack system approximately 50m right of the FI. The first pitch follows the crack until an obvious ledge. P2 steps left and goes up a right facing corner onto a section of slab to a belay at the base of a turf filled left facing corner. Climb to the FI ledge. Cross right over the Clearances gully to the base of the clean looking buttress. Head up a crack system on the LH side, this can be climbed as two shorter pitches or one long pitch. For the final 7m head direct up the slab rather than the easy gully to your left.
Danny Murphy, Daniel Joll, Anna Ruotsi, 2011.
65 S.A.D (A.D.D. Winter Variation)
0
Up pitch 1 of ADD (slabby, thin M5+). Continue directly up this crack system, following a wide crack onto a ramp into Clearances gully on pitch 3. Move up and left, exiting via spectacular final pitch of Indian Summer. (M6+)
Steve Fortune, Milo Gilmore, 2012.
66 The Clearances M4
3
Follows the first obvious gully right of the Fastest Indian/ Indian Summer. Climb featured mixed ground, which can be iced depending on conditions, until the angle relents and transitions into a snow gully leading until the prominent ledge below the Telecom Tower. From here move rightwards beneath the overhang and directly up the rock wall above (crux) into solid ice flow to ridge. Route doesn't go rightwards to ridge as shown in guide photo.
Andy Macfarlane, Mark McCaughan, Steve Carr, 2000.
67 The Clearances Direct M5
0
A direct finish to the original route which climbs two pitches up the upper gully from the big ledge direct through the overhangs.
Danny Murphy, Anna Ruotsi, 2011.
67a Royal Blood M6
2.01
2
Starts in the steep corner with two small overhangs just up the snow gully right of The Clearances. Follows a series of steep corners, broken up by snow ledges and ramps for three pitches. The fourth pitch climbs the wall just to the right of the final pitch of The Clearances, joining that route just below the final ice section.
Ben Dare, Kester Brown, Aug 11, 2015
Attribution: 
Material from "REMARKABLES ICE & MIXED FESTIVAL ICE & MIXED GUIDE," 2012.
UUID: 
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