The Beak 5.9++

Type: 
Rock
Description: 
Technical slab onto a ledge to very technical moves into a open triangle chimney into hand jams into difficult moves into a true off-width once actually in the off-width it's not too hard if you know how to climb off-width. Can be done with a single rack up to number 3 but you may feel more comfortable with at least one 4. No need for bigger gear as the crack narrows towards the back of the OW. Couldn't begin to give it an NZ grade .... Nothing like it here.
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
120mNo
 

An off-width on the obvious 'beak' of eagle rock. Could this be NZ's hardest trad climb?? - nah I don't reckon but it is impossible to put a grade on it!. That's why I call it 5.9++ as it's what so many USA off widths are graded at...

Grade: 
2
Quality: 
3
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Helen
12 March 2020
UUID: 
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