DNA

Type: 
Rock
Description: 
Old school lives, on this somewhat adventurous route across the slabs of Kea Dome. Flaring cracks spit out nuts; for a reasonable experience bring a full set of cams.
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11433mYes
 

Start on the slabs to the right of the toe of Kea Dome. Wander up and left (sparse gear) to a steeper crux above gear. Enjoy (and sling?) the chickenheads, and the final left trending groove to DBA just right of the broad arete. Note: If abseiling/lowering, knot end(s) of your rope and trend diagonally for the higher ground to climbers right (alternately, easily downclimb the bottom of the slab).

21545m1Yes
 

Follow crack left to steep wall (1b), and continue up cracks left; then right, to their end on a low angle slab. Walk left across a foot ledge to excavate a gear belay in a crack by the tussock spur to the left. Descent: scramble steeply off down spur then right across a gully.

Grade: 
14,15
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
78m
Bolts: 
1
Natural pro: 
1
Attribution: 
Ruari Macfarlane
Ascent: 
Ruari Macfarlane, Paula Macfarlane, March 2020
Route Image: 
UUID: 
40e64de8-748b-45aa-bfe7-aed032601bb5