The TV Slab

Type: 
Alpine
Description: 
On the left side (looking up) of the South West Ridge of Alack, above the Cleves Glacier, is a beautiful proud slab with a prominent hand crack near the top. It gained notoriety and a name when Graeme Dingle and Murray Jones climbed it for a TV crew during the 70s. Recently, Nick Cradock added a couple of bolt belays making this a must do route. Pitch 1: climb 40m on good rock (grade 16) to a double bolt belay. Pitch 2: scramble up loose, but not obnoxious rock, past one bolt. You can use this as a runner but it was primarily placed for abseiling. Pitch 3: the TV Crack. A 40m, grade 17 hand crack that requires some bigger natural protection (#2 to #3 Camalots). Stonking. Double-bolt abseil rings at the top. Two ropes are required for abseiling off. Graeme Dingle, Murray Jones, 1970
Reference: 
11.50
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11640mNo
 

Pitch 1: climb 40m on good rock (grade 16) to a double bolt belay.

20mNo
 

Scramble up loose but not obnoxious rock, past one bolt. You can use this as a runner but it was primarily placed for abseiling.

31740mNo
 

The TV Crack. A 40m, grade 17 hand crack that requires some bigger natural protection (#2 to #3 Camalots). Stonking. Double-bolt abseil rings at the top. Two ropes are required for abseiling off.

Grade: 
16,,17
Quality: 
1.02
Gone: 
0
Length: 
80m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Graeme Dingle, Murray Jones, 1970
UUID: 
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