West Ridge

Type: 
Alpine
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
130mNo
 

This ridge is gained from the southern edge of the Johannes Glacier, which is best reached from the lower Burton via a stream bed and couloir on the true left of the tip of the Johannes Glacier. On the last 500m the route leaves the ridge and follows snow leads out onto the great slab above the Montague Glacier, until the upper part of the spur between the Montague and Spencer glaciers is reached. It is a further l00m to the summit.

Grade: 
3
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
D E Cooper, D R Lowe, J H Leonard, M Lucas, R Watts, December 1959;
P Duncan, H Fairburn, H Gifford, J H Leonard, D Medland, Bev Price, I Simpson, January 1963 (used the Montague Glacier to gain the upper Johannes Glacier and then repeated the upper West Ridge)
UUID: 
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