East Face

Type: 
Alpine
Reference: 
EF
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
13+350mNo
 

Reach the Shelf Glacier via a narrow gully direct from the Bracken between 2100 and 2200
metres. The East Face is quite a feature despite its relatively small dimensions. Climb the rib
(obvious from other peaks in the region but less so from below) generally on or near the crest
to the low peak at 2609 metres. The first ascent gave sustained and tenuous climbing in deep
snow, with occasional ice strands through rock bands. Descent was by the big gully in the
middle of the face (which may be the quickest and most direct route up the mountain, snow
conditions allowing). In summer this gully is subject to rock fall. Other lines on the face remain
to be climbed

Grade: 
3+
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
350m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Guy McKinnon July 2006
Route Image: 
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