North West Ridge

Type: 
Alpine
Reference: 
NWR
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
130mNo
 Access to MacKenzie Col is best from the Wilkinson side, earlier in the season. On the County side the couloir is narrow and more subject to rock fall. Begin up steep and fairly rotten rock, passing a prominent finger of rock on the McKenzie side and a rock tower on the County side. Three rock steps are more challenging, particularly the second one. Less than 100 metres from the junction with the North East Ridge, the ridge steepens and the first ascent party was forced to bypass this up a snow gully to the climber’s right. Loose rock leads to the high peak (or sidle well down on steep snow to avoid cornices).
Grade: 
3
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Jim Wilson, Tony Evans ( full North West Ridge), 10 November 1958
UUID: 
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