South Ridge

Type: 
Alpine
Reference: 
SR
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11+0mNo
 

Gain Pt 1934 metres on the Bloomfield Range from either Reid Creek or the County, then a
couloir on the County side leads eventually to Pt 2196 metres. The ridge is narrow to Pt 2216
metres, then sidle the head of the Reid Creek snow basin to overlook the McKenzie Glacier.
This point can also be reached by scrambling up loose rock from McKenzie Col. Accessing
McKenzie Col from either the County or the Wilkinson can be easy enough in spring snow, but
both sides are subject to stone fall and schrunds can cut access from the Wilkinson.
The South Ridge itself presents few problems, with a chimney providing the solution to a last
line of minor bluffs.

Grade: 
1+
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
Ascent: 
Mike Andrews, Steve Millar and two others, November 1995
UUID: 
8976ab19-df51-4c6e-a5e6-c81cdb4e0435