Fettes Pk

(4 routes)

TBA

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2451m
Lat/Lon: 
-43.750565780000, 169.870203240000
NZMS260: 
H36 580 127
Topo50: 
BY15 480 511
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
North East Ridge 2+
0
From the Whitcombe Glacier gain the ridge and traverse over loose rock to the summit. "Olly and I made a 16-hour return trip from a bivvy at the junction of the Spence and the Landsborough. I think ours was the 5th ascent of the peak, although I don't know how I figured that. Our ascent is noted in the CMC Journal, no. 39 New Climbs, although it's incorrectly listed as the E Ridge (the Townsend-Fettes ridge defines it). It was interesting on top because we found a bottle with, as I recall, the first ascentionist's names from 1933, and then we descended their route." Stu Allan
Stu Allan, Olly McCahon, February 1971
From Karangarua River 2+
0
This West Coast climb was accessed from the Karangarua and the Troyte River. Up the blunt ridge a bit, from there traverse right to connect with a narrow glacial lead up through some steep bluffs. Could be bare slabs late season.
Aat Vervoorn, January 2001
South Ridge 2+
0
Follow the Whitcombe Creek to reach the Fettes Glacier. Ascend the glacier to gain the ridge above the Spur Glacier and traverse the ridge to the summit. Christopher Johnson, a member of the first ascent party, an old boy of Fettes College, Edinburgh, placed his school hat-band in the summit cairn.
Archie Scott, Christopher Johnson, Scott Russell, January 1935
West Face 2+
0
From a camp on Mueller Pass, and the upper Zora Creek, gain height via the gully onto the Zircon Glacier and ascend the upper snowfields to the summit.
Marie Byles, Marjorie Edgar-Jones, Harry Ayres, Frank Alack, January 1935, just two days after the first ascent of the mountain by Scott, Johnson and Russell