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Table of contents

1. Glenorchie 4 routes in Area

All Alpine

1.1. Mount Earnslaw 3 routes in Area

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 The Standard Route

access the mountain from what is now the standard approach route through Kea Basin, ascending the Birley Glacier and through Wright Col

2 Alpine 2800m
2 The North West Ridge

ascending the north-west ridge of West peak is one of the classic climbs of New Zealand.

Alpine 2800m
3 Right Next Door to Hell (South Face)

south face of the East Peak, the route goes through the upper section of the bluffs by the top of the couloir. comprises a bottom third of rock buttresses, a middle third of glacier, and a top third of steep snow slopes. Ben Dare finally soloed this route on his 6th visit to the mountain.


FA: Ben Dare, 2011

5 Alpine 2800m

1.2. Mt. Cunningham 1 route in Area

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 South East Couloir

the obvious South East Coluoir visible from the Rees Valley. runs all the way to the summit!

2 Alpine 1900m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Area
2 The Standard Route Alpine 2800m 1.1. Mount Earnslaw
South East Couloir Alpine 1900m 1.2. Mt. Cunningham
5 Right Next Door to Hell (South Face) Alpine 2800m 1.1. Mount Earnslaw
The North West Ridge Alpine 2800m 1.1. Mount Earnslaw