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Table of contents
- Unique Features And Strengths:
Perhaps the most accessable ice routes in NZ
Wye Creek has a number of decent ice and mixed climbs, from WI2-5 and M6-10.
Access via the Remarkables ski field car park. If the lift attendants feel sorry for you (and there isn't a big queue) they might let you grab a seat on the Alta ski lift without a pass. From the top of the lift, head over the saddle and once you're over, turn south to drop into the Wye Creek valley. Follow the creek down until you see the ice on your right. 2-3 hours on foot, but snow shoes or BC skis are the way to go.
- Where To Stay:
Camping is possible within a few hundred metres of the crag, close to the creek.
A variation of Slippery Customer
A variation of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
|4||Dirty Rotten Scoundrels||WI3||60m|
Bolted belay on rock part way up to the right of the route
Use the same bolts as The Prow
Fear of Flying
Pitch one starts on the left hand side of the ice at the far right. Pitch two continues on the right hand side of the ice above the easy terrain. (TIC and FoF swap sides for pitch two).
The Iron Curtain
Pitch one starts to the right of FoF. Pitch two starts after the easy terrain, on the left side of the ice (TIC and FoF swap sides for pitch two)
Visible from the camping area, the "Lower Tier" is about a 10 minute walk down stream, on the true right.
|WI2||Slippery Customer||25m||1.1. Main area|
|WI2+||3||265m||1.1. Main area|
|WI3||2||30m||1.1. Main area|
|Dirty Rotten Scoundrels||60m||1.1. Main area|
|1||30m||1.2. Lower Tier|
|3||30m||1.2. Lower Tier|
|4||40m||1.2. Lower Tier|
|WI4||Trigger Finger||270m||1.1. Main area|
|2||30m||1.2. Lower Tier|
|WI4+||The Iron Curtain||2110m||1.1. Main area|
|WI5||Fear of Flying||2110m||1.1. Main area|
|Quite Bent||55m||1.1. Main area|
|The Prow||265m||1.1. Main area|
|Why||50m||1.1. Main area|
|Why not?||50m||1.1. Main area|