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Table of contents

1. Wye Creek Ice 15 routes in Crag

All Ice
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.

1.1. Main area 11 routes in Cliff

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Slippery Customer WI2 Ice 25m
2 2

A variation of Slippery Customer

{US} WI3 Ice 30m
3 3

A variation of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

WI2+ Ice 65m 2
4 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels WI3 Ice 60m
5 The Prow

Bolted belay on rock part way up to the right of the route

WI5 Ice 65m 2
6 Trigger Finger

Use the same bolts as The Prow

WI4 Ice 70m 2
7 Quite Bent WI5 Ice 55m
8 Why not? WI5 Ice 50m
9 Why WI5 Ice 50m
10 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).

WI5 Ice 110m 2
11 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)

{US} WI4+ Ice 110m 2

1.2. Lower Tier 4 routes in Cliff


Visible from the camping area, the "Lower Tier" is about a 10 minute walk down stream, on the true right.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 1 WI3 Ice 30m
2 2 WI4 Ice 30m
3 3 WI3 Ice 30m
4 4 WI3 Ice 40m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Area
WI2 Slippery Customer Ice 25m 1.1. Main area
WI2+ 3 Ice 65m 2 1.1. Main area
WI3 2 Ice 30m 1.1. Main area
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Ice 60m 1.1. Main area
1 Ice 30m 1.2. Lower Tier
3 Ice 30m 1.2. Lower Tier
4 Ice 40m 1.2. Lower Tier
WI4 Trigger Finger Ice 70m 2 1.1. Main area
2 Ice 30m 1.2. Lower Tier
WI4+ The Iron Curtain Ice 110m 2 1.1. Main area
WI5 Fear of Flying Ice 110m 2 1.1. Main area
Quite Bent Ice 55m 1.1. Main area
The Prow Ice 65m 2 1.1. Main area
Why Ice 50m 1.1. Main area
Why not? Ice 50m 1.1. Main area