180m. An excellent alternative finish to Observatory Buttress and other routes exiting onto the snow slope of the Girdle Traverse Ledge.
Start to L of the crest.
P1 - 60m. Trend leftwards up a series of grooves. Chamonix-style goulotte climbing.
P2 - 60m. Take the easiest line straight up, passing a series of tricky mixed rock steps until the angle falls back, and the snowy crest is gained.
P3 - 60m. Easy, but spectacularly positioned, climbing along the crest to the summit plateau.

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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
Col Kingshott 30 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S Snow above the original route not in great condition, not much gear & not great belays.
Snow above the original route not in great condition, not much gear & not great belays.
Hidden 13 Mar, 2015 AltLd O/S
akhughes ?Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
Chad123 5 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S Great finish to an excellent route, lovely narrow grooves with plenty of ice in and a cool airy arete finish....spaced gear in places but top quality ice for climbing....
with Kiwi Steve
Great finish to an excellent route, lovely narrow grooves with plenty of ice in and a cool airy arete finish....spaced gear in places but top quality ice for climbing....
with Kiwi Steve
Ken Applegate 1 Mar, 2011 AltLd Traversed in from the top of the Original Route. The first pitch, which James led was in great nick, but the second pitch was quite thin, and only really protected for the large part by tied off screws. A great pitch regardless!
with James Kniffen
Traversed in from the top of the Original Route. The first pitch, which James led was in great nick, but the second pitch was quite thin, and only really protected for the large part by tied off screws. A great pitch regardless!
with James Kniffen
Captain Solo 26 Feb, 2011 AltLd Great finish to a good route. Wasn't sure if it would go but ice was just thick enough.
with ontour
Great finish to a good route. Wasn't sure if it would go but ice was just thick enough.
with ontour
sgl 13 Mar, 2010 AltLd
with pete
with pete
Hidden 6 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2008 -
Hidden ?Feb, 2005 AltLd
phil64 ??, 2003 -
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