Climbing C.V.

Mount Hicks (3198m), Hooker Valley, Canterbury. A new direct start to Central Gullies, six pitches of ice and mixed, grade AI4 M5, on the south face with Matt Thom in October 2011.

 

 

 

 

Telecom TowerWest Face Remarkables, Queenstown. Second ascent of Under Pressure, grade M8, a single pitch mixed route, in August 2011.  Dan Joll did the first ascent 30 minutes earlier. This is the hardest mixed route on traditional gear in NZ to date.

 

 

 

Monument Gully, Hopkins Valley, Otago. First ascent of Honey Badger, grade WI4, with Paul Hersey in August 2011. A four pitch ice route tucked away in a secret new ice climbing area. 

 

 

 

Conway Peak (2899m), Fox Glacier, Westland. First Ascent of Technospectacle, grade IV AI4 M7, with Jono Clarke in August 2011. This six pitch route on the west face of Conway Peak is the most difficult alpine route in NZ to date.

 

 

 

Mount Haast (3114m), Fox Glacier, Westland. First ascent of Supergroove, grade III AI4 M6, four pitches, on the Marcel face with Jono Clarke in August 2011.

 

 

 

Mt Williams

Mount Williams (2538m), Hopkins Valley, Otago. First ascent of the southwest face in January 2011. A solo first ascent of the 400m slab, up to rock grade 16.

 

 

Newton Peak (2543m), Garden of Allah, Canterbury. First ascent of The Tears of Allah, crux grade 21, six pitches, on the north face with Guy McKinnon in April 2008.

One response

  1. Allan Uren

    Hi Jamie,

    Just wondering where your line on Conway goes? Do you have an overall photo of it?

    Cheers

    Allan

    November 12, 2011 at 2:44 pm

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