Modern route to Ball Pass. Climbs up next to the Cove Stream Gorge, with nice views of waterfalls and the Tasman and Murchison Valleys. Crosses large sections of alpine scrub, scree and boulder fields, steep tussock slopes and snow fields.

Statistics

2 - 3

hrs

1,189

m

137

m

26

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Extreme

Description

Modern route to Ball Pass which avoids the Husky Flat washout.

Climbs up next to the Cove Stream Gorge, with nice views of waterfalls and the Tasman and Murchison Valleys.

Crosses exposed ledges, large sections of alpine scrub, scree and boulder fields, steep tussock slopes and snow fields.

The slopes below Kaitiaki Peak can have significant avalanche hazard until the snow melts away during summer. Previous mountaineering experience is recommended if doing this route unguided. Enjoy this adventurous alpine route with a professional IFMGA / NZMGA mountain guide on Alpine Recreation's Ball Pass Summit Trek or Ball Pass Crossing.