This route is a modern variation of the classic Ball Pass Crossing. It spends more time in alpine terrain (avoiding all the moraine wall washouts in the East Hooker Valley) and also crosses a second pass - Mabel Col.

Statistics

2 - 3

hrs

633

m

1,519

m

26

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Extreme

Description

This route is a modern variation of the classic / traditional Ball Pass Crossing.

It spends more time in alpine terrain (avoiding all the moraine wall washouts in the East Hooker Valley) and also crosses a second pass - Mabel Col. Previous mountaineering experience is recommended if doing this route unguided.

Crampons and ice axe are required.

The route crosses exposed ledges, rough alpine scree and boulder fields, snow slopes, glaciers, steep tussock slopes and alpine scrub.

In most places there is no trail. Enjoy this mountain adventure with a professional IFMGA / NZMGA mountain guide on Alpine Recreation's Ball Pass Crossing.