Follow the Edith pass trail to the first log bridge (creek maybe dry). Continue along the trail for another .5 km until the next small log bridge, then look for a faint trial on L heading up an avalanche path. This path climbs from the valley floor around a couple of small cliff bands (generally on the R). Caution there are some false trails. After crossing a scree bay, look for a trail heading R that will take you uptwards the base of the main cliffs, then follow the trail L round a corner towards the S ridge until the deep gully appears. Scramble into the base of the gully. Climb the gully (about 4 pitches) until it reaches the ridge, follow the ridge R over a few steps (can be avoided on the L), past bolts (old rescue site) to the final summit block that is split by 2 short grooves. The R groove leads to a small gully then up scree to boulders and an obvious cairned slot (this is the start of the descent route). From here, scramble the boulders to the top (5+ mins).
Descent: retrace your steps down the ridge to the slot. Scramble down into the slot and out the other side. Follow the trails down/across the scree trying to head more W rather than down. Head for a cairn on a little ridge, and from there look W for a prominent archway formed by a chockstone in a crack between two rock pillars. This marks the top of a tunnel that leads easily to the scree below. Descend scree heading to the trail on the R side then down to the main Cory pass hiking... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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