Pendulum Ridge Top 50

3 Stars

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120m. Takes the broken ridge L of Pendulum Gully. Easy climbing until stopped by a steep step at around 60m. Turn the step on the left and continue up grooves and ledges to the top.


Overall quite a difficult route. We thought protection and decent belays seemed a bit sparse. The steep step can be taken direct - about grade 4 up the crest of the ridge, nearer grade 5 up the right angled vertical corner. Maybe easier in better conditions. A fine route in a superb location and decidedly exposed.
andy chadwick - 20/Jan/04

I agree with Andy's comments. We climbed the difficult step just on the left of the obvious overhang - very delicate footwork required.
RichT - 04/Mar/05

I also agree with the previous comments. It was runout and scary and although my winter climbing experience runs to 3 NZ mountains and about 6 UK winter routes, I have 17yrs rockclimbing behind me. My partner has much more experience and he was glad to reach the top too. Maybe if it was plastered by a snow storm from the east and got some more white stuff firmly stuck to it, it may be better. Take care on this route.
Jim Croft - 10/Feb/09

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  • Route Grade Votings

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