The Three Cracks Route is considered the Standard Route up the face. It was first climbed in 1967 by Harry Bowron and Jim Cockey and a third person whose name is unknown to me. On this page, I have included Bob Boyles’ 1970s era photos of the Three Cracks Route and links to Steve Bartlett’s detailed route description and to Ray Brooks’ equally detailed trip report from a 2015 climb. Finally, this link will take you to John Platt’s Three Cracks Photo Guide.
These 4 pages should give you an idea of what the climb is like. Here is a link to a video of climbing this route: Vimeo video.
The Three Cracks Route climbs a series of 3 cracks in the middle of the face, requiring 8-9 pitches of sustained Class 5.4-5.6 climbing depending upon your line of travel. Let’s start with some mid-1970s photos supplied by Bob Boyles.
Route description links.
Ray Brooks 2015 Trip Report. Ray has documented the climb with words and photos.
Steve Bartlett Addendum. Rock climbing legend and guidebook author Steve Bartlett’s details on the route.