Single Cone Climb Remarkables
- Duration: 1 Days (approx.)
- Location: Queenstown, New Zealand, New Zealand
- Product code: PCWTYY
Climb to the summit of Single Cone, the highest point of the Remarkables.
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Single Cone is a classic Queenstown climbing experience. The guided Single Cone climb by the standard south ridge is suitable for first time climbers wanting to experience an exhilarating day of climbing and experience the incredible views from the summit of the Remarkables. This climb is suitable for groups of up to 4 people.
A climb of Single Cone takes you to the highest point on the Remarkables mountain range. The view from the summit is incredible with the 2000m west face of the Remarkables sharply dropping away to the shores of Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown. In the summer months climbing is straightforward, walking on tussock and rock with a steep climb up the final gully, followed by a steep and very exposed ridge traverse to reach the summit.
In the winter season the use of ice axe and crampons are required. The climb involves crossing snow fields with snow shoes or crampons and ice axe. Above this we climb the final snow and ice couloir to reach the summit ridge. It normally takes 4 -5 hours to reach the summit.