Highest drop 75m
Halpin Creek is a steep alpine descent. Its scenic approach and descent has impressive views of the peaks and valleys of Arthur’s Pass. The finale is a long, exposed pitch with some sharp rock near the top requiring care — another adventure right off the highway.
Download the latest topo for Halpin Creek, by Grant Prattley
First descent by Nola Collie, James Abbott, Grant Prattley, Steve Walker, Feb 2019. Photos by Nola Collie
Highest drop 65m
Rough Creek is a steep, vertical alpine descent. Its quick access off the avalanche peak track makes this a classic Arthur’s Pass canyon. The canyon features a series of committing and long near back to back pitches with around 350m of descent in half a kilometre.
Download the latest topo for Rough Creek from Grant Prattley’s cloud storage
Descended summer of 2018/19. No further info available, other than it was surprisingly good, with some narrow steep and deep sections.
On private land, permission requried.
Canyon is on private land, permission required from Dingle Burn Station.
First descent by Peter Choate, Kaden Anderson, Taylor Redd, Derek Steffens (and maybe others) February 2019.
First explorations by Toine Houtenbos, Alain Rohr, Peter Choate, Kaden Anderson, March 2019