Bealey’s Black Canyon v3a2III*

35m

Public access

5hrs

Bealey River is a steep alpine descent. Its scenic approach has great views of the peaks and valleys of Arthur’s Pass.Anchors are mostly bolted. The rock is fractured and loose in parts as the area is subject to multiple large avalanches in winter off the side of Mt Rolleston. Leave any descent to later in the season to let the avalanche debris melt.

First descent by Grant Prattley, James Abbot, Nola Colie and Victor Mendes, Jan 2019.

Topo available from Grant Prattley’s cloud file.



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