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 meaning it’s a serious undertaking requiring solid skills.
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First descent: Grant Prattley, James Abbott, Nola Collie, Anthony Alford, Gabriela Scheufele Mar 2019.
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