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Phipps Peak, West Coast

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Phipps Peak West Coast

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Peak Information

1,965m

-42.89577, 171.59125

BV20 8498 4980

Difficult

Some hard rock scrambling and/or moderate exposure

No known access issues. If you are aware of any, please let us know

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Mike Steel, 9th August 2021

Phipps Peak sits on the main divide at Arthur's Pass. Start at the Temple Basin car park and head up through scrub onto the west ridge (no track) which steepens and narrows higher up – fairly straightforward until you reach an obstacle on the ridge which can be turned by clambering up a short steep gully on the left (north) side. Then up and onto the top for great views. Easiest to descend the same way – the alternative (traversing the striking ridge along to Mt Temple) is a classic Arthur's Pass alpine traverse but requires confidence on steep exposed rock.

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