South Island Gallery / Climbing / 2013-02 Mt Franklin  

Climbing Mt Franklin, the most prominent peak East of Arthur's pass. Stayed at Goat Pass Hut, then a 15 hour day climbing the SW ridge, S ridge, descending by Good Luck Creek and out. The SW ridge is nice climbing, but the S ridge is pretty chossy this time of year, and the loose, rocky scree down to the Top Deception hut was a little bit too mobile...
 Climbing Mt Franklin with Ben--sunrise high above Goat Pass Hut
 Starting along the SW ridge--no snow or ice at all this time of year (February)
 SW ridge
 Looking back towards Rolleston
 Ropes are out near the saddle
 Climbing S ridge above Lake Anna--lots of choss
 Looking back along SW ridge

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