Climbed June 12, 2018
Southside via Pearly Gates
Very hard surface from Hogsback to the top of the gates. Some step kicking, but mostly on front points. Summited solo at 5:20 AM, but it was already getting warm and there was significant icefall when downclimbing through the gates and just below. Overall, conditions were good. One tool was sufficient, but two might have been preferable.
It's now one week later and it is significantly warmer at the top of the Palmer (skiing). I would expect that conditions are deteriorating, and rock and icefall is likely substantial. Climb early and get through the gates quickly!
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Climbed June 12, 2018
Hi a question, is possible climb this Monday 25 of June?
Editor replies: Edison, this would be a very bad day with blizzard conditions and snow to low elevations (below 1000m). I strongly urge you to delay until Wednesday at the soonest and to be prepared for alpine conditions and strong winds. A winter ascent of Mt Taranaki is a serious proposition.
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