Frenchmans Cap

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Frenchmans Cap

Postby Stocky54 » Sun 17 Jan, 2021 11:11 pm

Thinking about planning a trip to Frenchmans Cap...

Curious about the summit ascent. How difficult is the ascent and scramble near the summit?

Do you need to have a level of scrambling ability at that point?

Thanks in advance...
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Re: Frenchmans Cap

Postby CBee » Mon 18 Jan, 2021 6:47 am

There is a short section up a steep gully that make you think for few seconds if is raining. The rock is still grippy. An easy scramble (and very nice section from Tahune to the summit).
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Re: Frenchmans Cap

Postby north-north-west » Mon 18 Jan, 2021 7:26 am

Wot 'e sed ^

"A level" of scrambling ability, yes, but it's about as basic a level as can be imagined. The section in question has at least three potential lines up it (straight up, zig zag to left, zig zag to right) and is only a few metres. Otherwise it's just a steepish walk.
If you're nervy about heights, just keep away from the cliff edges (especially when windy) on top.
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