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Mowbray Ridge

Location: Devil's Peak behind Rhodes Memorial

Overview: One of the most spectacular ridge climbs on the TM massif. A popular, classic B scramble.

Key Statistics
Grade: **** Exposed but no rope needed
Height gain: 800m: from 170m at Rhodes Mem.
430m at Kings Blockhouse
850m Minor peak
1001m Devil's Pk
Time: 2 hrs to minor summit
plus another 1hr to summit of Devil's Pk.
2 hrs+ down, depending on route

Route Description:

Starting from Rhodes Memorial, walk up to the King's Blockhhouse taking care as many muggings have occurred here. The spectacular Mowbray ridge climb ascends behind the blockhouse and passes an old outlook hut to gain a very exposed knife edge that leads to the Minor summit of Devil's peak. From there either climb the top section of the East Buttress or traverse West to the top of Oppelskop ridge to meet the normal path to the top that comes up from the Saddle.