Summit Elevation (m): 2805
Trip Date: Monday, July 15, 2002
Round Trip Time (hrs): Unknown
Elevation Gain (m): 975
Total Trip Distance (km): 11.5
Quick ‘n Dirty Rating: Class 3 – you fall, you break something
Difficulty Notes: Easy to moderate scrambling with some route finding in the approach gully and some slabs with scree to the summit.
Technical Rating: SC6; YDS (3rd)
GPS Track: Download
Map: Google Maps
Buller was a very fun mountain. It isn’t scrambled that often and there was no clear trail to the summit when we did it. Part of the scramble was bushwhacking and part of it was clear climbing on shitty scree and slab slopes. I’m really selling it eh?! The trickiest part of Buller was on the final summit slopes where little rocks on bigger slabs threatened to send you tumbling off the mountain.