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Paretetaitonga

(4 routes)

Paretetaitonga is the third highest peak of the Ruapehu massif. Its situation, in the centre of the mountain and directly above Crater Lake, makes it a fine point from which to view the high peaks and crater of the volcano.

  • 2751m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2751m

Paretetaitonga is the third highest peak of the Ruapehu massif. Its situation, in the centre of the mountain and directly above Crater Lake, makes it a fine point from which to view the high peaks and crater of the volcano.

NZMS260: 
T20 307 112
Topo50: 
BJ34 207 495
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
1.02
150m
  Begin from either The Col (at the head of the Whakapapa Glacier) or Pare Col, to where the ridge narrows and steepens. Difficulties can be turned at first to the south and later to the north.
0
150m
  Direct up snow slopes from the glacier basin.
1.02
450m
  A pleasant and airy climb, high above the mountain’s western slopes. Gain the ridge from above the top of the Far West T-bar on Whakapapa skifield.
0
200m
  Climb direct from the Whakapapa Glacier to reach the upper North West Ridge.
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