Place info

Te Ataahua

(3 routes)

This peak, Ruapehu’s second highest point, is really just a bump on the ridge. It is likely most often climbed as part of a Crater Rim traverse to or from Tahurangi. Also known as Shark’s Tooth, because it appears as a sharp spike from Turoa skifield.

  • 2757m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2757m

This peak, Ruapehu’s second highest point, is really just a bump on the ridge. It is likely most often climbed as part of a Crater Rim traverse to or from Tahurangi. Also known as Shark’s Tooth, because it appears as a sharp spike from Turoa skifield.

NZMS260: 
T20 307 100
Topo50: 
BJ34 206 483
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
0
150m
  Like the Crater Face of Tahurangi, this wall provokes strong differences of opinion: take your pick. It’s either interesting and reasonably difficult mixed climbing, or sun-damaged snow threatened by lumps of rime falling from above. In other words, perhaps, like a miniature east face of Aoraki.
0
450m
  More or less straight up from Turoa skifield.
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150m
  A quick scramble. Volcanically heated rocks on the lower section can make a nice place to stop for a break.
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