Place info

Karetai Pk

(26 routes)

Karetai Peak is the centrepost of the Central Darrans, with three faces of magnificent orange stone rising above the Te Puoho Glacier, the Donne Valley, and Lake Turner.

  • 2206m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2206m

Karetai Peak is the centrepost of the Central Darrans, with three faces of magnificent orange stone rising above the Te Puoho Glacier, the Donne Valley, and Lake Turner.

NZMS260: 
D40 174 033
Topo50: 
CB09 073 415
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
I 14
0
200m
  The ridge starts with a 50 metre rock step leading to easier travel to the summit. It is also possible to scramble left above the first pitch, into a gully leading between the summit and the highest gendarme on the Donne Face, and then the top of the West Ridge.

Robin Pettit, Richard Price, Barry Scott, Doug Warren, 1972

2
0
  The ridge is at first narrow and of good quality rock, but becomes more blocky high on the western side.

David Lewis, Lindsay Stewart, November 1937

3
I
0
  A straightforward ridge starting from Patuki Col

First Ascent unknown.

This place appears in: 
The Darran Mountains: an alpine and rock climbing guide

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