The steep east face of Jackson is a lee slope, accumulates snow, and sheds major avalanches into the North Elcho valley. A route up the face can be climbed from the North Elcho Stream beyond the end of the Beech forest. Cross to the true right of the stream and pull through sub-alpine scrub and tussock onto a prominent rib. A small bivvy site under a rock on the ridge provides space for 2-3 persons, with other tent sites nearby. Follow the obvious rib up the face to reach pleasant rock ledges and the north end of the summit pyramid. A difficult cheval is required to reach the summit.