Okahu Gorge

Type: 
Alpine
Reference: 
5.01
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
110mNo
 

From Kahui Hut the summit track starts just above the hut some 40-50m along the track to Holly Hut. Follow the summit track along a scrub-covered ridge to exit onto a large alpine meadow near Black Rock at 1200m. Continue up the moss slopes marked by occasional poles and rock cairns, towards the summit and follow the gorge to the summit. In summer conditions better footing is available to the north on a ridge above the gorge.
Descent: Return down the gorge and track from Black Rock.
‡ A pole on a col at the upper end of Turehu Hill at 1420m should be ignored as it does not mark the route to the summit. Route finding on the descent is difficult when visibility is low. To find the track in these conditions it is easier to continue south across the meadow until the edge is reached and then follow the edge of the scrubline down and north until the track is located.

Grade: 
1
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
0m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
0
UUID: 
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