South Crater Route

Type: 
Alpine
Pitch(es): 
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The common ascent route starts from Tongariro’s South Crater entrance, after
climbing up out of the Mangatepopo Valley. In summer, aim for the central lava
rib; the climb is considerably more entertaining in winter when there is snow or,
better yet, ice, usually up the shallow gully that leads into the crater area. Watch
for slides when the afternoon sun warms these slopes.

Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
1150m
Natural pro: 
0
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