Paretetaitonga

(4 routes)

Paretetaitonga is the third highest peak of the Ruapehu massif. Its situation, in the centre of the mountain and directly above Crater Lake, makes it a fine point from which to view the high peaks and crater of the volcano.

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2751m
Lat/Lon: 
-39.275852740000, 175.558047290000
NZMS260: 
T20 307 112
Topo50: 
BJ34 207 495
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
East Ridge 150m
1.02
Begin from either The Col (at the head of the Whakapapa Glacier) or Pare Col, to where the ridge narrows and steepens. Difficulties can be turned at first to the south and later to the north.
Mangaturuturu Glacier 150m
0
Direct up snow slopes from the glacier basin.
North West Ridge 450m
1.02
A pleasant and airy climb, high above the mountain’s western slopes. Gain the ridge from above the top of the Far West T-bar on Whakapapa skifield.
Whakapapa Face 200m
0
Climb direct from the Whakapapa Glacier to reach the upper North West Ridge.