East Ridge

Type: 
Alpine
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11I1000mNo
 

This excellent climb mixes easy to moderate rock scrambling with harder cramponing (depending on the season). Some great exposure and views.
The route is best begun from Rangipo Hut (one hour from the Tukino Road via
the Round-the-Mountain track). Head up broad slopes which merge into the ridge
proper. Follow the crest of the ridge all the way to the summit, except for one or
two gendarmes that are sidled on the Wahianoa side of the ridge. Descend the
same way. An alternative approach from the Tukino road-end heads more or less
due south over the gullied terrain of the Whangaehu valley to reach the bottom of the ridge.
Continuing from Ringatoto to the summit of Tahurangi is well worth while.

Quality: 
1.02
Gone: 
0
Length: 
1000m
Natural pro: 
0
UUID: 
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