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Yeats Ridge and Crystal Bivouac

Located on

  • P1

The track down Yeats Ridge is regularly maintained by polytech students on the West Coast and provides another option off the range. Descending off the range from the north, traverse over or sidle north-west under Pt 1694 metres, reaching Yeats Ridge at about the 1540-metre contour. A couple of knobs can be sidled on their northern sides, leading to a partial track through open scrub to a clearing east of Yeats Hut (DOC, four bunks). From Crystal Bivvy, Permolat volunteers have cut and remarked the route down to the Toaroha Valley (2009). It begins at the bush edge north-west of the bivvy and descends to the main valley track at the top of a rise on the true left of Pretty Creek.