Crossbow Saddle

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Crossbow Saddle provides a crossing to the Rakaia River and also to Battleaxe Col and routes on The
Warrior.

Type: 
Pass
Altitude: 
2074m
Access: 

Climb straightforward rock and snow to the saddle. Battleaxe Col is reached by heading
north-west across snow and ice slopes. To reach the Rakaia River, follow Kirk Stream as far as a small
side creek draining the south side of Prelude Peak. Do not continue down Kirk Stream ; instead, climb
to a small saddle south of Prelude Peak, head east, and follow the spur which leads down from Pt 1753
metres, reaching the Rakaia River at the east end of Lyell Lake.

Lat/Lon: 
-43.353082000000, 170.852165000000
NZMS260: 
J35 359 594
Topo50: 
BW18 259 977