THERE IS A HUNTING PROGRAMME TO ELIMINATE GOATS IN THE MOUNT EVANS AREA BETWEEN 13 APRIL AND 10 MAY.
CLIMBERS MUST AVOID THE AREA DURING THIS PERIOD.
Depending on the particular cliff(s) being climbed on, various farmers must be phoned for permission.
For access from the Monument (Purau) Saddle as described below, phone Richard and Kathryn Watson - (03) 329 4636.
For climbing on the Main Cliff and Chopsticks, contact Richard Barnett, phone (03) 329 4690.
For climbing on the Mainline and Martyr cliffs, contact Barry Ward, phone 027 222 4800.
Drive to the saddle on the Purau-Port Levy Road (the Monument car-park), and walk along the west side of the fence. Follow the track over initial hill, then down through gate. Head across slope past isolated trees and contour through a gully above a water tank, ascending steadily while crossing the slope eastward. Eventually meet a track and climb up to the main ridge which is followed to a fenced paddock just before ridge begins to rise.
For Mao Tse-Tung, Martyr & Mainline cut down on the left and about 50m beyond the fence-line join a benched track which cannot be easily found from the ridge. Follow this along the contour, where it passes just below Mainline, and then Martyr. Climb the slope either side of Mainline to reach Mao-tse Tung. For Wok Face, Soup Bowl, Chopsticks and Horizon Cliff continue up the spur, skirting an outcrop with a scree slope on the left, then vague track through bracken to the right end of Wok Face. For the others continue northward at the same level, or go higher and drop down further along.