Tarahaka

(4 routes)

This impressive peak at the south end of George Spur is seldom climbed. (Peak 2311m just north of Tarahaka is known locally as George Spur.)

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2283m
Access: 

See https://climbnz.org.nz/nz/si/canterbury/kaik%C5%8Dura/waiau-toa-clarence... for access information to Miller Stream and George Stream.

Lat/Lon: 
-42.153800000000, 173.726700000000
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George Stream Route
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From Waiautoa Rd proceed 1.6km up George Stream to a 4WD track and climb to George Spur. Water can be found in gullies below a campsite near point 1191m. Follow the long spur. A narrow eroded argillite rock section just before Peak 2311m requires care, although it can be avoided by traversing steep loose scree.
Miller Stream Route
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From Middle Hill Station follow signs to Miller Stream and at a major junction take the north branch. (The south branch headwaters are gorged and bluffy.) At another major junction, directly north of Devils Lookout, take the true right fork. Good campsites at about 850m just before a gorge. Above a prominent waterfall the stream opens out. Climb a prominent scree on the north bank to the spur, and follow the tops. A narrow eroded argillite rock section just before Peak 2311m requires care, although it can be avoided by traversing steep loose scree.
From Pt 2032
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Point 2032m, east of Tarahaka, can be reached easily by various ridge traverses, but it is difficult climbing from here to George Spur.
From Te Ao Whekere
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The traverse from Te Ao Whekere is long and involves some difficult rock scrambling.
Attribution: 
Ben Winnubst
UUID: 
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