Karetai Col

(1 route)

The col has some small bivvy ledges and a large stainless steel water pot. It marks the start of Lindsay’s Ledges to Lake Turner. Descend a right-slanting ramp across a band of loose rock and a steep slab to the snowfield. The col beside Te Wera has also been used to cross to Lake Turner.

Type: 
Pass
Altitude: 
1950m
Lat/Lon: 
-44.665823000000, 168.049405000000
NZMS260: 
D40 176 040
Topo50: 
CB09 076 422
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Lindsays Ledges
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Climb the slabs on the eastern side of the Lake Turner outlet and traverse below the West Ridge of Te Wera or through a break in the ridge higher up. Cross the snowfield to the slab at the start of Lindsay’s Ledges, climb the slab (a rope may be helpful here) to an area of broken rock then follow the tussock ramp to the Col.
Attribution: 
Craig Jefferies