Karetai Pk

(27 routes)

Karetai Peak is the centrepost of the Central Darrans, with three faces of magnificent orange stone rising above the Te Puoho Glacier, the Donne Valley, and Lake Turner.

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2206m
Lat/Lon: 
-44.672262540000, 168.045972200000
NZMS260: 
D40 174 033
Topo50: 
CB09 073 415
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
South Ridge I 14 200m
0
The ridge starts with a 50 metre rock step leading to easier travel to the summit. It is also possible to scramble left above the first pitch, into a gully leading between the summit and the highest gendarme on the Donne Face, and then the top of the West Ridge.
Robin Pettit, Richard Price, Barry Scott, Doug Warren, 1972
2 North Ridge
0
The ridge is at first narrow and of good quality rock, but becomes more blocky high on the western side.
David Lewis, Lindsay Stewart, November 1937
3 West Ridge I
0
A straightforward ridge starting from Patuki Col
First Ascent unknown.

Places

Type Title Edit link
Face (Alpine) East Face (11 routes)
Face (Alpine) Statue Wall (4 routes)
Crag Housekeeping Crag (7 routes)
Face (Alpine) Donne Face (South West Face) (2 routes)