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From the col between the high and south peaks it's a short scramble, mostly on the east side of the ridge.
A M Green, Jim Milne, Richard Stewart, January 1959
Begin from the col between Taiaroa and the Mighty Dur. Two rope lengths at the base of the buttress then scrambling to the summit.
Ken Calder, Bruce Clark, Pete Glasson, Al Smith, March 1973
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The massive pillar on the north end of the west face: a series of towers. Awesome! At the base of the pillar is a large roof. The orange wall below this is split by a diagonal crack running R-L. Scramble/pitch to the grassy ledge below this. The first crux pitch could possibly be avoided by scooting up to the right of the overhang and chimney to the base of the next tower. Great looking walls on pitches 3, 5, and 6 (possibly grade 20/21?) could be climbed instead of the easier arête.
Rich Thomson, Rich Turner, 7 February 2016
Taiaroa Pk is easily climbed. The real rewards for climbers lie on a complex assemblage of bullet-hard buttresses of orange rock that dominate the northern, western and southern aspects.
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