Mitre Pk

(6 routes)

The popularity of Mitre Peak as a tourist icon, and the increasing accessibility of kayaks in the sound, has led to more and more ascents in recent years. Kayaking across to the base in the early mornings makes Mitre Peak a unique climbing experience found nowhere else in New Zealand. Still well worth the adventure, although recent parties have complained of seeing increasing rubbish and human waste.

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
1683m
Access: 

Be aware that a considerable day-breeze picks up on the water by mid-afternoon. The fiord can become choppy and unforgiving.

Lat/Lon: 
-44.632881000000, 167.856238000000
NZMS260: 
D40 021 067
Topo50: 
CB08 920 449
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
Traverse of Three Peaks
0
From west to east.
Ted Coates, John Howard, 1973.
East Ridge I 2
3
From Deepwater Basin either take a water taxi or kayak out into the Fiord, following the edge of the shore till Sinbad Gully is reached. From the beach at Sinbad Gully head up the broad ridge over recent tree fall (2014) until a faint trail through the bush is reached along with the crest of the ridge. Traverse over the Footstool and descend to a saddle, which provides the only water (puddles) and a couple of camp spots on route. Then follow the ridge as it climbs to the high peak.
J Dennistoun, 1910.
Attribution: 
Craig Jefferies

Places

Type Title Link to edit content
Mountain Mitre Pk Middle Pk (2 routes)
Mountain Mitre Pk High Pk (2 routes)
UUID: 
74f8d75d-6759-4150-b40a-829e8fd8f45f