Tarahaka

(2 routes)

And Peak 2311m
These impressive peaks at the south end of George Spur are seldom climbed. Peak 2311m is known locally as George Spur. They can be reached by a long traverse from Te Ao Whekere, which involves some difficult rock scrambling. Point 2032m, east of Tarahaka, can be reached easily by various ridge traverses, but it is difficult climbing from here to George Spur.

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2283m
Lat/Lon: 
-42.153800000000, 173.726700000000
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
Miller Stream Route 1
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On the south bank of the Clarence River bridge, turn off SH1 into Waipapa Rd and drive to Middle Hill Station. Request permission to cross private land from Rick King, phone 03 319 4338. Follow 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.
George Stream Route 1
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Take the Clarence Valley Rd on the north bank of the Clarence bridge. Public access is up the streambed, 1km north of Glen Alton Station (phone Gavin Clarke, 03 319 4488). 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 (see route Miller Stream Route)
Attribution: 
Ben Winnubst