This saddle is easily reached from Gifford Stream but there is no easy descent to the west.
This saddle has no easy approach from the Crawford branch of the Kokatahi River. Descending, a
line out of Farquharson Creek, onto the spur on the true right and then heading down towards Top
Crawford Hut, may work. The saddle itself is easily approached from the gravel basin at the head of Farquharson Creek,
and Gifford Stream provides easy, if boring, gravel access from the Wilberforce. The area around
Farquharson Saddle is an interesting place to camp in fine weather, with water available in creeks
draining the Retreat Snowfield.