Hokitika Saddle

(1 route)

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Type: 
Pass
Altitude: 
1730m
Access: 

From the upper Mungo River, Hokitika Saddle can be approached directly up a steep gravel gut, but
this is a poor route, exposed to stone fall. A better option exists : from about the 1300-metre contour
in the upper Mungo Valley, ascend scree to the south-east leading to a shelf at the 1640-metre contour
(J34 664974 / BV19 564 358).
From Hokitika Saddle, Clarkes Pass is accessible via Mt Ambrose. To descend Griffiths Stream
to the east, follow the creek directly off the pass down to the Griffiths. This is easy in good snow
conditions, but if snow is gone a bit of scrambling will be required at a rocky section at about the
1400-metre contour. Watch for stones. Alternatively, the ridge descending from Pt 1850 metres has
also been used.

Lat/Lon: 
-43.013999000000, 171.240978000000
NZMS260: 
J34 650 921
Topo50: 
BV19 550 305
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MAIN DIVIDE : HOKITIKA SADDLE TO BROWNING PASS
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Peaks described in this section mainly include climbs approached from the Kokatahi Valley in the west, although most peaks on the Main Divide here have traditionally been approached from the east.
Attribution: 
Yvonne Cook and Geoff Spearpoint, in association with the Canterbury Mountaineering Club

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