Mt Mahanga

(3 routes)

Southern end of the Mahanga Ra, possibly in the Spenser Mts.

-42.102807640000, 172.635040280000
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
North Face 1
Above Lake Constance follow the West Sabine to a basin and a long scree fan. Climb carpetgrass and moderate rock beside a small gorge and traverse to a tussock shelf (or follow the Sabine true left, and to the right of bluffs, onto the shelf). Head south-west towards a col, and then the north ridge (very loose) to the summit pyramid.
East Ridge 2
From Waiau Pass the ridge is broad and easy, later narrowing. When an impassable notch is reached, descend south to a shelf and regain the ridge higher up. The remainder of the ridge is pinnacled.
South East Face 2
From near the bottom of the Waiau Pass route and the Waiau River, a tussock spur leads to a scree basin south-east of Mahanga. The East Ridge is gained from a snow face.
James Park and party, 1884