Mt Paske

(3 routes)

An attractive peak visible from near the gorge in the Rainbow.
Slightly East of St Arnaud Ra.

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
2216m
Lat/Lon: 
-42.091100000000, 172.741700000000
NZMS260: 
M30 886 017
Topo50: 
BS24 786 401
Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Edit link
North Ridge 1
0
Follow the south branch of the Rainbow River to a good campsite at 1470m, near a small waterfall on the true right. Scramble up dry watercourses, steep carpetgrass and easy rock to the range north of Paske. The final ridge is interesting.
West Face 1
0
From the south branch of the Rainbow River, climb scree basins and chutes to the ridge south of the summit.
South East Ridge 1
1.02
From Paske Hut cross the creek and follow it upstream, then angle upwards through open forest into a tussock basin above a waterfall. Either climb open slopes on the south face to the summit pyramid or, from an obvious saddle, climb the interesting south-east arête.