Diedrichs Range traverse

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From below Squall Peak, sidle through basins east of Jumble Top. Some looking around will be necessary
to bypass bluffs, particularly on the south side of Jumble Creek but routes exist. The range itself
at the top of this bluffline is also steep and exposed. An alternative bypass exists via upper Diedrichs
Creek and a fork at 1140 metres, returning to the range just north of Pt 1610 metres. More detail can
be found if needed on remotehuts.co.nz.
So long as the weather is fine, the range is now easily traversed over Mt O’Connor to Pt 1718 metres.
The range crest gets gnarly between here and Mt Ross but difficulties can be bypassed via Darby Creek.
Either climb out of Darby Creek at the 1400-metre contour to reach the north-west ridge of Mt Ross
at 1560 metres or go further down and climb up to Pt 1524 metres. From Mt Ross, descend along the
tussock range to Toaroha Saddle, a natural place to finish the traverse.
Bert Cropp, D Heinz (climbed Mt O’Connor from the Toaroha, the first known ascent), April 1935

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