NZTM2000: 1932691, 5698702 (alt: 492m)

Saddle on Blue Slip bypass track - for access into the Maungangara Stream or up to Maungataniwha Summit from the Waiau

An old route (pre-DOC) allegedly heads over Maungataniwha from the creek behind Blue Slip, getting up into at least the scrub and maybe into open tops above. However, it has not been maintained in half a century, and whilst hut book logs at both ends show parties heading up there to look for the route, there are no entries showing anyone returning.

Hut books report a biv at blue slip, but I have never found it.

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