Altitude: 714m to 1481m. Gain: 776m. Loss: 33m . Gradient: 12 deg (Moderate)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)
From Rocks Ahead Hut, cross Rocks Ahead Stream & climb in a north-NW direction up the spur to sidle along the NW side of pt 1368. This sidle swings east-NE & continues to climb to the bush edge & on to the open tops & the high point of pt 1490. From here drop to a track junction that heads east to Ballard Hut, Whetu & the main Kaweka Ridge. Slightly north of the aforementioned junction is Vension Tops Hut (Tira Lodge).