Altitude: 609m to 1339m. Gain: 90m. Loss: 820m . Gradient: 12 deg (Moderate-hard)
From Mangaturutu hut, a short warming climb gains the narrow ridge for a steep descent (740m) to the Makino River. A 3-wire bridge (that would benefit from some stabilising cables) crosses to the TR and a very pleasant riverside track leads to the junction of the Makino hut track and Makino river route.