Distance: 0.0 km (2.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Moderate terrain
Altitude: 1250m to 1815m. Gain: 584m. Loss: 19m . Gradient: -70 deg (Moderate)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) - Streams (2/5)
GPX info source: Uploaded from GPS

Note: Described in the reverse direction to your journey

Descending from the pass, there is good scree for slide-stepping to the obvious tarn in quick time. Then move left of the tarn to the top of the gut descending SW to the Matakitaki Valley floor. Initially steep, it starts to look like bluffing out but it’s a simple boulder-hop to the bottom.
Once down, progress is easiest on the rocks in the river until almost the treeline. 1km from the bushedge the 'V' chute descending from Davids Saddle can be seen joining the valley from the north.

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