Altitude: 416m to 765m. Gain: 99m. Loss: 349m . Gradient: 15 deg (Moderate)
Skills: - Streams (2/5)
From the 6' track junction, a well-worn Paetawa track makes the descent to the river - often worn to over a meter deep. The creek at the bottom is unbridged but small, trickling over mossy stones. The ascent on the west bank is not obvious - and starts 30m upriver. Once on it it is well marked, cut - but a steady, steep gradient 100m to the ridgeline.