Altitude: 391m to 819m. Gain: 448m. Loss: 452m . Gradient: 10 deg (Moderate)
Skills: - Occasional rivers (3/6) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)
A marked track enters the bush just north of Acton Hut and climbs the spur east to the 800m ridgeline. Part way a clearing is reached - the track resumes at the southern, uphill side of the clearing. On reaching the ridgeline the track sidles north on the eastern face (windfall-prone) to pick up the next spur dropping east into the Cromel. The cut marked track follows this ridge as it swings SE before turning abruptly NE to drop steeply down the face to the Cromel River (slow, knee deep, normal flows). Cutting north across the flats beyond the river the track intersects the 4WD track the runs up the lower Cromel valley at a signposted junction. Cromel Base Hut is 100m downvalley along the track.