From Fanny Bay to Oho Saddle (pt869) via spur
Distance: 4.1 km (5.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, hard - Moderate terrain
Altitude: 14m to 865m. Gain: 1216m. Loss: 388m . Gradient: 23 deg (Moderate-hard)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) - Streams (2/6)
GPX info source: Uploaded from GPS

Access the southern shore of Fanny Bay due west of pt149, where the stream draining the Oho Saddle is visible entering the sound via a small waterfall. There is a pebble beach here at all but high tide.

The valley floor can be followed to the 160m contour where the stream becomes steep and a 'dry' valley is shown entering from the SE on the topomap. Follow this dry valley SE (which is not dry) up to the spur to the east of the main stream. Maps show the spur as scrubby but it was mostly good bush.

Follow the spur up, passing a number of small bands of bluffs (2-3m high each) which require some nosing around to find a route through. Good routes exist through each.

Eventually the gradient lessens as you reach the 'flat' tops at around 700m. On reaching the tops I took a bearing of 250 degrees, crossing the flat tops and dropping through a couple of gullies not shown on the map before reaching the spur immediately SE of the creek draining the Oho Saddle. I followed this spur WSW to the saddle where there are a number of small tarns.

Finding suitable dry flat ground for camping was challenging. I eventually found a dry spot at the southern end of the large tarn shown on the map 200m NW of pt869. The basin is exposed to the NE but sheltered to winds in other directions.

3-5 hrs

Last updated by: Madpom at 2021-01-16 16:38:23. Experienced: 2020-12-28
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