Altitude: 1548m to 1618m. Gain: 70m. Loss: 63m . Gradient: 8 deg (Gentle)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) Winter - Iceaxe/crampons (4/7)
Heading east from the Ballard turnoff, the good news is that there is no real climbing left to reach the main Kaweka ridgeline, 1km of gently climbing ridgeline east to Whetu Highpoint. The route is marked with occasional poles, and follows the broad ridgeline.
The track junction just SW of Whetu highpoint is marked with a signpost.