Altitude: 347m to 1959m. Gain: 1614m. Loss: 2m . Gradient: 14 deg (Moderate-hard)
Skills: Occasional scrambles (3/7) - Occasional rivers (3/6)
Cross the Matukituki at the homestead and head upstream to opposite where the creek enters from the west. A good gentle slope gives access 100m up the face to above steep country upstream - where you may encounter a DOC tracking tunnel line on the 500m contour. Sidle north at 500m-550m for 600m until past the bluffs above you. Climb the gentle face - either all the way to the ridgeline, or to 900m where it is possible to cut back onto the main spur 600m south of your route.
Generally simple ridgeline travel follows up to Eostre. Steep sections at 1600m can be passed to the east. The summit was easiest approached from the SE when I visited - but note that it was under snow at at that time and your experience may differ if only bare rock is present. The last section is steep and has a series of bluffs to bypass - but was good travel on crampons.